Updated: Jun 28
Our wildlife spotters saw a variety of species during April. More insects are being recorded as we move into the warmer months and, as expected, lots of bird sightings and nest building activities were reported.
One of our wildlife spotters recorded two slow worms in their garden. These legless lizards can usually be seen just after rainfall and particularly love compost heaps. Read our tips for helping reptiles in your garden, here.
Blackbird, Turdus merula: 5
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus: 1
Buff-tailed Bumble-bee, Bombus terrestris: 2
Early Grey moth, Xylocampa areola: 1
Dark-edged Bee-fly, Bombylius major: 1
Dunnock, Prunella modularis: 3
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis: 8
Honey-bee, Apis melifera: 2
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus: 2
Magpie, Pica pica: 1
Peacock butterfly, Inachis io: 2
Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes: 1
Robin, Erithacus rubecula: 5
Rose Aphid / Greenfly, Macrosiphum rosae: 100
Tawny mining bee, Andrena fulva: 1
Slow worm, Anguis Fragilis: 2
Small Black Ant, Lasiusniger: 15
Starling, Sturnus vulgaris: 5
Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus: 12
Wren, Troglodytestroglodytes: 1
10-spot Ladybird, Adalia decempunctata var. decempustulata: 1
We received these fantastic photos, too:
Keep sending in your submissions, and if you haven’t taken part already, please share your sightings with us – every record received helps us build a more accurate picture of the Manhood Peninsula*.
How can I get involved with this survey?
Sending us a record of your wildlife sightings is simple, just make a note of the date and location of the sighting, and use these notes to fill out a wildlife recording sheet. To download a wildlife recording sheet and see full details on how to submit records and photos, visit our Find Wildlife From Home survey page.
*This survey is specifically receiving submissions of wildlife sightings seen on the Manhood Peninsula, below Chichester, which includes the parishes of Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering & Bracklesham, Hunston, North (and South) Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.