December’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Another mild month gave our supporters some good bird-watching opportunities. As expected, most of the reported sightings made in December were of bird species. 

Perhaps the surprising submission of the month was a photo of a Buff-tailed bumblebee. Bumblebees remind us of the spring and summer months, when insects make the most of nectar-filled flowers, however this particular species of bumblebee is often just as active in the winter. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust recommends planting Mahonia, Viburnum x bodnantense, and winter honeysuckle in your garden, to provide a food source over the winter. 

 

Read December’s results, below:

 

Species 

No. Seen 

Blackbird, Turdus merula 

7 

Buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris 

1 

Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis 

1 

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor 

2 

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba 

1 

Robin, Erithacus rubecula 

2 

Rook, Corvus frugilegus 

3 

Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos 

1 

Starling, Sturnus vulgaris 

162 

Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus 

3 

Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes 

1 

December’s photo submissions:

 

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 our ‘Enter a Quick Wildlife Record’ form. You can also submit a photo through this form.

Enter a Quick Wildlife Record

Alternatively, you can upload multiple records at the same time, by filling in one of our recording sheets and submitting this through our ‘Upload Multiple Wildlife Records’ form.

Upload Multiple Wildlife Records
Wildlife Recording Sheet View Printable PDF
Wildlife Recording Sheet Download Fillable Form

*This survey is specifically receiving submissions of wildlife sightings seen on the Manhood Peninsula, below Chichester, which includes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, South Mundham, plus West Itchenor and Birdham.

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