Saturday, 18 June 2016

Given up on 30 Days Wild!

First my camera gave up the ghost, then we had lots of rain and I was stuck indoors and am now in Amsterdam... so I've given up on the 30 Days Wild... I shall resume my Blog with something else soon!!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016


Well I still have no real good photos for my 30 Days Wild blog except this duckette on the moat at Bolingbroke Castle... sorry not a duck person so not sure of the breed...!
I DID startle a Red Kite - he was in a hedge about 4 5 meters from where I was walking - no photo - I just gaped at it not believing how close it was..! Then about 200 meters along the path, at the brook I startled a water vole - again no photo - he was too fast for me!!!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


I bet you'll all been having sleepless nights as to why I haven't posted anything for the past few days, but I'm afraid my photo camera died on me! I'm waiting for a new one to arrive. though I will today resurrect an old, not very good one and pick up the pieces...
I'm also doing a long walk today with my bro' in an area I've not walked before, so shall hopefully takes lots of pics for 30 Days Wild and catch up! Carpe Diem!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

30 Days Wild. Day 4

I tried uploading a film yesterday that I'd made of a Lapwing on a nest, but it didn;t work. So here a picture of it's partner standing guard about 4 metres away!

Friday, 3 June 2016

30 Days Wild. Day 3

I was in most the day today, and when I did go out there was more flora than fauna... the barn owl was not at home... the squirrels in the churchyard yew trees were hiding, the swallows were in too, I really only managed to capture a blackbird at the barn, and my starlings in the back garden... oh and a chocolate and tan lesser spotted stick gatherer...

Thursday, 2 June 2016

30 Days Wild. Day 2

Well so far this morning its been very busy in my garden, the usual Sparrows, Dunnocks, various Tits, Greenfinches, and a small female lesser spotted woodpecker. No pics I'm afraid. However I am leading a childrens Tennyson Walk this afternoon and we shall be out and about, so who knows what I might see and be able to photograph.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

30 Days Wild. Day 1

So I'm participating in the Wildlife Trust 30 Days Wild initiative and will (finally) use my Blog page to post my Wildlife findings.
I live in a tiny village in an AONB and am surrounded by the beautiful undulating countryside that inspired Alfred Tennyson for the first 28 years of his life and beyond. There are paths and bridlepaths at each corner of the village and the countryside, and my garden is teeming with wildlife.
I did manage to see one of our barn owls early this morning before it started raining again. Currently there are sparrows, dunnocks and chaffinches on my bird feeder. Its not a great day weatherwise for the great outdoors so I shall keep an eye on what passes my house! However here is a picture of one of the resident swans on a nearby lake.