January’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Updated: Jun 28

Our weather systems have brought plenty of rain, and hinted at a few flurries of snow, but our local birds have not been discouraged from their usual activities. You saw a good range of birds this month, along with a few hoverflies and a hedgehog!


A highlight of these sightings is the Kestrel. Although often seen flying over farmland, this bird has actually suffered a big decline in numbers over the last few decades. There are a variety of projects currently investigating this issue and so far, they have noted that use of rodenticides appear to be a key factor.


The wildlife sightings you send us are always uploaded to the central records database, iRecord, to ensure that conservation researchers have access to them. Keep recording – a common sighting to you could become useful data!

Read January’s results, below.


Species

Blackbird, Turdus merula: 4


Carrion crow, Corvus corone: 2


Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto: 10


Coal tit, Periparus ater: 2


Green Woodpecker, Picus viridis: 1


Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus: 1


Herring Gull, Larus argentatus: 2


House Sparrows, Passer domesticus: 10


Hoverfly, Meliscaeva auricollis: 1


Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus: 1


Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus: 2


Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus: 1


Robin, Erithacus rubecula: 1



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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.

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