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There were 7 mandarin ducks (5 ducks 2 drakes) in Staunton country park on 18th. (M Collins)


A red kite and a goshawk were reported from Pigeon House Farm (Widley) on 17th. (PA Gammage)


Four bar-tailed godwits were on the stream behind the hut at Farlington Marshes on 18th and 10 knot elsewhere on the reserve.


There was a juvenile curlew sandpiper on the south scrape at Titchfield Haven on 19th & 20th.  (D Houghton)


A pectoral sandpiper was mobile around Farlington Marshes from 17th to 20th.  A spotted redshank was on the stream and a wood sandpiper briefly on 18th.



Two common and a green sandpiper were on the south scrape at  Titchfield Haven on 20th.  (D Wallace)









There was a juvenile red-backed shrike at Farlington Marshes on 19th & 20th. 



A kingfisher was seen in Staunton CP on 18th.

A bluethroat was in the reeds at the western end of the lake at Farlington on 17th.

Eight whinchats were at Pigeon House Farm (Widley) on 17th.  (PA Gammage)


There were 13 yellow wagtails among cattle at Farlington on 20th. (R Turner)








Butterflies  & Moths


There was a second Wall Brown sighting on Portsdown on 17thjust to the south of the Churchillian Public House, flying from East to West, and it was flying down the line of the shrubs on the Northern bank. It was intercepted by several Speckled Woods, but continued on its way. This must have been another specimen from last week reported by John Goodspeed, as it was about half-a-mile from his site. Another species on the up here seems to be the Brown Argus, there were at least two around Fort Widley and several Clouded Yellows were rapidliy patrolling up and down the slopes. [Posted by Ashley Whitlock]


19 Sep 2018

Fort Widley, again. Too windy and wet for butterflies, Fort Widley still surprises, with an itinerant Hummingbird Hawk larva discovered in the woodstore by Peter Burrard-Lucas and given to me for safe custody. [Posted by Andrew Brookes]




















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