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18
November
Saturday 18 November, 2017
A still, dry start to the day, with a variety of birds on the wing as they forage for food among the autumn hedgerows ... Read More
by A.Tuckey
17
November
Friday 17 November, 2017
Twenty five Goldfinches were heard flying overhead, however, I later managed to see an individual calling from the cen... Read More
by P.Jones
16
November
Thursday 16th Nov 2017
A surprisingly warm day for mid-November for my early patrol with the temperature at almost 12C and no wind. So off to... Read More
by Katie Black
15
November
Wednesday 15 November, 2017
This morning I was accompanied our volunteer Karianne from the Netherlands. Around the car park margins we had the rel... Read More
by P.Jones & K.Ford
14
November
Tuesday 14 November, 2017
When the grass is gone, the cows move on, its what their instincts say Whether West or East matters not in the least... Read More
by Douglas Hart
13
November
Monday 13th November, 2017
A real treat to be out and about early this morning, with brilliant sunshine sparkling on patches of frost in hollows ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
12
November
Sunday 12 November, 2017
It was glorious in the warmth of the rising sun, however, I missed a scarf and gloves when in the mornings chill wind.... Read More
by P.Jones
11
November
Saturday 11th November 2017
Drizzle blowing across the park this morning was the welcome for the duty Ranger, my binoculars covered in water dropl... Read More
by Katie Black
10
November
Friday 10 November, 2017
From the approach road I noted the Hereford cattle as being in Smith field, grazing where we were unable to take a hay... Read More
by Paul Jones
09
November
Thursday 9th November, 2017
A calm autumn morning, with a gentle breeze rustling through the river of golden Beech leaves in the woods, carrying w... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
08
November
Wednesday 08 November, 2017
What a glorious morning. Such a happy change from yesterdays pelting rain. Starting off a little on the chilly-fingers... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
07
November
Tuesday 07 November, 2017
Tuesday the parks beset by rain and wind Scattered showers and gusts that take off hats A ray of light shines wher... Read More
by Douglas Hart
06
November
Monday 06 November, 2017
What a glorious morning to welcome be back from a two week absence of early Ranger patrols! Whilst no frost but instea... Read More
by Paul Jones
05
November
Sunday 05 November, 2017
Next day the sky is clear and blue once more Yet biting cold remains despite the dawn The sun must climb before we... Read More
by Douglas Hart
04
November
Saturday 04 November 2017
After a very wet (30mm of rain) night the morning arrived with much of the same, so a morning to don the wellies and w... Read More
by Katie Black & Catherine Carter
03
November
Friday 3rd November 2017
What an amazing morning out on the National Nature Reserve, the fog providing a very eerie start as the occasional bus... Read More
by Katie Black
02
November
Thursday 02 November, 2017
The fog of dawn wraps all in its embrace Vision obscured I seek the hidden sun And then I feel its warmth upon my ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
01
November
Wednesday 01 November, 2017
Sing for me Song Thrush, I want to hear your voice Your tune is so much richer than the Raven or the Jay Sing for ... Read More
by Douglas Hart
31
October
Tuesday 31st October, 2017
A still, warm start to the day with streaks of high cloud and a gentle westerly breeze carrying with it the sounds of ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
30
October
Monday 30th October 2017
A wonderful morning out on Durlston Country Park this morning, with bright blue sky, a chill in the air and the twitte... Read More
by Katie Black
29
October
Sunday 29 October, 2017
A tree that bears a single fruit Sits high above the foaming seas And woe betide the boorish brute That takes th... Read More
by Dougas Hart
28
October
Saturday 28th October, 2017
A glorious autumn morning with some brilliant sunshine making the meadows gleam golden and a gentle breeze carrying th... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
27
October
Friday 27 October, 2017
The golden light comes in the morning Rich and gentle, soft and warming Shining over this beautiful land The gol... Read More
by Douglas Hart
26
October
Thursday 26th October 2017
Walking past the hide this morning there was a cacophony of bird sounds, caused by the bird ringers who were busy care... Read More
by Katie Black
25
October
Wednesday 25th October, 2017
A very autumnal feel to the early rounds, with the sky a steely grey and a fine drizzle gusting across the Park. The m... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
24
October
Tuesday 24th October 2017
With visibility down to 60 meters at times today was not ideal for birdwatching, however a few species did show well. ... Read More
by Katie Black
23
October
Monday 23 October, 2017
Even when the weathers vile A trip to Durlstons full of surprises I guarantee its worth your while Youll find wi... Read More
by Douglas Hart
22
October
Sunday 22nd October, 2017
A very autumnal feel to the early rounds this morning, with a chilly south-westerly wind but some welcome sunshine. Th... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
21
October
Saturday 21 October, 2017
Durlstons maximum wind gust was 50 miles per hour at 07:52 this morning. My patrol this morning needed to determine if... Read More
by P.Jones
20
October
Friday 20 October, 2017
Last nights performance of the Theatre of the Wandering West had a full house with just over fifty attendees. During t... Read More
by P.Jones