Grey Wagtail in Stream

After a summer break, the Grey Wagtails suddenly appeared this week, mainly hanging around the Stream which at present is quite low so giving them ample places to splash around in. Add to that the re-appearance of countless Chiffchaffs, the Lane has become quite noisy again. Autumn is upon us, at present warm sunny days […]


It’s supposed to be Autumn but with a temperature of 32.5 degrees centigrade today, it felt like mid Summer in the Med. With the heat in mind I thought I’d just sit under the Laural Tree and see what comes along. As always, nothing disappoints, there’s always something that catches your eye and hopefully makes […]


Like many coastal reserves, visiting them on a hot day is not always advisable, 1. The birds are all sheltering and 2. there’s never enough shade plus of course,, the settings on your camera need changing for every direction !! However, 27 degrees on 12th. September is not the norm and as it was due […]

Wheatear on rocky coastline

After missing my Scotland trip due to ill health back in June I’d been waiting a chance to get away for a few days. With the weather looking reasonable I decided upon 4 nights on a Campsite overlooking Chesil Beach, Weymouth in Dorset. There were three places I wanted to visit; 1. Portland 2. RSPB […]