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Diary & Latest WILDLIFE Sightings

A diary of Garden Wildlife Sightings and Out And About Wildlife Sightings sighted mainly in North Somerset.

More information about these sightings can be found by using the appropriate Garden Wildlife Sightings or Out And About Wildlife Sightings links.

The information includes images, how often seen, when last seen, where seen (in the case of Out And About Wildlife Sightings ) and notes.

Wildlife seen daily may no-longer be reported in the Diary.

 

 

DECEMBER 2021

 

Covid infection rates are even higher and increasing numbers of persons behaving as if the pandemic is over continues to make venturing out and about risky.

 

Diary Entry December 25 Weather 5.0C Min, 9.4C Max. Cloudy, winds from the East, North East averaging 2.4 MPH and gusting to 10.9 Max with rain.

A wet Christmas visit to Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve and the Hawk and Owl Trust Somerset with a picnic lunch in the Decoy Hide.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Jay, Lapwing, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Harrier, Mute Swan, Raven, Shoveler, Starling, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Other Sightings : Grey Squirrel.

 

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Diary Entry December 22 Weather 3.5C Min, 6.5C Max. Cloudy, winds from the North East averaging 3.2 MPH and gusting to 11.8 Max with no rain.

 

A Song Thrush was again spotted breakfasting in the garden.

 

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NOVEMBER 2021

 

With covid infection rates still high and many persons behaving as if the pandemic is now over venturing out and about unnecessarily is still too risky. 

 

Diary Entry November 21 Weather 4.8C Min, 10.2C Max. Sunny periods with scattered clouds, winds from the North, North East averaging 4.9 MPH and gusting to 22.2 Max with no rain.

The Woodpigeon population in and around the garden and breeding all year round is such that they now struggle to find enough food.

 

Diary Entry November 09 Weather 9.6C Min, 14.7C Max. Sunny periods with scattered clouds, winds from the South, South West averaging 9.6 MPH and gusting to 10.7 Max with no rain.

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay (last seen 08/11/2019) and Grey Wagtail again spotted in the garden.

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 2021

 

Although fully vaccinated with covid infection rates spiraling upwards unnecessary out and about visits have been temporarily placed on the back burner.

 

Diary Entry October 21 Weather 9.1C Min, 15.2C Max. Sunny periods with scattered clouds, winds from the South, South East averaging 4.7 MPH and gusting to 15.4 Max with no rain.

 

A lone Redwing was spotted in the garden.

 

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Diary Entry October 15 Weather 12.8C Min, 15.1C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the West averaging 1.8 MPH and gusting to 11.8 Max with no rain

The weather station needs attention as it has stopped recording outdoor temperature and humidity. I have removed the radiation shield from the sensor and have evicted spiders and their cobwebs and cleaned the sensor and radiation shield but the weather station still refuses to record outdoor temperature and humidity. Luckily I have backup equipment to use whilst I await and fit a replacement part but unfortunately outdoor temperature and humidity data is missing until November 05.

Complete weather data upto October 15 is available here.

Complete weather data from November 05 onwards is available here.

 

 

Diary Entry October 14 Weather 10.5C Min, 17.3C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the West averaging 1.6 MPH and gusting to 12.9 Max with no rain.

 

A juvenile Song Thrush hogs the bird bath making the most of the absence of the multitude of Blackbirds which regularly use the facility.

The Blackbirds were too busy stripping berries from the Cotoneaster planted nearby.

 

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Diary Entry October 03 Weather 9.0C Min, 15.5C Max. Cloudy, winds from the West, South West averaging 2.9 MPH and gusting to 21.3 Max with rain.

 

The first of many visits to the garden this month by Grey Wagtails. Three were sighted during one visit feeding on and around the garden pond on October 06.

 

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