NATURE NOTES      2011
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Southwick Beach, 1 January 2011
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January 2011


Reports by Andy Horton from personal observation unless otherwise indicated
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25 January 2011
The Elm Trees in Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham, finally succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease and were felled. 
Original Diagnostic Report
18 January 2011
Pied Wagtail on the shingle of Shoreham Beach.

11 January 2011
The steady flight of a Kestrel towards the west parallel to Old Shoreham Toll Bridge was my first bird of prey seen in 2011. A couple of Little Grebes were seen diving under a mid-tide River Adur just south of the inlet by Cuckoo's Corner. 
Adur Levels and Estuary 2011

7 January 2011
The first rays of sunshine of the year occurred for about an hour around midday. A small black fly was the first insect of the year to be seen. 

4 January 2011
Low clouds obscured a partial Solar Eclipse which occurred in Sussex after the sun rose over the horizon between 8:00 am and 9:30 am.

2 January 2011
On the verge by the Adur District Council car park in Ham Road, Shoreham, a fresh Dandelion was the first wild flower seen this year. 

1 January 2011
The first four legged wild mammal of the year was a Fox in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham, by the twitten on the way home from the pub. About 8:00 am I was awoken by the yapping of the Herring Gulls, but I could not see them from my window. A cacophony of Starlings in the Sycamore Tree in Corbyn Crescent were the first birds recognised from their silhouettes in the bare branches, followed immediately by a closer view of a Collared Dove

January 2010

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