Migration starts so busy times ahead

Hook-with-Warsash

It’s always nice to have a highlight of the month and this month was without a doubt the Pied Flycatcher at Hook-with-Warsash. I’d heard there was one about and after a long circular walk spotted it in a residential street on my car back to the car. In fact it was about 200 meters away from the car. It’s amazing how often you can walk a long way, just see the norm and when all is lost you spot something in the Car Park back at your home !

Pied Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher – Cowes Lane

More from Hook-with-Warsash…

Meadow Pipit Whinchat
Meadow Pipit – Whinchat – Wheatear

Old Winchester Hill

It took me two and a half years to finally go to Old Winchester Hill which considering it’s only 7 miles away, it needless to say a bit silly as the diversity of scenery and wildlife is quite diverse. Basically, I went there twice in a week !

If you like Red Kites it’s definitely worth visiting and what’s nice is the amount of birds you see from above especially Kestrels hunting. Again, not too many people during the week and if you take the longest circular walk which involves a steep decline and as they don’t say “what goes down must come up” you’re lucky to see anyone.


Red Kite

Bishop’s Waltham

A week of good weather enabled me to take a few good walks around the Village both north and south. The Garden is not so active at present except the Hedgehogs which are doing well and visiting every evening without fail.

Spotted Flycatcher Chiffchaff
Chaffinch – Spotted Flycatcher – Chiffchaff

Muddy walks are coming !

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