of a few thousand gulls congregated at the east end of Shoreham
Beach, a thousand of so resting on the calm sea and even more feeding
on the wreck
washed up on the strandline after the recent
or wheeling about in flight in the late afternoon. The wreck included dead
Starfish and the empty egg cases of the
flock of six Red-breasted
on the surface of Widewater Lagoon.
arrowed its way over the River
Adur by Coronation
Green at dusk. It was recognised by its
flight, as it flew like an arrow in the fading light over the large expanse
of water towards the new Adur Ferry Bridge
on the high flood tide. It
was the first Kingfisher
I have spotted this year.
Surge put extra height on a high spring
of 6.5 metres which
flooded the lower Brighton Road and part of Coronation
brief cycle ride to Old Shoreham was predictably dull. As it was December
I noted Common Toadflax, Sow Thistle,
and a Common Hogweed
still in flower.
looked into my outside shed and the Small
Tortoiseshell Butterfly was still there,
wings folded in diapause.
This was my first record of this butterfly
have not included in the flight times worksheet
because it has remained stationary.
Butterfly Flight Times
Butterfly List 2013
Nature Notes 2012