Thursday, 26 September 2013

Come On You Reds

The Red Squirrel can be seen on Brownsea Island in the centre of Poole Harbour. They are incredibly cute but also rather fragile and very fussy eaters. They have been almost completely replaced by the larger, much more successful Grey Squirrel that was introduced from North America in the 19th century.
Pockets of reds can still be seen in the UK but they are few and far between.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Wild versus Captive Otters

I have spent a fair amount of time over the last few days taking photographs of wild Otters in their own environment and rescued Otters in captivity. You just can't beat spotting Otters in the wild and managing to get a reasonable photograph is bonus.
Watching Otters in captivity is great fun but you just don't get the same buzz. That said, I could watch them all day whether they are wild or not.



Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Purbeck Footprints 2014 Calendars

For more details please have a look at the website, www.purbeckfootprints.co.uk or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PurbeckFootprints
The calendars are A3 sized and are printed locally by GHPM.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Heaven's Gate

The view from Heaven's Gate is another one of the finest views on the Isle of Purbeck. You can see for miles across Kimmeridge Bay towards Weymouth, Portland and beyond. Watching the Sun set from here is very special and the walk home in the dark is pretty good too.
St. Aldhelm's Head from Swyre Head
Heaven's Gate
 


Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Rut

At this time of year our Sika stags are getting rather excited and the result is always explosive.
There is always a winner, a loser and a particularly bored looking young lady.
The winner struts about with his head back looking very important and the loser wanders off to find a girl with a smaller boyfriend.

The Rut
 


The Winner

 

The Loser

Sunday Morning: Just Before Breakfast.

It was cold on the cliffs this morning! The sort of cold that catches your breath and makes you wonder if you have enough layers on! Even ...