for tracking purposes only.
The birds of
Yate 1st July 2020
We had a mixed flock of Tits passing through our garden in the morning. An Adult Long-
Coal Tit [Juvenile]
Wapley Bushes NNR & Yate 6th July 2020
Me & Dad popped back to Wapley Bushes NNR near Yate for another look. We saw Large Skipper, Marbled Whites, Comma, Gatekeeper, House Sparrow, Meadow Grasshopper, Common Field Grasshopper & Ringlets. While I was photographing a Small Tortoiseshell, Dad spotted a White-
Small Skipper [Male]
Yate 7th July 2020
I did some more garden Wildlife photography today. House Sparrows, Common Starlings & Common Swifts. The Swifts seemed to be very few & far between in our area. Also some Barn Swallows and House Martins.
House Sparrow [Male]
House Sparrow [Juvenile]
Patchway & Wapley Bushes NNR 10th July 2020
We saw a Holly Blue feeding on Brambles near Patchway in the morning. Me & Dad went back to Wapley Bushes NNR for a third look for Butterflies. The Marbled Whites were still on the wing, but looking a bit worn & tatty. Common Field Grasshoppers were in the long grass & were easily flushed with Meadow Grasshoppers. Also seen were Small Skippers, Cuckoo Bumblebee, Ringlets, Common Wasp, Commas, Wasp Mimic Hoverfly, Speckled Wood, Great Pied Hoverfly, 7 Spot Ladybird, Gatekeeper, Large White, Small White & Common Swift.
Wasp Mimic Hoverfly
Great Pied Hoverfly
Large White [Male]
Small White [Female]
Yate & Marshfield 12th July 2020
In the morning, we saw a Small Tortoiseshell feeding on Buddleia in our garden during the morning. In the evening, we popped to Marshfield to listen for Quail. We saw & heard plenty of Corn Buntings around the area. One Corn Bunting showed very well off in Rushmead Lane. Also Yellowhammer was heard singing & one showed very distantly. A flock of Linnets flew around the fields & a Greenfinch was seen as well. A Juvenile Little Owl showed well basking in the evening sunlight. After listening around the fields near Down Road & Shirehill Lane, no Quail were heard calling so we went back home.
Little Owl [Juvenile]
Somerset Levels 21st July 2020
We headed to the Somerset Levels to look for Bitterns & Bearded Tits. We started at Ham Wall RSPB. We saw Red Soldier Beetles, Blue-
Common Field Grasshopper
Common Blue [Male]
Common Darter [Male]
Blue Tit [Juvenile]
Ruddy Darter [Male]
Reed Warbler [Adult]
Meadow Brown [Female]
Carrion Beetle [Thanatophilus rugosus]
Yate 22nd July 2020
We saw one of this year's Hoglets in our garden during the early evening that had got separated from it's Mum. We put it back in the tunnel where it's mum was so hopefully it's going to be fine.
(We saw Mum and all three Hoglets later that night on the trailcam).
Yate 24th July 2020
A few Butterflies in our garden included Peacock Butterflies, Female Brimstone on buddleia, Speckled Wood & Red Admiral. A Green Shield Bug landed on the roof above the porch. A Juvenile Wood Pigeon showed well in our garden mid afternoon.
Wood Pigeon [Juvenile]
Wood Pigeon [Juvenile]
Yate 26th July 2020
A Female Gatekeeper was present in our garden during the morning. We heard the birds screeching and saw a Female Sparrowhawk had made a surprise visit in the afternoon. After it was gone, the Common Starlings came back up & perched on the hedge. A couple of Large Whites were also of note.
Lizard Orchid 10th July 2020
We popped out to see this Lizard Orchid, which was in full flower by the main road near Yate. It was good to still that it is still holding on at this site, although we didn’t see as many as we have in other years.
Summer Moths Part II in Yate 18th July 2020
We put the Moth trap out last night as it was over a month since we last had it out. This morning I was interested to see what was going to be inside on this occasion. The species included Vine's Rustic, Common Rustic, Scalloped Oak, Dark Arches & Shuttle-
Common Rustic agg.
Stone & Yate 19th July 2020
After not going to Portland to see the Rose-
House Martin [Adult]
Common Buzzard [Adult]
Small White [Pair]