Trees in Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham, finally
succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease
and were felled.
Wagtail on the shingle of Shoreham Beach.
steady flight of a Kestrel
towards the west parallel to Old Shoreham Toll
Bridge was my first bird of prey seen in 2011.
couple of Little Grebes
were seen diving under a mid-tide River
Adur just south of the inlet by Cuckoo's Corner.
Levels and Estuary 2011
first rays of sunshine of the year occurred for about an hour around midday.
A small black fly
was the first insect of the year to be seen.
clouds obscured a partial Solar
Eclipse which occurred in Sussex after
the sun rose over the horizon between 8:00
am and 9:30 am.
the verge by the Adur
District Council car park in Ham Road,
Shoreham, a fresh Dandelion
was the first wild flower seen this
first four legged wild mammal of the year was a Fox
in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham, by the twitten
on the way home from the pub. About 8:00 am
I was awoken by the yapping of the Herring
Gulls, but I could not see them from my
window. A cacophony of Starlings in
the Sycamore Tree in Corbyn Crescent were the first birds recognised from
their silhouettes in the bare branches, followed immediately by a closer
view of a Collared Dove.