Grass Snake under rubber mat

In the Garden I thought I’d spoken about the Grass Snake, but looking back it appears not, so here’s a photo of it sitting under one of the Rubber Mats I have in the long grass Grass Snake I thought most birds around and about here had now all fledged, but upon hearing a few […]

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! […]

Home made Bird Table

Although the Garden and it’s surrounding are pretty much bird friendly with so many wild Blackberries, Rowan and other fruit etc., I thought it about time to start off feeding the Birds again. Because of the Stream opposite, a Field behind and next door keeping Rabbits, we are somewhat attracted to Rats, so my first […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Black Tailed Godwits grazing

29th.March 2016 With my daughter and family away in the USA, I’m doing the House Sitting, sad they’re not there but a chance to pop out on daily adventure around the vicinity – today it was Hamble. It couldn’t have been better, the tide was low which gave possibly the last chance to see our […]