to the January 2007 Wildlife Reports
Day was overcast, with an air temperature
of 6.7 ºC and a Light Breeze (Force 2)
dusk a smallish, probably a male, Sparrowhawk
was seen in the Hawthorn
tree at the bottom of my south Lancing back garden (TQ
Admiral Butterfly and large
were disturbed in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham.
by Andy Thorne
Butterfly List 2006
Northern Diver and three Red-breasted
Mergansers swam in Shoreham
Harbour in the canal at the eastern end by the fish merchants and Hove
by June Brown
Northern Diver image on the Birds
of Sussex web page
of Sussex News
of Tertiary Lignite (sea coal)
was washed up on Southwick beach.
was a Spotted
Woodpecker in or north Shoreham garden
(a large garden in
near the Slonk Hill embankment, north of Buckingham
Park, Shoreham-by-Sea), after an absence of several months.
This bird was never recorded in a garden bird survey
in a garden to the west of Buckingham Park.
Town & Gardens 2006
Northern Diver was photographed in Shoreham
Harbour canal at Southwick.
to the image by Ian Barnard (Birds
small Goldcrest flitted
around the ground shrubbery in my south Lancing back garden (TQ
pm it felt like being hit by a mini-tornado
as the wind gust was measured at 61 mph (Light
Tornado Intensity 1).
spent several minutes just before 2:00 pm
on a branch of the Hawthorn
at the bottom of my south Lancing back garden (TQ
Partridge was seen wandering around the
tiny paved gardens in Emerald Quay on Shoreham
Beach. This bird wandered around and did not fly off immediately.
and Photograph by David Roberts (Shoreham Beach)
Blewit, Lepista nuda,
grow on the leaf litter and not in the soil as written in some of the books.
These mushrooms were still frequently seen in the the
Maple Spinney between the Steyning Road and the Waterworks
Road. The older mushrooms had lost their
bluish tinge and were beginning to turn brownish.
am a gust of 59 mph (Storm Force
10) was recorded by the
. No obvious damage
was seen in Shoreham, although people were reported awoken by the noise
of the wind.
Weather Reports 2006
year has been the warmest autumn on record. These early December
temperatures were the warmest recorded.
Beach Weather History
Bird Database 2006
Nature Notes December 2005 Reports