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  Garden 18th

January 1

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Bristol and Avon Bird

Sightings

Forest of Dean 1st July 2013

We went to the Forest of Dean to look for a special bird called a Firecrest which I have never seen. We started at Speech House where a bird had been seen and heard, but no sign. There were other birds on site including, Nuthatch, Juvenile Great Tit and Robin. There were Adult Great Tits as well as Blue Tits. We saw 4 Grey Squirrels on the fence. There was quite a lot of Stock Doves feeding on the stumps and on the ground. We also saw two Great Spotted Woodpeckers a Adult Male and a Juvenile. We had a close encounter with a Jay which was feeding in front of us but it was mostly chucking bits of seeds around. We went to Nagshead RSPB to look for three Summer migrants - Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Wood Warbler. We were on our way to the Lower Hide when we stopped to look under a piece of wood, and underneath was a Slow Worm which is a legless lizard. Further down we saw a Male Broad bodied Chaser perched on the bramble at the wrong angle which was annoying! We had a brief view of a female Redstart with a juvenile but I didn't see the male sadly. We walked back through a meadow where there were loads of Ringlets flying around and one perched nicely in the grass. In the woods we found a light coloured Moth which was a Light Emerald. A new Moth for me! Me and dad went on the Long Trail to look for Wood Warbler. We heard it before we had very brief views of this delightful Warbler. Further down we saw another Moth - this time it was a Red - necked Footman and there was another one nectoring on the flowers.  We didn’t see any Pied Flycatchers, so I wondered if they had left for Africa already. No Firecrests either. Hopefully will catch up with it one day!

Great Spotted Woodpecker [Juvenile]

Nuthatch

Great Tit [Juvenile]

Grey Squirrel close up

Stock Dove

Jay flicking food about

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Lizard Orchids 2nd July 2013

We stopped off on the way home from work to look at some Lizard Orchids which have been growing next to a main road.

July 1  2013

Inglestone 8th July 2013

We went to Inglestone Woods to see if the White Admiral Butterfly  was out. There was a Comma flying around the hedgerow and I saw it perched with it's wings closed so the white C was visible. When we approached the bridge over the stream there were loads of Beautiful Demoiselles flying around, and a couple perched on the stones. We saw a nice Male perched quite close to our side of the bank. There was also a lot of Silver - washed Fritillaries on the wing but we did see two perched briefly, no females were seen. The others were all flighty as it was very hot. We also saw three Skippers as well - Small and Large Skipper and the third one we couldn't identify, but we thought it might have been an Essex Skipper.


Comma

Beautiful Demoiselle [Male]

Large Skipper

Large Skipper

Sliver - washed Fritillary [Male underside]

Sliver - washed Fritillary [Male]

Small Skipper

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Slow Worm

Ringlet

Light Emerald

Red - necked Footman