Sunday, 26 October 2014

A Durlston Wander

An easy couple of hours spent wandering Durlston Country Park, a real gem that I am lucky enough to have on my doorstep.
I can never get bored here.





Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Purbeck Dolphin

I am not getting out as much as I would like, partly because of the weather partly due to work, and so I think it is time for another collection.
We have had the Purbeck Fox and now it is time for the Purbeck Dolphin. These photographs were taken from the coast path on the cliffs that make up the southern border of the Isle of Purbeck. We don't see them very often but when we do they are a real crowd pleaser.





Monday, 13 October 2014

The Purbeck Fox

I have a great liking for the Fox! It is an animal that I can spend far too long looking for and watching. As the evenings become ever shorter the chances of me getting out to spend time with them get less and less. So, for that reason if one was needed, here are some of my favourite Fox moments.








Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Sunday Morning Bug Hunt

There are still plenty of creepy crawlies in the meadows if you look hard enough. This mornings bug hunt came up with Spiders, Crane Flies, Bees, Wasps, Hoverflies and Grasshoppers. Taking photographs of this little beasts is quite addictive.







Friday, 26 September 2014

Getting Closer to Dragons

We are coming to the end of Dragonfly season and, as the days get cooler, the chances of seeing one get worse and worse. And so, because I find these incredible creatures completely addictive, I thought I would post a few of my favourite close-ups.








Thursday, 25 September 2014

No Crowds and No Pool!

Dancing Ledge is one of the most famous old quarries on the Isle of Purbeck and also one of the most visited. Rightly so too, it is a very special place with plenty of history and superb views along the coast and out to sea. One thing Dancing Ledge does not have however is firepower! Hedbury Quarry, a little further to the west than Dancing Ledge, is quieter, a little more rugged and, most importantly, it has a cannon!






Monday, 22 September 2014

Beards & Spoons

Bearded Tits and Spoonbills, both birds are new to me and both are not easy to get close to. The Bearded Tits were easier, especially the beautifully marked female, who insisted on checking me out and was never more than a couple of meters away. The male however, sporting a fine moustache, was far more difficult and decided to keep partially hidden a little further away. Quick little birds too, making them great fun to play with.
After this, the Spoonbills were a bonus. They spent their time quite a way away, but it was still a treat to see them.
Male Bearded Tit
Female Bearded Tit
Female Bearded Tit
Spoonbills