Sunday, 30 September 2012

River Hamble Hampshire

A few pictures from last weekend’s visit to the River Hamble.. 

Wood Mouse

Whilst out in the garden yesterday I noticed a Wood Mouse helping himself to the nuts from the bird feeder. I sat and watched him for a good half an hour, even had time to grab the camera and take some footage..   

Monday, 17 September 2012

A Stroll Along Titchfield Canal

After a nice roast dinner I decided to take a stroll along the Titchfield Canal. I made my way up the canal towards Titchfield Haven without seeing much at all due to the volume of walkers, dogs and cyclists. On the way back down the canal I sat for a while in the hope that the traffic would thin out a bit as the evening approached.
As I sat there taking a sip of water I could hear a nibbling sound followed by debris falling from the hawthorn bush above me. I looked up to see a beady eye staring back at me.

 The squirrel just sat there for the next ten minutes watching me watching it whilst have its Sunday tea..

The next sighting was Cormorant that had just taken off from the adjacent field..  

Near the car park, on the other side of the canal was a meadow. Here there were two Roe Deer grazing, a doe and her fawn. The fawn was a lot lighter than mum and still had a few white spots on its back.

I stayed here and watched them grazing for at least 20 minutes..

Friday, 14 September 2012

Feeding Sign - Live

A few weeks back I decided to watch a badger sett that I had recently discovered, in a nut shell I sat for two hours for about 30 seconds of Badger emerging from the sett and running off through the woodland. Still the main thing is I saw the badger... 

So after the 30 seconds of excitement was over (just joking, there’s nothing like a relaxing zone in) I went for a stroll along the river’s edge. Whilst watching the light fade and the birds finding roosting spots along the river I heard nibbling sound to one side of me. I could see a stem of grass moving around and every now and then it would drop a couple of centimetres.
Something, I’m guessing a mouse was having an evening snack.