Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

Your Wildlife Moments

If you capture a wonderful wildlife moment, a stunning landscape on a camera or mobile phone, or need help with identification of wildlife you have photographed, then please send it to us by emailing us on the address below. Your photos and videos help to illustrate the wonderful biodiversity of Wiltshire and showcase what’s happening in the county. 


 

Humming-bird Hawk-moth - Macroglossum stellatarum

  

Humming-bird Hawk-moths are often mistaken for hummingbirds as they fly rapidly between plants and hover to feed on nectar from flowers. This one was spotted by Flicky Harrison in Swindon’s Old Town during 2015.

Hummingbird hawk-moths are summer visitors, migrating here from Southern Europe in variable numbers each year. In some years, they can be common and may frequently be seen in gardens hovering like hummingbirds to feed on the nectar of honeysuckle, red valerian and many other flowers. They can also be found in woodland edge, heath and shrubby habitats.  

 

Long-tailed tit - Aegithalos caudatus

 

Long-tailed tit, William Bryan

Long-tailed tit, William Bryan

These great photos of one of our favourite birds, the long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus, were sent to us recently by William Bryan from a site nearby his home in Swindon. 

To send in your photos and video email us at brc@wiltshirewildlife.org

Don't forget to include where and when the image/ video was taken.

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Disclaimer: WSBRC cannot guarantee that all images will be published on this page. If your image is published only your name, location of the image and date will be on our website. Full credit will be given if your images are used in any publication or on our website. No images will be passed on to a third party.