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Lapwings

The first flock of Lapwings of the autumn arrive in Cholsey with up to 300 birds present today.Photos courtesy Alan Dawson. ...
21-10-2018 16:05

Last of Summer

Recently there have been a few late swallow around Ibsley Water, late migrants from further north. There has also been a pair of adults with one juven ...
19-10-2018 16:04

Great Expectations and Small Surprises

I was not at Blashford for most of yesterday, a site meeting at Fishlake to look at the upgrade work to the canal footpath, followed by a meeting abou ...
18-10-2018 16:05

Thrushes moving

A hazy day with low cloud cover, 18°, light SW. 2 Stonechat on the hill this morning but only briefly before moving off. A Sparrowhawk, several Yellow ...
17-10-2018 16:05

Clouded Yellows

A couple of photos of Clouded Yellow butterflies today from Alan Dawson. ...
14-10-2018 16:04

Shaggy Inkcaps

A few Shaggy Inkcap fungi courtesy Alan Dawson. ...
12-10-2018 16:05

A busy Hill

Another sunny day, 21°, light ESE. A fair bit of activity on the hill today, with 2 Stonechat present (also present yesterday per TW) and a fair sized ...
11-10-2018 16:04

'Stanley's' Fleabane in Burry Port

With no formally adopted vernacular, I\'ve taken the liberty to create one myself of an interesting hybrid encountered whilst surveying an area of cru ...
09-10-2018 16:04

And Then There Were Three

Great white egret that is, Walter now had two companions and all were joining in the fishing frenzy on Ibsley Water this morning. Later on they were s ...
09-10-2018 16:04

A Marvellous Day

The first Sunday of the month is volunteer task day and this morning we were continuing work on the path between Goosander and Lapwing hide. The path ...
08-10-2018 16:05

Wittenham Wood

Hazy sunshine, 13°, light SW. A cooler day after the rain and a walk up to Wittenham Wood. Firstly several more Redwing noted a flock of 4 and another ...
08-10-2018 16:04

On the Fly

During the morning today, whilst the reserve was open to visitors, someone “lost” a load of garden waste on the access to the main car par ...
07-10-2018 16:04

First Redwing

Misty light cloud, 18°, very light SSW. Our first Redwing of the autumn today along Cholsey brook by Church road. Per Richard Broughton.Not a lot on t ...
06-10-2018 16:05

Reports and a Bit of Garden Wildlife

5th October reports from Blashford showed that all the main player are still present. On Ibsley Water the ferruginous duck was still around the north ...
06-10-2018 16:05

Paths to Wildlife

A busy few days, either working with the volunteers or on a chainsaw course has meant that I have not really had time to look around the reserve or he ...
05-10-2018 16:05

Bats & Bits

An edited version of an email sent to me by TR. TR?s son Fred has become a Bat enthusiast and has bought an Echo Meter Pro Bat detector. Switching it ...
05-10-2018 16:05

New Moth for Cholsey

TR caught a new moth for Cholsey last night. A rather battered specimen but one non the less.A Clifden Nonpareil - Catocala fraxini.Photo of underside ...
05-10-2018 16:05

An Autumnal day

Mainly cloudy, 17°, breezy W. A flock of 25 Mistle Thrush flew on to the hill this morning but stopped only briefly before heading north over the top. ...
04-10-2018 16:05

Comings and Goings

It finally seems as though the grey phalarope has left us, I am  surprised that it has not gone before now, the nights have been fine and apparently i ...
02-10-2018 16:05

The Hare & the Swing

An interesting video of a Hare playing (") with a swing.Video courtesy Julie Grimshaw. Thanks ...
01-10-2018 16:05

A couple from the garden

3 of the family of Moorhen that frequent the garden.And a visit from the Sparrowhawk. ...
01-10-2018 16:05

Stonechats & a Frog

Cloudy, 13°, light NNW.2 Stonechat on the hill today found by Alan Dawson.And a Frog on the allotments found by Loren. ...
01-10-2018 16:05

September?s End

Another fine day although with more of an autumnal feel that yesterday. There was still mist over the lakes as I opened the hides, from Tern hide the ...
01-10-2018 16:05

a couple of pics

A couple of photos from yesterday courtesy Alan Dawson. KestrelA typical view of Grey Partridge ...
28-09-2018 16:04

Quiet apart from Red Kites

A warm and sunny day, 20°, light SW. Pretty quiet out there today, 2 Raven, 1 Swallow and a handful of Meadow Pipit and Skylark over the hill and 2 Ch ...
27-09-2018 16:05

A film and many questions?

Back in April our Young Naturalists group were joined by Paul from Strong Island Media who came along to film them engaging with nature and participat ...
26-09-2018 16:06

A Perfect Day

It was a glorious day at Blashford today, to my mind the perfect balance of sunshine and cool temperatures, the ideal autumn day for getting work done ...
25-09-2018 16:05

A Close Shave"

After a windy night I looked out over Tern hide this morning with some hope of seeing something new blown in. I was greeted by an adult peregrine perc ...
21-09-2018 16:05

New Bees on the Block

The Ivy Bee was first recorded in the UK in 2001 and is now found in Southern England and Wales. As their name suggests they feed and collect Ivy poll ...
20-09-2018 16:03

19th September ? Sightings

A windy day with occasional showers and a lot of cloud. Iblsey Water hosted hundreds of hirundines all day, in contrast to yesterday, when almost all ...
20-09-2018 16:04

Wheatear & Whinchat

Cloudy with sunny spells, 21°, fresh SW.Ventured out today not expecting much in the windy conditions. The hill was very windy, however 2 Wheatear and ...
20-09-2018 16:03

Stormy Eiders

I have been working up the North west over the last few days and have come across Common Eiders at Mullaghmore in Sligo (21) and at Malin Head (12) in ...
20-09-2018 16:03

Sparrowhawk strikes again

Cloudy and windy, 22°, moderate to fresh SW.Noticed a Sparrowhawk around the garden this afternoon sitting in one of the trees above the feeders and a ...
19-09-2018 16:04

Sightings

Although there has not been a lot of migrant activity over recent days there are lots of birds around on the reserve at present. As someone said to me ...
19-09-2018 16:04

Raven & Red Kite

Cloudy at first then brighter, 21°, breezy SSW. Fairly quiet on the hill today with 123 House Martin over in a 1 hour period, 3 Meadow Pipit and a Sky ...
18-09-2018 16:05

Birds, Beetles and Butterflies (and a bit more besides)

We are slipping into autumn, despite the weather remaining warm the signs are everywhere. Berries are ripening and birds are on the move. Over the las ...
12-09-2018 16:05

Flycatchers

Mainly cloudy with the occasional sunny spell, 21°, breezy SW. The hill was being blasted by a breezy south west wind today so I didn?t expect to find ...
12-09-2018 16:05

Toadflax Brocade & Boris the Spider

A communication from Cholsey\'s foremost moth expert.A first for Cholsey."At the weekend I caught a moth that I had never seen before.The Toadflax Bro ...
11-09-2018 16:05

Myths, moths and marshmallows

With the summer holidays over and the brief lull in group visits that always follows while the Southeasts children all settle back into school and  un ...
08-09-2018 16:05

Wandering in Nature

Another belated blog post relating to our summer holiday activity program… this time a “Wildlife Wander”. Nice easy one to plan and ...
08-09-2018 16:05

This weeks wildlife highlights

Further to Bobs post earlier this week, in which he mentioned the unusually early bittern sighting and egrets galore, today saw more signs of autumn p ...
08-09-2018 16:05

Messing about in boats?

…with boats, out of boats and under boats! Yes, the last week of the summer holiday saw us, and the children on “Wild Days Out” as w ...
08-09-2018 16:05

The White Stuff

A Red Letter Day for Fishlake Meadows today, we finally have some cattle on site! We had hoped they would be on much earlier and next year I am sure w ...
06-09-2018 16:04

Warblers & Flycatchers

Mainly sunny, 20°, light to breezy N.A single Whinchat on the hill today along with a Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and a Reed Bunting.The area a ...
06-09-2018 16:04

A Good Day

Sunny with hazy cloud, 22°, light N. A good day by any standards out at Lollingdon today. The walk out was reasonably quiet with the Bunting flock pre ...
04-09-2018 16:04

Just a couple

At Bunkfest yesterday but at least one of our wildlife watchers was out and about.A Hobby over the garden yesterday morning and a Chiffchaff in the ga ...
02-09-2018 16:03

WWW

A sunny day with light cloud, 20°, light NE veering SE.A Whinchat and a Wheatear on the hill today along with a Willow Warbler along the hedge.A coupl ...
01-09-2018 16:04

Not a lot

Sunny spells, 19°, light NNW. A disappointing visit out to the Lees this morning as the long ditch has had all the vegetation cut and looked quite bar ...
31-08-2018 16:04

Whinchats again

Cloudy with occasional sunshine, 19°, light NW. A surprise find of a Grasshopper Warbler today out at Lollingdon. A small streaky warbler flying ahead ...
30-08-2018 16:04

Whinchats

Cloudy, 19°, light W. 3 Whinchat and a single Wheatear on the hill today and 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat and a Garden Warbler in th ...
29-08-2018 16:03

Wheatears & Whinchats

Mainly cloudy, 19°, breezy W. 5 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat on the hill today along with a Kestrel and Green Woodpecker. A steady flow of Swallow and Hous ...
28-08-2018 16:06

Sparrowhawk visit

Moderate to heavy rain from around 07:00, 15°, breezy SSE. Not much going on in the garden this morning, a few birds visiting the feeders and a young ...
26-08-2018 16:05

Birds on the move

Mainly cloudy, 18°, breezy WSW (rain later). Quite a breeze blowing on to the hill today and subsequently little there. A Common Whitethroat was about ...
25-08-2018 16:05

Out and About

Cloudy, 22°, light WSW. The hill is still very quiet with only a Kestrel present and a few Swallow moving through. Earlier a loose flock of 42 House M ...
23-08-2018 16:05

Spot Flys again

A cloudy start but brightening up, 23°, light SSW. The hill was pretty quiet today with just a few Swallow passing over and a Common Whitethroat prese ...
22-08-2018 16:05

Spot Flys and Yellow Wags

Cloudy with a few light rain showers, 22°, light WSW. 9 (6+3) Yellow Wagtail over the hill today all moving SW, also several small flocks of Swallow. ...
21-08-2018 16:04

Camping out

At our last Young Naturalists session in July, we spent a night on the reserve, exploring Blashford and the surrounding area late in to the evening an ...
20-08-2018 16:05

Mothing

Light cloud with some very light rain, 22°, breezy WSW. A mornings ?Mothing? at Tony Rayners with ?Abingdon Naturalists Soc?. Not a particularly good ...
19-08-2018 16:06

Wild Days Out

Firstly apologies for the recent lack of posting – due in part to Bob being on holiday, in part the reserve generally being fairly quiet on the ...
19-08-2018 16:06

Quietish

Mainly cloudy, 22°, breezy WSW.The hill was fairly quiet today with a couple of Kestrel around and a Chiffchaff and Common Whitethroat along the hedge ...
18-08-2018 16:05

On the way back

Cloudy, 22°, breezy SW. The first returning Wheatear on the hill today and apart from a Kestrel and several Red Kite there was not a lot else. A light ...
16-08-2018 16:04

15000 steps

Mostly cloudy, 23°, breezy, WNW. A long loop walk out today via the Lees, Aston Tirrold and Lollingdon. The fields out by the Lees had a good flock of ...
15-08-2018 16:03

Possible Bechstein's Bat

Tony Rayner\'s son Fred has been recording Bats in Cholsey using a sound device and he sent some off for analysing.You might be interested to read thi ...
14-08-2018 16:03

A little more going on!

Mainly cloudy with a little light rain, 23°, breezy NW. A Peregrine seen whilst walking out to Lollingdon this morning perched high on one of the pylo ...
14-08-2018 16:03

Hare Coursing"

Cloudy, rain showers, 18°, light to breezy S.Some apparent hare coursing out at Lollindon today but fortunately the police had a handle on it.photos c ...
13-08-2018 16:03

More Flycatchers

Alan Dawson found 3 Spotted Flycatcher out at Lollingdon today. ...
10-08-2018 16:03

Warning, survey ahead

Just a quick heads-up that tomorrow Wessex Water will be carrying out their annual weed cover survey of Blashford Lakes, during the course of the day ...
10-08-2018 16:04

Unexpected Garden visitor

A Jay this afternoon in the garden. ...
09-08-2018 16:03

Still a warm one!

Sunny with increasing cloud, 28°, light SW. Another quiet day out at Lollingdon, a few Common Whitethroat and Chiffchaff and a single Blackcap seen. 3 ...
08-08-2018 16:04

Fishlake Flowers

I was working at Fishlake Meadows yesterday morning and it was wonderful to be somewhere so green and full of flowers. Access to water is not a proble ...
08-08-2018 16:04

Common Darter

Common Darter (courtesy Alan Dawson) ...
06-08-2018 16:05

Spotted Flycatchers

Sunny spells, 28°, light WNW. Another warm one out there! 2 Spotted Flycatcher out at Lollingdon today fly catching in a garden and out of view for lo ...
04-08-2018 16:04

Walter Returned

Jim, reported the sighting of a great white egret on Ivy Lake the other day and speculated that it might be “Walter” our regularly returni ...
02-08-2018 16:05

Arrivals

Although there has not been much sign of migrating birds at Blashford Lakes so far, there have been some insect arrivals. The birds at this time of th ...
01-08-2018 16:04

A Couple of Tanners

Despite continued warm nights the number of moths coming to the trap are actually declining, I suspect it might have got too warm and especially dry f ...
30-07-2018 16:04

Kites eye view.

Friday was another hot day and earlier on the hill I watched a couple of Red Kite and Buzzard rising up on the thermals around the hill, there was lit ...
30-07-2018 16:04

Let there be rain!

Cloudy with sunny intervals, 28°, light SW. Another warm one but it started raining just prior to 16:00 and a few claps of thunder but what little the ...
28-07-2018 16:04

30° and counting!

Another hot day, sunny, 30°, light SSE. A walk out to the Lees again today and far fewer butterflies present than of late and ?whites? dominating the ...
27-07-2018 16:03

Sleepy Roebuck

Sunny spells, 28°, light W. Yet again another warm day. Several Chiffchaff on and around the hill today also up to 5 Common Whitethroat and 2 Blackcap ...
26-07-2018 16:06

A good Butterfly year"

Sunny again, 28°, breezy SW. Another warm one with a warm breeze blowing just enough to keep you relatively cool. Getting bored with this weather now! ...
25-07-2018 16:03

Dots of Green

The prolonged dry conditions have caused the grass to go brown almost everywhere you look at the moment. Grasses are a group of plants that are drough ...
25-07-2018 16:03

A Hot One

Sunny, 29°, light SSW. Another warm day and most birds conspicuous by their absence. The odd Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Blackcap seen. ...
24-07-2018 16:05

Hornet Robber Fly

Cloudy with a few sunny spells, 22°, light WSW. The Hornet Robber Fly is one of the UK?s largest flies.it looks quite ferocious but is harmless to hum ...
23-07-2018 16:03

No rain yet!

Mainly cloudy with a few sunny spells, 24°, light SSE. Another quiet day out at Lollingdon. According to several weather forecasts there is rain on th ...
21-07-2018 16:04

Sunbathing

Sunny spells, 24°, light S. A Stock Dove sunbathing in the garden today. ...
20-07-2018 16:04

Where can we order some rain from

Sunny periods, 24°, light SSW. Very quiet around the hill at the moment and very parched. A local farmer has started feeding hay to his cattle as the ...
19-07-2018 16:03

Garden Highlights

I seem to have been very busy recently, a couple of days away and evenings spent out surveying nightjar have left no time for blogging. The last few d ...
18-07-2018 16:08

A few from the week end

Sunny spells, 27°, light SSW. A few bits from the weekend.Painted Lady (courtesy Alan Dawson)Banded Demoiselle (female)Marbled White on a Potato plant ...
16-07-2018 16:03

Old faithful"

Reports of our first great white egret of the summer on Ivy Lake today – unfortunately it was wading and therefore no one was able to see colour ...
14-07-2018 16:04

Amorous Hares

Sunny periods, 24°, light SSE. A male Peregrine Falcon seen on the way out to Lollingdon this morning and flew towards Aston Tirrold. Looks as though ...
14-07-2018 16:04

Ruddy Darter

Sunny, 24°, light NE. A steady walk out to the Lees and beyond this afternoon and another warm day. The dyke and several ditches out there have dried ...
13-07-2018 16:04

Rain needed

A sunny day, 26°, light NE. Birdwise rather a quiet day. The usual stuff out around the Hill. Harvest is a little earlier this year due to the weather ...
12-07-2018 16:04

Busy in the Sunshine

Sorry for the lack of posts, we seem to have been very busy and by the end of the day exhaustion has taken over. It is the time of year when there is ...
10-07-2018 16:04

Blashford ?What?s On"? ? Summer/Autumn Events Programme

The latest “What’s On"” is now available from the centre or can be down loaded here: 180601BL WhatsOn July_October JD ii It inc ...
07-07-2018 16:03

Swallows & Crossbills

Have a guess???????.sunny again, 28°, light NNW. 6 Crossbill were a surprise today out at Lollingdon seen and heard flying south west just prior to mi ...
07-07-2018 16:03

Water & Bits

Sunny, 28°, maybe 31°, light NNW.A few bits and pieces today. Don?t forget to put water out for birds and other creatures if safe to do so especially ...
06-07-2018 16:05

Butterfly day

Sunny?.again, 25°, light SE. Another warm one and a trek up to the Hill and plenty of butterflies around. An unusual sighting of a singing Sedge Warbl ...
05-07-2018 16:04

The Heat Continues

After a June and 30 Days Wild which was extremely hot and the met office now tells us was the driest on record we have now hit July and things are not ...
04-07-2018 16:04

Heat still on

Another warm one, 29°, breezy ENE. A warm walk out to Lollingdon today with the prospect of this weather lasting for another couple of weeks. First Ga ...
03-07-2018 16:04

Shoreweed

Shoreweed (Littorella uniflora) is an interesting, but rather nondescript amphibious plant. It usually occurs submerged along the shallow margins of r ...
03-07-2018 16:04

 



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