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A red kite drifted  south over Hollam Hill Farm seen from the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 16th,  (A Robjohns)


Two  summer plumage knot were initially in the harbour to W of lake viewpoint at Farlington and later on the lake. (T Dran)


There were at least 5 common sandpipers at Farlington Marshes in the evening on 17th.  (T Doran)




A little ringed plover, a green sandpiper  and a ruff were seen at Farlington Marshes on 15th.  Two juvenile little ringed plovers were on the south scrape at Titchfield Haven on 16th.



A first returning turnstone was at Hill Head all day on 15th.


Five green sandpipers were at Titchfield Haven on 16th.  (A Robjohns)





There were 2 greenshanks at Northney Common Hayling Island, one of them colour ringed, on 15th. (I Mears)


A black tern was seen briefly flying west at Hill Head on 18th.  (M Francis)




The same observer spotted a yellow wagtail on the south scrape at Titchfield Haven p.m. on 15th and a grey wagtail at the same site p.m. on 17th.  (M Francis)






Butterflies  & Moths


In addition to the more common species a visit to Havant Thicket and Bell's Copse identified an Essex Skipper among the skippers seen, silver washed fritillarys, white admirals, a purple hairstreak, a male purple Emperor flew from an Oak and landed on the top of a medium sized Sallow.

At Bell's Copse (SW708101) we saw a total of 3 Purple Hairstreaks.







Blue water speedwell and purple loosestrife are flowering well by the Ems at Brook Meadow Emsworth.






















Other Wildlife


 A survey in Brook Meadow found plenty of signs of the presence of Water Voles.





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