A bit of a mixture the morning of 12th July, I noticed the mist forming when I got up and decided on a walk up Hambledon Hill. I couldn’t get a landscape image I was happy with, even with the mist, but lots of wildlife so a lovely morning. The cattle are roaming the hill and I do love the White Parks but always treat them with respect, they seem to be content to have a look at us and then carry on grazing.

White Park and the Blackmore Vale towards Shaftesbury
White Park and the Blackmore Vale towards Shaftesbury

As I climbed up the Bridleway I noticed a Buzzard in the tree below me.

Buzzard
Buzzard

There were a pair of birds in one of the bushes at the top, I wasn’t sure what they were until I got home and identified them as juvenile Linnets.

Linnets , juvenile
Linnets , juvenile

The Skylarks as always were active singing above the hill always good to hear and also a glimpse of some on the ground and on a marker post.

Skylark
Skylark
Skylark
Skylark

As I descended the hill on the bridleway going towards Markstone Cottages I noticed a number of Yellowhammers in the bushes they were really singing there hearts out and one posed for me, beautiful little birds.

Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer

None of my walks are ever the same, what I expect to see is not always what I do see but it’s not very often I’m disappointed and today was a good one!

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