Category Archives: outdoors

First Cuckoo

‘Cuck-oo – cuck-oo’. From up in the trees above the badger sett I could hear the first cuckoo of the year calling. It was difficult to work out whereabouts and in which tree this male cuckoo (only the male makes … Continue reading

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South West Coast Path

As a family we visit the area around Kimmeridge, Swanage, Durlston and Lulworth on a regular basis. Climbing up along this part of the South West Coast Path gives you amazing views over the bays. From Chapmans pool to Worbarrow … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – April

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers. The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones. The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed … Continue reading

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Badger watching in comfort

Last night a few of us were very kindly invited to attend a badger watching session. Badgers often visit this garden, along with foxes and deers. During the evening four different badgers and two foxes appeared. Mostly the badgers ignored … Continue reading

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Halo around the moon

This evening about 8.30pm there appeared the most beautiful halo around the moon. Today the moon is 91.2%, so nearly full. It rose at around 15.40 this afternoon. I had just gone to let my dogs out in to the … Continue reading

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Starlings

The loud, constant chattering means the Starlings have arrived. Over the past few weeks they have been gathering in a neighbour trees, but this particular evening the chattering and twittering was louder, together with the whoosh of wings and sudden … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging Camera

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging works by using a┬áspecial lens which focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view. The focused light is scanned by infrared-detector … Continue reading

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