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Common scoters continue to move along the coast e.g. 20 east off Southsea on 23rd.

Six red kites were seen over Ramsdean Down Butser on 23rd, over West Leigh, Havant on 24th and 4 over Leigh Park on 26th..  Singles have been seen at Titchfield Haven Portsdown and Leigh Park.





There was still a male summer plumage ruff in the harbour off the sea wall at Farlington Marshes ob 24th May. It was on the lake on 27th.


A purple sandpiper was at Southsea Castle on 22nd.  This is very late - could it be summering locally?  A common sandpiper was at Titchfield Haven on 22nd and 9 sanderlings at Hill Head on 26th.


26/05/17 Sanderling Hill Head 9 A Robjohns


Two 2nd year little gulls were on the south scrape at  Titchfield Haven on 22nd and 3 on 24th.

On 24th there were also 3 Sandwich terns on the sea off Titchfield Haven sailing club.

Two gannets and 2 artcic skuas were seen off Southsea on 23rd.

A little owl was seen on a telegraph pole at East Meon on 22nd.

Cuckoos have been seen or heard on the Titchfield Haven Canal Path, Thorney Island and Rake Bottom at Butser.


Butterflies & Moths



A marbled white was south of the George on Portsdown, on 25th.






















Knapweed broomrape was seen on Southwick Hill rd Cosham near QA hospital on 24th.     Sainfoin is in flower below the view point east of The George on Portsdown.



Nottingham catchfly is in flower on Sinah Common.


Wild clary is flowering near the northern entrance to the oyster beds on Hayling island and at the northern junction of Christopher Way with New Brighton Road Emsworth.


 Common spotted and pyramidal orchids are now flowering well on the path below Fort Purbrook.
















Other Wildlife


We saw a seal just off of the Inn on the Beach, Hayling this evening  24th, in the incoming tide.










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