Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

January 2017

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Reports by Andy Horton from personal observation unless otherwise indicated
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2017  Regional

Adur Coastal & Marine
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Mill Hill & the Downs
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29 January 2017
RSPB Birdwatch
An adult Herring Gull just landed in my postage stamp sized front garden in the rain.

24 January 2017
In the early hours after midnight I heard a Fox calling in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham. It sounded like an Alarm Bark
Fox Calls

17 January 2017
A flock of over fifty Feral Pigeons continually wheeled to and fro over the Adur Ferry Bridge and River Adur. I had not noticed such a large flock before.

11 January 2017
A Red Admiral Butterfly emerged from hibernation in a Lancing conservatory.

Adur Butterfly List 2017

6 January 2017

A Little Egret feeding at low tide at Old Shoreham

In fading light and a low tide in the afternoon and the annual bird count was added to by a handful of Greater Black-backed Gulls resting on the mud banks and a couple of Lapwings in flight over the lowland horse pasture. 

5 January 2017

Black-headed Gulls

A pair of Mute Swans swam at low tide, seen from the Ferry Bridge at dusk (Nautical Twilight).

3 January 2017

A distinct chill in the air and ice in the shallow puddles in the early afternoon trip to the Adur Flyover on the eastern bank of the River Adur, added the following firsts of the year in birdlife: Pied Wagtail, Crow, Starlings, Wood Pigeons, Feral Pigeons, a splendid Kingfisher flying above the hedge (its orange breast feathers more clearly seen than its sapphire wings), a few Blackbirds and querulous Robins.

2 January 2017
A pair of Magpies in the bare trees in Corbyn Crescent were the first corvids and non-gull birds of the year, with a flock of a dozen plus House Sparrows in Dolphin Road. As a leftover from last year, an alien Oxford Ragwort was just about showing a flower by the railway tracks at Eastern Avenue, Shoreham. 

1 January 2017 
A Red 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.

January 2016 Reports

Wild Flowers 2017
Shoreham Weather 2017

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Shoreham Beach Weather Station

Adur Nature Notes 2013

Adur Butterfly List 2017
Adur Butterfly Flight Times
Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea
Shoreham and District Ornithological Society
Sussex Ornithological Society News
Lancing Village

MultiMap Aerial Photograph of the Adur Levels and Downs

Urban Wildlife Webring

Adur Nature Notes 2015
Link to the Adur 2012 Nature Notes pagesLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2011 web pagesLink to the Adur 2010 Nature Notes pages
Link to the Adur Nature Notes 2009 web pagesLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2008 web pagesLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2007 web pages
Link to the Adur Nature Notes 2006 web pagesLink to Adur Nature Notes 2005  Index pageLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2004 Index page
Link to Adur Valley Nature Notes 2003Latest Nature Notes and Index page 2002
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