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03
December
Thursday 03 December, 2020
A damp start to the day, I was only saying yesterday how much the mud was starting to dry up! In the large copse the t... Read More
by Catherine Carter
02
December
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
A quite glorious sunrise welcomed me to the park, the Isle of Wight a bluey- purply-grey as the sky around it burst wi... Read More
by Katie Black
01
December
Tuesday 1st December, 2020
A stunning light from the morning sun stretched far across the park this morning, casting shadows behind the various h... Read More
by Ben Tolley
30
November
Monday 30 November, 2020
I was surprised to see two of the Stour Valley Ringing Group active in the mist. I would visit them later. I followed ... Read More
by Paul Jones
29
November
Sunday 29 November, 2020
The Country Park this morning was encased in a low, warm, bright cloud, peering through it, blue sky and signs of a br... Read More
by Catherine Carter
28
November
Saturday 28th November 2020
A much warmer start today than of late, with a gorgeous pink sunrise to enjoy. The sun a red orb as it rose above the ... Read More
by Katie Black
27
November
Friday 27th November 2020
A patrol across the farmland started my day, the ground a little drier and less muddy than of late not sure how long ... Read More
by Katie Black
26
November
Thursday 26th November, 2020
An early start for me this morning, and a cold, finger tingling one at that. November is starting to feel like Novem... Read More
by Sammy Allen
25
November
Wednesday 25/11/2020
Some heavy showers and strong westerly winds as the sun rose this morning, but by the time I reached the top of the hi... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
24
November
Tuesday 24 November, 2020
In the wildlife garden well stock bird feeders were being used. At one point a quartet of Blue Tits were upon one feed... Read More
by P.Jones & R.Spanner
23
November
Monday 23rd November 2020
The early sun was hitting the chalk cliffs of Old Harry providing a superb pink colouration to the rocks, elsewhere ga... Read More
by Katie Black
22
November
Sunday 22 November, 2020
What a beautiful morning. As I entered the woods the air was filled with a wonderful chorus from a Song Thrush, its di... Read More
by Catherine Carter
21
November
Saturday 21st November, 2020
After a warmer night last night, a grey and overcast start to the day, with a WSW wind shaking the last few leaves fro... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
20
November
Friday 20 November, 2020
As I woke up this morning I was treated to a beautiful sunrise. The strong blood orange hues fading to shades of red a... Read More
by Gwyneth Mitchell
19
November
Thursday 19 November, 2020
Off to the coast in the hope of seeing the dolphins which were seen yesterday sadly no fins popped up, however whirri... Read More
by Katie Black
18
November
Wednesday 18th November, 2020
A stunning sunrise this morning, with the sky a purple bruise, streaked with crimson and gold and the walls and tree t... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
17
November
Tuesday 17 November, 2020
Todays walk began with a search around the garden. Peering into the clear waters of the pond all was still (on the sur... Read More
by Robin Spanner
16
November
Monday 16 November, 2020
Saturdays rain and roaring sea was good for invigorating the soul, Sundays unpredictable heavy showers meant diving fo... Read More
by Catherine Carter
15
November
Sunday 15th November, 2020
A wild night last night, with almost 30mm of rain lashing the Park in the teeth of strong south-westerly winds. Stil... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
14
November
Saturday 14th November, 2020
A milky tea coloured winterbourne flowed beneath three bridges in the Pleasure Grounds Woodland. Pools of water gather... Read More
by Paul Jones
13
November
Friday 13th November, 2020
A gentle flow of water makes it way along the Sunnydale stream, meandering around the moss covered banks and buttress-... Read More
by Ben Tolley
12
November
Thursday 12 November, 2020
The woodland was bursting with sound this morning as I arrived into the woods, Herring Gulls cried from above their so... Read More
by Catherine Carter
11
November
Wednesday 11 November, 2020
A blustery morning today with a south easterly wind bringing in fresh sea air to awaken the senses. A dash of pink lig... Read More
by Robin Spanner
10
November
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Simply glorious this morning, as the sun was streaming across the Country Park, providing a wonderful lighting effect.... Read More
by Katie Black
09
November
Monday 09 November, 2020
Amongst the half dozen Goldfinches was a single Greenfinch also rest in the Sycamore. About the car park cow pats were... Read More
by Paul Jones
08
November
Sunday 8th November 2020
A thick fog descended onto Durlston today, with visibility at only 30m, this made for very little in the way of views ... Read More
by Katie Black
07
November
Saturday 07 November, 2020
About the centre there was much bird activity and sound which was not associated with Bird Ringing! Looking at the Rob... Read More
by P.Jones
06
November
Friday 06 November, 2020
A beautiful start to the day with a slight Easterly wind. A Green Woodpecker was my first encounter this morning, as w... Read More
by Catherine Carter
05
November
Thursday 5th November, 2020
What a beautiful morning! Clear blue skies, brilliant sunshine and a gentle breeze rustling through the golden leaves ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
04
November
Wednesday 4th November 2020
The sound of bird migration greeted the beginning of my early patrol around the National Nature Reserve, from overhead... Read More
by Katie Black