Late March, the first sightings of Butterflies As usual, the first Butterfly to appear was the Orange Tip, one day you saw one, the next day, a dozen! After that along came the Peacocks, Speckled Woods and Small Tortoiseshells. Claylands Nature Reserve, just a 300 meter walk from me, has some very nice ‘wildlife maintained’ […]

Common Buzzard Kent

Buzzards buzzing and busy! I’ve been trying to photograph the young Common Buzzards for a few weeks now, my attempts of finding them in the wood opposite was a failure. Then, after several rushes for my Camera after hearing them flying above, I finally got to get a few shots this morning It would seem […]

Common Buzzard in Field

We get quite a few Common Buzzards around here, in fact there’s a large Nest in the Woods 50 meters away where I’m hoping some new ones will be born next Spring. Today I did my normal walk around the Patch, two and half miles and nothing to either see or photograph really, mainly Blackbirds, […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Female Common Buzzard

There are four Buzzards soaring over the the Lane on an almost daily basis at present, magnificent Birds, I imagine parents and two young. The problem photographing them is they don’t seem to start their squawk until fairly high in the air and by the times I get the Camera out and fixed up, they’re […]


Hardly a day goes by when we don’t see a Buzzard flying around down here, but the emphasis is the flying, up to now I have never been lucky enough to find one perched or settled on the ground. I was doing my morning tour of the fields and saw the majestic creature flying overhead, […]