Fieldfare

It’s always good indication that winter is upon us when the Fieldfares along with their pals the Redwings return, always about the same time, 10th – 15th. November. This year is no exception, it started with a trickle around the 8th and has now built up to more than 200 who jump from tree to […]

Painted-Lady

I’m unsure how much wildlife and nature watching I’ll be doing in June. On the 13th (hopefully not unlucky) I’m in Hospital for an operation and by what I hear, June will be a month where I’m confined to Barracks. However, a good opportunity to really watch what’s what around the Garden, so all is […]

Blue Tit looking out of Bird Box

The second part of May continued to be good for wildlife down the Lane and the fields below; the House Sparrows nesting above the back door fledged and no sooner had they and a second lot started ! Also fledged were the Blue Tits in the Box at the top of the Garden and all […]

Blue Tit eating Peanuts

Birdsong around the Feeders It was as if the Birds around here knew it was February, the end of Winter is nigh and in the garden we have birdsong and much activity. Already the Blackbirds are pretty frisky and busy flirting with each other in combat style all over the place ! Blue Tit With […]

Male Bearded Tit on Reeds

My first proper day out of the year and indeed, for two weeks so it was off to RSPB Dungeness on a sunny bright morning all be it only barely above freezing at 9am. Male Bearded Tit Female Bearded Tit It’s strange, I’d been hoping to photograph Bearded Tits for over a year, I’d go […]

Blue Tit on top of feeders

Due to a heavy cold and an unwanted episode with my herniated disc, I got myself into action today for the first time in 2 weeks. That’s to say, no further than a 50 meter distance of my Garden, but it was nice to get outdoors, brush the dust off both myself and the Camera […]

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 […]

Female Bearded Tit

As I said in my previous post, I was hoping to see a few firsts on this trip and it didn’t let me down. First was a Bearded Tit. Regret to say I didn’t come across a male, but this little beauty more than makes up for it. Beautiful clean lines flittering amongst the reeds […]

Juvenile Wren

With the temperature at over 25 degrees this morning I thought it good to get Camera, sit in the shade and watch the juvenile Garden Birds at work, rest and play. At present Blackbirds seem to be the main event, all day long they’re either noisily scurrying through the dead leaves under the Laurel Tree […]

Solitary Bee in Bee Hotel

Whilst sitting in my favourite Garden Chair just by my Bug / Bee Hotel I wasn’t expecting to see a Solitary Bee buzz past me quite this early and make it’s way to one of the holes I drilled. For the next hour I sat there watching with great interest as two flew in and […]

Young Wren

There was much happening with the birds down the Lane this morning, it seems that many are now on their second hatching’s of the Summer, loud high note tweets coming from everywhere! The young Wren takes a break on the Greenhouse roof Luckily I was in the Garden when I heard something hit the Kitchen […]

Bird Table in June

With the weather the way it is I decided not to venture out today but instead, just watch all the juvenile birds there are in the Garden at present. It seems the breeding around here is going well! Busy is an understatement, regardless of the rain they were back and forth, some with their Mother’s […]

Jay under Bird Feeders

Although there are only 8 species of Birds in this video, around and about there is so much activity, mainly revolving around the Fledglings. The Woodpeckers appear to have hatched two young one’s and there’s ample families of Coal Tits, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Robins and more – more common Garden Birds that is. Thus […]

Firecrest at Dungeness

5th.April 2016 I’d been told that if you’re looking for birds at Dungeness, always go to the Old Lighthouse Garden close to beach. Today I did just that and caught a Redstart, Continental Tit and some Firecrests, all firsts for me. Firecrest Unless it’;s a hot summer’s day during the School Holidays, parking is quite […]

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 […]