Corn Bunting – Martin Down, Hampshire

Summer birding continued to be a bit quiet and so I headed to Martin Down for a variety of wildlife and hopefully some Corn Bunting sketches. I arrived at 7am and as soon as I got out of the car the soundtrack for the next three hours started with Skylarks singing overhead. When the SkylarksContinue reading “Corn Bunting – Martin Down, Hampshire”

Avocet – Pennington Marshes, Hampshire

On Saturday an adult Little Stint was found on Fishtail Lagoon at Pennington. Rather than set the alarm and get there early on Sunday morning I decided to wait and see if the stint moved on overnight. It was still there first thing and so I headed down mid-morning on Sunday. As I reached theContinue reading “Avocet – Pennington Marshes, Hampshire”

Rose-coloured Starling – Southbourne, Dorset

He looked like he’d been given the run around. “It’s a needle in a haystack” he’d said. His depressing comment had me feeling a little deflated. I was still hopeful of seeing the Rose-coloued Starling but it sounded like it would need determination and luck.  On Wednesday around lunchtime an adult summer Rose-coloured Starling wasContinue reading “Rose-coloured Starling – Southbourne, Dorset”

Wood Warbler – Acres Down, New Forest

I hadn’t seen Shaun for almost 20 years yet he had me changing my plans with the promise of a Wood Warbler. I had decided to try for Honey Buzzard again and with the weather about to break in mid-week I headed out on Tuesday morning. I walked up from the car park and onContinue reading “Wood Warbler – Acres Down, New Forest”