Recent Bird records (South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon)

3rd August

3 Redstart Chipping Sodbury Common

2nd August

Marsh Harrier + 3 Garganey on the Cotswold Water Park pit 74

Sandwich Tern at Chew Valley Lake

Marsh Harrier + 7 Curlew Sandpipers at Northwick Wetlands

31st July

3 Wood Sandpipers + Spotted Redshank Northwick Wetlands

28th July

Now 3 Wood Sandpipers at Northwick Wetlands plus lots of common waders


Recent Insect sightings (south Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon)

Late July Clouded Yellow, White-letter Hairstreak and Brown Hairstreak should now be on the wing

3rd August

Clouded Yellow at Severn Beach

31st July

Out of our area I saw 15+ Silver-Spotted Skippers ( a new butterfly for me ) at Aston Rowant

30th July

Clouded Yellow at Semington

4 Brown Hairstreaks at the Cotswold Waterpark


Silver Spotted Skipper © 2014 Mark Coller

Silver Spotted Skipper

Small Skipper © 2014 Mark Coller

Small Skipper