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A drake mandarin continues to be seen on the Staunton CP lake.


Two spotted redshanks in summer plumage were seen at Farlington on 14th, which is two days later than the first autumn migrating bid appeared last year.  They were still there next day.


Around 80 common terns were in the HI oyster beds lagoon on 14th.


On 15th one red kite flew west over Havant and 3 were seen over Pigeon House Farm Widley.




A recently fledged coal tit was seen at Sandy Point HI on 15th.


Two sand martins  were seen at Farlington Marshes on 14th.


A lesser whitethroat was heard at the HI oyster beds on 14th.







A clouded yellow flew quickly across a Denvilles garden on 15th.

A marbled white was on the wing on the grass opposite The George on 17th.











Around 70 bee orchids are flowering in the area behind the new houses of Spinnaker Lane  Northney.  Three were seen north of the HI oyster beds on 14th.



Heath spotted orchids are flowering well in fields north of Southwick at SU630093 and 636107.  At the latter site meadow thistle  and ragged robin are also present.


On 17th I found 5 new species for the year on Portsdown.  Centaury and squinancywort opposite The George; common valerian in Cmpt 10 below the burger van; dropwort in cmpt 9 below Fort Widley; and bastard toadflax in the usual gulley below Fort Widley.  The toadflax was also open in Cmpt 3 above Paulsgrove chalkpit.










Other Wildlife




There were 5 slow worms in a Havant garden on 15th   

There was a splendid fresh chicken of the Woods fungi at the north end of castle Road Rowlands Castle on 16th.



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