Category: Red Kite

  • Win Green

    Win Green

    The middle of October and it was a bright sunny day, so Rod and I took a short ride up to Win Green, a lovely viewpoint to see the landscape all around, down to the coast, towards the Blackmore Vale and across Wiltshire. It was a little chilly with a cold wind blowing. I just…

  • Hares and Red Kites

    Hares and Red Kites

    I decided to head up onto the Cranborne Chase early on Sunday 20th March hopefully to see Hares and perhaps Red Kites. It was a cold morning with clear skies. I wanted to see Hares as I knew that soon it would be more difficult to spot them with the leaves on the hedges coming…

  • Cranborne Chase

    Cranborne Chase

    Another trip out on Friday 7th January, we decided not to go to far as the weather wasn’t that special and quite chilly. There were showers forecast for the morning so we decided to head up the Salisbury road onto the Cranborne Chase. We weren’t sure what we were going to see but it’s usually…

  • Last Day of 2021 – Netmead

    Last Day of 2021 – Netmead

    I thought my Ham Wall trip on Boxing Day would be my last post of 2021, the weather still wasn’t good after, but the last day of December cleared for a little while so I decided to go for a local walk, just for an hour to see what was about. I didn’t spot very…

  • Around Fontmell and Melbury Downs

    Around Fontmell and Melbury Downs

    On Thursday 25th November there were beautiful clear skies, although a bitterly cold wind. I decided to go for a little outing, not too far but just towards Fontmell Down hoping to see some bird life. As I went up Sutton Hill I spotted a few Redwings and Fieldfares in the hedgerows. I was going…

  • Raptors and Rain

    Raptors and Rain

    The rain still continues with very short spells when it stops and the sun shines, but mainly grey skies, included with the rain is high winds at times so it is difficult to find time to get out and about. I managed to cross the river a couple of days ago, I didn’t have my…

  • Wildlife round home

    Wildlife round home

    My enthusiasm has waned a little during January, the weather has been challenging and it certainly hasn’t been good photograph weather particularly in the mornings. I’ve taken my camera most days but there hasn’t been any inspiration out there. Having said that there have been a couple of times when the weather changed and I…

  • Village walks

    Village walks

    Today has certainly, for me, been exciting. I took Tilly out on our usual morning walk, I was not sure where to go as it was raining a little when I left. I decided for a change to walk towards Markstone cottages and towards Hambledon hill. I guessed the river bridge was still out of…

  • Hay cutting

    Hay cutting

    On the 21st June we were having our lunch at midday in the conservatory at the back of our house when the farmer came into the field below and started cutting the grass for hay. We both thought that maybe the Buzzards etc. might just be around and come in and have a look for…