Sunday, 25 January 2015

St.Aldhelm's Head

The walk to St.Aldhem's Head is always worthwhile as it gives you superb views of the Purbeck coast with  the Isle of Wight some thirty miles away to the east and the Isle of Portland the best part of twenty miles away to the west.






Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Purbeck Fallow?

We have two species of deer here on the Isle of Purbeck the Sika and the Roe, we do not, as a rule, have Fallow Deer! A surprise then that I found two bucks quite happily roaming around just north of Corfe Castle. I have seen Fallow here before but they are by no means a regular visitor or a common sight. I tried to get close but they were having none of it, keeping a good distance between us and eventually disappearing across the fields. The photographs are not great but they show how difficult it was to focus through the undergrowth.





Monday, 19 January 2015

Blue Skies, Weekends and an Unhelpful Kestrel

After a few days of not being able to get out with the camera it was a real pleasure to wander the rain-soaked pathways on a couple of beautiful, blue sky days. I didn't go too far, staying more or less within the boundary of Durlston Country Park but this gave me everything I needed. At least it would have done if the Kestrel had turned around...









Sunday, 11 January 2015

A Very Brief Encounter

In a river, made dark and murky by the heavy rain, was a single Otter. It headed up stream with the Sun in exactly the wrong place and disappeared after only a few minutes. Not the finest of shots, but any sighting of an otter is a good one.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Journey To Work

It is never easy leaving the Isle of Purbeck and today was no exception. The morning sky was getting better and better and even though time was not on my side I managed a couple of shots of the River Frome, our northern boundary.


Saturday, 3 January 2015

Blue Skies at Seacombe

It seems a long time ago now but on New Years Eve we wandered to Seacombe, one of the many cliff quarries we have along our stretch of the coast. The walk here is a good one whichever direction you choose to come from, this time we started and finished at Worth giving us a chance to have a pint and a pasty at The Square & Compass. The walk itself only takes a couple of hours and gives you plenty of time to explore the different levels of both quarries.



Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A Durlston Wander

Just a few minutes from home, Durlston Country Park and the paths of the southerly Purbeck cliffs is definitely my patch! I can and do walk here for hours and with so many subjects to point the camera at, time just flies by.
This morning's walk was a cracker with the early morning frost melting quickly in the winter Sun.
Dartford Warbler

Chiffchaff

Roe Deer

Jay

Grey Squirrel

Wren

Great Spotted Woodpecker