Thursday, 29 November 2012

Peace & Quiet

The local Sika deer are always willing to pose but the real bonus is being able to get up close and personal. Leaving the well trodden paths and settling into the bracken means, if you are patient and maybe a little lucky, you can really enjoy being with these beautiful animals.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Convenience Food


One of three Squirrels that currently use their feeder. I didn't take them long to figure it out!

Keeping Your Nuts Dry


It is wet, very wet and there is little worse than soggy nuts!
We have three Squirrels now and this is the only way to keep them off of the bird feeders! It is costing me a fortune in peanuts!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Not Todays Weather


Warm sunshine, a slight breeze and blue skies! What a difference a week makes, today the weather is.... different!

Fungus Amongus


I suppose there is one good thing about the damp conditions and that is the amount of fungi that keeps popping up.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Sticks & Stones


I have decided to try and take as many photographs as I can of 'things in front of Old Harry Rocks'!
Todays offering are the old pier supports and a Herring Gull on a very calm, bright Sunday morning.

Small Problems


There were a least three Nuthatches in the trees above us yesterday and each one refused to play!
I really like these little birds though and enjoy trying (and failing) to get a decent shot in the Sun.
I quite like this one though.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Reflected Chaos


Everything seems to be a little chaotic at the moment, and the dark evenings mean I can't get out after work.
I had a full week off work last week, with now plans except to get out with the camera and it already seems a long time ago!
Anyway, this is a shot from last week, of the waterlogged heath at Studland. Somewhere in this picture, the sky meets the water!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Splash Down


This was an unsuccessful Cormorant! Half an hours fishing and no fish!

Eyes Down


A young Sika pretending to be shy. H ewas among a small group of ten or so, with a big old stag not too far away.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

One Of Our Ferries Is Missing!


There were tears all around as the Bramble Bush Bay, the only link between the Isle of Purbeck and the main land (apart from the road), was towed to Southampton for her biannual wash and brush up! To hear people talk about her five week holiday you would think we were to be stranded here without food or water!

Shrapnel


The Green one wouldn't come out to play, but the Great Spotted Woodpecker stayed for quite a while. He made lots of noise and even more mess!

Headbanger


Woodpeckers are always good to watch, and this one didn't disappoint. We spent about half an hour together and he put on all his best 'woodpecker' poses.

Monday, 5 November 2012

More Turret Syndrome


The view from Durlston Castle is quite amazing, on a clear day you can see for miles and miles.
The Needles lighthouse is about sixteen miles away and the one at St.Catherine's Point at the southern end of the Isle of Wight is twelve miles further than that.
The limit of your view is perhaps the chimneys at Fawley which is about thirty miles away. Not bad for the price of a car park ticket and a cup of coffee!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Rocky!


There were plenty of birds in the bay this morning, but none quite as brave as the Rock Pipit. Peregrines, Kestrels and Buzzards flew overhead, but he seemed more than happy to sit with us for a while.

Fish Teeth & Wet Feet


We took a wander along Durlston Bay this morning, as the tide was going out. It is easy to get caught out by the sea here, so it is always good to do your homework and check the tide times.
That being said, we still managed to get wet feet and I tested the strength of the the camera by slipping on the rocks. This left more battle scars on the lens and, not quite as important, a little less skin on my arm.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Journey To Work


As the Sun rises and starts to burn the mist away, Corfe Castle appears and gives an idea of what it must have looked like in years gone by.
This shot was taken on the way work the other day.

Friday Morning: Before the blue skies.

I have used the word 'chilly' a few times lately but this morning took 'chilly' to whole new level. The beach at Studland w...