January is moving on and we have had a mixture of weather. I’ve decided that I love the winter particularly for photography in the early mornings and also a big bonus is not having to get up too early  for the sunrise. I think the mornings are starting to get lighter, the evenings certainly are.

I’ve been out and about as always trying varied route every day so seeing different things as I walk around the local area. I was pleased to see some old fashioned hedging being done towards Shillingstone instead of the thrash and bash of the tractor and cutter.

I got up Hambledon hill a couple of times recently and the views have as always been special. On my way down I spotted a little bird in the scrub and realised it was a female Stonechat, the first time I have seen one on the hill.

View across the vale to the Dorset Gap.
View across the vale to the Dorset Gap.
Female Stonechat
Female Stonechat
Frosty morning across the Blackmore Vale
Frosty morning across the Blackmore Vale
Stone circle showing in the frosty morning
Stone circle showing in the frosty morning

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