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OCTOBER 2021
 

SEEN

WHERE

1st – Juvenile jumping spider Marpissa muscosa    Click for photo Petworth Road
2nd - Clifden Nonpareil moth under eaves by outside light Garden at Plaistow
6th - Male hen harrier    Click for photo Thursley Common
8th - Merveille du Jour, and Green-brindled Crescent moths    Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
Mid-month – Unusual harvestman, one of two Dicranopalpus species   Click for photo   Grayshott
Mid-month – Clifden Nonpareil moth    Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden

 

SEPTEMBER 2021
 

SEEN

WHERE

1st – Reeve’s muntjac     Click for photo     Petworth Road garden
4th – Grounded pipistrelle bat taken into care. Released 12 September. Hollycombe
5th – An amazing display of bats on a very warm evening – common and soprano pipistrelle, noctule, brown long-eared, Western barbastelle (first record for this site) and Daubenton’s Frensham Little Pond
6th – Hoverfly Volucella zonaria Click for photo stealthily approaching roof nest entrance of hornets Vespa crabro Click for photo Petworth Road
7th - Fine array of fungus beneath a large oak tree. Identified as the rare bioluminescent Omphalotus illudens.    Click for photo Phillips garage, Wormley
10th – Badger passing through garden Petworth Road
10th/11th – Spectacular displays by common and soprano pipistrelle and Daubenton’s bats during a bat walks. Other species seen or detected were brown long-eared (including a cluster roosting in a barn roof), a rare Alcathoe circling in another barn, a brief pass by a rare Western barbastelle, and a few noctule passes. Imbhams Farm
12th - Group of juvenile (1st year) wheatears Thursley nature reserve
16th - Black bryony    Click for photo Chiddingfold garden
16th - Snail, perhaps white-lipped Cepaea hortensis    Click for photo  
18th – Red admiral Click for photo and comma Click for photo butterflies attracted to moth lure rope   Killinghurst Lane garden
20th - Giant Equisetum, quite profuse this year in more areas of the garden  Click for photo Chiddingfold garden
30th - Garden spider web highlighted by sunlight    Click for photo Chiddingfold garden

 

AUGUST 2021
 

SEEN

WHERE

3rd - Redstart Frensham Great Pond
3rd - Many gatekeepers Click for photo, meadow browns and small white butterflies flitting among the Verbena bonariensis, feverfew and wild marjoram. Bush cricket, possibly Metrioptera brachyptera Click for photo in overgrown chive and mint patch. Chiddingfold garden
3rd - Square stemmed St John's wort     Click for photo Chiddingfold garden
5th - Female white admiral butterfly Limenitis camilla   Click for photo Hindhead garden 
7th - Young sparrowhawk grooming itself on the summerhouse   Click for photo Courts Hill Road garden
9th – Juvenile blackcaps feasting on bramble berries   Click for photo Petworth Road garden
10th - Assasin bug Empicoris vagabundus   Click for photo Petworth Road garden
10th – Juvenile common pipistrelle bat found grounded Near Midhurst Road
11th – Juvenile soprano pipistrelle bat found trapped in house    Woolmer Hill
Mid-month – Wood white butterfly      Click for photo Farmland in Haslemere
Mid-month – Poplar hawk moths Click for photo, peach blossom moth Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
16th - Otter spraint, about 3 weeks old, consisting mainly of fish bones    Click for photo Hammer Bottom
18th - Glow-worm  Lawn in Plaistow garden
19th – Mouse spider Scotophaeus blackwalli on wall inside house    Click for photo Petworth Road
21st – Underweight juvenile brown long-eared bat found grounded      Click for photo Chithurst
23rd – Comma butterfly caterpillar     Click for photo Petworth Road
25th - Grass snake among slow worms in compost bin    Click for photo Camelsdale
25th - Underweight juvenile brown long-eared bat trapped in function room. Released 15 September. Lythe Hill Hotel
26th - At least three greater horseshoe bats emerging from derelict stables at dusk. Other bats passing overhead were brown long-eared, common and soprano pipistrelle, noctule and serotine Between Petworth and Midhurst
Late in month - Elephant hawk moth caterpillars on a hardy outside fuchsia    Lion Lane garden
27th – Spider Amaurobius similis in house     Click for photo Petworth Road
29th – Desperately underweight juvenile brown long-eared bat died shortly after being found grounded Wormley
29th – Large roebuck relaxing and grooming itself     Click for photo Petworth Road garden
29th – Gallant-soldier Galinsago parviflora in flower    Click for photo Near The Mill pub

 

JULY 2021
 

SEEN

WHERE

3rd – Pair of young carrion crows attentively watching parent anting on lawn before trying it themselves Petworth Road garden
5th – Young roe deer left sleeping whilst mother forages elsewhere   Click for photo  Petworth Road garden
7th – Baby pipistrelle bat found grounded – taken into care    Elstead
10th/11th – Sawfly caterpillars Neurotoma saltuum   Click for photo Stedham
22nd - Swifts still flying over Haslemere. Also a hen blackbird feeding its chick Near Haslemere Town meadow on 22 July
23rd – Devil’s coach-horse Ocypus olens found on living room carpet   Click for photo Petworth Road
23rd - Dagger moth Acronicta sp. (probably grey dagger)    Click for photo Hindhead garden  
25th – Roe deer and calf browsing in shrubbery    Click for photo Petworth Road garden
20th/21st – Common pipistrelle bat in care gave birth overnight     Click for photo     Hascombe
24th/25th - White parakeet or parrot seen flying high and fast, white belly, coloured wings Over Hammer
26th - Painted lady, comma and peacock butterflies on Buddleia Plaistow garden
27th - Dark crimson underwing moth Catocala sponsa    Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden

 

JUNE 2021
 

SEEN

WHERE

3rd – Several beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo fluttering around shrubs    Click for photo Petworth Road garden
5th -  Male and female wood white butterflies spotted engaging in a courtship display.This is a first for Chiddingfold and proves there is a local colony.   Click for photo Chiddingfold St Mary's churchyard
7th -  Several Alcathoe, brown long-eared, common and soprano pipistrelle bats and a single serotine shortly after sunset Furnace Place
9th – Copper underwing caterpillars Amphipyra pyramidea on Cotoneaster  Click for photo Petworth Road garden
10th - Brown long-eared bat found dead on garden path  Click for photo Plaistow
12th – Jumping spider Salticus scenicus – the first seen here this year  Click for photo Petworth Road garden
12th - 2 bee orchids   Click for photo Woodland garden near Plaistow
12th – Roe deer accompanied by very young fawn   Click for video Petworth Road garden
14th - 2 churring male nightjars and 1 female. Also cuckoo calling Hindhead common, Gibbet side
14th - Palmate newts in garden pond    Click for photo   Hill Road
15th – Hornet apparently foraging for insects in house      Click for photo Petworth Road
15th - Small tortoiseshell butterfly Garden at Plaistow
15th - Meadow brown butterfly Woodland near Plaistow
16th - Dormouse, escaped before weighing; Barn Owl flying in daylight; 3 Wood Mice in separate dormouse boxes  Woodland near Haslemere
16th - 50 common spotted orchids again in flower, plus two more on a new site in the garden beyond a tall hedge.   Click for photo Chiddingfold garden
19th – Silver-studded blue butterfly Click for photo. Also a small hoverfly, probably a female Meliscaeva auricollis  Click for photo Bramshott Common
22nd - Female stag beetle on footpath Behind the Church Centre in Headley Village
23rd – Hoverfly Eristalis horticola resting between sessions hovering to defend territory  Click for photo Petworth Road garden
23rd - Marbled white butterflies, 2 Woodland near Plaistow
23rd – Male and female bullfinch foraging on plants in window box Chiddingfold garden
26th – Juvenile soprano pipistrelle bat found grounded with internal injuries – taken into care  Rushmoor
27th - Toad - a red spot on its 'sticky' looking head, and the left eye was red. Click for photo  Also a baby newt in the pond Pathfields Close garden
27th - Bee with big pollen baskets and a mint moth Pyrausta aurata  Click for photo Pathfields Close garden
28th – Marbled white butterflies on the wing   Click for photo    Killinghurst Lane meadow
29th - Hummingbird Hawkmoth on Red Valerian Garden at Plaistow


MAY 2021
 

SEEN

WHERE

2nd – Two juvenile siskins having bird feeder demonstrated by parent    Petworth Road garden
4th - Speckled wood butterfly in dappled sunshine and natural short grass edge of woodland Chiddingfold garden
7th - Pair of male and female orange tip butterflies fluttering together in dappled sunlight Chiddingfold St Mary's churchyard
7th - Stitchwort, violets and bugle in flower. Wood anemone going over now. Chiddingfold St Mary's churchyard
9th -  Blackcap in a tall mixed hedge Woodside Road, Chiddingfold
11th - Painted lady butterfly, 2, part of invasion seen in Sussex from 8th May        Woodland near Plaistow
12th - A pair of chaffinches Frensham Little Pond cafe
12th - Wood white butterfly, 2, first of the spring brood; 1 painted lady and 1 small copper Wood near Plaistow
13th - Roe deer buck confronting a fox in our garden     Click for photo Camelsdale
13th - St George's mushroom Calocybe gambosa      Click for photo Tower Road Hindhead
13th - Privet hawkmoth on the outside of  our wooden porch      Click for photo Milland
18th -  2 nightingales and several garden warblers and blackcaps Milford Common
20th -  Redstart, male        Plaistow garden
28th – Two great tits anting vigorously for several minutes at edge of lawn Petworth Road garden
28th – Bank vole nibbling off tiny nectar filled buds from Cotoneaster growing up house wall Petworth Road garden
29th – Six species of bat active overnight – common and soprano pipistrelle, brown long-eared, serotine, noctule and barbastelle calls detected over garden Petworth Road
30th - Poplar hawkmoth    Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
30th - Unidentified jewel wasp, of family Chrysididae, searching surface of brick wall in sunshine    Click for photo Petworth Road garden
31st - Turtle dove heard "purring"         Woodland near Plaistow

APRIL 2021

SEEN

WHERE

1st - Blackcap, male seen and heard singing, also chiffchaff singing                  Woodland near Plaistow
2nd - Spider Pisaura mirabilis on our paving   Click for photo Pathfields Close
2nd - House sparrows plentiful, and a heron perched on roof   Click for photo Pathfields Close
3rd - Orange tip butterfly nectaring on purple violets Killinghurst Lane garden
4th - Lady's smock Click for photo, bluebells, forget-me-nots, wood anemones Click for photo, lesser celandine, many native primroses Click for photo, ?dog violet, Viinca minor and major all in flower. Chiddingfold garden
4th - Holly blue and orange tip butterflies Chiddingfold garden
4th - Orange-tip butterfly, male      Plaistow garden
5th – Female Reeves’ muntjac foraging for fallen leaves   Click for video Petworth Road garden
5th - Impressive gorse Click for photo and stand of blackthorn Click for photo in blossom Behind Chiddingfold churchyard
8th – Streamer moth Anticlea derivate Click for photo and purple thorn moth Selenia tetralunaria Click for photo attracted to moth trap Killinghurst Lane garden
11th - Jay, bouncing and searching around in flower border Chiddingfold garden
12th - Several long-tailed tits in camellia bush, landing on hardy fuchsia bush and attracted to and bumping against nearby window pane Chiddingfold garden
12th - Peacock butterfly alternately flitting about and sunning itself Swan Barn Farm
13th - Pair of grey wagtails A couple of miles outside Haslemere
14th - First cuckoo heard along with sightings of tree pipit, willow warbler, linnet as well as male and female stonechats Woolbeding Common
14th - 5 redpolls visiting bird feeders Headley garden
mid-month - Pair of buzzards and pair of carrion crows disputing crown of Douglas fir for several days Woodland near Swan Barn Farm
18th - A single swallow  Farm near Milland
19th - Speckled wood, peacock, orange tip and brimstone butterflies Woodland near Plaistow
19th - Swallows, two Over pastureland near Plaistow
21st - Nightingale and firecrest heard Prestwick Lane, Grayswood
23rd - Robins, two young fledglings, one pecking up ants Garden at Plaistow
24th - A pair of snipe in grass fields Farm near Milland
25th First skylarks of the season Farm near Milland
27th - Holly blue butterfly unusually fluttering about in the sunshine on the bare ground (possibly finding salts on the ground?) and briefly basking   Click for photo Chiddingfold garden
28th - Orange tip butterfly Lion Lane garden
29th - Angle shades moth in porch   Click for photo Tower Road, Hindhead  

MARCH 2021

SEEN

WHERE

Early in month - On roadside verge scarlet elf cap Sarcoscypha austriaca   Click for photo Killinghurst Lane
2nd -  Heavily pregnant Reeves muntjac scuttling across lawn into cover Petworth Road garden
5th - Blackcap female and 4 siskins on bird feeder  Garden at Fernhurst
5th onwards - Three redpolls (1 male, 2 female) visiting – a first for this garden Braeside Close
9th – Buff-tailed bumblebee queen searching bank for nesting place Petworth Road garden
16th – At least six species of bat on the wing on an unusually mild evening. Common and soprano pipistrelles, brown long-eared (social calls), serotine, Daubenton’s, a single Western barbastelle, and a few unidentified Myotis passes. Petworth Road garden
mid-month - Two goldfinches regularly sighted on rose bushes and elder branches Chiddingfold garden
mid-month - Bumble bees flying low and entering daffodil heads; also an unidentified brown butterfly Chiddingfold garden
19th - Lesser spotted woodpecker singing, drumming and eventually also seen Holdfast Lane, Grayswood
20th – Brown long-eared bat investigating loft space   Click for video Petworth Road
20th - Tawny owl landing on trail camera   Click for video Petworth Road garden
21st - Brimstone butterfly, male    Click for photo Near Oaken Wood, near Plaistow
22nd - Brimstone butterflies 3 males, peacock butterfly and bee-fly Bombylius major    Farmland near Haslemere
22nd - Rustic bunting and little bunting Thursley Common
23rd - Brimstone butterfly Chiddingfold garden
23rd - Crossbills, 50 or so,  stonechat pair and a red kite      Black Down
29th -  Comma, peacock, male brimstone butterflies Chiddingfold field
29th -  Barren strawberry in flower, violets, wood anemones in flower Chiddingfold field
29th -  Female brimstone butterfly on primroses Chiddingfold Forest
30th - Holly blue butterflies, 2 Garden at Plaistow
30th - Pair of swallows Hankley Common power lines
31st -: Wood sorrel in flower Beacon Hill woodlands

FEBRUARY 2021

SEEN

WHERE

1st/2nd -  Pied blackbird - nowhere near an albino, just white feathers intermingled with the black Lion Lane garden
6th - Blue tits frequenting a nest box in bright sunshine Lion Lane garden
12th - Red kite being mobbed by a crow Beacon Hill
13th – Drowsy fox awakening after a nap on a snowy lawn     Click for photo Petworth Road garden
mid-month - Pair of small brindled beauty moths Apocheima hispidaria Click for photo and a pale brindled beauty moth Phigalia pilosaria in moth trap Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
20th - Peregrine falcon Hascombe
20th - About 50 jackdaws circling noisily as a flock, many flying in pairs. No mobbing target visible. Over Swan Barn Farm
24th - Red admiral butterfly   Garden at Plaistow
26th - Male brimstone butterfly Highcombe Edge, Hindhead
26th – Bank vole scavenging seeds beneath bird feeder     Click for photo Petworth Road garden

JANUARY 2021

SEEN

WHERE

3rd - First redwing of the winter     Click for photo Wood in Ifold
5th - Fox at bird table in daylight Lion Lane garden
9th - Hair ice. The fungus Exidiopsis effusa creates this ice on rotten wood; it is rarely seen.    Click for photo Waggoners Wells
10th – Roe buck in velvet and two does together with a Reeve’s muntjac Petworth Road garden
13th - Frog moving around garden Lion Lane
17th - Shrew scampering around on garage floor beneath parked cars Petworth Road
24th – Fox bemused by deep snow. Later, two young roe gambolling in snow before joining mother to browse on yew       Click for photo Petworth Road garden
25th – Goldcrest visiting Abutilon megapotamicum regularly for insects over a few days Pathfields Close
26th – Redwings feasting on ivy berries Click for photo and 21 other species spotted including a fine jay Click for photo, song thrush Click for photo, and long-tailed tit Click for photo  Ifold garden

DECEMBER 2020

SEEN

WHERE

Throughout month - Reeve's muntjac seen several times Tower Road garden, Hindhead
1st - 2 red kite, 1+ sparrowhawk, 40+ crossbills Black Down
1st - Little egret     Click for photo Waggoners Wells
2nd – Two rose-ringed parakeets Psittacula krameri at bird feeders. Probably a first sighting in this area.    Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
4th -  First winter male siskin at bird feeder    Click for photo Garden at Ifold
10th - Goldcrest Hill Road garden
11th - Siskin on bird feeder Hill Road garden
12th – Roe deer with two well grown juveniles in attendance Petworth Road garden
13th – Unidentified bumblebee at Mahonia flowers Petworth Road garden
20th - Female crossbill at garden pond Tower Road, Hindhead
21st - Tiny snail (less than  1/2 inch long) on outside of window    Click for photo Pathfields Close
23rd – Redwing   Petworth Road garden
Late in month - Red kite    Click for photo Thursley
Late in month - Fungus - probably Pleurotus dryinus    Click for photo Thursley

NOVEMBER 2020

SEEN

WHERE

3rd – Reeve’s muntjac youngster seeking reassurance from mother whilst foraging    Click for video Petworth Road garden
4th - 2 mute swan (only 2nd record for this site), red kite, 3 buzzard, male and female peregrine, 12 lesser black backed gull, very large numbers of wood pigeon, 3+ green woodpecker, woodlark, skylark, 1+ meadow pipit, 6+ stonechat, 1+ redwing, 5 blackbird, mistle thrush, 9+ Dartford warbler (3 singing males), 2 raven, 4+ linnet, 15+ lesser redpoll, 1+ siskin, 20+ crossbill, Black Down
4th - Red admiral butterfly Black Down
4th - Brambling Top of Chase Lane
5th - Red admiral butterfly Black Down
6th - Swallow, brambling Black Down
6th - Peacock butterfly Black Down
7th - Noctule bat hawking high over trees at midday Black Down
7th -  Red admiral butterfly Black Down
7th -  30+ crossbill Black Down
8th - Adult female goshawk, 30+ meadow pipit Witley Farm
10th - 3 red kite, sub-adult male, adult female and 1st winter female goshawk, 6 sparrowhawk, grey wagtail, 70 redwing, 2+ brambling Black Down
10th – Much bat activity just after dusk – common pipistrelle, serotine, Daubenton’s and barbastelle Petworth Road garden
13th - 2-3 red kite Witley Farm
20th – Badger foraging for seeds beneath bird feeder    Click for video Petworth Road garden
21st - Packet of house sparrows in a hedge Haslemere garden
21st - Pair of goldfinch near stream By Town Meadow
21st – Deer ked Lipoptena cervi Black Down
24th - Red kite overhead Pathfields Close
26th -  First winter grey wagtail    Click for photo Garden at Ifold
30th – Large juvenile raptor, later identified as a buzzard    Click for photo Lindford

OCTOBER 2020

SEEN

WHERE

5th - 2 raven flying over Plaistow garden
5th - Crossbill Over Haslemere
5th - 3-4 cormorant, red kite, 3-4 sparrowhawk, 10+ buzzard, 2 kestrel, 2 woodlark, skylark heard, 6+ meadow pipit, pied wagtail heard, 100+ house martin, 10+ swallow, 13+ stonechat, immature female redstart, redwing/song thrush, 2 blackbird, 2 ring ouzel, 3 mistle thrush, 6+ Dartford warbler, 5+ chiffchaff, 2 raven, brambling, 30+ goldfinch, 8+ lesser redpoll1+ crossbill Black Down
7th - Young common toad Bufo bufo sheltering in dormouse box in company with large yellow slug Limax flavus    Click for photo Imbhams Farm
7th - 2 woodlark, 70+ house martin, 5 redwing, 2 ring ouzel, peregrine falcon Black Down
7th/9th – 2 Ravens calling (and seen) Over Inval, Haslemere
9th - 1st winter female goshawk, 2 brambling, 8 ring ouzel Black Down
10th - 8 ring ouzel Black Down
10th - Ring ouzel Devil's Punchbowl
11th - 2-3 red kite, 4 swallow, 5 stonechat, 70 starling, 30 linnet, 2 yellowhammer Witley Farm
11th - 1st winter female peregrine, common gull Over Hurthill Copse
12th - Snipe, woodlark, 50 redwing, fieldfare, 5 ring ouzel lack Down
14th – Bees nest found during dormouse box checks    Click for photo  Imbhams Farm
14th – Clifden non-pareil moth Catocala fraxini   Click for photo Killinghurst Lane
Mid-month - Family of wild black swans Cygnus atratus well settled at this site. A rare chance to see these birds in the wild in UK. Benbow Pond
17th - 11 Merveille du jour moths Dichonia aprilina found in moth trap Killinghurst Lane
19th - Minotaur beetle Typhaeus typhoeus    Click for photo  Frensham Little Pond
22nd - A few crossbills Hindhead Common
23rd - Yellow-browed warbler, goshawk Black Down
24th – Sparrowhawk with prey – possibly a greater spotted woodpecker    Click for photo Hillgarth Estate, Hindhead
27th - December moth Poecilocampa populi attracted to moth trap    Click for photo  Killinghurst Lane

SEPTEMBER 2020

SEEN

WHERE

1st -  Red kite, 2-3 sparrowhawk,25+ buzzard, kestrel, 13+ swallow, 7 house martin, juvenile whinchat, 4 redstart, 8+ chiffchaff, 2 raven, about 9 spotted flycatcher, juvenile pied flycatcher, 20+ siskin. Also several stonechats, mostly juvenile, Dartford warbler and barn owl. Black Down
6th - Caterpillars of vapourer moth Click for photo and sawfly Click for photo on roses. Also a millipede nearby Click for photo Pathfields Close
7th – Three badgers foraging on lawn Petworth Road garden
7th – 8 -12 raven Black Down
7th/8th - 2 juvenile male goshawk, 2-3 redstart, 2+ spotted flycatcher Black Down
8th - 8+ crossbill, lesser redpoll, grey wagtail, adult male peregrine, blackcap Black Down
9th - Adult hobby Black Down
10th - 4 lesser black-backed gull, 15+ meadow pipit, 35 swallow, 19 stonechat (possibly a site record), whinchat, 7+ Dartford warbler, tree pipit Black Down
10th - Osprey Over Black Down, then over Fernhurst
11th - Male Reeve’s muntjac passing through garden. (Has been heard barking repeatedly in nearby woodland for several days now).   Petworth Road
11th - 20+ Siskin feeding and chattering in conifer trees Furnace Place
11th - 2 tree pipit, 2 hobby mobbing a buzzard, 50 house martin, male peregrine, juvenile/1st winter male ring ouzel, 50+ siskin Black Down
13th – Brimstone moth     Click for photo Furnace Place
13th - Painted lady butterfly on Verbena bonariensis     Click for photo Headley garden
13th - Moth trap captures: sexton beetle with mites visible Click for photo, dusky thorn moth and August thorn moth Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
14th - 2 Southern hawker dragonflies  Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
14th - Saffron bolete Leccinellum crocipodium  Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
14th - Juvenile female hobby, swift, spotted flycatcher, 400 house martin, 30 siskin, woodlark Black Down
15th - Clouded yellow butterfly Black Down
15th - Woodlark, 1+ skylark, 13 crossbill, 17+ stonechat, ring ouzel, 7+ Dartford warbler Black Down
15th - A few bats on the wing - common and soprano pipistrelles, brown long-eared and serotine. Surprisingly few bats and insects seen despite warm evening. Midhurst Common
16th - Green woodpecker pecking on a bank Chiddingfold garden
17th - Wheatear, 2 woodlark Black Down
17th - Red-legged shield bug  Pentatorma rufipes    Click for photo Ifold
18th - 8+ lesser redpoll, probable redwing, spotted flycatcher, 6-9 woodlark (possibly a record autumn count for this site) Black Down
20th - Hummingbird hawkmoth - the first for a couple of years Stedham garden
20th - Merveille du jour moth Dichonia aprilina     Click for photo Killinghurst Lane garden
21st - Speckled wood butterfly in pristine condition Petworth Road garden
22nd - Female dark bush cricket Pholidoptera Griseoaptera    Click for photo Ifold
25th – Nine adult and juvenile goldfinches at bird feeder as well as usual great, blue, coal and marsh tits, bullfinches, nuthatches, robins and dunnocks Petworth Road garden
28th – Nursery web spider Pisaura mirabilis found perched on haversack   Click for photo Chase Fields
28th – 3 red kite, 30+ crossbill, 100 house martin Black Down
29th – Red kite, sparrowhawk, 6+ buzzard, male kestrel, 2-3 woodlark, 1+ skylark, 17+ meadow pipit, 15 house martin, 4+ stonechat, 2 blackbird, 2 song thrush, ring ouzel, 7+ Dartford warbler, 7+ chiffchaff, 3 raven, 3 linnet, 5+ lesser redpoll (and possibly flock of ca.40 seen poorly and distantly), 8+ siskin,14+ crossbill Black Down
30th – Southern hawker dragonfly (female) Aeshna cyanea    Click for photo Ifold