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Last week's black swans on  Heath Pond (Petersfield) were still there on 20th.  (I Calderwood)

 

A shag was feeding close to the shore on 19th and 20th at Southsea Castle.

 

Three spoonbills were seen early on 18th at Upper Titchfield Haven but at midday were on the frying pan at Titchfield Haven.  Just one was seen on 19th. (M Francis)

 

There was a single cattle egret at Warblington on 21st. 

 

 

 

There was a red-necked grebe in the Hampshire end of Chichester Harbour on 18th.  (A Johnson)

 

Red kites were seen over Warnford and Bedhampton on 20th and Deanlane End on 21st.


 

 

 

Two common sandpipers were at Fareham Creek on 18th.  One was along the margin of the golf course pool and a second half an hour later beside the Cams Restaurant.  (AD Tindale)

 

Up to 11 purple sandpipers have been seen this week at Southsea Castle.

 

There were 2 common sandpipers and 3 jack snipes at Farlington Marshes on 22nd. (T Stimpson)

 

 

 

A great skua was seen on the beach at Sandy Point Hayling on 20th.

 

There were 2 Mediterranean gulls on Heath Pond (Petersfield) on 20th.  (I Calderwood)

 

 

Razorbills were seen on 19th at Black Point Hayling and east of the Northney Hayling marina.  The latter bird was off Warblington on 21st.

 

The Titchfield Haven Canal Path was in its usual tree south of the Bridge Rd car-park on 21st.

 

A little owl was sitting in a gun hole in the fort wall at Fort Cumberland on 21st and 22nd.  It was seen from sea wall fence at the very south east point of Eastney point / Fort Cumberland looking North. (M Francis)

 

 

On 21st a merlin flew low over the reed bed at Farlington.  (NJ Montegriffo)

 

 

A firecrest was seen north of the lock gate on the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 19th.  (K Martin)

 

 

Three bearded tits flew over the reeds at Farlington Marshes on 21st - hopefully evading the merlin!  One flew across the lake the next day.

 

 

A chiffchaff was showing and singing well at the rear of Sunningdale Road Portchester on 19th.  (S Miles)

 

A black redstart was at the east side of main buildings around a concrete and rubble pile at Fort Cumberland on 21st. It was still present the next day.

 

 

Male and female siskins were seen on feeders at Deanlane End on 21st.  (J Simons)

 

 

 

 



Selborne - Hampshire's radio tagged cuckoo has started his journey home. By Feb 11th he was in Cote D'ivoire.   Track him at https://www.bto.org/science/migration/tracking-studies/cuckoo-tracking

 

 

 

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Lots of lesser celandine are flowering in Hulbert Rd Waterlooville and one or two in a Portsdown garden.

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

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