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 […]

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 […]

Orange Tip Butterfly

April certainly is the start of the summer wildlife season and it’s very apparent around the Lane and surrounding fields. Butterflies The most noticeable change is seeing the Butterflies re-appear; thus far a Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Brimstone and Whites, the latter two have not sat long enough for me to get a […]

Male Common Buzzard

Yesterday I went for ‘the long walk’ around my patch, down the Lane, over the fields to the River and back. Besides the Fieldfares there was very little about either with Birds or other wildlife. I got home and thought I’d wrap up, pull out my Garden Chair and see what comes along – it […]

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 […]

bb2

It’s supposed to be Autumn but with a temperature of 32.5 degrees centigrade today, it felt like mid Summer in the Med. With the heat in mind I thought I’d just sit under the Laural Tree and see what comes along. As always, nothing disappoints, there’s always something that catches your eye and hopefully makes […]

Male Linnet

Just 60 or so meters down the Lane, the Lane runs out and a footpath takes you through to the fields, from there you can walk three miles to Wye without coming within half a mile of a house. It’s rural and nice to be on your doorstep. Male Linnet Over the first field there’s […]

Mistle Thrush with Worm

A blowy and overcast late April day but nice to walk around the fields at the end of the Lane. In just half a mile I have a stream, fields and a River to play around in, so it’s quite rare not to spot something flying about or creeping through the undergrowth. Today produced a […]

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 […]