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February
Monday 20th February 2017
A thick fog accompanied my start of the patrol, form out of the bank of cloud emerged a Sparrowhawk, the speed catchin... Read More
by Katie Black
19
February
Sunday 19 February, 2017
Birds look down on man For they have tasted the skies Walking is for chumps I entered the park this morning thro... Read More
by Douglas Hart
18
February
Saturday 18th February, 2017
The early rounds started with a plunge into a dense fog, which shrouded the Meadows and Downs, reducing visibility to... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
17
February
Friday 17 January, 2017
Dry stone walls are man-made yet they dont look out of place Clad in fronds of ivy, from capstone down to base Thi... Read More
by Douglas Hart
16
February
Thursday 16th February 2017
The thick early fog was being burnt off from the Cliffside as my early patrol began, producing a glorious lighting eff... Read More
by Katie Black
15
February
Wednesday 15th February, 2017
A mild, still morning, with mist smudging the dark silhouettes of trees and the sea a soft rumble, rather than the roa... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
14
February
Tuesday 14th February 2017
Another early morning under the grey and overcast skies, but upon looking upwards black dots moved towards me, becomin... Read More
by Katie Black
13
February
Monday 13 January, 2017
The roaring of the mighty ocean fills the morning air Its roiled and churned for aeons and it still has strength to ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
February
Saturday 11th February, 2017
Another bitterly cold morning, with a few flurries of snow whirling through the air as I arrive at work. One of my f... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
10
February
Friday 10th February, 2017
A bitterly cold, grey start to the day, with a biting north-westerly wind showing that winter still has a sting in the... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
09
February
Thursday 9th February
Robins are singing Every singer is different Bird freestyle rappers I started the morning with a game of spot th... Read More
by Doug Hart
08
February
Wednesday 08 Feburary, 2017
Luckily this morning two Rangers were scheduled for this morning patrol as one of us was needed to spend a little time... Read More
by D. Hart & P.Jones
07
February
Tuesday 7th February 2017
A glorious early morning to be out on the Park with the sun shining brightly across the blue/grey sea. As we walked ou... Read More
by Katie Black
05
February
Sunday 5th February 2017
This mornings patrol started around the cliff tops, where the sea was rolling in against the limestone cliffs. Soaring... Read More
by Katie Black
04
February
Saturday 04 February, 2017
On my drive up the approach Road glimpsed the tail end of a Jay which slipped into the cover of Laurel. I was overwhel... Read More
by Paul Jones
03
February
Friday 03 February, 2017
This morning I was greeted by a glorious sunrise and the keen smiling face of our new colleague Doug! We had the inevi... Read More
by Paul Jones with Doug Hart
02
February
Thursday 2nd February 2016
A wonderful morning for a stroll, to blow away the cobwebs and show our new Ranger, Doug, a little more of the Park. ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
01
February
Wednesday 1st February 2017
A damp and dull and foggy morning for an early walk, walking through the fields the splashing of mud and puddles under... Read More
by Katie Black
31
January
Tuesday 31st of January
Durlston in the mist. Water drips from everything The birds still sing out A thick mat of mist obscured the risi... Read More
by Douglas Hart
30
January
Monday 30 January, 2017
Bursting from the car park scrub was a cheerful chattering flock of some ten Goldfinches which flew overhead. Heard bu... Read More
by Paul Jones
29
January
Sunday 29th January
Sunrise at Durlston Red-gold light filters through clouds Nature awakens Despite being covered, the sun put on a... Read More
by Douglas Hart and Katie Black
28
January
Saturday 28th Januaury 2017
A magnificent sunrise this morning across the water, the sun after a short while disappearing behind a small bank of c... Read More
by Katie Black
27
January
Friday 27th January, 2017
A stunning winter morning, with a brilliant red sunrise and a sky combed and scraped with trails of orange cloud. T... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
26
January
Thursday 26 January, 2017
Two Carrion Crows communicated across the car park one in a Sycamore beside the centre the other on the ground near Re... Read More
by Paul Jones
25
January
Wednesday 25 January, 2017
Upon arrival both a pair of Rabbits run and quartet of Carrion Crow performed their own hopping about the car park ver... Read More
by Paul Jones
24
January
Tuesday 24th January, 2017
The Park shrouded in thick veils of fog this morning, making the silhouettes of Blackthorn and Hawthorn emerge mysteri... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
23
January
Monday 23 January, 2017
The National Nature Reserve was covered in a thick layer of frost this morning, a glorious white carpet which crunched... Read More
by Katie Black