Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

March 2015

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Reports by Andy Horton from personal observation unless otherwise indicated
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25 March 2015

The first Cowslips appeared in flower on the verges of the cyclepath north of Old Shoreham together with one clump of Primroses, white Sweet Violets, Ground Ivy, Dandelions and Lesser Celandine.

20 March 2015
A partial Solar Eclipse was viewable over the United Kingdom where the mostly hazy low cloud weather allowed. 

At Shoreham the clouds parted for just 6 seconds at 9:21 am

The constant cloud looked very unpromising but a gap appeared for just six seconds at the peak 85% eclipse at 9:21.

The gulls were quiet and started clacking again at 10:20.

The earlier 9:06 am partial eclipse made for a better photograph by Judith Green

18 March 2015

The tide receded to end of Worthing Pier and a small flock of Turnstones probed amongst the rocks. 

Daisy Anemone
  Cereus pedunculatus

The intertidal fauna was unexceptional with nothing of note. 

17 March 2015


I cycled past Widewater Lagoon on a passage trip from Worthing in the fading light, and spotted mostly upturned Teals in a raft of over a dozen, two Red-breasted Mergansers, a feeding Little Egret and a Redshank.  A Black-headed Gull was in summer plumage. 

9 March 2015 

No signs of any adult Frogs but two clumps of frog spawn have appeared in my small front garden pond. This did not happen last year. The last record of frog spawn dates back to 2006. (The pond was dug in 2004.)

7 March 2015
As the sun made a brief and weak appearance I saw my first two butterflies of the year. Alas, both of them flew away so rapidly, I did not have a chance to identify either of them. 

Flora of Mill Hill 
including Carline Thistle and Ploughmans's Spikenard

I also spotted the first two Sweet Violets in flower this year on the upper part of Mill Hill

5 March 2015

Spring Flowers 
Parish Churchyard of St. Andrew, Steyning

An Easter Fox Spider, Alopecosa barbipes, was seen on a gravestone in St. Andrew's churchyard, Steyning. 
Adur Spiders

2 March 2015
A dolphin was discovered washed up dead on Shoreham Beach near the Burrells. It was is a decrepit condition and most likely to be a Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis. 

BMLSS Whales & Dolphins (by Steve Savage)

1 March 2015
A Little Egret fishing in the shallows between the mussel beds by Ropetackle at low tide was the only thing of vague interest on a murky day before the rain. 

March 2014 Reports

Wild Flowers 2015
Shoreham Weather 2015

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Shoreham Beach Weather Station

Adur Nature Notes 2013

Butterfly List 2015
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

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 Adur Nature Notes 2005  Index pageLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2006 web pagesLink 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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