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All quiet

Overcast with light rain, 8°, light to breezy N. A rather grey day with not a lot being seen. A scattering of Fieldfare and Redwing with a few Mistle ...
16-11-2019 16:03

Pop Up Cafe!

Nigel and Christine of Walking Picnics are back in the Centre with their home baked cakes and savouries in the centre tomorrow (Sunday 17th Nov). If s ...
16-11-2019 16:03

Uneventful

Sunny at first the clouding up, 8°, light W. A rather uneventful walk out to Lollingdon and back today. An increase in the number of Winter Thrushes a ...
14-11-2019 16:04

Late Dragonfly

Sunshine with variable cloud, 8°, breezy W. Not a lot out there today, very few Winter Thrushes around, a handful of Fieldfare and 2 Redwing. The high ...
12-11-2019 16:04

Sparrowhawk............again!

Overcast, 6°, light E.The male Sparrowhawk spent several minutes atop the bird feeders in the pouring rain this afternoon and constantly looking aroun ...
10-11-2019 16:04

This weeks bird of the week?

…is the long-tailed duck. Present on Ibsley Water since Monday this immature drake doesn’t have a long tail! Normally a sea duck, and a wi ...
10-11-2019 16:04

More autumnal fun!

Last week we had two Autumn themed Wild Days Out, where we looked for fungi, collected leaves to preserve in wax and cooked toffee apples over the fir ...
07-11-2019 16:04

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk in the garden yesterday.He started hunting the garden back in early September and had some success but just lately no luck. ...
03-11-2019 16:04

Reserve closed Saturday 2nd November?

The reserve will remain closed tomorrow, Saturday 2nd November, due to the strong winds forecast and the increased risk of damage to people and proper ...
02-11-2019 16:04

Samhain

Cloudy, 11°, breezy ESE. A Raven seen by Alan flying over Cholsey Church whilst photographing Jackdaws. And a Nuthatch amongst several species on the ...
01-11-2019 16:03

Autumnal activities

Last Sunday we headed up to the area of silver birch trees by Goosander Hide with our Young Naturalists to have a go at making besom brooms. The group ...
01-11-2019 16:04

Garden stuff

A sunny day at last, 10°, light NW. At last a sunny day but currently of limited mobility due to a pulled calf muscle making it painful walking. So ha ...
28-10-2019 16:04

Round up of recent events

So far each month this year has seen us recording a record number of visitors to the reserve. October may prove to be the exception, due, no doubt, to ...
26-10-2019 16:04

Less Thrushes today

Cloudy with the odd sunny spell, 13°, light ESE. Quieter out at Lollingdon today, far fewer Thrushes around only c200 seen in several mixed flocks of ...
24-10-2019 16:05

Fieldfares arrive in force

Cloudy, 12°, breezy N. Fieldfare arrived in their hundreds today, I saw close on 500 between the village and Lollingdon and Alan had 500+ along the Bu ...
22-10-2019 16:04

Merveille du Jour

A couple of Moths caught by Tony Rayner last night. Photographed and released. Merveille du JourInfo link ...
22-10-2019 16:04

Fungi foray

Cloudy, 10°, light N. A visit for Loren and myself to the Warburg Nature Reserve today. Mainly looking for Fungi but also whatever else is on show. Qu ...
21-10-2019 16:04

Breezy

Sunny spells and breezy, 14°, fresh SW. A hike along the Bunk line today, a bit breezy and cool and most small birds were sticking to hedgerows. A Rav ...
19-10-2019 16:04

Stonechat & Little Egret

Cloudy, bright spells and rain, 12°, light to breezy S. A Stonechat on the hill today, way down along the track to Sheephouse Farm, 5 Mistle Thrush to ...
18-10-2019 16:04

Ring Ouzel

Early rain then cloudy with sunny spells, 14°, light W. A Ring Ouzel (m) found out at Lollingdon today feeding in a hedgerow near the paddocks. Initia ...
17-10-2019 16:04

Redwings arrive

Redwings have arrived in numbers now and awaiting Fieldfares.Photos courtesy Alan DawsonRedwingMeadow Pipit ...
16-10-2019 16:05

Wind & Rain and not much else!

Overcast with almost constant light rain, 16°, moderate SW. At a peak time for rare and scarce birds with American land birds turning up from Iceland, ...
12-10-2019 16:03

Still Windy

Cloudy, 15°, breezy SW. A walk along the Bunk line to the bypass taking in Green lane. 6 species of Corvid seen that included 2 Raven and several Jay. ...
11-10-2019 16:03

Nothing much going on

Cloudy with a few sunny intervals, 13°, breezy SW. A disappointing and windy day with very little seen! Virtually nothing on the hill today, a Magpie ...
10-10-2019 16:04

A Warning

Fortunately a rare event for us, but recently a car was broken into in the main car park at Blashford. Please do not leave valuables, or bags etc. tha ...
10-10-2019 16:04

Red is the colour

Cloudy with a few sunny intervals and showers, 13°, moderate SW. Redwing & Red Kite feature today. Well the Redwings have arrived with 5 seen yesterda ...
09-10-2019 16:04

Sparrowhawks

Cloudy with a few sunny spells, 12°, light SSE. Somewhat quiet out there today, both Alan and I out today along the Bunk line, the Church area and out ...
04-10-2019 16:05

Fungi spotting

Autumn is a great time to go looking for fungi, so on Sunday after spying a few whilst unlocking the reserve in the morning, we decided to head off in ...
03-10-2019 16:04

Dine & discover?

Sometimes Blashford blog posts are a bit like buses – after a lull of a couple of weeks here’s your third in 2 days. Hope they’ve be ...
03-10-2019 16:04

Cool & Bright

Sunny at first then clouding over, 13°, light NW. A lot of birds on the hill today with 50+ Meadow Pipit, c12 Yellowhammer, 6 Pied Wagtail and around ...
03-10-2019 16:04

Recent Activity and a Little Wildlife

I am sorry for the lack of posts recently, I will try and get back to a couple a week again. Recent weeks have been busy both at Blashford and at Fish ...
02-10-2019 16:04

House Martins still moving through

Overcast with a few light showers, 16°, light S. A Merlin (f) over the hill today and flew south towards the Downs, 2 Cormorant, 250+ House Martin, 40 ...
01-10-2019 16:04

Stonechats still

Sun, wind and rain again, 17°, moderate SW. Alan ventured out along the Bunk line again today and found 3 Stonechat present. 3 House Martin still visi ...
30-09-2019 16:04

Stonechats

Showers, sun and cloud, 17°, fresh SW. Another windy day with showers and sunshine. A Raven headed south over Church road this morning and 2 Stonechat ...
29-09-2019 16:04

House Martins and a Grey Wagtail

Cloudy, sunshine and showers, 17°, moderate SW. A week dominated by a strong passage of House Martin with another of c400 birds again today over Lolli ...
28-09-2019 16:04

Clifden Nonpareil

Cloudy with some heavy rain, 18°, light to blustery SSW Another rare moth caught by Tony Rayner today. A Clifden Nonpareil or Blue Underwing. The seco ...
23-09-2019 16:04

Whinchat & Meadow Pipits

Sunshine, 24°, light SW. We are just approaching the autumn equinox and the end of summer and it looks as though the weather will be right on cue with ...
22-09-2019 16:04

Feeling autumnal

Sunny, 21°, breezy ESE. Not a lot going on today, the hill was very quiet with just a few Chiffchaff present. A Sparrowhawk sparring with a couple of ...
21-09-2019 16:04

White Storks

I received a report from Gerry Sexton of 15 White Stork flying north over Cholsey at dusk yesterday.Again these are more than likely from a release sc ...
19-09-2019 16:04

Wheatear & Stonechats

Sunny, 20°, light NNE. The first Stonechat of the autumn on the hill today but disappeared down the NW side of the hill, a Wheatear also present for a ...
19-09-2019 16:04

Wheatear

A Wheatear seen and photographed by Alan near Silly bridge today.And a Bullfinch ...
18-09-2019 16:03

White-tailed Eagle

A juv White-tailed Eagle reported flying over Cholsey Church a short while ago pursued by 6 Red Kite. The bird was heading south and more than likely ...
15-09-2019 16:04

Look out behind you

Many thanks to Jon Mitchell for sending in the “action shot”! “Just thought you might like to see a photo I took from Ivy South on S ...
14-09-2019 16:04

Roesel's Bush Cricket

A video and photos of Roesel\'s Bush Crickets courtesy Alan Dawson. ...
14-09-2019 16:04

The long walk

Cloudy with sunny spells and a light early rain shower, 22°, light to mod SW. A walk out through the Lees, skirting Aston Tirrold on to Lollingdon and ...
13-09-2019 16:04

A dull start

Overcast, light rain, 19°, fresh WSW. Dull conditions and a blustery time on the hill this morning and another good passage of Hirundines passing over ...
12-09-2019 16:05

Whinchat, Wheatears, Redstart etc

A misty start then sunshine and cloud, 17°, light WNW. A Common Redstart (m), 3 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel and several Chiffchaff on the hill today. 4 Spotte ...
11-09-2019 16:05

Autumn well underway

There has been a very autumnal feel to this week with hundreds of martins gathering over Ibsley Water each morning and today I was there as they conti ...
08-09-2019 16:04

Hornet Mimic Hoverfly

Photo courtesy Alan Dawson ...
06-09-2019 16:04

Redstart

A Common Redstart found by Alan today on Lollingdon Hill.Just out of interest there was a Manx Shearwater at Farmoor reservoir this evening. This bird ...
04-09-2019 16:04

Semi-palamated Sandpiper in Sligo

I was passing through Sligo this afternoon on my way to Donegal and dropped into Ross\'s Strand to see the Semi-palmated Sandpiper that Paul Keogh fou ...
03-09-2019 16:04

Migrants still on the move

Sunny with light cloud, 20°, light WSW. 3 Lesser Whitethroat on the hill today, 2 Blackcap and several Chiffchaff. Nearby 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Will ...
03-09-2019 16:04

Autumn Lady?s shorn!

Yesterday Tracy and I, inspired by various comments on various social media about the very lovely but understated Autumn flowering orchid, Autumn Lady ...
31-08-2019 16:04

A quiet end to August

Mainly sunshine, 22°, breezy SSW. A relatively quiet time today, a Common Redstart (m) on the south side of the hill and 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the n ...
31-08-2019 16:04

WW and a Hoverfly

Sunny with later cloud, 19°, light SW. Some good birds today with a Whimbrel heard flying over by Michael Pocock early this morning and 2 Whinchat alo ...
30-08-2019 16:04

Tern Hide today?

…just a quick post to advise visitors coming today (Thursday 30th August) that the volunteer work party will be working on the shore of Ibsley W ...
29-08-2019 16:04

Wild Play!

Last week saw the last of this summers “Wild Days Out” activity days – this time with a team challenge theme for the older age group ...
29-08-2019 16:04

A bit of a mix

Sunny with cloud building and a few light showers, 21°, light SSW. 3 Common Redstart on the hill today, including a nice male. A Common Whitethroat, 2 ...
29-08-2019 16:04

Whinchat & Wheatear

Sunny, 27°, light SE. A text from Alan this morning of a Wheatear and a Whinchat along the Bunk Line. I arrived around 30 minutes later and the Whinch ...
25-08-2019 16:04

Yesterdays Whinchat

An excellent photo of the Whinchat from yesterday by Alan Dawson, taken in better light later in the day. ...
25-08-2019 16:04

Getting Warm

Mainly sunny, 24°, light S. Just the 1 Redstart seen on the hill today, plus 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, a Wheatear and 2 Kestrel. Nearby 4 Spo ...
24-08-2019 16:04

A Spotted Flycatcher Day

Sunny intervals, 21°, light SSW. A Spotted Flycatcher day today with 15-18 out at Lollingdon (15 was the minimum count). 3 small groups of Flycatchers ...
22-08-2019 16:08

Butterflies & Dragons

Sunny spells, 19°, breezy W. An afternoon walk alongside the Bunk line to Winterbrook and back. Not much birdwise, a few Chiffchaff and singles of Bla ...
21-08-2019 16:04

Bonaparte's Gull still in Liscannor Bay

The first record or  this rare North American Gull was found in the exact same spot over 20 years ago, a first winter back on 24th to 29th of January ...
21-08-2019 16:04

Walter!

Having reported on Saturday evening that a great white egret was back on Ibsley Water, but that it was not our old veteran and trail blazer nicknamed ...
20-08-2019 16:05

Migrant Hawker

Migrant Hawker dragonfly at Cholsey Marsh.Photo courtesy Alan Dawson.5 Swift feeding over the north of the village yesterday and gradually drifted off ...
19-08-2019 16:05

Not Walter?

…but a non-ringed great white egret has arrived today, the first of the season, spending most of it on the spit midway between Lapwing and Goosa ...
18-08-2019 16:06

Woodsmoked?

Woodsmoked is definitely what I am this week! After a couple of weeks off it was straight back in at the deep end with back to back campfire based act ...
17-08-2019 16:06

Spot Flys

3+ Spotted Flycatcher and a Common Redstart out at Lollingdon today. Per Alan Dawson. ...
16-08-2019 16:04

A couple from yesterday

Rain stopped play today!A couple of photos from yesterday. A Buzzard over the village closely resembles an individual seen out at Lollingdon regularly ...
15-08-2019 16:04

A bit quiet!

Mainly cloudy, 17°, light WNW. 2 Raven briefly on the hill before continuing westwards, the Common Redstart still present and a Willow Warbler, Blackc ...
13-08-2019 16:04

Grasshopper & Butterfly

A few photos from Alan.Meadow Grasshopper and Painted Lady butterflies. ...
13-08-2019 16:04

Great White Egret:

A first for Cholsey: A Great White Egret flew south over Church road at dusk on the 8th Aug. Per Richard Broughton. ...
11-08-2019 16:03

Reserve Closed!

Due to the high winds the reserve will be closed today (Saturday 10th August), so the hides and car parks will remain closed. Although the winds are n ...
10-08-2019 16:04

Sun, Wind & Rain

Sunny and blustery with several light rain showers, 22°, fresh SW. 3 (poss 1-2 others) Spotted Flycatcher around the paddocks (1 ad & 2 juv). The Comm ...
10-08-2019 16:04

Going South

Cloudy with some showers and sunshine, 20°, breezy WSW. Fairly active out at Lollingdon today with birds on the move, the Common Redstart still presen ...
08-08-2019 16:04

Spot Fly & Redstart

Early rain then sunny spells, 22°, breezy WSW. Fairly quiet today, the Common Redstart still present on the hill and 5+ Spotted Flycatcher on the nort ...
06-08-2019 16:03

Woodwork and wandering

The weather last week resulted in two very different Wild Days Out, with Tuesday very wet and soggy and not the best conditions for wildlife watching ...
05-08-2019 16:04

Red-eyed Damselfly

A Red-eyed Damselfly with what looks like the remains of a Banded Demoiselle!Photo courtesy Alan Dawson. ...
05-08-2019 16:04

Jersey Tiger

Yet another new moth for Cholsey, caught last night by Tony Rayner.A Jersey Tiger."One of the most attractive of the Tiger moths, this species was unt ...
02-08-2019 16:05

Bug-ingham Palace

Last Sunday our Young Naturalists made a rather magnificent bug hotel in a sunny spot close to the new dipping pond. The improvement works here on the ...
02-08-2019 16:05

Quiet end to July

Mainly cloudy with a few sunny spells, 21°, breezy SW. A little breezy on the hill today. The Common Redstart still present on the hill and appears to ...
01-08-2019 16:04

Another new Moth

Tony Rayner caught another new Moth for Cholsey recently. The 4th new Moth for Cholsey this year.The Moth in question is a Tree Lichen Beauty.A mostly ...
31-07-2019 16:06

Some movement!

Sunny, 24°, light SSW. The hill was reasonable today, the Common Redstart still present and 3 Kestrel and a Paraglider! A Spotted Flycatcher on the no ...
30-07-2019 16:03

Black & Green

A sunny day with light cloud, 29°, light SW. A quietish day out there today, I think most were seeking shade and not being too active. 2 Raven on the ...
25-07-2019 16:04

Almost there?

…by Lucy Wiltshire (Volunteer Placement) From earlier posts you may already know that over the past few months we have undergone many changes he ...
24-07-2019 16:04

Red-tail

Cloudy with sunny spells, 25°, light SW. 2 Raven on the hill briefly this morning before flying off towards Moulsford. The Common Redstart still prese ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Green Woodpecker

Arrives in the garden for some water. Gets a shower from a bathing Blackbird. Has a bath.Dries off on a tree. ...
23-07-2019 16:03

Ravens take the day

Cloudy with a few sunny periods, 24°, light SW. Arrived on the hill this morning to something resembling and aerial dogfight. 6 Raven, 5 Kestrel, 4 Re ...
18-07-2019 16:04

Med Gull Update

Back during 30 Days Wild, on the 6th June I included a sighting of a first summer plumage Mediterranean gull that I photographed on Ibsley Water. At t ...
18-07-2019 16:04

30 Days Wild ? Honourable mentions

Sometimes during 30 days wild the hardest part is picking just one video or photo to tweet. There were many days where I could have posted multiples, ...
17-07-2019 16:05

Summer Passing

It seems that once the 30 Days Wild are over, the signs of passing summer become increasingly obvious. I heard my last singing cuckoo on 22nd June, we ...
16-07-2019 16:04

Redstart again

Cloudy with sunny intervals, 20°, light NNE. 2 Common Redstart (juvs) on the hill today, 1 in the usual hedge and another in the Hawthorns along the h ...
16-07-2019 16:04

The Lees area

Sunny intervals, 24°, breezy NW. A walk out to the Lees this afternoon found the farmland on the way out quite barren. Some of the so called ?conserva ...
13-07-2019 16:04

Black, Gold & Painted Ladies

Cloudy with a few sunny spells, 23°, light W.2 Raven on and around the hill toady and very vocal, present for around 30 minutes then flew off south we ...
12-07-2019 16:04

Bluebells to Beaulieu

I have been very absent from the blog this last few months, so this is another quick round up of what our Young Naturalists group have been up to sinc ...
11-07-2019 16:04

Final week of 30 days wild

Another 30 days wild has come to an end, it’s been great fun and I’ve managed to see, hear and do some wonderful things in June. I feel li ...
09-07-2019 16:04

Redstart & Whinchat

Mainly cloudy with sunny spells, 21°, light S.Just beginning to think it was another quiet day on the hill when I saw a bird flycatching along the top ...
09-07-2019 16:04

Sunshiny day

Sunny, 24°, light WNW.Somewhat quiet out there today, however a surprise of a Garden Warbler singing in the Bullshole area also nice to compare with a ...
06-07-2019 16:04

Puffin Season

Seabirds seem to have had a good breeding season this year with young birds departing the nest early than in previous years.  I was back on the Skel ...
06-07-2019 16:04

 



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