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I welcome your news  and if you send me a short e mail including species seen, where and when I will add it to the Wildlife News page which is updated more or less daily.  Depending on the space available I may or may not include references to common species in the weekly Nature Notes.

 

To see news for the week ending        Apr 7th    Apr 14th    May 5th.

 

Birds    Butterflies & Insects    Wild flowers      Other Wildlife

 

Birds

 

 

There was a drake garganey feeding on the Farlington Marshes scrape a.m. on 6th.

 

There were 28 swifts, 3 house and 3 sand martins on Farlington Marshes p.m. on 6th.

 Six swifts flew north over Stokes Bay on 6th.  There were widespread reports the next day across a wide front including in Susex.

 

Three little terns were fishing off the eastern sea wall of Farlington Marshes on 7th.

 

A purple heron was at Titchfield Haven on 8th -last seen flying north and landing near the 'Frying Pan'.

 

 

 

A honey buzzard flew east over a Havant garden p.m. on 7th and then soared around for a couple of minutes before heading further east towards Bancroft.

 

An adult male marsh harrier flew east along Portsdown on 7th.

 

Groups of red kites were seen moving north and  east over Gosport, Leigh Park and Havant on 7th.

 

Two hobbies drifted south west over Portsdown at 1100 on 7th and then one was seen at 1500 over north Hayling.

 

A spotted flycatcher was in trees in the SW corner of the IBM lake at Cosham on 7th before moving on .  Next day there was one on Portchester Common where there was also skylarks and a yellowhammer.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild flowers

There are some splendid Vipers Bugloss on the roadside opposite The George on Portsdown.

 

 

 

 

 

Butterflies and other insects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Wildlife

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

 

 


 



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