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20
June
Wednesday 20th June 2018
The sound of the booming of fog horns dominated the early morning, the low rumble providing a background noise against... Read More
by Katie Black
19
June
Tuesday 19 June, 2018
A Pied Wagtail loitered around the mown grass of the Learning Centre whilst two Robin held verbal machine gun fire at ... Read More
by P.Jones
18
June
Monday 18 June, 2018
Upon arrival I was met with a steady breeze and dark clouds to the west. Reservoir Copse provided a rendezvous point f... Read More
by P.Jones
17
June
Sunday 17 June 2018
Down to the cliffs this morning for a view of the seabirds, we are really very lucky to be able to get such good close... Read More
by Katie Black
16
June
Saturday 16 June, 2018
Last nights bird boat trip was a success in that near Dancing Ledge four Puffins were observed. Three such birds were ... Read More
by Paul Jones
15
June
Friday 15 June, 2018
What does nature think of us? When the wild green lands we tread Is our presence Scandalous? Or comforting inste... Read More
by Douglas Hart
14
June
Thursday 14 June, 2018
On my drive up the approach road Chaffinches, Blackbirds, Woodpigeons and a Green Woodpecker moved aside, however, the... Read More
by P.Jones
13
June
Wednesday 13 June, 2018
The winds of change are blowing They sweep across the land The winds they are not slowing The winds have somethi... Read More
by Douglas Hart
12
June
Tuesday 12 June, 2018
What a beautifully still calm sense to the start of the day! Silence draw across the park with only the faint rustle o... Read More
by Catherine Carter
11
June
Monday,11th June, 2018
A pair of Goldfinches departed from the Centre roof whilst a Pied Wagtail was upon a picnic table and a Chaffinch was ... Read More
by P.Jones
10
June
Sunday 10th June 2018
A pleasure to be out for the early morning patrol, with a gentle breeze waving through the meadows. Here the grasses a... Read More
by Katie Black
09
June
Saturday 09 June, 2018
Jackdaws, Gulls and Fulmars ride the updraft by the Cliff Some flap, some swoop, some circle, some keep both wings s... Read More
by Douglas Hart
08
June
Friday 08 June, 2018
There once was a yellow yellow Yorlin Who could not be heard out a calling We searched the whole place But could... Read More
by Douglas Hart
07
June
Thursday 07 June, 2018
Weather: Grey and cool Outlook: Potential thunderstorms this afternoon The sky is overcast and the air is fresh; t... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
06
June
Wednesday 06 June, 2018
They say I have my head in the clouds And what they say is true Im high above the madding crowds Adrift in endle... Read More
by Douglas Hart
05
June
Tuesday 05 June, 2018
A Robin foraged about a picnic table but it was a small fresh Blue Tit which demonstrated success. Eventually, after s... Read More
by Paul Jones
04
June
Monday 04 June, 2018
I walked about the living meadow A good man at my side A little slow was this old fellow Slow, yet sure of strid... Read More
by Douglas Hart
03
June
Sunday 03 June, 2018
It was an unusually good morning for Rabbit spotting with several around the Centre but many more active on the gully ... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
June
Saturday 2nd June,2018
After a slightly overcast start to the day, a westerly breeze chases the thicker cloud away, leaving high scuffs of ci... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
June
Friday 1st June, 2018
A thick blanket of fog hangs over the Park this morning, muffling sound, though not enough to hide the sound of the co... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
31
May
Thursday 31 May, 2018
With visibility at only a few metres today my walk was going to be a micro-adventure. The bird song added a beautiful ... Read More
by Catherine Carter
30
May
Wednesday 30 May, 2018
A pleasantly cool and damp morning, had the Buddleia leaves outside the off dripping and being dripped upon. Said plan... Read More
by P.Jones
29
May
Tuesday 29 May, 2018
Before a rain shower came in I managed to catch site of a Green Woodpecker in flight. I welcomed the light rain as in ... Read More
by P.Jones
28
May
Monday 28th May 2018
A bright pink sky as the sun rose above the horizon first thing this morning, a glorious sight. My patrol began a litt... Read More
by Katie Black
27
May
Sunday 27 May, 2018
Durlston Diary: Sunday, 27 May 2018 Weather: Sunny and warm As I head out from the Castle, the rain, so heavy upon... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
26
May
Saturday 26th May 2018
The rain on my early patrol was a bit of a change from the recent weather, but it does allow other wildlife to shine, ... Read More
by Katie Black
25
May
Friday 25 May, 2018
One of the Learning Centre nesting House Sparrows was interested in looking at itself in the wing mirror of one of our... Read More
by P.Jones
24
May
Thursday 24 May, 2018
Weather: Cloudy with a breeze Outlook: Chance of afternoon showers The sky is a soft matt grey. A gentle wind is b... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
23
May
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
A gorgeous morning with a fresh breeze, off down through the woodland where the smell of Wild Garlic was still pervadi... Read More
by Katie Black