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Birds 

 

Birds

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Three dark-bellied Brent geese were seen in the north of Portsmouth harbour between Portchester asnd Gosport on 6th.

 

Fifteen common scoters flew west close inshore at 10:10 on 8th.

 

 

There was a little ringed plover at Titchfield Haven on 7th and another on the deeps at Farlington on 10th.

 

There were 2 green and a common sandpiper  on the Posbrook Floods on 6th and 9th.  Three common sandpipers were on the scrapes at Titchfield Haven on 8th and 2 at Farlington on 10th.

 

 

 

A moulting spotted redshank was among the othern waders on the lake at Farlington on 8th and 10th.

 

There was a greenshank feeding actively on the flood at Posbrook. 

 

 

 

A moulting adult black tern was in a feeding flock off-shore at sandy Point HI and then flew west on 6th.  It was back with gulls and terns on 7th and 8th. 

 

 

 

There was a roseate tern at Titchfield Haven on 7th.  The reserve is only open to members that have booked atm but the tern could be seen on the beach or from the road if it flies.

 

There was a yellow-legged gull off the sailing club at Hill Head in the eveninig of 8th.

 

 

There were around half a dozen turtle doves, including juveniles, in the Finchdean valley p.m. on 6th.

 

six swifts were at Portchester Castle on 7th.  Around 100 flew east over Sandy Point HI p.m. on 8th. 

 

A group of 4 bearded tits were in the reed bed close to the road at Titchfield Haven (SU533024) on 8th.

 

 

Butterflies  & Moths

 

There were 4 species of butterfly in a Clanfield garden at the same time on 8th.  Seven small tortoiseshells, 20 plus large and small whites and 2 peacocks.

 

 

 

Plants

 

 

 Greater celandine was seen on the footpath just outside the Chalton church graveyard on 6th.

There are only 2 broad-leaved helleborines on Sheepwash Road Horndean.  One with its flower head chopped off and one yet to open.  In years gone by there would have benn over 50.

 

 

 

Reptiles & Amphibians

 

 

Other Wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

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