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There were two more sightings of a goshawk in Stansted Park last week. One where it flew down and attacked a carrion crow unsuccessfully although it might have just been seeing it off. Michael  Prior


At Titchfield Haven on 27th 57 black-tailed godwits and 7 dunlin were on the South Scrape and 2 green sandpipers on the North Scrape .  (R Carpenter)  Over 80 godwits were reported on 28th when the green sandpipers were still present as were 2 common sandpipers.


There were also 2 common sandpipers at Budds Farm Sewage Farm on 28th.  (J Harrington)




There were at least 25 sanderling on Hayling beach in the evening on 27th, roughly opposite the Lifeboat 'pub'. (T Carter)  Fifteen were at Sandy Point Hayling Island earlier in the day. (PBoult)


The Wildlife Trust walk on west Thorney Island on 27th saw a grey wagtail, common terns, dunlin, greenshanks, whimbrels and black-tailed godwits.


A gannet was seen just outside Portsmouth Harbour at 0720 on 27th and 2 at Hill Head at 0830.  Three were off Sandy Point Hayling at 1300.  Fifteen were seen in the Solent on 28th.


Twenty little terns and a common gull were among the birds roosting at Black Point Hayling Island on 27th.  (P Boult)




Male and female bullfinches have been visitors to a Bedhampton garden over the past couple of weeks.  R Townley










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Square-stalked St John's wort  clump and a big patch of common fleabane  big patch were seen on Purbrook Heath on 26th.  Sharp leaved fluellen is in flower in a Waterlooville garden.  (Val Vardon)

Contrary to earlier reports sickle medic is flowering by The George on Portsdown. (K Jones)


Upright Hedge Parsley is flowering in Staunton CP beside the cedar drive track heading down hill from the original site of Staunton House into Hammonds Land Coppice. At the north end of this woodland a mass of Marsh Woundwort is in flower. In Havant Thicket woodland proper there is an informal track on the right leading into a section of conifers south of the main forest access track.  Where the the ditch between the track and the conifers is worn clear of vegetation and on either side of this bare patch very inconspicuous clumps of Lesser Skullcap have their first few flowers . (R Hollins edited)










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