Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Chiffchaffs officially back in my patch!

April 7, 2016 by Jackson Hellewell | Comments Off on Chiffchaffs officially back in my patch!

Although I have heard 1 or 2 Chiffchaffs a day for the last week or so I don’t call them ‘officially back’ in my local area until I have seen one and heard a lot more per day.  On Saturday I  heard at least 12 when I was on a cycle ride and so I am now officially saying they are back in my patch. chiff-chaff

Also I have seen another summer migrant in and around my local patch, the Swallow!   I have seen a couple now, hopefully more and more will be arriving soon and they will start to nest. They seem to be very early this year,  probably another side effect of the weird winter that we had, the first time I spotted one this year was the 31st of March!

Swallow

May 31, 2015
by Jackson Hellewell
Comments Off on Bassenthwaite Ospreys – in the Lake District

Bassenthwaite Ospreys – in the Lake District

Last week, over half term, I went away for a few days to Keswick in the Lake district. We did loads of hill walking and enjoyed the wildlife we saw. On the way back I visited  the Ospreys at Bassenthwaite (click … Continue reading