A lovely moment watching this family on the River Allen in Wimborne on Wednesday this week. I noticed the mother flipped her wing which seemed to be a message to the cygnets to climb onto her back because about four of them clambered onto her back. I think there was eight but because I was so busy taking pictures I did not count how many cygnets there was. Dad was there busy eating the weed in the water.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
The butterfly season is moving on so yesterday we went to Cerne and found the Duke of Burgundy and today we went to Durlston Country Park, saw a few different species of butterflies; Adonis Blue, Small Blue, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood, Large White.
Duke of Burgundy
Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock
Isle of White from Durlston Country Park
Early Purple Orchid
Friday, 20 May 2016
We went to Arne for a walk and also for coffee, the RSPB now have a cafe at Arne and it is very nice. These oak trees are on the coastal edge and both are still alive and in full leaf which is surprising when you see how much of the soil has been washed away by the sea, exposing their roots.