for tracking purposes only.
The birds of
Dumfries & Galoway
Scotland & North east
Chipping Sodbury & Yate 1st September 2021
Me & Dad had walk around Chipping Sodbury Common. A couple of Common Redstarts were seen briefly. We found a Magpie Moth on the common as well. A couple of Juvenile Whinchats were on their first migration to Africa. In our garden that evening, Mum found a Brimstone Moth.
Chew Valley Lake 5th September 2021
We went to Chew Valley Lake to see what birds were about. We started at Stratford Hide, where we saw a Little Grebe, Greenshanks, Marsh Harrier, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Great Crested Grebes & Grey Heron. On the boardwalk was a Male Ruddy Darter. In the carpark, were some mating Migrant Hawkers. We didn't see much at Moreton except a Speckled Wood. We finished at Herriott's Pool with an unusual sighting of a Common Shelduck.
Mayflower, Standish Junction 4th September 2021
We went back to Standish Junction to see 61306 Mayflower on the Welsh Dragon from London Paddington-
Common Sandpiper & Greenshanks
Marsh Harrier [Juvenile]
Ruddy Darter [Male]
Common Shelduck [Juvenile]
Latteridge 6th September 2021
Although it was getting towards the end of Insect season, there was still a few I managed to find & photographed while working at Organic Blooms. Devil's Coach Horse Beetle, Viburnum Beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni], Scorpion Fly, Dark Strawberry Tortrix & Green Dock Beetles
Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle
Viburnum Beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni]
Dark Strawberry Tortrix Moth
Green Dock Beetle
Slimbridge WWT 12th September 2021
Me & Dad popped to Slimbridge WWT for a couple of hours. We saw a Grey Heron on the Flamingo Pool, it later flew over to the Rushy Pen. In the Rushy Pen, were a Common Snipe, Greylag Geese, few Black-
Grey Heron [Adult]
Common Snipe [Adult]
Northern Wheatear [Juvenile]
Spotted Redshank [Juvenile]
Ringed Plover [Captive]
Latteridge 13th September 2021
I photographed a Speckled Wood, Grey Dagger Caterpillar & Heineken Fly [Rhingia campestris] while working at Organic Blooms.
Grey Dagger [Caterpillar]
Heineken Fly [Rhingia campestris]