Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

June 2021

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29 June 2021

Kingfisher at Widewater
Photograph by Suzy Capey

28 June 2021
Marbled White Butterflies were very lively over the lower slopes of Mill Hill where I also spotted my first Small Skipper of the year. New flowers appeared on a cloudy humid afternoon. Small Heath Butterflies, pristine Red Admirals, large Meadow Browns, a Silver Y Moth and a 6-spotted Burnet Moth were noted as the first spots of rain were felt. 

Yellow Wort, Knapweed Broomrape, 6-spotted Burnet Moth on Dropwort
Greater Knapweed, Great Green Bush Cricket
Mill Hill

A Great Green Bush Cricket, Tettigonia viridissima, was spotted on the southern top part of Mill Hill for the first time.
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Common Spotted Orchids

Scores of Common Spotted Orchids were in flower on the southern bank of Mill Hill Cutting
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24 June 2021

Common Spotted Orchid, Ringlet Butterfly, Pyramidal Orchid
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My first Ringlet Butterfly of the year fluttered around the early post Summer Solstice flowers over the verge of the Downs Link south of the Cement Works.

23 June 2021
Dolphins were spotted playing in the wake of a yacht off Lancing.
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21 June 2021
An Oceanic Sunfish Mola mola, was reported from Rampion Windfarm,
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17 June 2021
My first fish seen this year were a shoal of twenty adult Grey Mullet in the shallows off Ropetackle as the tide came in.

14 June 2021
The first of the year Meadow Brown  Butterflies fluttered in the sunshine amongst the long grasses and Ox-eyeDaisies on the bank between  the River Adur towpath and Shoreham Airport

11 June 2021

8 June 2021
A Buzzard soared over a sunny (19°C) Mill Hill in the early afternoon.

1 June 2021

Thrift, Tree Mallow, Yellow-horned Poppy
Sea Kale, Cat's Ear
Starry Clover
Shoreham Beach, Old Fort area

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