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To see news for the week ending              Nov 14th.    Nov 21st    Nov 28th

 

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Birds

 

Three goldeneyes and over 50 red-breasted mergansers were seen at the oyster beds on 29th.

 

There were at least 5 black-necked grebes off the oyster beds/Southmoors on 29th and 9 on 30th.

 

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Eight purple sandpipers were on the rocks around Southsea Castle on 29th and 30th.

 

 

A green shank was in the Langbrook Stream at the end of Mill Lane Langstone on 29th.  When disturbed it flew to the stream entrance or the pools on the adjacent fields before returning to the end of Mill Lane.  A colour ringed bird was at the oyster beds on 30th.

 

Cattle egrets have been seen this week at Warblington (Max 5) and on the Bridge St floods at Titchfield.

There were 28 Sandwich terns in the Hampshire end of Chichester Harbour on 29th.

There was a red-throated diver off the sailing club at Hill Head and a great northern 200m offshore at Beachlands on HI on 29th.

A cattle egret was seen at Northney on 29th.

A female marsh harrier was seen at Farlington on 30th.

A red kite was seen over the Queen Alexandra Hospital at Cosham on 29th.  Was this the same bird that has been seen in the area for the last couple of weeks.

There was a short-eared owl at Titchfield Haven on 1st.

A water pipit was on the shore at Southsea Castle on 29th.

Birds seen at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park on 1st included around 200 redwings, single fieldfare, 2 marsh tits and 2 bullfinches.

There was a few hawfinches and bramblings near one of the conservation areas  in Stansted Forest on 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plants

 

Two bee orchid rosettes have appeared in a Portsdown garden.

 

 

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Other Wildlife

 

 


 

 

  

 

 

 



 



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