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Birds 

 

Birds

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A family of 4 late staying Brent geese was in the field behind houses in Northney Rd Hayling on 22nd.

 

There was a great northern diver  off shore from Eastoke Corner Hayling on 25th.

 

There have been quite a few red kite sightings this week including 2 flying west over the lake at Farlington Marshes on 25th.

 

Three snipe were seen along the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 27th.

 

 

 

six black-tailed godwits  were scattered around the Posbrook Floods on 25th including one colour-ringed bird.

 

There was a whimbrel at Farlington Marshes on 26th.

 

The usual colour ringed green shank was on the flooded 'brick fields' at the northern end of the Billy Trail on HI p.m. on 27th.

 

 

 

 

 

six purple sandpipers were at Southsea Castle a.m. on 14th.

 

There have been lots of sightings on Mediterranean gulls away from the coast including 600 over Clanfield on 26th.

 

 

 

The usual barn owl was in its usual tree by the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 25th.

 

Two ravens were in Havant Thicket early on 25th.  Single sighting occurred over Havant at 15:13 and 16:54 on 26th; at Posbrook and Hill Head on 27th

 

 

 

 Two nuthatches were investigating  a nest hole in Yoells Copse, Lovedean on 22nd and probably the same 2 were present on 25th  There was also a jay on 22nd and a tree creeper on 25th.

 

There were at least 6 Cetti's warblers along the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 27th.

 

 

 

 

Three blackcaps, 2 male & 1 female, in a Waterlooville garden getting fat on my feeders for the past 6 weeks.  Getting ready to migrate?

 

A group of 10 noisy crossbills flew low over a Havant garden on 27th.

 

 

 

 

Butterflies  & Moths

 

 

Three commas were seen in Hurstwood Waterlooville on 23rd and 3 more ina Lovedean garden on 27th.

 

The first female brimstone reported was in a Waterlooville garden on 24th.  Males are now common.

 

A peacock butterfly was on the verge of Stratford Road Waterlooville on 24th and 5 in Compartment 9 on Portsdown. 

 

On 25th a small tortoiseshell was spotted outside Lidl's in Cowplain.

   

 

 

   

 

 

Amphibians

 

 

 

 

Plants

 

 

Flowers in Hurst Wood Waterlooville on 23rd included 1 each of barren strawberry and lungwort; and hundreds of beautiful wood anemones.

Fumitory is flowering behind the crash barrier at the edge of the grass area south east of the George on Portsdown.  This is an unusual plant on Portsdown.  (Picture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fungi

 

 

 

   

 

 

Other Wildlife

 

A pair of roe deer and a pair of pheasants were in the field behind houses in Northney Rd Hayling on 22nd.

There was an albino grey squirrel at Elizabeth Road, Purbrook p.m. on 24th. 

 

bee flies have been seen this week in a Lovedean garden and on Portsdown.

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

   

 

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