Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

January 2019

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21 January 2019

Black Redstart 

Making short flights on and around the carnot wall of Shoreham Fort, the male Black Redstart rarely kept still for more than a few seconds and it was very small in the viewfinder through the 500 mm telephoto lens.

In the early morning, those who braved  below zero temperatures were rewarded with the sight of a Lunar Eclipse.

4 - 20 January 2019
A male Black Redstart has made a prolonged visit to Shoreham Fort, Shoreham Beach. Sussex Ornithological Society record it as a rare resident, scarce passage migrant and very scarce winter visitor.
2001 Report

14 January 2019
My first Red Admiral Butterfly of the year, basked on south facing white wall in Lancing during the brief spell of sunshine at lunchtime.

 Adur Butterfly List 2019

8 January 2019

Gannet off Shoreham
Photograph by Edward J Chitty

There were many Gannets just after nine in the morning between Widewater western causeway and Lancing Sailing Club, only 20-30 metres off the beach. I could hear them hitting the water!

Gannet Report by Mikey Unsted

In the afternoon, I located a shoal of fish by a patrol of over twenty Cormorants actively diving under the surface 100 metres off Widewater. They were accompanied by even more gulls

7 January 2019
A company of over fifty Gannets have been seen diving into the sea after fish off Shoreham Beach where shoals of Herring have been reported.

Various Reports including Friends of Shoreham Beach

 4 January 2019

near Widewater Lagoon
Photographs by Mikey Unsted
Report by Dawn Ayres
on World of Widewater  facebook

This solitary Parakeet visited gardens near Widewater. I am not sure if it is a visiting Ring-necked Parakeet or an escaped captive bird?

2 January 2019
Hawkweed Ox-tongue was my first wild flower of the year by the cyclepath at Old Shoreham, south of the Tollbridge.

1 January 2019
I heard birds twittering in the trees about an hour after midnight. But my first mammal of 2019 was a Fox trotting between the cars in Adelaide Square ten minutes later. 

A raucous cacophony of gulls disturbed my sleep before dawn. I poked my head out into daytime 2019, and spotted a Crow in a bare Sycamore tree, my first visual bird of the new year. In flight my first was the almost inevitable Herring Gull overhead. My first arthropod of the year was a sleepy queen Common Wasp that came to a light indoors.

January 2018 Reports

Shoreham Weather 2019

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Adur Nature Notes 2013

Adur Butterfly List 2019
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Adur Trees
Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea
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MultiMap Aerial Photograph of the Adur Levels and Downs

Adur Nature Notes 2015
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