On Saturday 6th March it was another frosty clear morning, not particularly interesting for Landscape photography locally so I headed over the Stour towards Bere Marsh and the North Dorset Trailway, I was hoping to see a few different birds, it’s coming to the time of year when they are more active and while there are still no leaves on the trees and hedges there is more chance to spot them.
As I headed along the Trailway a Barn Owl pass overhead disappearing towards the burial ground unfortunately I didn’t see him again. It didn’t matter as there was plenty to see a male Bullfinche high up in the top of the tree as was a Nuthatch, there were a couple of Yellowhammers and large Buzzard perched in the tree and I could hear Skylarks singing towards New Cross.
I just managed to catch sight of a Chiff Chaff in the hedgerow.
On the way back going through the spinney at the bottom of Greenway lane I spotted a whitish breast high in the trees, I thought it may be a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, I had heard a few that morning. It did look too big and I was lucky as the bird moved round the tree, it was a Green Woodpecker and so I just managed to get an image through the branches of the tree.