Archive for October 25th, 2006

25th October 2006, Wednesday

First Sussex record of the lesser water boatman Arctocorisa germari.

Yesterday while carrying out pond surveys at Hastings Country Park Local Nature Reserve Peter Hodge found a single male Arctocorisa germari. This is the first sussex record of this mainly northern species and has only been recorded once before in the RX area at Dungeness.

More information and pictures of the species can be found at the following links:

www.hydrobiologie.com/Makrozoobenthos.html

www.boxvalley.co.uk/nature/sns/wad48/w48-10.htm

25th October 2006, Wednesday

Recent news from Combe Haven Valley

Tuesday 24th

A marsh harrier was seen hunting over Filsham Reedbed, a black redstart and ring ouzels were also seen in the valley and at Glyne Gap. A buzzard was seen soaring over Monkham Wood.

Monday 23rd

A dartford warbler, a ring ouzel, water pipits and 30 stonechats were present in the area. The highlights of visible migration were a brambling and a tree sparrow.

Records reported by Joe Dickens on wildhastings.