World Oceans Day
Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Earth Summit in Rio de
Janeiro in 1992.
occurred all around the world on and around this day.
the towpath by the houseboats a butterfly
fluttered over my head in the sunshine. It appeared as shadow and I had
to wait a few minutes out for some more movement. Then three butterflies
moved quickly in succession chasing each other off the resting places.
Three of us were watching and we all saw three butterflies simultaneously.
One was a Red Admiral
and the other two were a first of the year Small
Tortoiseshell and a first Peacock
authorities have decided to drain Brooklands
main lake leaving lots of exposed blackish
mud with small rivulets. Commotion in the very shallow rivulets was when
the large Carp
and smaller silvery fish
disturbed the surface. The Little Egret
threatens to have a bonanza with the small fish, but the large carp,
mostly a dark grey in colour, seem too large
even for Cormorants
Herons to swallow (neither were present).Coots
waded in the mud and swam on a few shallow pools in the boating lake. A
pair of Little Grebes
dived under the Teville Stream
above the small weir. This stream was murky and nothing could be seen beneath
its surface. A small flow of water trickled over the weir into the main
the early hours after midnight I heard a Red
Fox calling in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham.
It sounded like an Alarm Bark.
Butterfly List 2017
Admiral Butterfly emerged from hibernation
in a Lancing conservatory.
Fox trotting across Southwick Green in
the early hours was my first wild mammal seen this year. As usual the first
bird of the year was an adult Herring Gull
gliding over the roof tops in Corbyn Crescent in the late morning.
Wild Flowers 2017
Beach Weather Station
Nature Notes 2013