Woodland Fungi

When fully fit and motivated I can walk from home to the furthest lake at Conningbrook and back with no problem, a distance of some 5 miles. On Saturday I was lucky enough to get a lift to the Julie Rose Stadium where I did the one way route alongside main, eco and northern Lakes […]

Young Green Woodpecker

Being not quite yet my usual finely tuned Olympic Triathlon self (!!) once again I’m pretty much confined to the Garden and the 100 meters or so down to the fields. There’s always something to see though and again, the beauty of Nature’s Wildlife comes to you if you allow it and sit patiently enough […]

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 […]

Hedgehog eating Cat Food

Our Resident Fox The Derelict Windmill beside my place is at present a Maternity Ward for some Fox Cubs. As I think I’ve said before, due to a fight or the mating process, the Vixen is only using 3 legs. The affected leg doesn’t seem to have any wounds so I’d guess it’s a sprain […]

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 […]

Black Tailed Godwit Warsash

If you enjoy watching or photographing Waders, Geese and most other Birds then Warsash / Hook-In-Warsash are certainly two great places to visit. Being only a short drive from my daughter’s house in Netley, I always find time to pop over there for a few hours, never disappoints. Black Tailed Godwit If the tide is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mother and son Greater Spotted Woodpeckers

Thursday 2nd.June 2016 It’s been a very special Woodpecker day. From morning to evening, the Greater Spotted Woodpecker family have been feeding and training around the Fat Balls in my front Garden. So fascinated by this I watched the virtually the whole time and came up with a few threories (probably all been said before […]