Great Tits.

Great Tits our the largest tit found it the UK. With a wingspan of 24cm and a weight of 18 grams. (a blue tit has a wingspan of 18cm and a weight of 11 grams).

Great Tits are common in woodland hedgerows and gardens.


Blue Tits.

I spent some time watching Blue Tits this morning :- this post is photo heavy showing Blue Tits seen this morning at Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve a site managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. A local site I support and regularly visit.

A colourful bird and often seen as a garden bird visiting our gardens sometimes in large numbers especially in the winter to feed on bird feeders and bird tables. This bird is a common site in the woodland where we walk away from homes. They feed on Insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts. In the UK there are about 3,300,000 breeding pairs of Blue tits but their number increase to around 15 million birds in the winter.

Fading light.

Going to the woods as the light is fading to collect trail cameras opens up a whole new view of normally familiar countryside. Crossing fields become less easy – ditches become deeper, fallen branches become trip hazards. The creatures of the woods now rule.

Woods edge.

Over the past weeks the weather has been the dictator in how our nature walks have been. When the weather has allowed getting out to observe the environment has been grasped to maintain sanity in this lockdowned world. This weekend has been dominated by short walks placing trail cameras in locations where we know deer pass and collecting them after a couple of days.

Dark and dull but not dismal but always something to see. Roe deer seem to past this spot about 16.30 daily. On the 1st film you can see a Roe deer mother with 2 fawns who we have watched grown up through the summer.

Spring Tides

Very high tides this moorning.

Spring Tides Meon Shore Titchfield Haven 16th November 2020

One or Two Turnstone’s were on the beach but due the high tide and lack of beach many had taken to the sleeping on the the boats in the harbour.

Also in the harbour was a Little Grebe also known as a Dab Chick.

Another disgarded fishing hook a real danger to water birds I was unable to remove this one due to its position.