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January
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Yuk could have been my description of the early patrol, except for the fact I was lucky enough to be walking at Durlst... Read More
by Katie Black
25
January
Monday 25 January, 2021
Outside the centre Goldfinches congregated in a bare Sycamore to become a charm fifteen strong which scared away a Mag... Read More
by Paul Jones
24
January
Sunday 24th January 2021
After listening to the weather forecast I was hopeful of a crunchy snow sprinkled patrol at Durlston this morning, but... Read More
by Katie Black
23
January
Saturday 23 January, 2021
Strolling out this morning it was still dark as I headed towards the North West corner of the park. It felt like a min... Read More
by Catherine Carter and Gwyneth Mitchell
22
January
Friday 22nd January 2021
A glorious morning with a smattering of frost on the ground in the more sheltered patches. The dead brown fronds of Br... Read More
by Katie Black
21
January
Thursday 21 January, 2021
A beautifully stormy sky this morning, the ominous clouds to the south form dense clumps of dark grey rain cloud, whil... Read More
by Catherine Carter
20
January
Wednesday 20 January, 2021
At 7am I stepped out into the darkness walking into storm Christoph. I would survive the commute but would not recomme... Read More
by Paul Jones
19
January
Tuesday 19th January, 2021
After a sprinkling of rain after I left the house around dawn, by the time I stepped through gateway and into the wood... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
18
January
Monday 18 January, 2021
Probing the soft mud of a Meadow Ant hill was a Green Woodpecker, the green feathers reflecting the rays of the early ... Read More
by Katie Black
17
January
Sunday 17th January, 2021
A beautiful winter morning. After a sunrise which streaked the sky with pink, blue and gold, a morning of blue skies a... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
16
January
Saturday 16 January, 2021
A wet and wild welcome to Durlston National Nature Reserve this morning, the wind whistling through the hedgerows and ... Read More
by Catherine Carter
15
January
Friday 15th January, 2021
Yesterday, whilst moving cut timber, we released the garlic scent from Ramson leaves in the pleasure grounds. We pause... Read More
by Paul Jones
14
January
Thursday 14th January 2021
Perched on the fence just near the centre was the bizarre sight of 3 Pheasants, swaying as they gripped the top of the... Read More
by Katie Black
13
January
Wednesday 13th January, 2021
A rather grey and damp start to the day, though feeling much warmer than the last week. As I stepped between the new... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
12
January
Tuesday 12th January, 2021
When I started my walk from Langton it was still dark with the streetlights still being on. After Langton House there ... Read More
by Paul Jones
11
January
Monday 11th January, 2021
This mornings dawn chorus was to be heard in Saxon Field, withRobin,Blue Tit, andLong-tailed Titall singing against th... Read More
by Ben Tolley
10
January
Sunday 10th January, 2021
After walking up from a drab, grey early morning in Swanage, what a treat to arrive at Durlston and find a crisp, spar... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
09
January
Saturday 09 January, 2021
This mornings walk headed for the reclaimed landfill site to check on the Herford Cattle. One laughing Green Woodpecke... Read More
by Paul Jones
08
January
Friday 8th January, 2021
The shrill call of Kestrel greeted me before Id even left the house this morning. Unusual to hear in the centre of tow... Read More
by Ben Tolley
07
January
Thursday 07 January, 0001
A winter wonderland of fog, frost ice greeted me. The wildlife garden pond and at least one water trough we frozen ov... Read More
by Paul Jones
06
January
Wednesday 6th January 2021
What a grey day, as I begun my patrol across Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, it was only as I completed... Read More
by Katie Black
05
January
Tuesday 05 January, 2021
Today I was greeted by a tuneful Robin and some very noisy Herring Gulls circling around above the tree canopy. I was ... Read More
by Catherine Carter
04
January
Monday 4th January, 2021
A chilly, grey start to the day with a north-easterly breeze rattling through the bare branches of Sycamore and Holm O... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
03
January
Sunday 03 January, 2021
A peek out of the bird hide revealed a Hen Pheasant strolling around the pond perimeter. Our bird feeders needed toppi... Read More
by Paul Jones
02
January
Saturday 2nd January 2021
Sadly the crispyness of yesterdays frost not present today, so instead of the white solid ground, we are now back to t... Read More
by Katie Black
01
January
Friday 01 January, 2021
The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the air is fresh. The perfectly circular moon was shining through the tr... Read More
by Catherine Carter
31
December
Thursday 31st December, 2020
The coldest night of the winter so far last night, getting down to -0.2 (well its cold for Durlston!). The park look... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
30
December
Wednesday 30th December 2020
A stunning moon still shining brightly in the west as the sunrise was beginning in the east, the ground slightly crisp... Read More
by Katie Black
29
December
Tuesday 29 December, 2020
The woodland this morning was so dark that you had to immerse yourself in the sound of the morning bird song. With sou... Read More
by Catherine Carter
28
December
Monday 28th December, 2020
Into the early hours engineers worked on restoring the two broken powerlines that feed the Country Park. This morning ... Read More
by Paul Jones