April 25, 2016
Comments Off on Winnall Moors Nature Reserve
At the weekend we visited Winnall Moors Nature Reserve in Winchester. Its such an oasis of calm and wildlife in the midst of a city (less than a mile from Winchester High Street). We hoped to see kingfishers and water … Continue reading
April 18, 2016
Comments Off on First Cuckoo, bluebells and goshawk
Heard my first cuckoo for this year on Saturday whilst on a bike ride. Its great to hear it again. The bluebells in the wood are looking (and smelling) amazing now. I’ve been trying out an experiment with my trail … Continue reading
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.
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!