Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

January 2018

Oyster with Sponge and Bryozoa
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29 January 2018
My first arthropod of the year was a tiny Money Spider, Linyphiidae, indoors. A Fox lolloping down Adelaide Square, in Shoreham, in the evening, was my first wild mammal of 2018.

25 January 2018

Sawbills at Widewater Lagoon, South Lancing 
Photograph & Comments by Robert North

Left to right was a female Red breasted Merganser followed a male. Above, a male Goosander was followed by a female.

14 January 2018

Sponge-covered Scallop

On a cool (air temp 4.0 °C - 8.2 °C with wind chill) clear day there was very little wildlife of note. Lignite washed ashore on the strandline of Shoreham Beach where a sponge-covered scallop stood out amongst the strands of seaweeds

12 January 2018
In the early afternoon these were no noteworthy birds on Widewater. Just a Turnstone foraging on the shingle edge of the sea. At low tide on the River Adur by Ropetackle a LIttle Grebe was swept quickly down stream in the rapids, but dived under into the very shallow water. A single Oystercatcher patrolled the gravel tideline as the light quickly faded..

1 January 2018

Predictably a young Herring Gull was my first bird of 2018 on a cloudy morning by Shoreham-by-Sea railway station. Nearby, a diminutive Oxford Ragwort was my first wild flower of the new year. 

January 2017 Reports

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