Chiffchaff in Spring Blossom

Just a mile on from Warsash and where the River Hamble finally flows into Southampton Water, is Hook with Warsash. There are a number of walks around and about, one to the water’s edge going through semi Woodland and Reeds, another into Woodland and finally open field and heath. Chiffchaff in early Spring noisy mode! […]

Great Crested Grebes courting

In general February has been an especially good month for spotting wildlife both at home and beyond. Highlights though have to be the Waxwings at East Malling and the Bittern at Conningbrook Lakes. As the month has continued, so has the birdsong and the numbers of House Sparrows in my garden are showing a big […]

Meadow Pipit at Dungeness

I arrived at RSPB Dungeness at 0945., clear, sunny, no wind and zero degrees. Earler I had ensured I had ample clothing; on top I had 2 T-Shirts, 2 Jumpers, a Shirt and my thick 100% Wool Nepalese Jacket. After about 200 meters, I was too hot ! Meadow Pipit I started off with a […]

Great White Egret and Heron Conningbrook Lakes

I read yesterday there was a Great White Egret at Conningbrook Lakes so this morning, rather than take a somewhat boggy walk over the fields I decided to drive the one mile around to the main entrance, it was my lucky day! The Great White Egret and Heron Not only did I instantly see Great […]

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 […]