Country Park, Countryside, Deer, Encounters, Environmental, Exploration, Fungi, Greenbelt, Mammals, Natural History, Nature Reserve, Video, Vlog, Walk, Woodland

October: Amazing Autumn

Made in October 2011 [VIDEOS], three great things to look out for this month:  acorn crazy Jays, Rutting Fallow Deer & fun looking Fungi! 🥜 🦌 🍄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeR-IWdG31o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjILAn8uIxc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuE0I27dGQI Apologies for the inaccuracies in the Fungi video; pronunciation of hallucinogenic and apparently you can eat  Amethyst Deceivers - but it is better to be safe than… Continue reading October: Amazing Autumn

Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Video

Common Loon at Pitsford Reservoir

Wednesday last week (09/01/2019) I spent a day at Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire, with James Burman. We were there to track down one, if not both, of the Great Northern Divers (GND) a.k.a Common Loon, which are currently wintering there. On our long walk around this vast body of water (starting at the Dam), we… Continue reading Common Loon at Pitsford Reservoir

Birds, Encounters, River, Video

Common Kingfisher on an Urban River

On Tuesday I got up somewhat early, to arrive in Leicestershire for sunrise, where I met up with my friend James Burman. We planned to have a full day to locate, observe and film (or photograph in James's case) his local Kingfishers, which frequent a river in the middle of a fairly busy town. This… Continue reading Common Kingfisher on an Urban River

BBC, Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Local, TV, Video

Waxwing Winter

Six years ago it was a similar mild and wet December, I happened to be looking on Twitter when I saw a tweet announcing that there was a large flock of Waxwings, at the Midlands best garden centre, Webbs of Wychbold in north Worcestershire. It had been several years since the last irruption of Waxwings… Continue reading Waxwing Winter

Birds, Encounters, Greenbelt, Local, Nest, Video, Vlog, Walk, Woodland

Eurasian Nuthatch

On 28th March (2018) I was out walking with my mum, when I spotted a couple of Nuthatches on the edge of a wood where we were just about to walk through, and I happened to notice that one of them was putting mud around a hole in a tree, as its nest is in… Continue reading Eurasian Nuthatch

Birds, Conservation, Countryside, Farm, Nature Reserve, Video, Vlog

Upton Warren: Eurasian Curlew

The now classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, UK Amber and Red List species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review and as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, Eurasian Curlew are still holding on at Upton Warren in the landlocked county of Worcestershire in the West Midlands region, and they… Continue reading Upton Warren: Eurasian Curlew

Amphibians, Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Farm, Film, Video

Wildlife in March

Despite Snowmageddon, the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, some animals will still be going about their business as usual, if you can believe it!  The videos below are of what you may see if you venture out, if not, then you got to enjoy these species in detail in the comfort of your home, and maybe would… Continue reading Wildlife in March