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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.

 

 

 

Diary Entry April 30 Weather 18C, Cloudy with sunny periods with a light breeze and dry. Another visit to Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, Somerset with another picnic lunch in North Hide.

Birds Sighted: Bittern. Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Hobby, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, Robin, Swift, Wheatear, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon and Wren. Cuckoo heard.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Green Veined White, Orange Tip, Peacock, Small White and Speckled Wood.

Damselflies Sighted: Azure, Blue Tailed, Large Red and Variable.

Dragonflies Sighted: Hairy

Other Sightings: Common Lizard

 

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Diary Entry April 19 Weather 22C, Sunny with scattered clouds, a light breeze and dry.

Our springtime visit to Charterhouse , Blackmoor Reserve and The Forest of Avon, Somerset where Dandelion flowers were gathered for winemaking from the Hazel Manor woodland.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Jackdaw, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Robin, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Green Veined White, Orange Tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.

Other Sightings: Adders (fighting, or mating you decide), Grass Snakes (swimming) and Grey Squirrel.

 

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Diary Entry April 11 Weather 13C, Scattered clouds with sunny periods, light breeze and dry. Another visit to Canada Farm Lake at Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve and Hawk and Owl Trust Somerset with a picnic lunch.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Little Egret, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pochard, Raven, Reed Bunting, Robin, Shoveler, Starling, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon and Wren. Bitterns heard 'booming'.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Green Veined White, Large White, Orange Tip, Peacock and Speckled Wood.

Damselflies Sighted: Large Red.

 

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Diary Entry March 24 Weather 11C, Sunny with scattered clouds, blustery winds and dry. Another visit to Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, Somerset with a picnic lunch in North Hide.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cattle Egret, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, Robin, Shoveler, Starling, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Comma, Peacock and Red Admiral.

 

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Diary Entry February 27 Weather 17C, Sunny with calm winds and dry. Another unusually warm day for February prompted a  visit to Sand Point and Middle Hope, Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset and a picnic lunch on the pebble beach at Middle Hope.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Curlew, Great Tit, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Robin, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, Woodpigeon and Wren.

 

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Diary Entry February 26 Weather 17C, Sunny with light winds and dry. An amble around Backwell Lake, Backwell, North Somerset.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Gadwall, Great Tit, Grey Herron, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Raven, Robin, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Comma and Red Admiral.

 

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Diary Entry February 22 Weather 13C, Sunny with scattered clouds, calm winds and dry. A morning stroll around Poets Walk and Clevedon Sea Defences (curtailed by the ongoing works at the Blind Yeo Outfall) and so inland along the Blind Yeo.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Goosander, Great Tit, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Little Egret, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Reed Bunting, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Butterflies Sighted: Red Admiral.

 

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Diary Entry February 14 Weather 13C, Scattered clouds with sunny periods, calm winds and dry. Another sunny visit after a chilly start to RSPB Ham Wall Somerset with our usual picnic lunch whilst enjoying the view of Glastonbury Tor.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Lapwing, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Raven, Robin, Shoveler, Snipe, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Woodpigeon and Wren.

 

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