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October
Monday 25th October 2021
After the heavy shower, the sound of large drops of water falling from leaf to leaf could be heard, particularly notic... Read More
by Katie Black
24
October
Sunday 24th October 2021
A quite wonderful sunrise, as the bright sun rose above the horizon turning the world (well Durlston at any rate) a de... Read More
by Katie Black
23
October
Saturday 23rd October, 2021
A still, dry morning, with a rippled, frozen sea of grey cloud hanging overhead and a lovely smell of autumn in the ai... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
22
October
Friday 22 October, 2021
A lovely brisk morning today, golden rays of sunlight streaming through patches of cloud leaving a glorious sheen on t... Read More
by Robin Spanner
21
October
Thursday 21 October, 2021
Below the cloud there was good visibility whilst the sun shone though or above it. A trio of Carrion Crow were about t... Read More
by Paul Jones
20
October
Wednesday 20th October 2021
A Green Woodpecker took flight from the soft Meadow Ant hill, yaffling as it went, flashes of green and yellow lighten... Read More
by Katie Black
19
October
Tuesday 19 October, 2021
A beautiful autumnal morning today. High clouds with a stunning bright orange red sun, lighting up the sky and casting... Read More
by Robin Spanner
18
October
Monday 18th October 2021
The squawk of a Jay rose above the gusts of the wind, the buff coloured bird floated across the sky, rising and fallin... Read More
by Katie Black
17
October
Sunday 17th October, 2021
It made a pleasant change to walk in from Panorama Road where Sweet Pea grew on the reclaimed landfill boundary. My w... Read More
by Paul Jones
16
October
Saturday16th October, 2021
A perfect autumn morning, with just a breath of wind wandering among the dry grass on the downs. Signs of the turnin... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
15
October
Friday 15th October, 2021
Today was a morning for the usual suspects. So, feel free to make a tally of how many times I say usual suspects throu... Read More
by Sammy Allen
14
October
Thursday 14 October, 2021
Despite the limited sunlight I had a pleasant patrol. The urban coast wore a belt of sea mist such that the sea and ro... Read More
by Paul Jones
13
October
Wednesday 13th October, 2021
I felt a chill in the air as I set out this morning, admiring the spikey brown Teasels and listening to the dawn choru... Read More
by Ben Tolley
12
October
Tuesday 12th October, 2021
A fresh autumn morning, with a heavy dew making the hedgerows glisten gold in the low morning sun. With just the gen... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
11
October
Monday 11th October 2021
A superb autumnal morning, with a chill in the air, bright sunshine and a gentle northerly breeze just perfect for a ... Read More
by Katie Black
10
October
Sunday 10 October, 2021
Upon arrival I was greeted with a report of seven Spoonbills having flown westward over the park. I was not to see the... Read More
by Paul Jones
09
October
Saturday 9th October 2021
A real autumnal feeling for the mornings patrol with mist out across the sea, a golden colour from the rays of low sun... Read More
by Katie Black
08
October
Friday 8th October 2021
The stillness of the morning accompanied by the unusual warmth made for a fairly eerie early patrol, however the Park ... Read More
by Katie Black
07
October
Thursday 7th October 2021
A thick layer of grey fog covered the National Nature Reserve this morning, dulling the sounds and sights of my walk. ... Read More
by Katie Black
06
October
Wednesday 06 October, 2021
A brilliantly sunny start to the day here at Durlston. A cool refreshing breeze seemed to follow me in every direction... Read More
by Sammy Allen
05
October
Tuesday 5th October, 2021
This morning the autumn yellows of faded leaves, dry grasses, bursting seed heads, all glow a rich gold lit up by the... Read More
by Ben Tolley
04
October
Monday 4th October 2021
Swallows flitting across the grey skies, their chitting and calling heard above the sound of the wind. Taking flight... Read More
by Katie Black
03
October
Sunday 03 October, 2021
My wildlife ranger patrol started with the sight of a white rump of a Jay and a green rump of a Green Woodpecker. A Ro... Read More
by Catherine Carter
02
October
Saturday 2nd October 2021
A very dark grey start, with the wind blowing a steady 25-30mph, in the distance the skies looked heavy with rain for... Read More
by Katie Black
01
October
Friday 1st October 2021
The grey overcast skies reflecting onto the sea to give the turbulent water a grey wash with many white crests as the ... Read More
by Katie Black
30
September
Thursday 30th September, 2021
I discovered the Herford cattle as being in South Field and the bit by Katies place. I sent up one then another Magpie... Read More
by Paul Jones
29
September
Wednesday 29th September, 2021
After a night of strong winds and heavy rain (over 22mm last night very welcome after an exceptionally dry September)... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
28
September
Tuesday 28 September, 2021
Swallows and a pair of Carrion Crows Passed over the car parks. In Reservoir Copse the wind moved Ash, Sycamore, Crack... Read More
by Paul Jones
27
September
Monday 27th September 2021
The dramatic sky a main feature of the early morning, with a deep purply blue across the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth... Read More
by Katie Black
26
September
Sunday 26 September, 2021
A mottled blue/white sky and low sea mist made for a warming feeling on a Sunday morning. Overhead groups of Starling,... Read More
by Catherine Carter