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Wildlife Sightings

Please submit your sightings via email ( 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 - there is no threshold of interest.  We are also very happy to help out with identifying birds and beasts or trying to get your photos in front of someone who can.

If you do not wish to identify where something has been seen it can be shared without a location - please let us know when you send in the information.
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Sunday 23rd April
Orange-tip butterfly, garden on South Street  (Emily Best) 
Friday 21st April
Sparrowhawk hunting sparrows, Whitley Road  (Alan Phizacklea) 
Thursday 20th April
2 Ringed Ouzels, High Clear Down  (Jon Beresford) 
Wednesday 8th February
Blackcap male and female with blue tits and long tailed tits Kandahar garden (Nick Whelan)
Peregrine roosting on south window of church tower (Matt Best)
Wednesday 1st February
Long tailed tits, blue tits and squirrel Kandahar garden (Ros Oswald)
Tuesday 31st January
Ruby tiger moth caterpillar Back lane (Emily Best)
Wednesday 26th October
Peregrine on the east face of the church tower this morning/early afternoon Aldbourne (Matt Best)
Peacock butterfly 
near Ford Farm (Matt Best)
Tuesday 25th October
Swift species, Common Gull, Firecrest and 8 Roe deer Sugar Hill/Four Barrows track - note this is a very late record for swift and this might well have been a Pallid Swift rather than a Common Swift (Matt Best)
Sunday 23rd October
64 Stock Doves and 8 Hares Aldbourne Chase (Matt Best)
Saturday 22nd October
Singing Woodlarks, a confiding Weasel, a siskin and lots of Redwings and Fieldfares around Love's Copse (Matt Best)
Friday 21st October
Peregrine sitting on the South face of the church tower at 5pm - note that the peregrines have been around all summer but have been hard to see as they seem to have been spending most of their time on the tower at night (Emily Best)
Thursday 20th October
Firecrest (2), Redwing (12), Fieldfare (81), Lesser Black-backed Gull (221), Corn Bunting (3) and Roe Deer (3) Four Barrows walk (Matt Best)
Wednesday 19th October
Hummingbird Hawkmoth Hawkins Road (Matt Best)
100 Redwing flying South over Hawkins Road (Matt Best)
Clouded Yellow butterfly 
High Clear Down (Emily Best)
Sunday 16th October
Small White and Red Admiral Aldbourne Village (Jo Day)
Marsh Tit (2) and 81 Herring Gulls 
Upper Upham (Matt Best)
Stonechat (2) High Clear Down (Matt Best)
Saturday 15th October
Barn Owl  on Castle street 1km towards Marlborough (Matt Best)
Wednesday 12th October
Stonechat near New Barns (Matt Best)
8 Reed Buntings 
divided between two separate feedstrips on private farmland (Matt Best)
Tuesday 11th October
Raven (1) and Stonechat (2)  on track near New Barns (Matt and Emily Best)
 2 at High Clear Down (Matt Best)
 1 at High Clear Down (Emily Best)
Clouded Yellow (1), Small White (2) 
at High Clear Down (Emily Best),
Wednesday 2nd October
Firecrest and Roe Deer (5) were among 37 birds and 2 mammals on the Four Barrows monthly walk (Four Barrows Bird Walk),
Sunday 2nd October