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A hobby was seen on the Titchfield Haven Canal Path at 17:50 on 22nd. (P Heath)


A peregrine flew over Farlington Marshes on 26th.  At a nearby Portsmouth site a pair have a single chick.



A little stint was on the north scrape at Titchfield Haven on 24th.  (A Robjohns)


There were 19 sanderlings on the beach at Hill Head on 26th.  (A Collins)


A little tern was feeding on the incoming tide off the point Ffeld at Farlington Marshes on 26th.  (C Harrison)




Lesser black backed gulls and stock doves were on a ploughed field east of Racton Farm  (SU782091) (JG)



A cuckoo was present on the Titchfield Haven Canal Path at 17:00 on 22nd. (P Heath)


House martins in south Hayling  have been repairing its nest under the eaves of a building.


Swifts have been seen at Bedhampton, 2 on 22nd; Abshot, Titchfield Common, 15 also on 22nd;


A female whinchat, redstart, spotted flycatcher, yellow wagtail and 2 willow warblers were at  Sandy Point Hayling  on 22nd.  (A Johnson)  Another spotted flycatcher was in a bare tree on east side of the Titchfield Haven Canal Path just south of the metal bridge early on 25th. (A Robjohns)


A very late wheatear was seen on the beach at Sandy Point Hayling Island on 26th. (RC Ladd)


Male & female bullfinches were on a bird feeder in a Rowlands Castle garden on 24th.  (C White)






Butterflies  & Moths



On 22nd 11 Duke of Burgundy, grizzled and dingy skippers among the butterflies and burnet companion, speckled yellow, cinnabar and common carpet moths were seen on Oxenbourne Down/Wascoombe Bottom. (A Whitlock)



In addition to the common butterflies seen on Chalton Down on 23rd there were 8 small heath, a  dingy skipper and 2 grizzled skippers. [Posted by Roy Symonds - editted!]






A beautiful demoiselle was on the mill stream west of Westbourne p.m. on 22nd. (JG)




There are lots of grass vetchlings on the common at Northney. (Jill von Westarp)

Early gentian is in flower above the Paulsgrove chalk pit.  In the pit pale flax is showing well and on the steep slope at the west of the pit yellow vetchling  is just beginning to show flowers.

Three flower stems of wild clary can be seen on the path from the car park south of Hayling bridge leading to the oyster beds.

Caper spurge is showing well by Racton Farm (SU782091)













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