Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

November 2014

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29 November 2014


28 November 2014
Along the River Adur at mid-tide between the Railway Viaduct and the Toll Bridge along with the usual amazing collection of gulls I spotted two Curlew, a Shelduck, many Lapwings, Oystercatchers, Redshanks a beautiful Kingfisher, three Cormorants all fishing in about 25 cm of water with an Little Egret following them excitedly, and the first for me in Shoreham: an Avocet.

27 November 2014

It was very muddy when taking these shots on the verges of the cyclepath, near the Toll Bridge, Old Shoreham.
Fungi of the Adur District

24 November 2014

Kestrel at Widewater
Photographs by Gary Levett

 A Kestrel was seen taking a bath at Widewater after a particularly bloody meal of a small Vole.

18 November 2014
A larger than usually seen flock of about a thousand Starlings were spotted over Holmbush an hour before dusk. 

15 November 2014

 Great Black-backed Gull

Two Great Black-backed Gulls were unusually near the shore on the mud flats north of the Toll Bridge. A closer look and one of these large gulls was playing with a Flounder almost as long as the bird. It seemed unable to feed on it but was unwilling to part with its trophy, carrying the large fish as it swam out with the tide under a cloudy sky. A single Little Grebe dived under a few metres away and surfaced with a large prawn in its beak. There were the usual gulls and waders including a Little Egret, Redshanks and Dunlins
8 November 2014
A Crow trotted around St. Mary de Haura churchyard on a cloudy day with a Gale Force 7 blowing. At sea the waves were topped with whitecaps. A high spring tide battered against Coronation Green

4 November 2014

Brent Geese

On a sunny late morning two Brent Geese were foraging on Widewater, a Redshank probed in the mud, and three Little Egrets, three Cormorants and four Little Grebes were all seen fishing in the shallow lagoon. 

2 November 2014

Bloody Cranesbill

Bloody Cranesbill is a native English plant but most incidents are now probably garden escapes. These specimens are still flowering in the rain in my wild front garden. These are the horticultural species/variety Pencilled Cranesbill, Geranium versicolor &/or Geranium x oxonianum, Cultivar: 'Claridge Druce'

November 2013 Reports

Wild Flowers 2014
Shoreham Weather 2014

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Shoreham Beach Weather Station

Adur Nature Notes 2013

Butterfly List 2014
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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