Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

March 2018

New Erringham pastures
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20 March 2018
An Avocet is spotted on the exposed waterlogged mud of Brooklands Boating Lake. The Avocet is a rare visitor to the lower Adur Valley and local shores.
(SOS: Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; scarce and localised Sussex

17 - 18 March 2018
A few flurries of sleet and snow left a thin sprinking, 75 mm at most on the flat ground in Shoreham town. The roads and pavements were mostly not cold enough for the snow to settle. Air temperatures were on and about freezing over the weekend, but the wind was slight. The water and frog spawn on my small garden pond was not frozen at all.
Shoreham Weather 2018
15 March 2018
In the weak sunshine I spotted my first butterfly of the year; a Red Admiral over Mill Hill Road at the southern end of the bridge over the A27.

A Buzzard glided over Erringham Hill, seen in the photograph from the top meadow of Mill Hill Nature Reserve.

13 March 2018
The weather was pleasant enough to spot my first bumblebee of the year, a Buff-tailed Bumblebee visited a flower shop in Lancing.

A Kestrel hovered over the Tamarisk at Widewater.

7 March 2018

After the ice had melted a Common Frog appeared in my tiny Shoreham garden pond.  A clump of spawn was spotted.

3 March 2018
After the very cold spell, a Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis, was washed ashore dead on Worthing Beach. Another dolphin was discovered on Western Road Beach in Lancing and a third one was found at the beach by Heene Road in Worthing.

Difference between a Dolphin and a Porpoise (Link)
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1 March 2018
Snow still lay on the side streets and downs in freezing temperatures throughout the day and night.
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