Welcome to my wildlife sightings blog, the idea is to share information on the area covered by South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the old county of Avon, in other words the general area around Bath and nearby counties.

I have a linked twitter page if you would like to send me any of your sightings or photos, the more interesting ones I may list on the blog page.

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

JUNE 2014


11 Red Kite with 24 Buzzard at lansdown Bath


4 White Storks over Bath Parade Gardens at 7.15pm


An adult Mediterranean Gull at Northwick wetlands


2 Red Kites over Bath at 12.20pm

15th + 16th

Hoopoe at Ashton Keynes on the cricket pitch


A female Marsh Harrier at Northwick wetlands


Red Kite at Marshfield


300+ Stock Doves at Marshfield


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


Bentley Woods Wiltshire, The first Purple Emperor was out near the east car park, a late Small pearl bordered fritillary was in the eastern clearing, many silver washed fritillary and white admiral were in the woods.

Pearl Bordered Fritillary Copyright 2014 Mark Coller

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary

White Admiral Copyright 2014 Mark Coller

White Admiral

Marbled White Copyright 2014 Mark Coller

Marbled White

23rd + 24th

A Male Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Chew Valley from the Stratford bay hide.

Silver Washed Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary are on the wing as are the first White Admirals.