My original UK diary - a record of places visited and what was seen and photographed on the day …..


Let's start a journal "sticky"

The decision to start a website and this journal ..... read more >

Lodmoor and Arne Nature Reserves

Sunday, 1st & 8th June 2014
First trips out with the D4s - initial thoughts and comparisons with the D800 ..... read more >

Radipole Lake and Lodmoor Nature Reserve

Sunday, 25th May 2014
A walk round Radipole Lake and Lodmoor Nature Reserve ..... read more >

Cadman's Pool, New Forest

Sunday, 11th & 18th May 2014
Back to the New Forest in search of Redstarts ..... read more >

Fritham, New Forest

Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May 2014
An early morning session around Fritham in the New Forest ..... read more >

Tarrant Rushton Airfield

Sunday, 4th May 2014
An afternoon reconnaissance of an area of local Dorset farmland in the hope of seeing Corn Buntings and possibly a Whitethroat ..... read more >

Hengistbury Head and Longham Lakes

Easter Monday, 21st April 2014
In search of Dartford Warblers, but was it a sensible day to go to such a popular place as Hengistbury Head on Easter Monday ?? ..... read more >


Good Friday, 18th April 2014
A very pleasant morning spent along the Portland coastal path and through the adjacent fields ..... read more >

Radipole Lake and Portland Bill

Sunday, 13th April 2014
Back to Radipole Lake for the Marsh Harrier and then down to Portland Bill ..... read more >

Monkton-up-Wimborne and Martin Down

Saturday, 12th April 2014
A late afternoon drive, followed by a walk around Martin Down ..... read more >

Radipole Lake

Saturday, 29th March 2014
A morning session for Great Crested Grebes and the Marsh Harrier ..... read more >

Radipole Lake, Lodmoor Nature Reserve and Portland Bill

Sunday, 9th March 2014
A long day, lots of photos and meeting Flickrmates ..... read more >

Longham Lakes, Wyke and Martin Down

Saturday, 8th March 2014
A beautifully warm March afternoon ..... read more >

Lodmoor Nature Reserve and Radipole Lake

Saturday, 1st March 2014
In search of Spoonbills ..... read more >

Baiter, Poole Park and Holes Bay

Sunday, 16th February 2014
A somewhat frustrating morning in Poole ..... read more >

Lulworth Cove

Sunday, 9th February 2014
A morning out to witness the force of mother nature and the extent of the floods ..... read more >

Portland Harbour, Ferrybridge and Lodmoor Nature Reserve

Saturday, 1st February 2014
In search of Red-breasted Mergansers, Black-thoated Divers and Slavonian Grebes ..... read more >


Saturday, 25th January 2014
A beautifully sunny winter morning with frustrating Spoonbills and co-operative Sika Deer ..... read more >

Blashford Lakes and River Stour, Blandford

Sunday, 19th January 2014
No luck with the Otters at Blashford Lakes, but success at last at Blandford ..... read more >

Radipole Park, Ferrybridge and Portland Bill

Saturday, 11th January 2014
On a mission to Radipole in search of the Glossy Ibis, and then down to Portland Bill ..... read more >
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