Thursday, 27 October 2016

Corfe Castle: Autumn Mists

At this time of year Corfe Castle, already one of our most popular buildings, is a magnet for photographers and most of them seem to head for the same view point, on the hill to the west of the castle. From this place you can see down the valley and follow the mist as it appears and disappears at sunrise. There are plenty of other places to watch the castle appear out of the mist and these tend to be ignored by most people, even though I prefer the shots that you can get.
A walk from the top road around the common can be very wet, very muddy but great fun.






Monday, 24 October 2016

The Autumnwatch Effect



We live in a very special part of the country and it is always nice to be told just how special this place is. BBC's Autumnwatch TV programme is currently using a local RSPB reserve as their home and, being only a few miles down the road, it is a place I know pretty well. So, completely unashamedly, I have decided to jump on the Autumnwatch bandwagon and show off a few of my favourite local wildlife shots.  These are shots of some of the locals that the show are showing.

Red Squirrel

Fox Cubs

The Live Purbeck Dolphin

Young Sika

Sika Stag


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday Morning Guided Walks

This morning I headed a wildlife and photography walk around the lovely Avon Heath Country Park. This is a place new to me and somewhere that I am looking forward to getting to know better. The group today was small but very friendly and we had a fine time hunting through the trees and heathers photographing the local crickets, dragonflies, butterflies and spiders. There was also a very friendly Robin that kept me amused until the group arrived.







Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Big skies and big clouds

The last few days has seen the Isle of Purbeck bathed in somewhat 'changeable' weather. This is never too much of a bad thing as we have big skies around here and with big skies you get some pretty big clouds!









Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Meet the Locals

A walk from the cliffs to the castle is always going to be good, you get the best of both worlds and not just with the fabulous views. Our local wildlife changes with the landscape too, there is always plenty to aim the camera at.








Thursday, 6 October 2016

A Mini Murmuration



Starlings are beautiful birds and watching them is always a good way to spend your time. We have a small group nearby and although the patterns they make as they twist and turn in the sky are not up to the standards of some, our own mini murmuration is pretty special.





Shetland Footprints: The Pick of the Birds

We are coming to the end of this two week exploration of The Shetland Islands and although we have been beaten up a little by gale force win...