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A ruddy shelduck reported on Going Birding as at Farlington Marshes with a grid reference further east could not be relocated later in the day.


A hobby flew over Leigh Park on 18th.  (C Slade)


A red kite was "winging it way around the field just to the right of the Bosham roundabout." on 17th. ( & J Smith)


Last week's summer plumage spotted redshank was still on the lake on 19th.  On 23rd it was on the stream.  There was also a flock of 7 vocal whimbrels south west of the point. (T Doran)

There were 25 black-tailed godwits and a grey plover at Farlington Marshes on 23rd.

A common sandpiper was on the south scrape at Titchfield Haven on 22nd.


There was a pristine male redstart at Widley Farm (Portsdown) on 22nd.  (PA Gammage)

Three nightjars were seen or heard at West Walk (Wickham) on 22nd.  (I Mears)

Large flocks of swifts were seen at Hill Head (40) and Budds Farm Sewage Farm (20) on 21st .

A pair of grey wagtails are breeding at the police station in the cell block exercise yard that is no longer in use!  (I Mears)


Bearded tit 'pinging' was heard near the hut on Farlington Marshes on 23rd.




Butterflies  & Moths


Meadow browns, marbled whites and small heaths are now out in their usual haunts.


A painted lady was seen on Old Winchester Hill on 18th. (Roy Symonds)


Seven white admirals and an active silver washed fritillary were seen at Portland Coppice west of Purbrook on 18th.  (R Symonds)


 A single male Purple Emperor appeared over the assembly oak in Southleigh Forst at 12:45 (a typical arrival time here) on 22nd.a single Silver-washed Fritillary was also seen.. [Posted by Pete Gammage]
















A cluster of Lesser Calamint plants is growing at the foot of a bare wall among builders rubble near to the Hayling Billy Pub on the east side of St Mary's Road where they were also found last year. (R Hollins)













Other Wildlife


A badger was in a Lovedean garden at dawn on 16th.  (Deryn Hawkins)







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