Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

February 2010

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24 - 25 February 2010

At low tide the usual congregation of gulls and waders were present on the of the River Adur estuary south of the Toll Bridge, notably scores of  Great Black-backed Gulls and Lapwings, with a Cormorant high on a pole. The photograph on the right (above) shows the gulls settling on the flooded New Monks Farm (private land) at the northern end just west of Withy Gap.
24 February 2010
It was the first time this year that I have felt the warmth of the sun on my back. The air temperature reached 9.1 °C. There were very few flying insects but I did manage to spot a Drone Fly, Eristalis, my first hoverfly recorded this year. 
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A Red Admiral Butterfly was seen at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Boundstone Lane, Lancing.

Butterfly Report by Katherine Hamblett on Sussex Butterflies

A Red Admiral Butterfly was spotted in my front garden in Southwick in the afternoon. 

Report by Paul James on SOS Recent Sightings
Adur Butterfly List 2010

13 February 2010
Hairy Bitter Cress was seen in ample flower, for this undistinguished plant, in the churchyard of St. Mary de Haura in central Shoreham. 

5 February 2010
A few weak rays of sunshine were noticeable after a dreary start to the year, and the first clumps of Snowdrops flowered in the established self-sustaining colony under the tree cover in the wide twitten between Buckingham Park and Ravensbourne Avenue in north Shoreham. 

One Red Admiral Butterfly was enjoying the afternoon sunshine in our Mill Hill garden in the afternoon. This was the first butterfly reports of the year.

Butterfly Report by Dave Green on Sussex Butterflies
 Adur Butterfly List 2010

1 February 2010
There was a large range of seven metre tides measured by WXTide at Shoreham Harbour (Kingston Beach), from 6.9 metres high to minus 0.1 metres below Chart Datum


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