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To see news for the week ending        June 9th


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A female goosander was in the yacht harbour at Titchfield Haven a.m. on 8th still in the area on 11th.


Over 80 swifts were over seen over Portsdown from Pigeon House Lane on 1th.



There was a grey partridge in a Prinsted horse field near the shore on 8th.


Two common sandpipers were in the ditch south of the lake at Farlington on 9th.


A roseate tern was among the up to 95 common terns resting on the beach or out over the sea at Hill Head between dawn and midday on 13th.  A little gull appeared briefly at midday.




A spoonbill circled high over Old Portsmouth early on 12th before flying south.


Three cattle egrets flew west over the lake at Farlington on 9th.



A summer plumage adult glossy ibis was on the Posbrook floods; and last week's cattle egret was still with cows on the east side of Titchfield Haven also on 8th.


A pair of marsh harriers at the Thorney Island Little Deep have fledged 3 youngsters which were showing well throughout the day on 11th. Nearby at least 11 pairs of little egret are breeding, one of which has 2 well grown chicks in the nest;  6 cattle egrets are showing an interest in taking up residence fingers crossed. Two great white egrets flew low over the Little Deep into the harbour at 12:04, then gained a height of 1000 feet in the thermals before finally flying off west.




A sand martin flew north over Old Portsmouth and 25 were seen in 3 groups flying east over Farlington Marshes on 12th.






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