Friday, 16 October 2015

Farlington Marsh and other sites

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) at Farlington Marsh
On 12th October I visited Cissbury Ring hoping to see the Ring Ouzels. It was cloudy, windy and cold so I left after an hour. The Yew tree was covered in berries. On 14th I met Mark at a site near Kemptown Racecourse where we checked for Long-tailed Blues.
On 15th I visited Farlington Marsh where Bearded Tits have been reported recently. It was my first visit to this interesting Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust coastal site. There were plenty of water birds and I shall return on a sunny, calm day when the Bearded Tits will be more likely to show themselves.
Cissbury Ring yew covered with red berries
Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
Saw-Wort, Serratula tinctoria
Sneezewort 'The Pearl', Achillea ptarmica
view over Brighton

Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Dunlin, Calidris alpina

Field Maple, Acer campestre
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum
Knotted Wrack, Ascophyllum nodosum
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
Little Egret
Perennial Sow-thistle, Sonchus arvensis
Rock Samphire, Crithmum maritimum

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