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A black brant was on Farlington Marshes on 10th  (DJ Pearson) and another on the HMS SULTAN polo field.  (KJ Ilsley)


Two black-necked grebes were off the point at Farlington on 10th  (DJ Pearson)  four were reported off the oyster beds (I Calderwood) and 3 off Southmoors (M Gillingham)


Eight Slavonian grebes were present in the Hampshire part of Chichester Harbour on 9th, 2 off the east of Farlington Marshes and 1 off Southmoors with 9 goldeneye on 10th.


Two great northern divers were in the Hampshire part of Chichester Harbour on 9th  (A Johnson) and one off Northney Hayling Island on 10th. (I Calderwood)


A spotted redshank was flushed by a dog at Nore Barn, Emsworth on 10th but didn't fly far. (I Calderwood)

A greenshank was 200 yards south of railway signal on flooded field to east of Hayling Billy Path (North)  on 9th.  (J Harrington)


Four purple sandpipers were at Southsea Castle on 10th.  (MF Wearing)


Seven snipe were flushed on Southmoors on 10th.  (R Hollins)


Eighty Meditteranean gulls were off the east of Hayling Island on 9th.  (A Johnson)


A barn owl was perched as usual in the split tree south of the Bridge St car-park in Titchfield on 10th. (G Davies)


Short-eared owls have been seen over the fields next to the oyster beds, from Farlington Marshes and on Southmoors this week.


There were reports of up to 5 rock pipits on Southmoors on 10th.


Twenty siskins were north of the A27 on the Farlington Marshes reserve on 10th. (T Doran)


There were 275 golden plovers and over 850 lapwings on Farlington Marshes on 10th. (T Doran)


A kingfisher was by the bridge crossing the moat by garrison church at Southsea on 7th. (C Westmacott) 

A bearded tit was in the reed bed by the hut on Farlington Marshes on 10th.  (DJ Pearson)

Two penduline tits were reported as showing for about 20 minutes by the Meadow Hide at Titchfield Haven before flying west. (D Wallace)

A grey wagtail was in the moat at Portchester Castle, a black redstart on the wall of the keep and a goldcrest in the churchyard on 10th. (C Harrison)


 Somewhere about a dozen  Crossbills were at West Walk (Wickham) on 10th - songs, calls and display flights, great scope filling views. (R Tofts)




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Giant butterbur was flowering by the Langbrook Stream on 10th. (nothing Giant about its size and its cauliflower like white flowers looking as blackened as usual,)  (R Hollins)


Spurge laurel has flowers in Compartment 1 on Portsdown.







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