Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

November 2015

Shoreham-by-Sea Homepage
Adur Nature Notes 2015
Downs north of Shoreham and the Adur Valley (map)
Met Office
Shoreham Weather
Beaufort Scale

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Sun & Moon Times

Shoreham Beach
Weather Station

 Adur Coastal ? Marine
 Adur Estuary ? Levels
 Mill Hill
 Slonk Hill Cutting
 Urban Reports
 Lancing Nature Blogspot
 Lancing Ring
Link to the Adur 2012 Nature Notes pages
Friends of Lancing Ring
Link to the Adur Festival web pages
 World Oceans Day 2012
 Multi-Map (Bird's Eye View) 
 of Mill Hill
Friends of Shoreham Beach
Link to the Mill Hill web page for 2011

Local Speakers


British Dragonfly Society Link
Link to the Shoreham-by-Sea Community page

Adur Wildlife
Main Links
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British Marine Life Study Society
Hulkesmouth Publishing Company

Sussex Ornithological
 Society News and Reports
 Strandline Quiz
 Seashore Quiz


Adur Damselflies and Dragonflies web page
 Seaquest SW (Cornwall
 Wildlife Trust web pages)
Ecological Database of the British Isles 
 World Oceans Day
Link to Lancing Nature Notes Blogspot
Lancing Blogspot
 Sussex Wildlife Web Sites
Shoreham-by-Sea Homepage
Link to the Sussex Bat Group web pages
Andy Horton
RX (Rye) Wildlife

Fungi of Shoreham
Wild Flowers 2015
Adur Insect Links:

Solitary Bees
Adur Bees, Wasps ? Sawflies
Grasshoppers ? Crickets
Damselflies ? Dragonflies




Reports by Andy Horton from personal observation unless otherwise indicated
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2015  Regional

Adur Coastal & Marine
Adur Estuary & Levels
Mill Hill & the Downs
Urban Reports
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23 November 2015
Gentle waves rolled across the submerged sand on a low neap tide. The wind had dropped and Widewater Lagoon was mill calm with reflections in the weak sunshine. 

Calm Seas
Shoreham Beach

Two Sun Dogs* (=parhelia) were seen through the Cirrus clouds and over the sea in the afternoon as the Sun fell lower in the sky in the middle of the afternoon. 
*Sun Dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the Sun, approximately 22° distant and at the same elevation above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sun Dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the Sun is close to the horizon.
Shoreham Weather 2015

20 - 23 November 2015

Great Northern Diver
Photograph by Jan Charteris

A Great Northern Diver, Gavia immer, was seen by multiple birdwatchers in Shoreham Harbour between Aldrington and Fishersgate. It flew around and was spotted settled on the canal feeding on Greater Pipefish

Reports from Sussex Birders facebook
Sussex Ornithological Society Great Northern Diver News Reports
BMLSS Pipefish

16 November 2015

My first large mushroom recorded this winter was one of the Blewits, Lepista sp.It was found on the towpath by Riverside Industrial Estate (north of Ropetackle) right next to the River Adur on a high spring tide. Its size was estimated at 75 mm in diameter with a stem length of about 100 mm. My best guess is the species Lepista sordida

4 November 2015

On a murky afternoon, with rain interspersed with small showers, there was little moving and no colour or anything to see apart from seven Oystercatchers on the mud at low tide by the Riverside Industrial Centre (north of Ropetackle).

1 November 2015

A 45 cm diameter Barrel Jellyfish, Rhizostoma octopus was washed ashore on Southwick Beach and discovered in the morning. 


November 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

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
Mill Hill, north of Shoreham


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