A beautiful day in the New Forest

It was a really beautiful day here in southern Hampshire, so I went for a walk in the New Forest. I was childishly pleased with myself for finding a Dartford Warbler at 200+ yards. I heard it first, quite faint, but enough for me to know what it was. Then I scanned the middle distance with my binoculars and found the bird. My first sighting was of the bird in flight, its long tail clearly visible. Later, it perched on a piece of heather in its characteristic cocked-tail pose, confirming my aural identification.

Here is a mundane snap of the heathland, taken on my phone. Nothing, photographically, but I like it even so.

New Forest heathland, November 2013
New Forest heathland, November 2013
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One thought on “A beautiful day in the New Forest

  1. Good to hear that you are still able to get out and about to actively pursue your passions! New Forest looking as lovely as ever.

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