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Down load recent nature notes:            Week ending:             Aug 9th (two weeks)    Aug 16th    Aug 23rd


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Four common scoters were off Hill Head on 24th. (RH Marchant)


Merlin and peregrine were seen on the RSPB Islands on 23rd.  (T Bickerton)


A juvenile marsh harrier was at Titchfield Haven on 24th. (M Rolfe)



Two  ospreys flew from IOW. One into reserve, 2nd toward Soton Water/Calshot. First bird returned out of reserve with fish 17:20 back towards IOW.  Another is using the RSPB Islands as it was last week.


Waders on Thorney Island on 24th included greenshanks, common and green sandpipers, bar-tailed and black-tailed godwits and the more common species. 


There were 5 common sandpipers on the Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling LNR) on 25th. (J Harrington)


A green sandpiper was around the pool next to the water trough in the main marsh at Farlington on 25th.  (R Skinner)






Sea birds seen from Hill Head on 24th included a pale morph arctic skua, up to 6 gannets and up to 9 black terns.


There were 15 black terns feeding offshore at Sandy Point Hayling Island in the evening on 24th  (A Johnson) and 2 at the Langstone Harbour Entrance on 25th. (M Gillingham)


Three little terns were seen at Hayling Island, Sandy Point on 25th (J harrington)


A cuckoo and 2 spotted flycatchers were seen at Sandy Point Hayling Island  on24th.  A spotted flycatcher was also seen at Titchfield Haven that day.



Migrants seen on Thorney Island on 24th included house martins, swallows, wheatears, whinchats, stonechats and whitethroats.


Four whinchats were on the fence line to the south of the lake at Farlington on 25th.  (R Skinner)


Three yellow wagtails flew into the reserve at Titchfield Haven on 24th.  (RH Marchant)



Butterflies & Moths


A hummingbird hawk moth was in a Portsdown garden on 25th in spite of all the rain.


















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