Category: Birds

  • RSPB Ham Wall and Catcott

    RSPB Ham Wall and Catcott

    I really do have some catching up to do! October has been a bit of a disruptive month firstly we built a wildlife pond, more to come in another post! Then we managed to get Covid and we are just beginning to come round from that so hopefully I’ll be out and about with my…

  • Autumn coming!

    Autumn coming!

    Looks like autumn migration is underway now at the beginning of September. Early in the morning on 1st September I spotted lots of Swallows gathering on the electric wires at the back of our house, busy preening their feathers and flying over the field feeding on insects. I think we have more this year than…

  • Judy’s Garden!

    Judy’s Garden!

    It’s been very quiet in my garden the birds have been absent for a while now, but 100 yards up the road my friend Judy’s garden has been busy. Her garden is a little oasis, although small it has mature shrubs and trees and is very sheltered. She asked me if I would like to…

  • Okeford Hill

    Okeford Hill

    Okeford Hill has become one of my favourite places at the moment, and we are now in the middle of August. I have been lucky to see plenty of birds when I go up there early in the morning, with Tilly, so a good place to check out. I know I’m probably going to see…

  • Bird watching weekend 3. Okeford Hill & Martin Down

    Bird watching weekend 3. Okeford Hill & Martin Down

    On Elaine’s final day of her visit we decided to take it a little easier and after breakfast we headed up to Okeford Hill, we saw quite a few birds although this time I didn’t get many photographs, as most of the time they were fairly distant, but it was interesting nonetheless and we managed…

  • 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…

  • Bird Watching weekend 1. Arne and Slepe Heath

    Bird Watching weekend 1. Arne and Slepe Heath

    On Thursday 21st July niece Elaine, a keen birdwatcher came for a visit, mainly because we had booked a Nightjar walk with Birds of Poole Harbour in the evening so we decided to include a couple of days bird watching locally while she was staying with us. The day was quite warm, as the weekend…

  • Okeford Hill again

    Okeford Hill again

    I decided to take another walk on Okeford Hill on Sunday 17th July, I was up nice and early and the sun was shining and hoping to see something interesting, which I did! I headed for the trig point and the long path over to Bonsley and I knew where and what I might see…

  • Fontmell Down

    Fontmell Down

    Another clear morning on July 14th so I went on the other side of the valley from Okeford Hill to Fontmell Down hoping to see some roosting Butterflies. Tilly and I walked along the edge of the hill on the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s reserve, I stayed at the top as I didn’t fancy the steep…