JULY

Not much happening with birds this month, a few early breeding summer migrants will be on the move south, end of the month waders will be on the move in good numbers so take a look at any coast or inland lake! If we get south west winds towards the end of the month then Cornwall is the place to be for sea birds such as Cory’s Shearwaters.

July is one of the best times for butterflies with maximum number species flying! Already we have some Continental Swallowtails on the south coast !


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

12th July

Spoonbill at the Cotswold Water Park on pit number 74, also 1 Greenshank and 1 Whimbrel this morning

11th July

Garganey at Chew Valley Lake

9th July

Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 little egrets, 5 little ringed Plover at the Cotswold Water Park on pit number 306 this evening

7th July

10 Common Scoter at Chew Valley lake

 

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

11th

Lesser Emperor Dragonfly again at Chew Valley lake from the Stratford hide

8th July

The White-letter Hairstreak and Purple Emperor butterfly are now on the wing.