Siskin New Forest

A great new venue for watching wildlife has been achieved by my Sister moving to Burley Village in the New Forest and in late February, early March visits I was entertained by Redpolls and Siskins greedily setting about her Bird Feeders. First to arrive were the Siskins who happily shared the feeders with Goldfinches, Sparrows […]

Barn Owl at Titchfield

Without a doubt, the nicest spot of the month was the Barn Owl seen in a large tree alongside Titchfield Canal Locals say they often nest there but after a couple of weeks it had moved on. The Canal path is quite a gem for spots, from north to south it’s around two and a […]

Wild Deer Bishop's Waltham

Mid winter sent me, as well as my usual two wildlife patches around Bishop’s Waltham just to Titchfield Haven, Totten and the New Forest. Around the Patch included 100’s of Redwing. Not unusual at this time of the year but maybe unusual in the fact I didn’t see any Fieldfare. Of special interest to them […]

Goldcrest on Wall

As I said in my previous post, the small village of Godmersham is only two miles from my place and I seldom go there bird watching. I’ve certainly, up to the last week, missed out this winter, beside the wonderful appearance of Hawfinches, there’s an array of small birds about with a constant chorus of […]

Little-Owl-Romney-Marshes

Little Owl I read through a tweet by my good Birdwatcher friend Neil the whereabouts of a Little Owl south of Warehorne on the Romney Marshes. As I had to pop down to the RSPB Shop at Dungeness I detoured around the Marshes and was lucky enough to get a good pose whilst the beautiful […]

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 […]

Spoonbills at Arne

My first full day on a Camp Site close to Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck naturally meant a day at RSPB Arne. Although I’d been there last year, it was just half a day and upon my return I noticed I didn’t really walk round ‘the best bits’. Spoonbills Some of the Spoonbills […]

Virginia Creeper mid September

The Virginia Creeper An old boy gave me two Virginia Creeper cuttings about 12 years ago. I’m not exactly the best with Flowers and Plants (if I can’t eat it, I’m useless!!), so I just popped them into the ground and every year since, come September, they give me an enormous array of red.     […]

Birds at Oare Marshes

The place for the Waders! I’m not very good at counting birds, unless there’s less than about 10, but reading the Kent Ornithological Society daily updates by various birders, when I was there, so were the followng.. 7 Little Ringed Plover, 85 Ringed Plover, 300 Golden Plover, 30 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, […]