ADUR NATURE NOTES 2020
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June 2020

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24 June 2020

Poplar Hawk-moth at Old Shoreham
Photograph by Andy Berry  facebook

Adur Moths 2020
Adur Hawk-moths

Common Spotted Orchid

It was getting seriously too warm and even the wild flowers were beginning to wilt after the long dry spell.
It was the warmest day of the year with the highest air temperature recorded by Met Office (Shoreham)  of 29.0 °C at 3:00 pm. Accuweather recorded 30.0 °C (This could be the second highest temperature this century?) 
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20 June 2020

Common Seal
Photograph by Mary Lawrenson  facebook

A young Common Seal rested an the River Adur mud at low tide in the morning in the middle of town. In the afternoon it was seen upriver near Cuckoo's Corner.

16 June 2020
I visited Lady Bee Marina, Shoreham Harbour, where a easily spotted shoals of juvenile Grey Mullet, Sand Smelt and Bass in the shallows. The Grey Mullet shoals consisted of several hundred fish.

Mid-June 2020

Adder out in the open in the morning on Southwick Hill
Photograph by Sharon Vanda Watts  facebook

11 June 2020

Red-footed Falcon
Photograph by Jeff Curnick

A vagrant Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus, was spotted on Beeding Hill.


9 June 2020
A scarce Four-lined Horsefly, Atylotus rusticus, visited the dominant Ox-eye Daisies on the verge of the Downs Link Path, south of the Cement Works (dis).
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8 June 2020
Two Swifts swivelled and dived over the middle slopes of Mill Hill.

Common Broomrapes

The small Common Broomrapes seen in Frampton's Field yesterday were so faraway I returned with a long lens, but I still found them difficult to focus on amongst the ungrazed vegetation. On the southern bank of the Mill Hill Cutting I trampled some Cotoneaster, and found hundreds more Common Spotted Orchids.

Common Spotted Orchids

7 June 2020
Wild flowers are being seem for the first time this year more than can be listed but there is notable mention of about two hundred Knapweed Broomrapes on the southern part of Mill Hill

Common Spotted Orchids, Greater Knapweed
Southern Marsh Orchid

On a cloudy day, Musk Mallow and Southern Marsh Orchid were seen for the first time this year. Common Broomrape was seen for the first time for several years, at the top of Frampton's Field. A hundred plus Common Spotted Orchids were seen on the southern bank of the Mill Hill Cutting
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2 June 2020
The first Large Skipper of the year was spotted on the middle slopes of Mill Hill.
 


This skipper is scarce in the wild habitats around Shoreham. Only a few are seen on Mill Hill each year.

1 June 2020

     Stag Beetle 
Sompting
Photograph by June Bratton


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