30th April 2017


Grasshopper Warbler. Via WOS Site Here

(John Edwards)

Coate Water

Malcolm Royal
A Turnstone in full Summer plumage at the dam end by the diving platform ignoring the Bank Holiday crowds.

Graham Cox
This  afternoon at 15:08 the Turnstone was still on the dam wall.

Turnstone (Graham Cox)

Turnstone (Graham Cox)

Turnstone (Graham Cox)

Turnstone (Graham Cox)

CWP Pit 68

Adult summer Black Tern,  9 Common TernOystercatcher and 2 Cuckoo

(Nigel Pleass)

CWP Pit 26

2 Summer plumaged Black Terns on the buoys. Via CWP Blog Here

(Stephen Edwards)

CWP Pit 74

Immature Little Gull. Also 3 Hobby, Redshank, 50 Swift, 200 Sand Martin

(Nigel Pleass)

CWP Pit 76

2 Yellow Wagtails. Via CWP Blog Here

(Stephen Edwards)

CWP Pit 87

1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret. Via WOS Site Here

(Roger Gillespie)

Hackpen Hill

4 Wheatear

(Matt Prior)


12 moths of 9 species in Highworth last night, including Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata), Pebble Prominent (Notodonta ziczac) and a Nep sp.

(Steve Nash)

Chinese Character (Steve Nash)


Red Kite over the garden this morning. Flying low and scaring the resident birds.

(Felicity Cobb)


A better night last night with 11 moths of 7 species including two FFY; A pristine Green Carpet and a slightly worn Yellow-barred Brindle. Trap staying firmly wrapped up tonight - wind driven rain not being the best forecast for success!!

(Steve Covey)

Green Carpet (Steve Covey)

Yellow-barred Brindle (Steve Covey)

Marlborough Downs

30 Tree Sparrow, 3 Red Kite

(Robin Griffiths)


Peregrine Falcon

(Nigel Pleass)