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On 15th & 16th there was a flock of around 40 barnacle geese south of the ridge in North Marsh at Farlington.



A long-tailed duck  was seen from boat ramp looking SW at Broadmarsh looking . (R Tofts)


A great northern diver was north of the Eastney ferry pontoon and a shag near the lifeboat station on 13th.  (M Gillingham)  One of three great northern divers in Chichester Harbour on 4th was off the Hayling lifeboat station.


There was a black-throated diver and 2 Slavonian grebes were present off Sandy point Hayling, towards the Emsworth Channel.



A female/immature marsh harrier was seen at Titchfield Haven on 13th.  (R Carpenter)


A red kite drifted north east over Posbrook Floods on 15th.


There were 2 peregrines over the RSPB islands in Langstone Harbour on 15th.


Four spoonbills were reported  on Birdguides off Long Island in Langstone Harbour at low tide on 15th.



There were over 20 avocets at Farlington on 15th and 40+ on 16th.




Up to 11 purple sandpipers have been at Southsea Castle this week.  On 14th there was also a sanderling.  On 15th over 100 sanderlings were on the beach in front of Southsea Caravan Park.  


A ruff was on the east meadows at Titchfield Haven on 5th.




A 2nd year gannet flew into hand then out of Chichester Harbour on 14th.


Seven Sandwich terns were off Sandy Point Hayling Island,  on 11th and 19 off Sandy Point on 14th.


There were 2 barn owls in the split tree west of the Titchfield Haven Canal Path on 15th but just one visible on 16th.


Six redwings were in a Southsea garden on 15th.  They continue to be daily visitors to Portsdown gardens.




There were 2 rock pipits   at Southsea Castle on 14th.


A marsh tit was seen at The Rowans hospice Purbrook on 12th. (Adele Mallows)




The Titchfield Haven barred warbler was still around the Visitor Centre  on 13th.


There were 20 hawfinches and 6 bramblings in the woods at West Dean p.m. on 15th.








Butterflies & Moths


A day when the temps. were up by one or two degrees brought out a Red Admiral butterfly around noon on Sat 16th December. We saw them up to the end of November on sunny days but then a big gap until today. This was at our home in Old Portsmouth.PO1 2EZ

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