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February
Saturday 16 February, 2019
Bird Ringer Mick emerged from the mist and reported amongst his captures of two Song Thrush, a Goldcrest, Chaffinch an... Read More
by P.Jones
15
February
Friday 15 February, 2019
Everything comes to those who wait, normally three buses at once! It was a little like that this morning in that all t... Read More
by P.Jones
14
February
Thursday 14th February 2019
A quite stunning morning here at Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, definitely worth making the effort. ... Read More
by Katie Black
13
February
Wednesday 13 February, 2019
This morning the wind had noticeably picked up since yesterday, especially on the westward slopes, This made for a chi... Read More
by Ben Tolley
12
February
Tuesday 12 February, 2019
The sun was shining, and dew glistened upon the ground and dry-stone wall cappers. A pair of Carrion Crows called from... Read More
by P.Jones
11
February
Monday 11th Febuary 2019
A quite spectacular sunrise this morning, as the sun rose above the horizon it produced a gorgeous pink colour across ... Read More
by Katie Black
10
February
Sunday 10th February, 2019
The section of coast path between the observation point and dolphin watchers hut looked far better than it did yesterd... Read More
by P.Jones
09
February
Saturday 9th February 2019
Another amazing morning here on the Country Park especially if you enjoy watching the sea. The water was rolling in fr... Read More
by Katie Black
08
February
Friday 08 February, 2019
On my way to the office this morning I saw two Goldfinches withdrawn to the sturdy branches of a Hawthorn, retreating ... Read More
by Ben Tolley
07
February
Thursday 7th February
What a glorious morning, sunshine shining from behind thin wispy clouds producing a golden glow across the clifftops. ... Read More
by Katie Black
06
February
Wednesday 06 Febuary, 2019
The first Jay was disturbed on the approach road and then another amongst the Ant hills beside the Centre. Admittedly ... Read More
by P.Jones
05
February
Tuesday 5th February 2019
As my morning patrol began there was a view to be seen, all be it not very distant but as I continued the hills, then ... Read More
by Katie Black
04
February
Monday 4th February, 2019
A spectacular morning along the cliffs, with strong south-westerly winds whipping a net of white foam across a steely ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
03
February
Sunday 03 February, 2019
No space to rhyme today my friends Ive much too much to say Ill save my rhymes for leaner times when Ive less to con... Read More
by Douglas Hart
02
February
Saturday 02 February, 2019
Frost had finally given much of the park a light white sprinkling and caused puddles and squishy mud to freeze. This l... Read More
by Paul Jones
01
February
Friday 01 February, 2019
Despite my short journey from Langton Matravers I was surprised to find Swanage and Durlston to be a relatively snow f... Read More
by P.Jones
31
January
Thurdsay, 31 January, 2019
Upon my first couple of steps at the Bungalow I was immediately greeted with the silhouettes of two Peregrines as they... Read More
by Greg Lee
30
January
Wednesday 30th January, 2019
All the weather during the morning rounds this morning, including bright wintry sunshine, rain showers and hail, while... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
29
January
Tuesday 29 January, 2019
Dandelions in winter, whatever will come next? Snow in summer? Spuds in spring? Who knows what to expect? Soon the... Read More
by Douglas Hart
28
January
Monday 28 January, 2019
Upon a coppiced stool of Japanese Spindle, a Jay perched beside the approach road. Crossing the road were three Robins... Read More
by P.Jones
27
January
Sunday 27 January, 2019
Eusocial is the Meadow Ant They live beyond the self The good of all, it must supplant How one ant treats itself... Read More
by Douglas Hart
26
January
Saturday 26th January 2019
As the sun rose above the horizon a pink hue was spread all across Durlston National Nature Reserve, making for a very... Read More
by Katie Black
25
January
Friday 25 January, 2019
A whole lotta Robins are mobbing the park Theyre gobbing, hobnobbing and having a lark The Robins were jobbin as C... Read More
by Douglas Hart
24
January
Thursday 24 January, 2019
Us early risers were rewarded with a glorious sunrise which manifested as golden striations through the clouds formati... Read More
by P.Jones
23
January
Wednesday 23 January, 2019
A walk atop the frosty ground while deeply lost in thought Of birds there are no sight nor sound, theres nothing to ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
22
January
Tuesday 22 January, 2019
Two Rangers set out in separate directions this morning in hope of doubling the discoveries. At the Castle over a doze... Read More
by P.Jones & A.Tuckey
21
January
Monday 21st January 2019
The cackling call of a Green Woodpecker was answered by a yaffle from the second of these brightly coloured birds, one... Read More
by Katie Black
20
January
Sunday 20th January, 2019
A fantastic sunrise this morning, with a sky streaked with pink and gold, mirrored in a calm sea, fading to a steely b... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
19
January
Saturday 19 January, 2019
Drip-drip, drum and pitter-patter Water falls in tiny spheres Birds all cease their flights and chatter They hid... Read More
by Douglas Hart
18
January
Friday 18 January, 2019
A Peregrine soars on icy air While Blackbirds creep and chatter Lichen grows like grey-green hair And groups of ... Read More
by Douglas Hart