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Two juvenile buzzards were sitting on a fence west of Mill Lane Portsdown p.m. on 15th.


A hobby was seen flying south over house rooftops in West Leigh, Havant on 17th.  (N Crook)




Two knot in partial summer plumage were still on the lake at Farlington Marshes on 14th. There were also 3 common sandpipers on the lake. (T carpenter)


Single common and green sandpipers were seen at Titchfield Haven on 15th. (P Bennett)  Two were at the east end of the stream at Farlington Marshes on 15th.  (T Doran)


A spotted redshank was on the stream at Farlington Marshes  on 16th.  (T Doran)


Five greenshanks, 4 common sandpipers, a few grey plovers and whimbrels plus a lot of black-tailed godwits were seen on a walk round Thorney Island on 15th.


A white-winged black tern was feeding in the middle of Chichester Harbour on 14th, before flying towards the mouth of Mill Rithe, where it joined a couple of hundred common terns on the mud. Stayed with them till dark. It was still around on 17th. (A Johnson)


On 14th there were also 39 black terns off Black Point on 14th and 22 were in Langstone Harbour next day.


A roseate tern was on the mud among common terns at Black Point Hayling Island on 16th.  (A Johnson)




Two kingfishers were seen from the Suffern Hide at Titchfield Haven on 15th. (P Bennett)


There was a tree pipit on Butser Hill on 16th.  (J Norton)




A spotted flycatcher was seen at Old Winchester Hill on 14th.  There were also blackcaps, whitethroats and chiffchaffs.   (DG Mills)  another spotted flycatcher was at Farlington marshes on 15th.  (T Doran)


Warblers seen on Thorney Island on 15th included  lesser and common whitethroat and blackcap.  Wheatears and whinchats were also seen.  (D&J Killick)



A grasshopper warbler was between Suffern & Meadow hide at Titchfield Haven on 15th.  (P bennett)





Butterflies & Moths


 A Clifden nonpareil was caught in my moth trap at Leigh Park on 14th [Posted by Barry Collins]


A privet hawk-moth caterpillar was seen crossing Crouch lane, Lovedean on 14th.  (Deryn Hawkins)


The highlight seen on a Thorney Island walk on 15th was a Jersey Tiger moth.


On 15th Adonis, chalk hill and common blues and clouded yellows were seen on Old Winchester Hill on 15th.  (M Wagstaff)


A female brown hairstreak was photographed in a Widley garden bordering the Crookhorn golf course on 16th.  (Kathryn Jones)







Thorn apple plants are flowering on the west side of Rails Lane Hayling (just north of the junction with St Hermans Road. (R Hollins)


Autumn ladies tresses and carline thistle are in flower on Portsdown.  Autumn gentian is about to flower in compartments 3 and 5.  (JG)











Other Wildlife



A Volucella  zonaria hoverfly was on strawberry plant in a Waterlooville garden on 14th.  (V Vardon)


A badger ran across the road in front of a car from Morrisons at Dell Piece West towards Hazleton Common at about 10.45pm. on 15th. Deryn Hawkins








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