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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.

 

 

JUNE 2022

 

Covid infection rates are on the rise again.

 

Diary Entry June 30 Weather 11.4C Min, 19.8C Max. Cloudy with sunny intervals, winds from the West, South West averaging 3.4 MPH and gusting to 14.9 Max with rain.

 

Four Spotted Chaser and Black Tailed Skimmer dragonflies were seen in the garden for the first time this year.

 

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Diary Entry June 21 Weather 10.9C Min, 23.6C Max. Sunny and partly cloudy with winds from the North, North West averaging 1.8 MPH and gusting to 10.2 Max with no rain.

 

A Southern Hawker dragonfly was seen in the garden for the first time this year.

 

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Diary Entry June 16 Weather 12.0C Min, 26.3C Max. Sunny and partly cloudy with winds from the West, North West averaging 1.7 MPH and gusting to 10.7 Max with no rain.

 

A Banded Demoiselle damselfly was seen in the garden and  I had to take evasive action to avoid a Grass Snake crossing the road whilst out on a tour around Kingston Seymour on my bicycle.

 

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Diary Entry June 14 Weather 8.8C Min, 22.3C Max. Sunny and partly cloudy with winds from the North West averaging 2.7 MPH and gusting to 12.3 Max with no rain. A visit to Stock Hill and Priddy Mineries, Somerset with a picnic lunch overlooking Mineries Pool.

 

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Coot, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, Mallard, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Wood Pigeon and Wren..

Butterflies Sighted: Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, and Speckled Wood.

Damselflies Sighted: Azure and Large Red.

Dragonflies Sighted: Broad Bodied Chaser, Downy Emerald, Four Spotted Chaser, Emperor and Hairy.

Moths Sighted: Burnet Companion, Burnet Six Spot, Chimney Sweeper and Forester.

Other Sightings: Common Lizard, Roe Deer and Smooth Newt.

 

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Diary Entry June 13 Weather 13.4C Min, 19.9C Max. Sunny and partly cloudy with winds from the West averaging 4.4 MPH and gusting to 14.0 Max with no rain.

 

A pair of Red Kites and a Hairy dragonfly were seen overflying the garden.

 

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Diary Entry June 07 Weather 10.0C Min, 20.6C Max. Sunny and partly cloudy with winds from the North averaging 3.4 MPH and gusting to 17.0 Max with rain.

 

A Silver Y moth was found sheltering on the garden gate.

 

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Diary Entry June 02 Weather 8.8C Min, 22.1C Max. Sunny and partly cloudy with winds from the South, South West averaging 2.4 MPH and gusting to 13.2 Max with no rain. A visit to Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, Somerset with a picnic lunch in the Lake Hide.

 

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, Hobby, Jackdaw, Little Egret, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Robin, Swallow, Woodpigeon and Wren. Bittern heard.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White and Speckled Wood.

Damselflies Sighted: Azure and Blue Tailed.

Dragonflies Sighted: Four Spotted Chaser, Black Tailed Skimmer, Hairy and Southern Hawker.

 

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MAY 2022

 

Covid infection rates continue to fall.

 

Diary Entry May 28 Weather 11.6C Min, 19.5C Max. Sunny intervals, winds from the North averaging 3.8MPH and gusting to 14.9 Max with no rain.

 

A rare sighting of a Greenfinch in the garden.

 

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Diary Entry May 17 Weather 12.2C Min, 23.6C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the South averaging 4.4MPH and gusting to 20.8 Max with rain showers.

 

A Large Red damselfly and Painted Lady butterfly were seen in the garden for the first time this year.

 

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Diary Entry May 09 Weather 11.8C Min, 22.1C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the South, South West averaging 3.7MPH and gusting to 18.1 Max with no rain.

 

A Black Tailed Skimmer was the first dragonfly to be seen in the garden this year and although late and fewer in numbers Swifts have arrived in Clevedon.

 

 

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Diary Entry May 08 Weather 9.3C Min, 21.5C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the North East averaging 2.1MPH and gusting to 10.2 Max with no rain.

 

First Blue Tailed damselfly and Chiffchaff seen for the  first time in the garden this year.

 

Starlings monopolize the bird bath much to the annoyance of a Blackbird pair raising a brood nearby.

 

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Diary Entry May 04 Weather 11.1C Min, 16.8C Max. Sunny, winds from the West averaging 4.6MPH and gusting to 15.6 Max with no rain.

 

Robin seen nest building in the garden.

 

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APRIL 2022

 

Covid infection rates remain high but are falling.

 

Diary Entry April 28 Weather 6.2C Min, 14.2C Max. Cloudy, winds from the North East averaging 4.8MPH and gusting to 14.9 Max with no rain.

 

House Martins seen for the first time this year overflying the garden. Sparrowhawk, Bee Fly, Holly Blue and Bats also seen.

 

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Diary Entry April 25 Weather 6.2C Min, 16.3C Max. Cloudy, winds from the North East averaging 4.8MPH and gusting to 14.9 Max with no rain.

 

Grey Heron seen for the first time this year overflying the garden. Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Small White and Bats also seen.

 

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Diary Entry April 23 Weather 8.9C Min, 17.7C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the North East averaging 9.8MPH and gusting to 25.7 Max with no rain.

 

Swallow seen for the first time this year overflying the garden.

 

 

Diary Entry April 17 Weather 9.3C Min, 19.4C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the South East averaging 3.5MPH and gusting to 17.0 Max with light rain showers.

 

Fledgling Robin seen being fed by a parent in the garden. Brimstone, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood and Bats also seen.

 

 

 

Diary Entry April 16 Weather 7.7C Min, 21.4C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the North East averaging 1.9MPH and gusting to 14.0 Max with no rain.

 

Small Tortoiseshell seen for the first time this year in the garden.

 

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Diary Entry April 15 Weather 7.5C Min, 19.1C Max. Sunny with scattered clouds, winds from the West, South West averaging 1.6MPH and gusting to 10.9 Max with no rain.

 

Speckled Wood seen for the first time this year in the garden. Swallow seen for the first time year at the Blind Yeo Sluice, Clevedon whilst out and about on my cycle ride. The ride was cut short by a front wheel puncture making it necessary to push the cycle home.

 

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Diary Entry April 13 Weather 8.3C Min, 17.4C Max. Sunshine and showers, winds from the South West averaging 3.4MPH and gusting to 13.1 Max with light rain showers.

 

Brimstone seen for the first time this year in the garden. Bee Fly, Holly Blue, Peacock and Small White also seen

 

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Diary Entry April 12 Weather 10.0C Min, 15.6C Max. Cloudy, winds from the South East averaging 4.0MPH and gusting to 19.9 Max with rain showers.

 

Bats seen feeding over and around the garden pond for the first time this year.

 

 

Diary Entry April 07 Weather 6.7C Min, 11.6C Max. Cloudy, winds from the North, North East averaging 9.2MPH and gusting to 31.9 Max with no rain.

 

Willow Warbler seen in the garden for the first time since 30 July 2019

 

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Diary Entry April 03 Weather -1.2C Min, 10.5C Max. Cloudy, winds from the West, North West averaging 3.2MPH and gusting to 15.8 Max with no rain.

 

Bee Fly and Holly Blue seen for the first time this year in the garden.

 

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Diary Entry April 02 Weather -0.8C Min, 9.7C Max. Cloudy, winds from the North, North East averaging 2.4MPH and gusting to 12.9 Max with no rain.

 

Red Admiral butterfly seen again in the garden.

 

 

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MARCH 2022

 

Diary Entry March 23 Weather 6.8C Min, 19.6C Max. Sunny, winds from the East, North East averaging 2.0MPH and gusting to 12.9 Max with no rain.

 

What I believe to be a Daubenton's Bat was seen feeding over the garden and the adjacent Land Yeo for the first time this year

 

 Earlier a sunny visit to Catcott Nature Reserves, Somerset with a picnic lunch at the Amphitheatre.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great White Egret, Greylag Goose, Jackdaw, Kestel, Lapwing, Little Egret, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Robin, Shoveler, Starling, Teal, Wigeon, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Butterflies Sighted: Brimstone, Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Small White.

Other Sightings: Buff Tailed Bumble Bee

 

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Diary Entry March 22 Weather 8.5C Min, 18.6C Max. Sunny, winds from the East averaging 3.3MPH and gusting to 15.2 Max with no rain.

 

The Commas, a Peacock and for the first time this year a Small White butterfly seen in the garden.

 

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Diary Entry March 21 Weather 3.2C Min, 17.6C Max. Sunny, winds from the East, North East averaging 1.9MPH and gusting to 12.3 Max with no rain.

 

A pair of Comma butterflies seen frequenting the garden for the first time this year.

 

 

Diary Entry March 20 Weather 3.4C Min, 13.0C Max. Sunshine, winds from the East, North East averaging 3.3MPH and gusting to 14.7 Max with no rain.

 

A Peacock butterfly seen patrolling the garden.

 

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Diary Entry March 17 Weather 1.5C Min, 12.8C Max. Sunny AM, Cloudy PM with winds from the West, South West averaging 2.6MPH and gusting to 14.0 Max with no rain. A visit to Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, Somerset with a picnic lunch at The Lake Hide.

Birds Sighted: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Jackdaw, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pochard, Reed Bunting, Robin, Starling, Wigeon, Woodpigeon and Wren.

Butterflies Sighted: Peacock.

 

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Diary Entry March 04 Weather 5.4C Min, 12.2C Max. Sunshine and showers, winds from the North West averaging 3.4MPH and gusting to 14.7 Max with rain showers.

 

Red Admiral butterfly seen patrolling the garden.

 

 

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