Updated: Jun 28
While August was not a predictable month for the weather, our volunteers were reliable in recording and submitting their wildlife sightings. In the fifth month of our survey, a total of 69 records were submitted! We now have volunteers regularly contributing their wildlife sightings, seen at FLOW project improved wetland sites – it’s great to see the results of your landscaping work supporting a wide range of species. Well done to all who braved the wild weather to carry out their surveys, last month! If you are interested in wildlife recording, our FLOW project team are currently looking for volunteers to independently survey the following sites: ~ Rymans House pond in Apuldram ~ Easton Lane at the Sidlesham/ Earnley parish border ~ The relic canal in NorthMundham Contact us to learn more about independent surveying.
Read August’s survey results, below.
Blackbird, Turdus merula: 2
Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus: 3
Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris: 12
Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto: 3
Common blue butterfly, Polyommatus icarus: 1
Common carder bee, Bombus pascuorum: 5
Common soldier beetle, Rhagonycha fulva: 5
Dunnock, Prunella modularis: 3
Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus: 6
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis: 12
Grass moth, Chrysoteuchia culmella: 1
Great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major: 1
Green Shieldbug nymph, Palomena prasina: 1
Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus: 2
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus: 2
Hoverfly, Syrphida family: 20
Ladybird, Coccinellidae family: 20
Large White butterfly, Pieris brassicae: 11
Linnet, Carduelis cannabina: 2
Long-bodied Hoverfly, Sphaerophoria scripta: 1
Magpie moth, Abraxas grossulariata: 1
Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina: 2
Mint moth, Pyrausta aurata: 1
Mining bee, Andrenidae family: 3
Nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis: 2
Peacock butterfly, Aglais io: 2
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta: 2
Robin, Erithacus rubecula: 1
Silver Y moth, Autographa gamma: 1
Small White, Pieris rapae: 3
Speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria: 3
Tapered Drone fly, Eristalis pertinax: 1
Wood pigeon, Columba palumbus: 2
7-spot Ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata: 5
Check out the photos we received:
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.