Thursday, 28 November 2013


Thursday 28 November 2013

Caught this beautiful Brown Trout whilst riverfly surveying on Ewelme Brook today. Also 3 Miller's Thumbs (codgers).

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

1st Snipe of the winter

Tuesday 26 November 2013

On the beds hidden amongst the watercress until disturbed. Also Kingfisher and Water Rail calling.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Eating me out of house & home

Monday 25 November 2013

What with trying to feed up a couple of smallish hedghogs at home and this greedy thing pinching my home made fat balls at Ewelme I might need a second morgage! Three hogs still visiting each night. Trouble is a cat is as well and I think that is eating the bulk of the cat food I am supplying for the hogs. Ideas anyone?

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

All quiet at Ewelme

Friday 22 November 2013

Not a great deal to report and I am still searching for a Linnet to add to my anual list. A few photos to fill the page.
Always amuses me to see Mallards waiting for the next seed to drop. They favour Greenfinches as they seem to be the "messiest" eaters but they are in very short supply at Ewelme at the moment.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Insects but no birds

Thursday 7 November 2013

Perhaps the lack of birds was down to a large female Sparrowhawk patrolling the reserve. Plenty of unidentified insects over the warm spring water and a Red Admiral apparently searching buildings for somewhere to spend the winter.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Pigs and Blackcap still

Wednesday 6 November 2014

The night camera revealed 2 Hedgehogs still visiting the Garden - I have stitched to bits together to show the size difference.

A bird count round the Watercress Beds was most noteworthy by a male Blackcap a a small group, at least 3, of Grey Partridges.