15 July 2015

CWP 74:  Twitchers Gate.   Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Sedge & Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, 2 Robin, Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 11 Coot, c30 Greylag Goose, 5 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Crow, 4 Cormorant, lots of Swifts, Swallows, House and Sand Martins through  Nigel Sluman

2 Raven circling over Gateway Centre c.10am.   Mark Brooks

Blakehill:  Male Redstart, 2 Red Kites  Robin Griffiths

Kent End:  evening.    1 Barn Owl.   John Gregory

Eysey:   A moulting Ruff flew in for just 10 minutes of preening before flying off.  John Durell

Assassin Bug (John Grearson)

Assassin Bug (John Grearson)

Ashton Keynes:   Interesting find of an Assassin Bug Reduvius personatus  found lurking on our landing last night.  This is the first Wiltshire  record of this large predatory bug which is 18mm long and hunts other live prey, mainly in houses.    John Grearson

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