Sunday 4th April

32 species see on Four Barrows Bird walk- see the project page for the full list

Saturday 3rd April

2 stonchat - Hi Peak byway (Emily and Matt Best)

Common Redstart bullock paddock, Lottage farm (Emily and Matt Best)

Hedgehog faeces found in the churchyard

Bird Sightings

Please submit your bird sightings via email (contact@aldbournewildlife.com) or via the contact box. Please do send photos if you are happy for them to be shared.
If a sighting interests you or has given you joy that you could share with others then please do submit, feel free to submit birds that have even been reported previously, it is interesting to know if they are still around.
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Wednesday 23rd March
Brambling (Male)  Giant's Grave (Matthew Best)
Singing Meadow Pipits and Stonechat  Sugar Hill (Matthew Best)
Several large groups of fieldfare on the Aldbourne Circuit also 49 Linnets beyond Four Barrows (Matthew Best)
Monday 21st March
3 Brambling, lots of Siskins, singing treecreeper and 3 or 4 Marsh Tits Love's Copse (Emily Best)
1 Woodlark  Singing near Love's Lane (Emily Best)
Sunday 20th March
Firecrest singing  in the pine spinney before Love's Copse (also many goldcrests in the same location (Matthew Best)
5 Lesser Redpoll, lots of Siskins, singing treecreeper and nuthatches Love's Copse (Matthew Best)
3 Woodlark  Singing near Love's Lane (Matthew Best)
Female Brambling  under and on the feeders on Lottage Road (Matthew Best)
Saturday 19th March
2 Firecrests  at the bottom of the four barrows track (Matthew Best)
Wednesday 16th March
2 Bramblings  on a Manor Farm feed strip (Henry Brown and Matthew Best)
Barn Owl  
North Field Barn (Ben and Matthew Best)
Tuesday 15th March
Grey Wagtail,  West Street (Rob Warren)
Sunday 13th March
Chiffchaff (singing) and Firecrests at the bottom of the four barrows track (James Wallace)
Sunday 6th March
2 Cormorants on the four barrows track (Four Barrows Monthly walk)
3 Peregrines
 around the church tower in the morning (NickWhelan and Matthew Best)
Saturday 5th March
Female Brambling still around the feeders on Lottage Road (Matthew Best)
Friday 4th March
Female Brambling around the feeders on Lottage Road (Matthew Best)
Thursday 3rd March
Female Brambling around the feeders on Lottage Road (Matthew Best)
Thursday 17th February
3 woodlark performing song flight,  Loves Lane (Emily Best)
Sunday 12th February
Brambling, East Lease Farm (Matt Best)
Saturday 11th February
Lesser Redpoll, 100+ Siskins, Goldfinches, Loves Copse (Matt Best)
3 woodlarks, Loves Lane (Matt Best)
Monday 7th February
Barn Owl beside b4192 next to Shipley Bottom (Matt Best)
Thursday 3rd February
15 Siskins, Loves Copse (Emily Best) 
Wednesday 2nd February
Robin, Singing on the Back Track (Ros Oswald) 
Tuesday 1st February
5 Ravens, The Dean (Matt Best) 
Monday 31st January
Sparrowhawk, Flying over field at bottom of Four Barrows track (Emily Best) 
Sunday 30 January
2 Long tailed tits and a herron, garden on The Downs (Christopher Ainsworth) 
Thursday 27th January
10 Golden Plover, Flying over North Field Barn (Emily Best) 
Wednesday 26th January
2 Marsh tits, Loves Copse (Emily and Matthew Best)
2 Goldcrests Southward Lane(Emily Best)
Tuesday 25th January
1o Woodlark Near Poors Gorse (Emily Best)
Linnets (large flock), a couple of Bramblings, 6 Woodlarks,
Poors Gorse (Mike Hellier)
Monday 24th January
Siskins (small flock) and a female bullfinch Loves Lane (Mike Hellier)
Sunday 23rd January
14 Woodlark Near Poors Gorse (Matthew Best)
1 Woodcock
 just west of West Leaze flew over the road (Matthew and Emily Best)
20 Red Kites
 Pentico Wood (Matthew Best)
1 Marsh Tit
  Southern Copse/Hilltop Farm (Matthew Best)
Saturday 22nd January
Lapwing Woodsend (Matthew Best)
Tuesday 18th January
5 Bullfinches,  Love's Lane, (Emily Best)
2 Marsh tits, Love's Copse (Matt Best)
Monday 17th January
30 yellowhammers,  Four Barrows track, (Emily Best)
Sunday 16th January
Little Owl,  Kandahar, (Ros Oswald)
Common Gull 
Upper Upham (Craig Brookes)
Wednesday 12th January
2 Stonechats, track to Highclear Down, (Emily Best)
Blackcap male, caught in mist net on Lottage Road (Matt Best)
Wednesday 22nd December
11 yellowhammers, confiding flock on the Four Barrows track, (Emily Best)
Male Bullfinch, bottom of Four Barrow track (Emily Best)
Wednesday 15th December
20 Corn Buntings, 27 Yellowhammers, 2 Stonechats and a Raven Manor Farm (Matthew Best)
50 + Yellowhammers 
Upper Upham (Emily and Matthew Best)
Tuesday 14th December
Merlin Highclear Down nature reserve (Wiltshire Wildlife Trust)
Wednesday 8th December
25 Corn Buntings close to North Field Cottages, Lottage Road (William Brown, Matt Best)
Sunday 5th December
31 species including Firecrest and Stonechat on the monthly Sunday walk, for full list see here (Four Barrows Bird Walk)
Raven over the Ridgeway close to the Ogbourne Road (Matt Best)
Barn Owl 
 Ogbourne Road just past Woodsend, hunting by roadside at 7pm (Matt and Emily Best)
Friday 3rd December
Mistle Thrush, Great spotted woodpecker, garden on Kandahar (Nick Whelan)
Thursday 2nd December
Dead Barn Owl
 on the B4192 north of the village (Matt Best)
Thursday 18th November
Approximately 2000 starlings 
close over New Barn on B4192 (Emily Best)
Wednesday 17th November
Raven and Bullfinch 
close to the brewery (Emily Best)
Sunday 14th November
2 Ravens, 200 Linnet  
from track to Highclear Down (Emily Best)
Wednesday 10th November
Marsh Tit opposite Laines Grain Store, Stock Lane (Matthew Best)
Sunday 7th November
2 Stonechats, peregrine, kestrel, red kite, buzzard Shipley bottom (Matt Best)
Wednesday 3rd November
3 Woodlark calling and landing in the field between Love's Copse and Love's Lane (Matt and Emily Best)
Brambling (f), 100 chaffinches, 4 bullfinches, 55 skylark and 10 yellowhammers 
along Love's Lane (Matt and Emily Best)
Tuesday 2nd November
2 Stonechats as well as buntings and redwings on the byway to Four Barrows (Emily Best)
Friday 2nd April

3 swallows - two over Manor farm, one over the village (Emily Best)

2 Siskin (M+F) on feeders, Lottage Road, here all week (Emily Best)

Peregrine on the church

8 Wheatear and 2 Ring Ouzel just out of the Parish at Liddington Hill - up to 5 Ouzels reported (Bests)

Sunday 4th April

32 species see on Four Barrows Bird walk- see the project page for the full list

Sunday 4th April

32 species see on Four Barrows Bird walk- see the project page for the full list

Saturday 3rd April

2 stonchat - Hi Peak byway (Emily and Matt Best)

Common Redstart bullock paddock, Lottage farm (Emily and Matt Best)

Hedgehog faeces found in the churchyard

Saturday 3rd April

2 stonchat - Hi Peak byway (Emily and Matt Best)

Common Redstart bullock paddock, Lottage farm (Emily and Matt Best)

Hedgehog faeces found in the churchyard

Friday 2nd April

3 swallows - two over Manor farm, one over the village (Emily Best)

2 Siskin (M+F) on feeders, Lottage Road, here all week (Emily Best)

Peregrine on the church

8 Wheatear and 2 Ring Ouzel just out of the Parish at Liddington Hill - up to 5 Ouzels reported (Bests)

Friday 2nd April

3 swallows - two over Manor farm, one over the village (Emily Best)

2 Siskin (M+F) on feeders, Lottage Road, here all week (Emily Best)

Peregrine on the church

8 Wheatear and 2 Ring Ouzel just out of the Parish at Liddington Hill - up to 5 Ouzels reported (Bests)

Tuesday 30th March

Lottage Road moth catch

  • 2 Common Quakers

  • 3 Hebrew Characters

  • 1 Double-striped Pug

  • 4 Small Quakers

  • 1 Clouded Drab

  • 1 Twin-spotted Quaker

  • 1 Early Grey

  • and a micro (Diurnea fagella)

Brimstone, comma, small tortoiseshell, peacock around Aldbourne village today

Thursday 1st April

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - Goddard's Lane Park (Emily and Sophie Best)

Thursday 1st April

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - Goddard's Lane Park (Emily and Sophie Best)

Sunday 28th March

Two peregrines, male and female calling on the south face of the tower (Emily Best)

120 chaffinches, 60 yellowhammers, 1 brambling, 5 goldfinches Love's Lane byway (Matt and Emily Best)

Saturday 27th March

Wood anemone by the road at Ewin's Hill Farm (Matt and Ben Best)

Muntjac Deer grazing beside Nationwide Removals Barns (Alice and Matt Best)

Tuesday 30th March

Lottage Road moth catch

  • 2 Common Quakers

  • 3 Hebrew Characters

  • 1 Double-striped Pug

  • 4 Small Quakers

  • 1 Clouded Drab

  • 1 Twin-spotted Quaker

  • 1 Early Grey

  • and a micro (Diurnea fagella)

Brimstone, comma, small tortoiseshell, peacock around Aldbourne village today

Tuesday 30th March

Lottage Road moth catch

  • 2 Common Quakers

  • 3 Hebrew Characters

  • 1 Double-striped Pug

  • 4 Small Quakers

  • 1 Clouded Drab

  • 1 Twin-spotted Quaker

  • 1 Early Grey

  • and a micro (Diurnea fagella)

Brimstone, comma, small tortoiseshell, peacock around Aldbourne village today

Sunday 28th March

Two peregrines, male and female calling on the south face of the tower (Emily Best)

120 chaffinches, 60 yellowhammers, 1 brambling, 5 goldfinches Love's Lane byway (Matt and Emily Best)

Sunday 28th March

Two peregrines, male and female calling on the south face of the tower (Emily Best)

120 chaffinches, 60 yellowhammers, 1 brambling, 5 goldfinches Love's Lane byway (Matt and Emily Best)

Saturday 27th March

Wood anemone by the road at Ewin's Hill Farm (Matt and Ben Best)

Muntjac Deer grazing beside Nationwide Removals Barns (Alice and Matt Best)

Saturday 27th March

Wood anemone by the road at Ewin's Hill Farm (Matt and Ben Best)

Muntjac Deer grazing beside Nationwide Removals Barns (Alice and Matt Best)

Saturday 20th March

Siskin on feeders at Lottage Road (Emily Best)

Saturday 20th March

Siskin on feeders at Lottage Road (Emily Best)