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! […]

Waxwing behind East Malling Church

Waxwings, a morning to remember! Thanks to my birding buddy Neil re-tweeting info of some Waxwings seen over the last few days behind St.Jame’s Church East Malling, I drove the 30 minutes in hope they would still be there. They were, twenty four of them ! Being a Sunday morning, this was no problem, so […]

Conningbrook main lake in Winter

After a relatively mild December and early January Winter finally kicked in and has given us to date more than a week where temperatures have only just got above freezing during the day and downwards to Minus 7c at night ! Conningbrook Lake Luckily I got a lift to the main entrance which enabled me […]

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 […]

Goldcrest in bush Dungeness

Visiting Dungeness always springs surprises, that’s to say, when you think there’ll be a lot around, there isn’t and vice versa. Today was a day where I expected it to be busy; I’d heard about the Cattle Egret, an Osprey, Glossy Iis and more but nothing was seen by me. However, no day out to […]

Blue Tits eating Peanuts

Blue Tits feeding at Bough Beech Nature Reserve, Kent        Yellowhammer in Garden – Stonechat, Dungeness – Siskin, Conningbrook Lakes        Reed Bunting, Dungeness – Seal at Warsash – Pintails & Teals, Oare Marshes        Oare Marshes – Nuthatch, Eastwell Lake – Merganser, Eastwell Lake        Great Egret, Rye Harbour – Long Eared Owl, Dungeness […]