Sunday, 5 May 2013

Easy Walks and Slow Worms

A steady wander up to Durlston Country Park was in order today, after a bit of a late night last night. This was no hardship though, as Durlston is a firm favourite of mine and an incredible place. Covering a good chunk of the hills at the south east corner of the Isle of Purbeck, Durlston has some wonderful views and an amazing array of wildlife, flora and fauna.
Highlight of the walk was a tiny, very young Slow-worm, no longer than my finger and thinner than my shoelace. It shimmered in the sun, looking for all the world like it had been made of bronze.
While we were watching Durlston's famous sea birds from the cliff path we were joined by a very friendly Pigeon, who was doing a good job of keeping well away from a Peregrine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good racing pigeon - didn't you take its number? Phone number on smaller ring.

Love the yachts by Anvil Point!

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