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This page was updated at 09:45 on 22Feb2018

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Birds

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Two adult male goldeneyes and 6 others and a long-tailed duck were in Langstone Harbour on 19th.  (M Faux)

 

A black-throated diver  was again north of the yellow buoys in Chichester Harbour (Hampshire) , but dismal visibility, on 19th.  (A Joihnson)

 

 A bittern was seen from the  Meadow Hide at Titchfield Haven on 19th & 20th.

 

Two water rails were seen at Farlington on 20th & 21st.

 

 

 

There was a peregrine and a raven at Titchfield Haven on 19th. (R Tofts)

 

A merlin flushed the roosting waders at Hayling Island, Black Point at high tide on 19th.  (A Johnson)  There was also one at Farlington Marshes on 20th.  (P Boult)

 

Waders at Farlington Marshes on 20th included 3 snipe, 3 greenshanks and 25 avocets.  The avocets were still there the next day.

 

There was a spotted redshank reported from  Warblington on 21st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 20th there was a large gathering of around 100 Mediterranean gulls at the oyster beds

 

Two Sandwich terns were seen in Langstone Harbour on 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

The first reports of a short-eared owl at Farlington Marshes for some time came on 19th and 21st. 

 

A kingfisher was on the Brockhampton Stream on 20th. (JG)

 

Black redstarts  were still present in buckthorn scrub in Broad St Old Portsmouth and at Eastoke on Hayling Island on 21st.

 

 

chiffchaffs  have been reported this week from Farlington Marshes and Tipner Lake.

 

A male bullfinch was on the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 19th.  (M Rickard)

 

A hawfinch was just below Juniper car-park and luckily audible from the car before fit flew off; surely there must be more here or in adjacent woodland.  (R Tofts)

 

 

Butterflies & Moths

 

On 16th a male brimstone and 2 red admirals were in a Cosham garden.

 

 

 

 

 

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Other Wildlife

Honey bees have been active on garden flowers in a Cosham garden.  (ET Roberts)

 

There were 5 roe deer (1 x Stag) in the fields west of Northney Farm on 20th.  (T Carter)

 

A water vole swam across the stream leading into the Langbrook Stream behind the Solent Rd TESCO on 20th (JG).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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