Wildlife sightings archive 2022

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See the archived sightings from 2022 below.  For the most recent sightings go to the wildlife sightings page.
Tuesday 31st May
Small White, Large White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Orange Tip and Common Blue butterflies High Clear Down (David Perring)
Monday 30th May
Blue tit nest garden wall on Back lane (Nigel Payne)
Saturday 28th May
Peacock, Green Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Small Blue, Adonis Blue, Marsh Fritillary,  Small Heath, Painted Lady, Dingy Skipper and Brimstone butterflies High Clear Down (Aldbourne Wildlife picnic - William and Anne Brown, James Wallace, Jon Beresford, Matt/Emily/Sophie/Alice/Ben Best + others)
Burnett Companion, 5-spot Burnett, Yellow Shell, Pyraustra purpuralis and Forester moths High Clear Down (Aldbourne Wildlife picnic - William and Anne Brown, James Wallace, Jon Beresford, Matt/Emily/Sophie/Alice/Ben Best + others)
Friday 27th May
Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Blue butterflies, Mother Shipton, 5-spot Burnet, Silver Y, Burnet Companion, Forester and Yellow Shell moths, Brown Hare and a Red Kite High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Wednesday 25th May
Drinker moth track to Four Barrows (Matt Best)
5 Firecrest fledgelings  noisy and being fed by parents, track to Four Barrows (Matt Best)
Wednesday 22nd May
Small Heath, Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak, Painted Lady,  Brimstone, Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Blue and Brown Argus butterflies, 5-spot Burnet, 6-spot Burnet, Silver Y, Wood Tiger and Yellow Shell moths and Brown Hare High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Monday 19th May
Eary gentian, Yellow rattle High Clear Down (Jenny Greaves)
Yellow wagtail New Barn track (Jenny Greaves)
Saturday 17th May
Small White, Brimstone  Aldbourne Village (Jo Day)
Roe Deer Sugar Hill (Wayne Ford)
Saturday 14th May
Dingy Skipper, Brimstone, Common Blue, Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Small Blue and Orange Tip butterflies High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Wood Tiger, Wavy-barred Sable and Common Carpet moths High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Thursday 12th May
Red Admiral, Small White, Brimstone, Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood  Aldbourne Village (Jo Day)
Monday 9th May
Smooth newts, Garden pond on Lottage Road (Jodie Smitten)
Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Copper  High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Sunday 8th May
Dingy Skipper, Gizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Peacock, Green-veined White, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brimstone, Small Copper, Common Blue and Tortoiseshell Butterflies, Pyraustra purpuralis, Silver Y and Straw-barred Pearl moths  High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Saturday 7th May
Muntjac, Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly  Poors Gorse (Matt Best)
Garden Warbler  Southward Triangle (Matt Best)
Peacock, Holly Blue and Orange Tip  Aldbourne village (Jo Day)
Thursday 5th May
Green Carpet, Pyrausta aurata, Pyraustra purpuralis moths  High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Brimstone, Orange Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Peacock, Dingy Skipper, Small Heath, Green-veined White and Tortoiseshell  Butterflies High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Orange Tip  Aldbourne village (Jo Day)
Wednesday 4th May
Tree Pipit  two singing at High Clear Down  (Matthew Best)
Green Hairstreak, Grizzled Skipper and Dingy Skipper butterflies, Red Twin-spot Carpet moth and Early Gentian  High Clear Down  (Matthew Best)
Monday 2nd May
Heron  on the pond (Nigel Payne)
Woodlark  2 at Poors Gorse (Matthew Best)
Sunday 1st May
2 Whimbrel, yellow wagtail and 6 wheatear  on the four barrows bird walk (Matthew Best)
30 moths of 14 species in the churchyard moth trap- see insect page for details. (Emily Best)
 
Saturday 30th April
2 Green hairstreaks, peacocks, brimstones, tortoiseshell, holly blues, dusky skipper, green-veined white butterflies, dotted bee-fly and a fox, cowslips, and chalk milkwort  at High Clear Down (Emily and Matthew Best)
Yellow wagtail and lots of whitethroats and a Long tailed tit nest on the track to High Clear Down (Emily and Matthew Best)

Newt , garden pond on Kandahar (Ros Oswald) 
Fox family and hedgehogs, horse field at end of Lottage road (Vicky Davies)
Holly Blue, Brimstone and Orange Tip Butterflies 
Aldbourne village (Jo Day)
Tuesday 26th April
Brimbstones 16, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Orange tip 9, Green Veined White 13, Large White 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, track to High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Grizzled Skipper 5, Dingy Skipper and Hare, High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Thursday 21st April 2022
Arianella cucurbitina  garden on Marlborough Road (Jenny Greaves)
Saturday 16th April
Peacock Butterfly Aldbourne (Jo Day)
Friday 15th April
Brimstone Butterfly Aldbourne (Jo Day)
Brimstone, Orange Tip and Peacock Butterflies 
High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Sunday 10th April
Tortoiseshell butterfly High Clear Down (Jon Beresford)
Sunday 3rd April
Fox Four Barrows track (Matt Best)
Wednesday 30th March
1 Roe Buck, 1 Juvenile Muntjac and 2 SIKA DEER stags at High Clear Down (Matthew Best)
Sunday 27th March
3 Common Quakers, 11 Hebrew Characters, 4 Early Greys, 20 Small Quakers, 1 Pale Pinion, 4 Clouded Drabs, 1 Twin-spotted Quaker, 1 Early Thorn and 1 Brindled Pug moth catch on Lottage Road (Emily Best)