June

Places to visit

June and July are the quietest months, apart from Quail, Honey Buzzard and Nightjar which are late arrivals most birds are settled down breeding.

I tend to go out looking for Butterflies in June and July

Forest of Dean is a great place to visit with breeding Nightjar, Goshawk, Firecrest, Wood Warbler, Redstart, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, Tree Pipits and many other warblers

Salisbury Plain can also be good if passing through, if you are lucky you could find Montague’s Harrier, Stone Curlew, Hobby, Whinchat, Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove or Quail, early mornings are best.

TOTAL SPECIES I HAVE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR (213)

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

May Sightings

28th

Red Necked Phalarope at Slimbridge

27th

Gull Billed Tern at Saul

26TH

2 Honey Buzzards over Lower Moor Farm Gloucestershire

Black Kite over Great Bedwyn Wiltshire

25th

Red Necked Phalarope and Gull Billed Tern at Slimbridge

21st

Nightingale singing in Kingsgate Park Yate

2 Garganeys at Northwick Warth

Bee-eater flew over Seven Springs Gloucestershire

6 Black Terns on pit 74 of the Cotswold water Park

Red Footed Falcon at Bentley Woods Wiltshire

18th

Wood Sandpiper at Coombe Hill Meadows

17th

Honey Buzzard over Chew Valley Lake

15th

Purple Heron flew east over Brinkworth

13th

2 Montagu’s Harriers, Stone Curlew, Barn Owl, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Partridge and 6+ Red Kite on Salisbury Plain (213)

Spotted Sandpiper still at Portbury Wharf

Golden Oriole at Leigh Wood Bristol

12th

Spotted Sandpiper still at Portbury Wharf

11th

Spotted Sandpiper at Portbury Wharf

9th

5 Hobby, Nightingale, Cuckoo, Red Kite, Garden warbler, Whitethroat, Cettis warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and 6 Common Terns on the Cotswold Water Park (212)

Spotted Flycatcher on Chipping Sodbury Common

Osprey flew over Filton Bristol

7th

10+ Swift, Wheatear, Whinchat, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Chiffchaffs on Chipping Sodbury Common

Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 18 Dunlin were on Northwick Warth.

6th

Osprey, 2 Hobby and 4 Red Kites over Chew Valley Lake

American Green Heron at Llanmill Pembrokeshire (208)

5th

Dartford Warbler on Salisbury Plain

Glaucous Gull still at Wootton Bassett

2nd

5 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Red Legged Partridge and a Common Sandpiper on Chipping Sodbury Common (206)

 Large Red Damselfly, Yate
Large Red Damselfly, Yate

Kestrel, Chipping Sodbury
Kestrel, Chipping Sodbury 

Green Heron
Green Heron

Gadwall, Yate
Gadwall, Yate