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To see news for the week ending        December       January 28th    February 4th    Feb 18th

 

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Birds

 

 

Around 16 eider were scattered on the sea off Hill Head on 19th.

 

The oyster beds long-tailed duck was still there on 19th.

 

 

Ten purple sandpipers were at Southsea Castle on 19th.

 

 

There were 100 Mediterranean gulls at the oyster beds and many more along the shore to the south on 19th.

 

On 20th 2 black-throated divers flew out of Chichester Harbour and headed west while there were 2 great northern divers in the harbour entrance and 1 in the harbour.

 

 

 

A kingfisher sat by the river south of Bridge St Fareham on 19th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild flowers

Flowers seen this week include summer snowflake, comfrey, lesser celandine, vinca major and long fluffy hazel catkins on the Billy Trail north of Langstone; and sweet violet in Pook Lane.

   

 

 

 

 

 

Butterflies and other insects

 

 

 

 

Other Wildlife

 

The first frog spawn reported in the wild was seen in in Yoells Copse, Lovedean. 19/02/24.

 

Scarlet elf cup was found in Stansted forest this week. 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

 

 


 



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