This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
16 October 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 37
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There was very little evidence of the rain of the last two days, Even Widewater Lagoon had not risen to a flood warning extent, although all the flood plain was sodden. The white faces of five Coots on the lagoon were immediately noticeable on a sunny shirt-sleeves day. These birds, in the 1970s were abundant on the Adur estuary had declined in recent years and were sometimes absent altogether.
However, my attention was quickly distracted by a colourful male Kestrel taking off from a stump or a patch of dryish grass to the east of the bridge over Widewater, and flew west so it was hidden by the Tamarisk bushes.
Lapwings and Redshanks returned to the sand banks and edges of the Adur.
Andy Horton.Wildlife Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)
British Naturalists' Association (link)
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
Words of the Week
| ksmrn | n. M17. [Gk oxumoron use as n. of neut. sing. of oxumoros
pointedly foolish, f. oxus (see OXY-) + moros foolish (see MORON).] A rhetorical
figure of speech in which markedly contradictory terms appear in conjunction
so as to emphasize the statement; gen. a contradiction in terms.
Excerpted from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
Developed by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc.
The upsurge of EFora
on all subjects (a
few have been recommended before in these bulletins) are an important way
in which the Internet
will change the world.
See the Profusion Search method below.
Poem of the Week
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1821 The permanent entrance to Shoreham Harbour was completed at its present location. This was important because the longshore drift of shingle had caused problems for centuries. In 1832, 1200 ships entered the port. An average of four vessels a year were built in Shoreham during this decade.
A regular Steam Packet sailed to le Haura and Dieppe in France. A Custom House was constructed in 1830. This building which became the Town Hall up to the 1980's is still standing. (In 1847, nearby Newhaven took over as the cross-channel port of Sussex.)
the 161 sailing ships registered at Shoreham, 88 had been built there.
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