in their usual profusion at the bottom of Parkside and on Park Avenue Open
Space, both near Buckingham Park, north Shoreham. This
was nearly two weeks earlier than last
was spotted in the fork of a tree in the Park Avenue Open Space. This
was the first time I have noted this parasitic plant.
Buckingham Park, north Shoreham, the first Daffodil
of the year appeared in flower.
of the year was a Wall Lizard,
near the carnot
wall of Shoreham
Fort in the chilly breeze.
high tide in the early afternoon where two Purple
Sandpipers and a few Turnstones
rested on the wooden groyne nearest to Shoreham Harbour
air pressure has levelled out around midnight
and the figure of 1050 mbs
was not attained at Shoreham
Airport registering 1048.9 at 1:00
pm. The last time the figure exceeded 1050
was in 1957 in
County Mayo, Ireland and Benbecula, Scotland.at 1050.9, and the time before
that was in 1932.
read 31 inches
at 11:00 pm.
professional reading at Shoreham
Airport attained a high pressure of 1049.1 mbs. This
is an exceptionally high reading on the Fair/Very Dry scale. The all-time
English record, set in 1902, is 1053 millibars. (hPa is the
same as millibars, mbs.) Mumbles,
Swansea, recorded the highest reading at 1050.5 mbs.
to Read a Barometer
Office recorded 1049 hPa
at 10:00 pm.
was cold (2 °C
in the evening) and clear (no clouds) all day.
Butterfly List 2020
Peacock Butterfly was spotted in a Shoreham
garden. It must have been disturbed from hibernation on a cloudy
day. It was the first butterfly
of the year and the first local Peacock Butterfly
in January on record.
Butterfly Flight Times
Winter Heliotrope flowers
in the winter months on Adur Recreation Ground
It attracted a fly,
my first arthropod of the year.
first flowers of the decade, just after
midnight, were Herb Robert
by the wheelie bins. It was fine (air temperature
C) at the turn of the year with a slight easterly
chill to little to no wind (Force
2). There was no bird activity to be seen
or heard in the early hours in the
(after midnight) sky.
the misty daylight, I opened the front door and immediately spotted a big
fly into the bare branches of a Sycamore.
Nature Notes 2013