small Arctic bird called a Snow Bunting,
nivalis, made a surprise visit
to the far eastern end of Shoreham Beach
where it stayed in one place on the pebbles and grass, continually feeding
on seeds with its yellow beak. It seemed unperturbed by the frequent passing
lorries. Photographers could not get close
because of the temporary metal fencing. Snow
Buntings are a very scarce winter visitor
and passage migrant to the Shoreham area.
Lizards, Snow Bunting
were easily seen on and around the carnot
wall of Shoreham
Fort in the calm sunshine. All but three
were large adult lizards and I expect there were many more in hiding.
were about forty familiar but unidentified mushrooms
on Silver Sands
above the high tide
limit. I think these mushrooms are Marasmius
the Widewater Nature Reserve
by Anthony Gammon
of Widewater (WOW) facebook
is one of a small group of Dune Waxcaps
on the Widewater flood plain.
fifteen Lapwings were back on the mud
flats at low tide,
north of the Tollbridge.
high equinoctial spring tide lapped against the
highest banks and sea defences of the River
Adur at Shoreham-by-Sea
in the middle of the day. A flock of 30 Redshanks
was easily disturbed from their dry land roosts. Then a flock of 15 landed
on the tidal wall.
four days of inclement weather,
I was pleased to see a fresh Wall Brown
Butterfly over the verges just south of
the cyclepath crossroads at Old Shoreham.
Butterfly List 2019
Nature Notes 2013