28th December: Regular Common Seal at Weston Shore - seen again on 30th and 31st.
28th December: Black Redstart, male Blackcap and adult Mediterranean Gull at Spitfire Quay area of Woolston. THe Black Redstart was reported there two days previously.
27th December: Black-necked Grebe seen at Eling, unusual in this area.
27th December: Lesser Bloody-nosed Beetle active at Butser Hill.
26th December: 3 Hen Harrier (one male and two female) at Black Gutter Bottom.
25th December: Brambling flock at Mark ash Wood, also reported on 19th December and seen again on 28th December.
25th December: 90 Golden Plover back on playing fields at Wide Lane, Eastleigh. Flocks of Siskins and Redpolls at Lakeside Park, Eastleigh. Black Redstart reported at a building site just north of Lakeside Park.
22nd December: Great Grey Shrike seen at Homesley Passage in the New Forest
19th December: Single Common Sandpipers at both Riverside Park and Windy (Horseshoe) Bay.
15th December: Hedgehog active in a garden at Cromarty Road, Lords Hill.
12th December: A male Hen Harrier seen at Shatterford in the new Forest.
10th December: Female Ruddy Duck and Mediterranean Gull still at IBM, North Harbour.
10th December: Very late report of Red Admiral in a garden at Cobbett Road, Bitterne. Also Comma reported at Browndown.
9th December: Four Red Kites seen circling over Park Hill, East Meon. 230 Common Gull counted on two fields west of East Meon village. Also 6 (very nervous)male Teal on River Meon near its source at South Farm.
8th December: A very late worker Bombus terrestris bee on Mahonia at Bitterne Precinct.
7th December: Mottled Umber Moth seeking shelter from bad weather at Sparsholt College.
5th December: Off Brownwich Shore 2 (pair) of Common Scoter and the same pair of Red-breasted Merganser as seen yesterday. At least 50 Great Crested Grebes too.
4th December: In calm conditions off Brownwich Shore a considerable number of birds seen including 108 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, one Great Northern Diver, 160 Brent Goose, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Black-back Gulls, 2 Red-breasted Mereganser (pair) and 2 Scaup (pair with the grebes).
30th November: Grey Phalarope still at Badminston GP's - first seen on 18th November.
28th November: Influx of Leach's Storm Petrel in Solent - a least one seen at Hillhead.
26th November: Escaped Cape Barren Goose and also 6 Barnacle Goose on the meadows at Titchfield Haven.
26th November: Peregrine Falcon passed NW over central Bitterne at dusk.
26th November: Two late Red Admiral Butterflies seen at Broughton.
25th November: A juvenile Spoonbill seen on mud in Langstone Harbour west of Farlington Marshes. Also a Snow Goose, amongst Canada Goose flock on the marshes.
22nd November: Insects still active in the Durley area included 7-spot Ladybird, Common Wasp & Drone Fly.
22nd November: Hawfinch seen at Anses Wood and pair of Ravens over Ragged Boys Hill.
18th November: Feathered Thorn Moth at Old Bursledon.
17th November: Late reports of Painted Lady, Speckled Wood and even Small Copper in the Gosport area.
11th November: A very interesting local bird record - a Little Auk seen by several observers on the Itchen between Northam Bridge and Cobden Bridge, mainly in the Windy Bay area. One, probably the same bird, was seen at Weston Shore the previous day.
7th November: Another Southern Hawker Dragonfly Aeshna cyanea at Homesley Inclosure in the New Forest.
6th November: Marsh Harrier, Pintail, Ruff and 11 Avocet reported at Farlington Marshes.
6th November: Southern Hawker Dragonfly Aeshna cyanea still flying at West Hoe Cemetery, Bishops Waltham.
4th November: Hornet still active at Great Goswell Copse, Beaulieu.
3rd November: Reports of late Speckled Wood and Painted Lady butterflies at Bursledon.
31st October: Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta at IBM North Harbour (Cosham).
29th October: Female Ruddy Duck and a Mediterranean Gull at IBM, North Harbour (Cosham).
28th October: 10 species of moths in light trap at Hazeldene, Bursledon including The Streak, 2 Red-green Carpet and Feathered Thorn.
27th October: Small Copper & Painted Lady butterflies both seen at Longslade Bottom in the New Forest.
26th October: 30 Crossbills at Set Thorns Inclosure in the New Forest.
24th October: A late Swallow seen on the birdwatch at Hayling Oysterbeds.
23rd October: Small White butterfly seen south of Wickham. Also two of the Giant Ichneumon Rhyssa persuasoria at Hawkhill Inclosure in the New Forest.
21st October: Hornet seen at Thornhill Park Wood and hoverfly Eristalis pertinax on ivy at Donkey Common, Bitterne.
19th October: High tide roosts of Turnstone & Ringed Plover at Lepe. 48 of the former and about 50 of the latter.
18th October: At Southbourne on the cliff 30+ Clouded Yellows still active, also Painted Lady, Common Blue, Small & large Whites and Crucifer Shieldbug here.
17th October: Hoverflies Rhingia campestris and Helophilus pendulus on ivy at Hall Lands, Fair Oak. Hornet here as well.
16th October: The rare Tulip (= Adriatic) Mussel Modiolus adriaticus (two empty shells) seen on a seashore survey at Chessel Bay. The Zebra Spider Salticus scenicus and Speckled Wood butterfly also seen here.
15th October: Redwings reported to have arrived at Pundhill Inclosure in New Forest.
14th October: Southern Hawker Dragonfly at Great Goswell Copse, Beaulieu.
12th October: At Sparsholt College insects seen today included Small White and Hornet (both on Lauristinus blossom) and Brimstone butterfly (2), Vapourer Moth, Kidney-spot Ladybird and the spider Araneus marmoreus var. pyramidatus.
12th October: Small Copper, Vapourer Moth, Fox Moth (larva) and Red-tailed Bumble Bee queen all seen at Stockbridge Down.
11th October: Autumn Soldier Fly Sargus bipunctatus reported at Cemetery Road, southampton Common.
10th October: Speckled Wood butterfly still flying at Silverdale Road, Lower Shirley.
8th October: Firescrest heard singing at Millyford Bridge in the New Forest.
2nd October: Large White butterfly in centre of Winchester and Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria on Ivy near to the station at Winchester.
1st October: Nine L-album Wainscots seen in a moth trap at Old Bursledon - also 3 Feathered Ranunculus, 2 Pine Carpet and one Cypress Carpet here.
29th September: Small White still flying in central Bitterne.
28th September: Two Ravens seen over Hursley village - not far from the east of Ampfield Wood.
27th September: The autimnal soldier fly Sargus bipunctatus seen at Swift Road, Woolston today. Also several Speckled Wood in nearby Archery Road Rec Ground.
26th September: Buzzard heard calling over the north of Southampton Common.
25th September: Box Bug seen on ivy blossom in Southampton Old Cemetery. Also Hornet, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Comma and several common hoverfly species.
25th September: First Marsh Tit seen at the Hawthorns Centre since 1991. They used to be quite common on The Common prior to about 30 years ago.
24th September: Pale Tussock Moth larva and both Parent & Woundwort Shieldbugs found at Monk's Brook Greenway. Several Clouded Yellows seen at Warren Farm near Needs Ore, Beaulieu.
21st September: Spiked Shieldbug Picromerus bidens found at Peartree Green - probably a first record for here.
21st September: Some autumnal species of moths attracted to moth lamp in rather poor conditions at Valley Park including Beaded Chestnut, The Sallow & Barred Sallow. Also the micro - Argyrethsia goedartella rather late in the year.
19th September: A female Great Diving Beetle attracted to a UV light at Hall Lands, Fair Oak. Also 27 moth species here including 7 Dusky Thorn, a White Point and a 2nd brood Burnished Brass.
19th September: At moth lamp at Blackberry Terrace in Bevois Valley an L-album Wainscot Moth seen.
19th September: Muntjac Deer heard barking in eastern part of Ampfield Wood. Comma, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies still flying there.
13th September: A Lobster Moth larva beaten off of Pedunculate Oak and Hedgehog Gall Andricus lucidum found at Royal Victoria Country Park at Netley.
12th September: Alot of interesting records on Dibden & Fawley Inclosure Field Meeting - see Field Meeting Records.
6th September: Female Red-breasted Merganser at Warsash was highlight of SNHS Field Meeting.
5th September: Wood Cricket heard at Jurd's Lake so there is still a colony here. Interesting hoverfly seen at Grange Fields, Netley identified as Epistrophe grossulariae.
31st August: Hoverfly Xanthogramma pedisequum identified in a North Baddesly garden.
27th August: At Ramsdean Down on north side of Butser Hill a glow-worm larva, a female Oak Eggar Moth and 2 Silver-spotted Skippers seen.
25th August: Report of the uncommon Rhopalid bug Liorrhysus hyalinus at Nursling Substation.
24th August: Silver-spotted Skipper feeding on knapweed flower at an apparent new site near to Bishop's Waltham.
24th August: Two interesting migrant moth records today - Hummingbird Hawkmoth at Silverdale Road, Shirley and Ni Moth at Kathleen Road, Sholing.
20th August: Four Silver-spotted Skippers seen at Old Winchester Hill and the eggs of this butterfly also discovered on the blades of Sheeps Fescue Grass. Three more Silver-spooted Skipper seen at Butser Hill on 21st.
19th August: A moth lamping at Bird Field, Valley Park was very successful. 60 species seen incluing Bordered Sallow, Double Kidney, Small wainscot and two interesting marsh land Pyralids Witlesia pallida and Calamotropha paludella. Also Eared Leaf hopper Ledra aurita.
19th August: Four Silver-washed Fritillary and Gold-ringed Dragonfly at Ampfield Wood (East).
18th August: Lesser Stag Beetle seen in East Meon village. On the slopes above East Meon Church (Vineyard Hole) 2 Clouded Yellow, the micro-moths Pyrausta nigrata & P.purpuralis plus an uncommon snail Helicella itala.
16th August: Toadflax Pug and 2 White Point Moths were the highlights of a moth almp in a September Close, West End garden. Also probable Red Underwing flying over.
16th August: Female Oak Eggar moth found in a garen at September Close, West End.
16th August: Unusual late date record of a nesting Greenfinch feeding young in a cypress tree in agarden at Blackfield.
16th August: Interesting hoverfly Chrysotoxum festivum in central Bitterne garden on Japanese Anemone - new to here.
15th August: 39 moth species seen at a piblic moth lamp/bat walk at Zionshill Copse, Valley Park including Lesser Swallow Prominent, White Point & Silky Wainscot. Also probably the scarce micro Caloptilia falconipenella.
15th August: Record of the rather scarce longhorn beetle Paracorymbia fulva at Mottisfont Gardens today - another seen west of Houghton in west Hampshire on 2nd August.
14th August: Two Old Lady Moth, The Herald and an interesting micro thought to be Monopis obviella at a moth almp at Silverdale Road, Shirley.
13th August: Grayling Butterfly at Stephill Bottom, Pigbush and Roesel's Bush Cricket and 11-spot Ladybird at Inchmery Shore, Exbury.
11th August: 4 Stonechat seen at Ramsdean Down, Butser Hill and also 2 rare Chalk Carpet Moths seen here.
11th August: Wooland Grasshopper Omocestus rufipes and hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum reported in Lords Wood today.
11th August: Second brood Dingy Skipper recorded at Badminston near Calshot and Wall Brown at Efford near Lymington.
11th August: Hummingbird Hawkmoth caterpillar seen in a garden north of Fair Oak.
9th August: Green-veined White butterfly in central Bitterne garden.
8th August: Large numbers of Soprano Pipistrelle Bat at Old Alresford Pond. Also Small China-mark Moth and spiders Larinioides sclopetaria & Araneus marmoreus var pyramidatus here.
8th August: An uncommon ground bug Rhyparochromus pini found at Lords Wood and Omocestus rufipes Woodland Grasshopper widespread there.
8th August: Lesser Stag Beetle and the Sexton beetle Nicrophorus interruptus seen at night at Tredgauld's Copse, Valley Park.
8th August: Small Tortoiseshell butterfly and hoverflies Eristalis horticola & Volucella inanis in a garden in Shirley. There does seem to be a lsight increase in Tortoiseshells again but they are still low in number.
7th August: Migrating Wheatear and a single Silver-spotted Skipper on east sie of Butser Hill.
7th August: Interesting hoverfly Scaeva selentica at moth lamp at Tadburn Valley, Romsey. Also both Dusky & Canary-shouldered Thorns here.
5th August: Two Silver-spotted Skippers (first of year) at Oxenbourne Down.
4th August: Turtle Dove heard south of West Meon - they have been scarce again this year.
3rd August: Dark Green Fritillary and Clouded Yellow on north side of Butser Hill.
1st August: 10+ Rosy Footman Moth at a moth lamp at Hazeldene, Bursledon (unusual numbers) - also The Peacock Moth here.
31st July: 925 Painted Lady's counted a Magdalen Hill Down Extension, Winchester - most were on marjoram. 2 Clouded Yellows, including a helice female also at Magdalen Hill.
31st July: The second brood of Brimstone and Comma out in Lords Wood as was Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum.
29th July: Old Lady Moth out in central Bitterne.
28th July: Two Ravens seen at Hockham Valley/Small Down, East Meon.
28th July: A Clouded Yellow seen at Small Down near East Meon. Over 50 Painted Ladies on Creeping Thistle at nearby Wether Down.
27th July: Early report of Wasp Spider Argiope at Curdridge.
27th July: Second brood Small Blue out at Portchester Chalkpit - 3 seen.
26th July: The diurnal Tortrix moth Pammene aurana seen on Higweed at the Hawthorns Centre on Southampton Common.
25th July: Large Marsh Grasshopper singing at Wilverley Bog & Acres Down in New Forest.
24th July: A Raven seen at Butser Hill.
21st July: A parasitic Deer Fly Lipopterna cervi seen in a house in central Bitterne.
19th July: Longhorn Beetle Strangalia quadrifasciata at Lords Wood.
19th July: Juvenile Cuckoo reported at Marlborough Deep in the New Forest.
16th July: Over 300 Painted Ladies seen at Magdalen Hill Down, most of them on Marjoram.
16th July: White Admiral & Silver-washed Fritillary still flying in Lords Wood. Speckled Wood & Peacock reappeared there on 17th.
15th July: At least 80 Crossbills seen in Lordswood. More seen an area of alder woodland on 18th.
12th July: Silver-washed Fritillary near Court Leet on Southampton Common and Purple Hairstreak south of Hawthorns Centre. No sign of Red-veined Darters at Boating Lake.
12th July: Recorded Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum on Marjoram in central Bitterne garden.
10th July: 6 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 1 female Broad-bodied Chaser and 4 Gold-ringed Dragonflies recorded at Lords Wood.
10th July: Record of Purple Hairstreak butterflies associated with ash trees at Old Bursledon Nature Haven.
9th July: Report received late: Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen at Priory Close, Hamble - not many of these so far this year.
9th July: 4 Marbled White was slightly surprising for Peewit Hill. Also Golden-ringed Dragonfly there.
7th July: White Admiral still present in Gypsy Mile area of Lords Wood.
5th July: Report received late: White Admiral seen at West Wood, Netley
4th July: An interesting micro moth seen at Daffodil Field, Exbury identified as Ochsenheimeria tuarella - first for Hampshire coast west of Solent.
4th July: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker amongst tit flock at Lords Wood.
3rd July: Southern Hawker Dragonfly at Gypsy Mile, Lords Wood.
2nd July: An early Vapourer Moth seen on Southampton Common.
2nd July: At least two male Red-veined Darter Dragonflies and an ovipositing pair of the same species on the Boating Lake at Southampton Common. At least one there the previous day.
1st July: Recent reports (not necessarily this date) of White Admiral at Telegraph Woods and Silver-washed Fritillary at Old Bursledon.
1st July: First report of Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria this year. It was seen on Buddleia at Heath Road, Sholing.
30th June: 70 species of moth seen in a moth trap at Hazeldene, Old Bursledon included Lobster Moth, White L Wainscot, Large Emerald, Blackneck & Lunar-spotted Pinion.
30th June: First two Marbled White reported at Lords Wood this year.
29th June: Single White Admiral & Silver-washed Fritillary seen at Greenwood, Durley. Also Giant Horse Fly Tabanus sudeticus at Kytes Lane, Durley and Hornet at bramble at Greenwood Lane.
28th June: Around 40 White-letter Hairstreaks on the elms at Peartree Close/Peartree Green. 46 of them earlier counted there on 20th/21st June.
28th June: Silver-washed Fritillary seen at Honeysuckle in Lords Wood today.
28th June: An interesting bee Anthophora bimaculata at Hedge Woundwort in central Bitterne.
27th June: Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly seen at Tool's For Self Reliance Meadow, Netley Marsh.
26th June: A colony of Adonis Ladybirds on Yarrow at the site of the former ambulance station carpark south of Charlotte Place, Southampton. The lead grey larvae of Solomon's Seal Sawfly Phytamocera aterrima causing devastation in East Park.
25th June: 3 White Admirals seen at Lords Wood. One more seen there on 28th.
22nd June: 6 Comma (summer brood), 1 Red Admiral and 2 Ringlet recorded in Lords Wood.
21st June: Marbled White, Ringlet and summer brood Comma all flying at Southampton Old Cemetery. Moths active there included Mother Shipton, Burnet Companion and one of the Five-spot Burnets.
18th June: Hoverfly Myathropa florea recorded in Lords Wood.
16th June: Three Ringlets, the first, flying in Lords Wood.
15th June: 4 Silver-washed Fritillaries seen in Lords Wood. Two of these were along the Gypsy Mile, running north from Coxford Road, and Broad-bodied Chaser the bumble bee Bombus hypnorum also seen here.
15th June: First Southampton records of Dahlmann's Leatherbug at Lord's Wood - associated with Sheeps Sorrel. This was recorded at the 'Scarce Seven-spot Ladybird' site. Earlier reports at the same site, of the hoverfly Helophilus trivittatus on 8th June and the ground bug Aphanus rolandri on 13th May.
14th June: Small Skipper out in large quantities at Lords Wood - 11 seen
14th June: Silver-studded Blue out at Soarley Bottom in the New Forest
12th June: At Lords Wood there were reports of Azure Damselfly, the hoverfly Volucella pellucens, Spotted Longhorn Beetle and the micro moth Nemophora degeerella.
11th June: Swifts seen nesting at Bitterne Catholic Church
9th June: White Point Moth and two scarce hoverflies - Criorina berberina & Chalcosyrphus nemorum seen in the Alver valley at Gosport.
9th June: Currant Clearwings and the larvae of Garden Tiger Moth larva (on Rhubarb) in a garden in central Gosport.
8th June: At least four Tree Bumble Bees Bombus hypnorum seen on Sweetbriar Rose and Himalayan Bramble in Hatch Bottom area of West End. Also a record of Garden (= Bracken) Chafer here - very uncommon around Southampton.
8th June: A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly at Fleming Park plus Demoiselle Agrion Calopteryx virgo damselfly along Monks Brook here.
6th June: First report of Meadow Brown locally at Lords Wood. More were seen at Fleming Park on 7th June and at Hatch Bottom, West End on 8th June.
4th June: An exceptionally early Marbled White seen at Magdalen Hill Down. Meadow Brown were already appearing here on 27th May.
2nd June: Woodcock roding at Sky's Wood, Valley Park. Over 60 moths recorded at light here including Red-necked Footman & Poplar Lutestring.
2nd June: 2 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries seen in Homesley Inclosure. The first report in SW New Forest was for 31st May. Also an Adder swimming in one of the streams in the wood.
2nd June: Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly Libellula depressa recorded in a Fair Oak garden.
31st May: Several specimens of the hoverfly Brachypalpoides lentus attracted to the damp clay of forestry vehicle tracks at Ampfield Wood.
30th May: 55 species recorded at a moth lamp at Tredgould's Copse, Valley Park including 5 Little Thorn and the scarce Tortrix Olindia schumacherana.
29th May: 22 Painted Lady butterflies on Pyracantha near Bitterne Leisure Centre.
25th May: Blue tit nest in an old metal sign post pole in the Galley Down area east of Bishops Waltham - an unusual nest site.
25th May: Longhorn Beetle Agapanthia villosovillosoviridescens, glow-worm larva & 'bird-dropping' weevil Polystomos albinus seen at Old Winchester Hill.
25th May: Bumble Bee Bombus hypnorum seen on a white Japanese Rose in central Bitterne.
25th May: Painted Lady feeding on red valerian in a central Bitterne garden and at least 30 seen whilst driving from central Southampton to Bitterne in afternoon - all flying north.
24th May: Mother Shipton Moth and Slender Groundhopper all seen at Moorgreen Meadows. Several Painted Lady's and Common Blues's in the Hedge End area. Longhorn Stenurella melanura, Emperor Dragonfly and Crucifer Shieldbug near Priors Hill Copse and also Large White caterpillars on Garlic Mustard at Hound village.
24th May: Start of invasion of Painted Lady butterflies, they were reported in two gardens in the Shirley area and 4 were seen on Dames Violet in a Fair Oak garden. They were also abundant at Wilverley in the New Forest & Common Green Grasshopper Omocestus viridulus singing here too.
23rd May: Orange-tip reported in Lords Wood.
22nd May: 20 species of moth recorded at Hall Lands, Fair Oak at a mothlamp including Pale Prominent, form unicolor of Common Pug, Waved Umber, The Shears & Figure of Eighty.
21st May: The hoverfly Helophilus trivittatus seen at ox-eye daisy at Windy Bay. Also 2 Azure Damselflies Coenagrion puella there.
21st May: House Martins seen nesting in St Denys area - they are now quite rare nesting birds in Southampton.
20th May: Male Stag Beetle seen at Silverdale Road, Lower Shirley - first of the year.
19th May: 4 Duke of Burgundy butterflies seen at Noar Hill
15th May: Spotted Flycatchers seen in the Wootton Bridge area of the new Forest.
11th May: Small Copper already flying at Southampton Old Cemetery.
11th May: Hornet seen in Sky's Wood, Valley Park - first of the year.
10th May: Beautiful Demoiselle Damselfly Calopteryx virgo at Homesley Inclosure and Pearl-bordered Fritillary now flying in the new Forest.
10th May: Cuckoo heard in the Mincingfield Lane area of Durley. Not amny this year except in New Forest.
4th May: Lesser Whitethroat reported at Ashley Walk in the New Forest.
1st May: An uncommon woodlouse predating spider Harpactea hombergi found at Chessel Bay.
25th April: Hoverfly Epistrophe eligans seen flying around Sycamores at Horseshoe Bridge, Northam.
22nd April: Two Wheatears seen at Wilverley.
21st April: The first House Martins have arrived at Sparsholt College NW of Winchester.
20th April: Holly Blue reported from central Shirley and another in the Weston Park area.
20th April: Garden Warbler singing at Lakeside Park, Eastleigh.
18th April: White-throated Sparrow still showing well near the carpark at Old Winchester Hill.
17th April: Ring Ouzel at Old Winchester Hill and White-throated Sparrow still showing well there.
17th April: 2 Frosted Green Moths and a Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus humator seen in a garden moth lamp at Old Bursledon.
16th April: Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies out at Magdalen Hill Down near Winchester.
16th April: 3 Little Gulls at Weston Shore
15th April: A pure white Fallow Deer seen south of Mark Ash Wood in the New Forest with 3 normal individuals.
14th April: Ar least 20 Avocets, 4 Spotted Redshank, a female Goosander and a Cackling Canada Goose reported at Needs Ore.
14th April: Cuckoo calling at Woodfidely in the New Forest
13th April: First Odonata report of 2009 - Large Red Damselfly at Titchfield Haven.
12th April: 100 Carrion Crows counted at Weston Shore.
11th April: An American White-throated Sparrow at Old Winchester Hill - apparently it arrived their last autumn on 7th November.
11th April: Cuckoos heard in three places in the New Forest ie Hawkhill, White Shoot & north of Acres Down. Tree Pipit also in the Hawkhill area.
10th April: 5 Crossbills seen on Scot's Pine at Lords Wood. On 16th & 25th March three Crossbills were seen on Larch in Lords Wood.
10th April: A Peregrine Falcon passed E overcentral Bitterne at 08:30am.
8th April: Report of Common Lizard at Windy (= Horseshoe) Bay, Northam - this is a new site.
8th April: An early Nightingale heard in West Wood at Netley.
7th April: A very early report of Stag Beetle at Gosport.
6th April: Willow Warbler heard singing in Lords Wood.
6th April: 5 Small tortoiseshells at Magdalen Hill Down - these have been scarce this year.
6th April: Speckled Wood butterfly at Old Bursledon.
5th April: Redstarts have arrived at Mark ash Wood in the New Forest.
4th April: Red Mason Bee Osmia rufa (on rosemary) and 2 Peacock butterflies in a garden at Silverdale Road
28th March: Somewhat outside our area but Sand Martins & Swallows seen at Woolmer Forest in east Hampshire.
27th March: 514 Mediteranean Gulls reported at a site in the SE of the New Forest!
27th March: Hoverflies including Melangyna sp and Syrphus ribesii on Forsythia at a garden at Short Road, Hillhead. Also Red-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus lapidarius, first report of the year, here plus Lawn Bee Andrena fulva.
21st March: Bee Fly Bombylius major on plum blossom at Chessel Bay. Butterflies here included an early Small White. An abundance of Sea Slaters Ligia oceanica seen during the litter pick.
20th March: First report of Lawn Bee Andrena fulva this year - at Eastleigh Cemetery.
19th March: Comma butterfly and both Juniper and Green Shieldbugs seen at Campbell Road, Eastleigh.
19th March: First reports of Bee Fly Bombylius major this year from Belmont Road and Great Covert Woods.
18th March: Comma butterfly, hoverfly Rhingia campestris and the Hairy-footed Flower Bee Anthophila plumipes active in a garden at Silverdale Road, Shirlewy.
18th March: A Red Admiral seen in agarden at Cobbett Road, Bitterne.
17th March: Red Admiral, Peacock, Brimstone and 2 Kidney-spot Ladybirds seen at Sparsholt College.
15th March: 20 Brimstone butterflies, 1 Comma and 1 Peacock butterfly seen in area between Anderwood and Mark ash in the New Forest. Also several Firecrest singing in the same area.
12th March: Tawny Owls calling a Hum Hole in Bitterne.
12th March: 30 Palmate Newts and several larvae of the Giant Cranefly Tipula maxima seen in Hum Hole Ponds at Bitterne.
7th March: Lesser spotted Woodpecker and Hawfinch at Brinken Wood in New Forest. Wood lark at Fletcher's Green.
2nd March: First shieldbug of the year seen - Hawthorn Shieldbug at central Bitterne.
28th February: Firecrest singing in Mark Ash Wood and Skylark singing at Dur Hill Down. A Reed Bunting and two Cetti's Warblers singing at Upper Titchfield.
27th February: 2 Brimstones seen by River Test at Romsey.
27th February: A Brimstone butterfly seen at Solent Avenue, Hillhead - the first of the year.
26th February: A Comma butterfly seen in Lords Wood - first report of the year.
26th February: First hoverfly report of the year - a Drone Fly Eristalis tenax at Portchester Castle. More seen at Hillhead the following day.
24th February: A dead Polecat found run over near Sparsholt College.
22nd February: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming at Denny Lodge Inclosure. Woodlark singing at Shatterford.
21st February: Red Admiral on Southampton Common and a Buzzard soaring over The Avenue.
16th February: First Red Admiral of the year in a central Bitterne garden. Not surprising as it was the warmest day of the year so far.
15th February: A Peregrine Falcon passed south over Southampton Common. 6 Siskins on birches south of Ornamental Lake on The Common.
15th February: No information
14th February: 2 Woodlarks at Acres Down in the New Forest
8th February: Siskin singing in Holmhill Inclosure, Hawfinches singning in Wood Crates and Raven over Acres Down
7th February: Brambling recorded at North Oakley Inclosure
1st January: Woodcock at Peewit Hill, Common Snipe at Badnam Creek, Bursledon, male Blackcap on Peartree Green and Rock Pipit at Sea Road, Woolston.