Last year I posted a few blogs chatting about the birds and animals I discovered whilst walking my trusty hound Toby. Many of you got involved and responded helping me identify in particular birds that I'd photographed. It's no co-incidence that this blog idea has been inspired by BBC TV's Springwatch programme that started again this week.
I've been off work this week for the kids' half-term and spent a few hours walking over the heathland and woodland near my home. Where possible I'll include photos, although as any amateur wildlife watcher will confirm – all the wildlife evaporates the instant the camera is switched on!
This week I spotted a rare Dartford Warbler; last year I had a false alarm when I thought I'd photographed one – but it turned out to be a stonechat.
I haven't captured the Dartford yet but I'll persevere!
I caught a young roe buck grazing last night (pictured above left) and a bird (pictured left) that I'm wondering if it might be a Nightingale? It had a beautiful song, so is it or isn't it ? – as last year any advice would be welcome – please help this amateur twitcher!
I'll update next week.