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Garden Sanctuary

Up to 4 Moorhen are spending time in the garden recently. Apart from feeding they seem to find security as they do not get disturbed and are safe from...
17-11-2017 16:04

Busy Hill

Misty at first then clearing with cloudy skies and a light drizzly rain, 12°, light NW.A busy Hill today with c200 Fieldfare, c40 Redwing, 80+ Starlin...
16-11-2017 16:03

Fishy stuff

Only the second time fish have got a mention on the blog.This Brown Trout photographed in Cholsey Brook today was one of two seen....
16-11-2017 16:03

Another YBW and not a lot else

Cloudy, 6°, light NW.A cold and frosty start today and rather quiet out and about.A Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon in a private garden along the...
14-11-2017 16:04

Golden Plover & Redpoll

Approx. 60 Golden Plover, Cholsey Hill at 16:00 today. Per Gerry Quinn. 10 Redpoll in Silver Birches in garden on Friday. Per Tony Rayner....
13-11-2017 16:04

THE BIG last!

Sunny periods with scattered cloud, 10°, breezy NW.Has to be a Finch day today with a single Hawfinch (at last). Heard initially then seen flying from...
12-11-2017 16:03

Late Insects

Clear and sunny with a frosty start, 8°, light SSW.A quiet day out at Lollingdon, very little on the way out, in fact the garden has been busier today...
07-11-2017 16:05

An Avian Paralympian

Sunny spells, 8°, light NW.One of the local Red Kites has been tailless for a couple of months now. It has been seen over various parts of the village...
06-11-2017 16:03


Foggy, 12°, very light S.A foggy walk out to Lollingdon relying on ears rather than eyes today as visibility was poor. The fog lifted slightly around ...
04-11-2017 16:04

Thrushes and Dragons

A sunny day with thin high cloud, 16°, light S.A rather unseasonal day weather wise that felt quite warm in the sun and Thrushes dominating the birdsc...
02-11-2017 16:04


Hazy sunshine, warming up, 10°+, light W.A walk out to the hill this morning with a ground frost still on the grass but slowly warming up.2 Jay in the...
31-10-2017 16:03

Quiet day

A sunny day, 12°, light WNW.A later than usual visit to the hill today and just a Green Woodpecker present and a Sparrowhawk hunting Linnets (unsucces...
28-10-2017 16:03

Thrushes arriving

Overcast with some light rain showers, 15°, light SW.Fairly quiet on the hill today with little movement, 17 Starling, 2 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare overh...
24-10-2017 16:04

A Brambling but no YBW

Overcast, Rain, 13°, Fresh to strong SW.A Brambling 1stw/F with a Chaffinch flock this morning SU5985, per MA.No sign of Yellow-browed Warbler today. ...
22-10-2017 16:03

Yellow-browed and 2 late Swallow

Cloudy with a fair bit of sunshine, 14°, fresh WSW.A breezy and bright day on Lollingdon hill but little moving. Before that:I was out in the garden c...
21-10-2017 16:04


Overcast and murky with some light rain, 13°, light SE.2 Corn Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting and a Green Woodpecker on the hill today.Nearby 3 Bullfinch, 4 C...
19-10-2017 16:03

Tony's Garden

Cloudy, 14°, light SW.A photo from Tony Rayner with a Raven in his garden yesterday.10 Mistle Thrush on Cholsey Marsh today but little else....
18-10-2017 16:04


Cloudy and wind strengthening, 19°, fresh S.An early movement of birds over Lollingdon hill this morning that fizzled out around 10:00 as the wind sta...
17-10-2017 16:03

Hope October livens up!

Overcast and breezy. 16°, fresh SW.Another quiet day on the hill with little of note around.Nearby were 16 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer and a...
14-10-2017 16:04

Red Admirals & Wind

A windy day with rain showers and some late sunny spells, 16°, fresh SW.The weather was not conducive to any meaningful birding around the hill today ...
12-10-2017 16:03

Stonechat & Wheatear

Cloudy with sunny spells, 15°, light NW.A busy time of the hill today, 2 Stonechat and a Wheatear, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Bul...
07-10-2017 16:05

Slow October

Cloudy with brief sunny spells, 13°, breezy WSW.Another breezy day on the hill with little of note: 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk flew over one hour ...
05-10-2017 16:06

A Conehead" and a Frog

A couple of photos of an Amphibian & Insect found on the allotments today. Common FrogLong-winged Conehead " courtesy Loren...
04-10-2017 16:05

Quiet start to October

Windy with a few sunny spells, 15°, fresh W.The hill was virtually devoid of birds today with a fresh westerly blowing across the face of the hill.A f...
03-10-2017 16:07

Interesting & Frustrating

A misty start but clearing around 11:000, then mainly cloudy, 18°, light SSE.An interesting and frustrating morning on the hill today.A flock of aroun...
28-09-2017 16:06


An overcast and misty day with some rain, 17°, light ENE.2 Common Redstart still present on the hill and now in the Hawthorns at the top, 2 Green Wood...
26-09-2017 16:07

The Hill to the Thames

Cloudy but mild, 17°, light SSW.Quiet on the hill today with just a Common Redstart present. A couple of Kestrel around and the usual Buzzards and Red...
21-09-2017 16:08

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