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
the early morning, those who braved below
zero temperatures were rewarded with the sight
of a Lunar
20 January 2019
male Black Redstart
has made a prolonged visit to Shoreham
Ornithological Society record
it as a rare resident, scarce passage migrant
and very scarce winter visitor.
first Red Admiral Butterfly
of the year, basked on south facing white wall in Lancing during the brief
spell of sunshine at lunchtime.
Butterfly List 2019
Gannet off Shoreham
by Edward J Chitty
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!
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.
company of over fifty Gannets
have been seen diving into the sea after fish off Shoreham
Beach where shoals of Herring
have been reported.
by Mikey Unsted
by Dawn Ayres
visited gardens near Widewater. I am not sure if it is a visiting Ring-necked
Parakeet or an escaped captive bird?
Ox-tongue was my first wild flower
of the year by the cyclepath at Old Shoreham,
south of the Tollbridge.
heard birds twittering in the trees about an
hour after midnight. But my first
of 2019 was a
trotting between the cars in Adelaide Square ten minutes later.
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.
Nature Notes 2013