Great Spotted Woodpecker at Fat-Balls

It’s a joy coming downstairs in the morning, opening the Kitchen Curtains to be given the view of 15 plus birds around the Feeders; House Sparrows, Dunnocks, Coal, Great, Long Tailed Tits, the regular as clockwork Great Spotted Woodpecker and occasional visits of Goldfinches and Chaffinches. Needless to say this also attracts the odd Rat […]

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 […]