The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsula on the southern tip of the the county of Dorset in England. The photographs I take, hopefully, help to express how I feel about this magical place and show you things which you may see if you come to visit. I am a full time, professional photographer and have a gallery in Swanage.
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Being caught on the cliff side of the coast path is never fun if you are a Roe Deer. Everything would have been nice and quiet early on but, as time moves on more people are around and the path gets a little busier. The route back to safety and the shade of the undergrowth must seem difficult when you are wary of people. Given a bit of space though, he chose his time and took his chance, disappearing into the trees on the right side of the path.
The Sun was directly behind the chap, so shots were difficult, but it is always great to see a Roe Deer.
We are fortunate here on the Isle of
Purbeck to be able to see all six native species of reptiles and if you work
hard and are a little lucky, you can see them all in one day (plus the
introduced Wall Lizard).Yesterday the Sand Lizard was my preferred
subject and they never disappoint. The colouring on these stunning animals is
incredible and they really need to be looked at closely.
There was plenty going on this morning as the warmth of the Sun
desperately tried to compete with the chilly wind. I decided to wander
down to a favourite Dragonfly pond near Poole Harbour but there wasn’t
much sign of any action and so I concentrated on a Great Spotted
Woodpecker that flew from tree to tree looking for a new building site.
This kept me amused until I found a Dartford Warbler to play with while
the Stonechats chipped and chatted in
distance (sounding just like two pebbles being struck together) fighting
for the best seat on a pile of old logs. Robins, Dunnocks and Wrens
provided the rest of the soundtrack and a couple of Buzzards flew in
circles high above. There were no Foxes to be seen this morning which
was good news for the dozens of Rabbits that charged around, ate the
grass or just sat quietly having a wash. Not a bad walk for a Sunday.