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A common sandpiper was seen at IBM Lake (Cosham) on 3rd.  (T Doran)


A glaucous gull  was present in the Solent all day on 2nd having first been reported off Stokes Bay at 0700 and later seen on the beach at Stubbington at 1730.


In the same areas on 2nd 8 gannets, 38 common terns and 14 little terns were counted.


Three swifts flew over Portsdown on 2nd. (AD Tindale)


Two tree pipits were displaying on Browndown  heathland  on 2nd.  (IA Heath)


Whinchats were seen at Farlington Marshes and the Titchfield canal path on 2nd.


There were 2 Dartford warblers at Browndown on 2nd. (IA Heath)




A garden warbler was just to the north of Hammond's Bridge on the Titchfield canal path on 2nd. (M Rolfe)  There was also one on the reserve.  There was also on among 9 species of warbler at the IBM Lake (Cosham) on 3rd. (T Doran)


A wood warbler was also on the Titchfield Haven reserve in the afternoon of the 2nd.




Butterflies & Moths




on 3rd there were lots of grizzled skippers about but not so many dingy skippers - but into double figures. Other butterflies included orange tips,  green hairstreak (4) and a few brimstone.  A single Duke of Burgundy was at the head of the valley at lunch time! ! [Posted by Mark Wagstaff]





















Other Wildlife


a Water Vole sighting in the section of the Langbrook stream running alongside the Havant TESCO store.



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