Environment agency ensuring the steps to the beach remain safe and slip free at Meon Shore.
Lots of photos today of Common Terns over Meon Shore beach. The birds feed just off the beach and catch small fish taking their catch to their nest colony across the road in the nature reserve.
After a break using the trail cameras we set up some of the cameras in the ditch where we came across a deer family. a few weeks ago. (detail in link below).
We left the cameras set up in the ditch for a week. We collected them this morning and below is some of the best footage. A Buzzard drops in for a drink in the flooded ditch. (note the water level changes in the ditch). The Roe Deer and the Roebuck seem to be regular visitors using the ditch as a path.
An epic journey for a family of Shellduck off Meon shore into the harbour at Titchfield Haven, what must have been an journey to remember when I first spotted them it took 20 minutes to reach the calm water of the harbour.
The mullein moth, Cucullia verbasci, caterpillar’s on food plant Verbascum giganteum – Great Mullein. Taken with a smartphone.
A pair of Reed Buntings. Male with his black head and the female with an insect for lunch.
Several Damselflies were about. Banded demoiselle (Blue male and Green female).
A cup of tea in the New Forest and a short walk resulted in a few photographs. Following the calls of Stonechats, I put up a young female Fallow deer who was hiding in the Bracken.
Stonechats are about the size of Robin. The males bird have striking black heads with white around the side of their neck, orange-red breasts and a mottled brown back. The females have brown backs and an orange tinge to their chests. They are often seen perched, on the tops of low bushes. As its name suggests, birds have a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together.
A spider eating a Common Blue Damselfly.