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20
May
Sunday 20 May, 2018
Chaffinch, Chiffchaff and Whitethroats were particularly good at getting themselves heard this morning! A Magpie cackl... Read More
by P.Jones
19
May
Saturday 19th May
A perfectly peaceful early morning for the start of our quarterly visitor surveys, with not a breath of wind and wall ... Read More
by Katie Black
18
May
Friday 18th May 2018
An early start to my patrol saw a Bullfinch perched on the top of a Hawthorn, the brilliant pink front of this male be... Read More
by Katie Black
17
May
Thursday 17 May, 2018
Looking down long meadow the white flowers of a Horse Chestnut resembled miniature chandeliers adding variety to the o... Read More
by P.Jones
16
May
Wednesday 16th May 2018
A lovely morning to have a walk around the meadows, the wind rippling through the growing grasses. The golden yellow B... Read More
by Katie Black
15
May
Tuesday 15th May, 2018
A cooler start to the day, with the sun drifting between veils of high cloud, and a gentle northerly breeze, however o... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
14
May
Monday 14th May 2018
Gorgeous out on the National Nature Reserve this morning with the sound of Common and Lesser Whitethroats taking pride... Read More
by Katie Black
13
May
Sunday 13th May, 2018
We are at that point in the Durlston year, where the rollercoaster of spring is starting to accelerate into summer, wi... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
12
May
Saturday 12 May, 2018
Celandine is dying back, it is not long to last Buttercups are rising now, its time the torch was passed I entere... Read More
by Douglas Hart
11
May
Friday 11 May, 2018
A Yachtsmans sails fill up with breeze As he sails upon the tide Above the wind blows through the trees Birds so... Read More
by Douglas Hart
10
May
Thursday 10 May, 2018
Weather: Sun and clouds Outlook: Heavy cloud cover in late afternoon Another beautiful morning; slightly breezy, b... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
09
May
Wednesday 9th May, 2018
A glorious spring morning, though for the first time in a week, I needed my fleece at the start of the Early Rounds (t... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
08
May
Tuesday 08 May, 2018
I took a few specimens from the moth trap. There were certainly plenty of Brimstone, moths which are yellow as with th... Read More
by P.Jones
07
May
Monday 07 May, 2018
Am I just a visitor? Or do I now belong? Things were strange to me before Like an unfamiliar song Now I know t... Read More
by Douglas Hart
06
May
Sunday 06 May, 2018
Up in a cloudless sky a Waning Gibbous moon was clear to see. However, a haze obscured views of the Isle of Wight toda... Read More
by P.Jones
05
May
Saturday 5th May 2018
As I headed off for a change towards the woods the sound of a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming was a steady accompani... Read More
by Katie Black
04
May
Friday 04 May, 2018
Upon the Learning Centre roof a pair of Tree Sparrow were perhaps acting more like House sparrows in that they were go... Read More
by P.Jones
03
May
Thursday 03 May, 2018
Weather: Sun and clouds I always enjoy entering Durlstons woodland; the overload of green, the cacophony of birds, ... Read More
by Rosaline McGraffin
02
May
Wednesday 2 May, 2018
Although it was dry upon my arrival I had the sense to put on my waterproofs, which was a good move! I must apologise... Read More
by P.Jones
01
May
Tuesday 1st May 2018
A quite glorious morning for a walk at Durlston, the blue sky spotted with at least 3 singing Skylarks, their lovely s... Read More
by Katie Black
30
April
Monday 30th April, 2018
A chilly start to the day, with a cold northerly wind reminding me that for all the signs of spring, winter still has ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
29
April
Sunday 29 April, 2018
Outside the office window was the flush of Bluebell flowers whilst the pair of Blue Tits continued to travel to and fr... Read More
by P.Jones
28
April
Saturday 28th April 2018
Off out to the meadows to gaze at the glorious display of Cowslips, a vast carpet of yellow especially in Johnston and... Read More
by Katie Black
27
April
Friday 27 April, 2018
Warren was already upon the Gallery Terrace undertaking a Pelagic Watch. He reported a Puffin and three Manx Shearwate... Read More
by P.Jones
26
April
Thursday 26 April, 2018
As an apprentice at Durlston, I feel like the luckiest person being able to work in such a beautiful place. Every day ... Read More
by Catherine Carter
25
April
Wednesday 25th April, 2018
Another wonderful spring morning, with blue skies and a pleasant westerly breeze. Out in the meadows, Cowslips bob i... Read More
by Ali Tuckey
24
April
Tuesday 24 April, 2018
A mass of green climbs over the wall Its fuelled by sun and rain We tried to push back its endless crawl Now the... Read More
by Douglas Hart
23
April
Monday 23 April, 2018
I felt quite a chill in the breeze but the flush of leaves and blossom clearly stated it was spring. I was fascinate... Read More
by Paul Jones
22
April
Sunday 22nd April 2018
A fantastic storm last night, with huge rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning sheeting across the sky producing ... Read More
by Katie Black
21
April
Saturday 21st April, 2018
A still, mild start to the day, with the smells of spring filling the air a lovely mixture of coconut-scented Gorse, ... Read More
by Ali Tuckey