January’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

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!

 

January’s results:

Species 

No. Seen 

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 

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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