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OUT AND ABOUT WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS T - Z

The following tables list mainly North Somerset wildlife sightings, the frequency of their sightings, when last seen, where seen and notes.

The RSPB UK Garden Bird ranking can be found within notes.

 


BIRDS

SEEN LAST SEEN WHERE NOTES

TAWNY OWL

 

RARELY

RESIDENT

17 MAY 2018*

PREVIOUSLY SEEN
02 JULY 2017

27 DECEMBER 2016

25 DECEMBER 2016

11 DECEMBER 2016

10 OCTOBER 2016
29 MAY2016

20 APRIL 2016

25 MARCH 2016

25 FEBRUARY 2016

28 JANUARY 2016

01 JANUARY 2016

25 DECEMBER 2015

RSPB HAM WALL, SOMERSET. 2018 No 64 RSPB GARDEN BIRD.

*CHICKS

TEAL

FREQUENTLY

RESIDENT

25 DECEMBER 2018

PREVIOUSLY SEEN
25 SEPTEMBER 2018

28 DECEMBER 2017

25 DECEMBER 2017

19 SEPTEMBER 2017
20 MARCH 2017

27 DECEMBER 2016

25 DECEMBER 2016

11 DECEMBER 2016

10 OCTOBER 2016
29 MAY2016

20 APRIL 2016

25 MARCH 2016

25 FEBRUARY 2016

28 JANUARY 2016

01 JANUARY 2016

25 DECEMBER 2015

SHAPWICK HEATH NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET. 2018 No 77 RSPB GARDEN BIRD.

TREECREEPER

OCCASIONALLY

RESIDENT

14 JUNE 2017

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

20 MARCH 2017

11 DECEMBER 2016

05 APRIL 2016

25 MARCH 2016

21 FEBRUARY 2014

13 MAY 2012

PRIDDY MINERIES, STOCK HILL, SOMERSET.

2018 No 46 RSPB GARDEN BIRD.

2017 No 47.

2016 No 47.

2015 No 53.

2014 No 40.

2013 No 46.

2012 No 47.

2011 No 50.

TREE PIPIT

 

RARELY

VISITOR

05 OCTOBER 2018

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

14 JUNE 2017

22 JULY 2016

06 JUNE 2014

14 OCTOBER 2012

KEWSTOKE, SAND BAY, NORTH SOMERSET.

 

TUFTED DUCK

FREQUENTLY

RESIDENT

25 JANUARY 2019

PREVIOUSLY SEEN
24 JANUARY 2018

28 DECEMBER 2018

25 DECEMBER 2018

17 DECEMBER 2018

19 OCTOBER 2018

25 SEPTEMBER 2018

17 MAY 2018

19 APRIL 2018

05 APRIL 2018

07 MARCH 2018

16 FEBRUARY 2018

14 JANUARY 2018

28 DECEMBER 2017

 

SHAPWICK HEATH NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET.

2018 No 71 RSPB GARDEN BIRD.

TURNSTONE

FREQUENTLY

RESIDENT

18 FEBRUARY 2016

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

25 OCTOBER 2015

28 DECEMBER 2014

31 OCTOBER 2014

29 DECEMBER 2013

KINGSTON SEYMOUR SEA DEFENCES, NORTH SOMERSET.  

WATER RAIL

RARELY

RESIDENT

27 DECEMBER 2016

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

13 APRIL 2016

22 NOVEMBER 2015

25 DECEMBER 2014

28 SEPTEMBER 2014

29 JUNE 2014

26 FEBRUARY 2012

WESTHAY MOOR NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET.

 

WAXWING

RARELY

VISITOR

03 JANUARY 2011 BLAGDON LAKE, BLAGDON, NORTH SOMERSET

2018 No 72 RSPB GARDEN BIRD.

2017 No 75.

2016 No 75.

2015 No 73.

2014 No 67.

2013 No 42.

2012 No 73.

2011 No 48.

WHEATEAR

FREQUENTLY

VISITOR

05 OCTOBER 2018

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

28 AUGUST 2018

21 AUGUST 2018

21 MAY 2018

28 AUGUST 2017

14 SEPTEMBER 2016

25 OCTOBER 2015

07 SEPTEMBER 2015

26 AUGUST 2015

16 AUGUST 2015

25 MAY 2015

24 APRIL 2015

31 OCTOBER 2014

26 SEPTEMBER 2014

24 AUGUST 2014

13 APRIL 2014

06 OCTOBER 2013

KEWSTOKE, SAND BAY, NORTH SOMERSET.

 

WHIMBREL

FREQUENTLY

VISITOR

24 APRIL 2015

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

26 SEPTEMBER 2014

24 AUGUST 2014

28 APRIL 2013

KINGSTON SEYMOUR SEA DEFENCES, NORTH SOMERSET.

 

WHINCHAT

RARELY

VISITOR

21 APRIL 2013

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

06 MAY 2012

PORTBURY WHARF NATURE RESERVE, PORTBURY, NORTH SOMERSET.

 

WHITE FRONTED GOOSE

RARELY

VISITOR

19 MAY 2012 KEW ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, LONDON  

WHITE STORK

RARELY

VISITOR

24 MAY 2016 CLEY MARSHES, NORFOLK.  

WHITETHROAT

OCCASIONALLY

VISITOR

15 JUNE 2018

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

06 MAY 2018

04 MAY 2016

23 MAY 2015

17 MAY 2015

04 MAY 2015

06 JUNE 2013

WESTHAY MOOR NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET.  

WHITE WAGTAIL

RARELY

VISITOR

02 NOVEMBER 2017

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

24 AUGUST 2013
NT TYNTESFIELD, NORTH SOMERSET.  

WHOOPER SWAN

RARELY

VISITOR

17 FEBRUARY 2017 SHAPWICK HEATH NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET.  

WIGEON

FREQUENTLY

RESIDENT

25 JANUARY 2019

PREVIOUSLY SEEN
25 DECEMBER 2018

22 DECEMBER 2018

10 OCTOBER 2018

07 MARCH 2018

16 FEBRUARY 2018

28 DECEMBER 2017

25 DECEMBER 2017

08 NOVEMBER 2017

17 FEBRUARY 2017

20 JANUARY 2017

27 DECEMBER 2016
25 DECEMBER 2016

02 NOVEMBER 2016

10 OCTOBER 2016

12 JUNE 2016
20 APRIL 2016

25 MARCH 2016

25 FEBRUARY 2016

28 JANUARY 2016

01 JANUARY 2016

25 DECEMBER 2015

BLAGDON LAKE, BLAGDON, NORTH SOMERSET. 2018 No 79 RSPB GARDEN BIRD.

WOOD DUCK

RARELY

VISITOR

13 JANUARY 2013 BACKWELL LAKE, BACKWELL, NORTH SOMERSET. FIRST SIGHTED AT BACKWELL LAKE 16 JANUARY 2011

ALSO SEEN 20 MAY 2012 AT LONDON WETLANDS CENTRE

 

WOOD SANDPIPER

 

RARELY

VISITOR

 

24 AUGUST 2013 RSPB HAM WALL, SOMERSET.  

YELLOW WAGTAIL

RARELY

VISITOR

24 AUGUST 2013 RSPB HAM WALL, SOMERSET.  

 

 

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TEAL (Anas crecca)

Family - Anatidae. Swans, ducks and geese.

Length - 34 to 38cm. Wingspan - 58 to 64cm. Weight - 250 to 400g. Lifespan - 10 to 15 years.

Conservation Status - Secure.

Seen - All year round on freshwater marshes, wet moors and heaths.

Eats - Small aquatic invertebrates, fly larvae, and seeds from shallow water while upending or dabbling.

Nests - A down lined hollow near water from April to June. 8 - 11 eggs. 1 brood.

 

The smallest European surface feeding duck. It is agile and quick in flight taking off almost vertically, usually seen in small flocks. The male has a chestnut and green head and often appears dark. It has a grey body with a white stripe above the wing and a yellow patch near it's tail. The female is similar to a small female Mallard with a green speculum.

 

Male

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ANIMALS AND AMPHIBIANS

SEEN LAST SEEN WHERE NOTES
         

 

 

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BUTTERFLIES, INSECTS AND MOTHS

SEEN LAST SEEN WHERE NOTES

TICK

OCCASIONALLY  

 

28 AUGUST 2018

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

15 MAY 2015

 

 

CATCOTT NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET.  

VARIABLE DAMSELFLY

RARELY

17 MAY 2018

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

06 MAY 2018

27 AUGUST 2017

25 JULY 2017

21 MAY 2017

28 AUGUST 2015

10 JULY 2015

23 MAY 2015

04 MAY 2014

RSPB HAM WALL, SOMERSET  

WALL BROWN

RARELY 05 OCTOBER 2018

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

18 JULY 2018

22 AUGUST 2017

15 AUGUST 2016

09 AUGUST 2016

15 MAY 2015

11 AUGUST 2013

KEWSTOKE, SAND BAY, NORTH SOMERSET.  

WHITE-LEGGED DAMSELFLY

RARELY 01 JUNE 2017

 

PREVIOUSLY SEEN

 

GREENDOWN NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET.  
 
 
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