Monday, 4 May 2015

Mum, Dad and a nipper

Walking the Purbeck cliffs is a joy whatever the weather but this morning was just about perfect, with hazy blue skies, a slight wind and just enough Sun to take the edge off of the early morning chill. There was plenty going on too, with the usual supects making a racket and either flying along the cliffs or bobbing up and down on the rolling sea. Guillemots and Razorbills had their usual morning wash and brushup at the foot of the cliffs, while Fulmars, Herring and Black-backed Gulls took to the skies. Not far away, a male Kestrel made short work of a mouse that he had caught for breakfast, managing to finish the whole thing before his partner arrived.
Further west along the cliffs a youngster, still with down on his back, sat making his presence known even though his parents didn't seem to be too interested.
Not a bad Sunday wander.

"Look round and read great nature's open book"

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