Colin Butters - Natural History Diary

(sponsored by F.W. Challoner (Natural History))

This is the Gloucestershire and, from April 2016, the Herefordshire Natural History Diary of Colin Butters and was initially created in June 2002. From 2009 it will contain all of my natural history sightings including those from out of these two counties.  In the diary, until end of September 2009, actually noted flora and fauna are annotated thus - the birds referred to are highlighted in red, other fauna in blue and flora in green. From October 2009, all text will be in black.
Please contact me if you require any details of places and/or birds of the county and I will try to help.

Site Updated:  30th September 2016.

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Latest News:-

Pinned  -   My new book “Bewick’s Swans – A Guide to the Identification of Individual Swans” is available to preview and download for free here or a PDF file is available here  The PDF file is probably the easiest way to access the book.


19th May 2016 – I will be moving to Herefordshire on this date but I will continue to maintain the website with my county sightings.

10th April 2015 – A new album within the ‘My Photographs’ heading has my 2015 photographs which have been taken with a new camera set up. Click on ‘My Photographs’ and then click on ‘Birds and Other Photographs 2015’.

13th November 2014 – A new page added today listing my Bewick’s Swan sightings.


From 1st January 2009 I will be including all of my natural history sightings including those that occur outside of the county.

(C) Colin Butters 2002 - 2016