brent-geese

A visit to family in Southampton afforded me a chance to pop along to one of my favourite places for Ducks, Geese and Waders. Warsash being on the River Hamble just as it joins Southampton Water and with protected Marshland is always good for something at any time of the year. Regrettably I couldn’t time […]

Male Bearded Tit

Regular readers will know I’ve been trying to get a photo of a Bearded Tit for about a year. I managed a Female at Minsmere last month but the male has escaped me. Last Friday, Bingo !! Looking at the forecast it was the one day in about 10 where there was to be sunshine […]

House Sparrow in Autumn

My Garden population of House Sparrows seemed to diminish during the Summer and Autumn months, in Spring there were 4 Nests around the guttering of the house and three of them seemed to survive. I noticed that babies were taken from the nest above my back door and as I’d seen it lurking around for […]

Male Common Buzzard

Yesterday I went for ‘the long walk’ around my patch, down the Lane, over the fields to the River and back. Besides the Fieldfares there was very little about either with Birds or other wildlife. I got home and thought I’d wrap up, pull out my Garden Chair and see what comes along – it […]

Avocet

Reading all the local Birding Blogs it seems apparent that things are pretty quiet on the bird front, certainly in October and I quote one long and experienced Birders comment ‘The worse October I remember’. Half the problem has been the mild weather though, migrants coming in seem mainly to be on time, but the […]

Young Male Chaffinch

The last few days of the month have welcomed back a few birds down the Lane. First it was the Chiffchaffs and Grey Wagtails and now the Pied Wagtails, some Chaffinches, Lapwings and the always welcomed Fieldfares. The Fieldfares arrived last Sunday, about 30 or 40 to begin with, then the following day,probably 150 came […]