Category: Kestrel

  • 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…

  • Bird watching weekend 2. Ferrybridge and Portland

    Bird watching weekend 2. Ferrybridge and Portland

    The next day, Saturday we decided to head for Weymouth and Portland, another sunny day if a little breezy. Our first stop was just on the causeway to Portland at Ferrybridge the tide was low and there were a few birds out on the tide line. Plenty of Gulls, Terns and small wading birds so…

  • 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…

  • Hambledon Hill

    Hambledon Hill

    We have had some nice weather during September and it’s been good to be out and about early in the morning especially now sunrise is a bit later, less of an effort to get out of bed! I’ve been up Hambledon Hill or around the base a few times hoping to see a good sunrise…

  • Around Home

    Around Home

    It’s been fairly quiet this month although it doesn’t help with the late dawn, I’m nearly home by the time the world has come alive although I do hear a number of Tawny Owls through the village as soon as it gets to a certain time they just stop. Our Hedgehogs are still visiting they…

  • Mere Down Falconry

    Mere Down Falconry

    On Saturday 10th October I was invited by a friend to go with members of Shaftesbury Camera Club to Mere Down Falconry in the afternoon. Not quite nature photography but a chance to get close to some of our native birds and others. The owner Allan also helps with rehabilitation of birds when he can,…

  • 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…

  • Early January

    Early January

    Well into 2019 and this is my first post of the year, I’ve been busy getting a photographic exhibition ready for early February so time has been a little short. Of course I have still been out on my early morning walks, but I just haven’t got round to writing in my diary! The weather…

  • Early morning Surprise!

    Early morning Surprise!

    The snow gradually disappeared and it was back to ‘normal’ with the weather, a bit of sun but still wet and grey for most of the time. I still took my camera as the birds are getting more active now so I never know what I will see. On this particular morning I had quite…