Category: Afternoon walk

  • Around Home – December

    Around Home – December

    As always I’m trying to catch up once again! Even though I’ve been only going out on my dog walks it’s always worth keeping an eye on what’s about, although in the morning at the moment because of the late sunrise I’m out well before dawn, but it means I often hear the Tawny Owls…

  • My Patch

    My Patch

    On the 9th February I will be leading a walk round “My Patch” with a local U3A birdwatching group. I thought I would do a couple of walks to see what was about and make sure I have my eye in for spotting the birds. It’s been a little different from last year there has…

  • Buzzard and birds

    Buzzard and birds

    Most afternoons we do a circuit close to home with our dogs and I’m always looking out for wildlife as I go down the lane and up the field. There is a small flock of Goldfinches feeding in a patch of dried Burdock plants in the river field, they always take me by surprise not…

  • Down the Lane

    Down the Lane

    I thought at the beginning of October I would not see many little creatures down the lane as they would disappear when it got colder and the days got shorter. So for a few days when Rod and I went for a walk with the dogs in the afternoon I didn’t bother with the camera…

  • 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…

  • Spiders and other things!

    Spiders and other things!

    Even though many of the insects disappeared in September there was still wildlife to see down our lane and this time of year the Spiders seem to be more visible although I find they are very quick to disappear if you try to look their way! Of course when we get a chilly morning with…

  • Pink Grasshopper!

    Pink Grasshopper!

    I was really pleased to see this rare form of a female Meadow Grasshopper when I was taking our dogs down the lane on the 29th August. The pink colouring is a genetic mutation known as erythrism. They are easy to spot by predators so they are very vunerable. They make up about 1% of…

  • Around Home

    Around Home

    On my walks round the village either in the morning or later in the day I always like to have my camera as I never know what I will come across. The one day I didn’t have the camera a Fox came into the lane and stopped for a few seconds, I was so cross…

  • Latest inhabitants – Greenway Lane

    Latest inhabitants – Greenway Lane

    Moving into August I’ve found the creatures living down Greenway Lane are varying to different species. I’ve noticed a great difference from last year August 2020 of the species I am seeing now as then. The weather hasn’t helped and it is almost feeling as though autumn is going to be with us early this…