Mrs harmony and rosie has been extremely busy this past week which explains her absence on the blogging scene, however hopefully a welcome return is here in the form of a very health-giving and scenic walk to ...
This peaceful RSPB reserve is situated between Corfe Castle and Wareham, Dorset and is a haven for a good selection of birds (of course, what else) including avocet, plus several herds of deer. We come here a lot because there is always something to see, the staff who man the RSPB hut are friendly and knowledgeable and this particular time, they lent the children some backpacks complete with books and binoculars. They have live footage of the activities that go on in several bird boxes, plus the children love those enamelled birdie badges you pay £1 for in aid of the charity itself!! (actually I do, too!)
There is a lot of variety here - large patchwork fields, farm land, forestry, a bit of beach, some marshland and the sea.
Ready ? Let's go ..
This boardwalk is fun, taking us through the trees. At the end there are several directions we could go in but we're going left ..
Ooh, just as well we did - look what we saw ..
Apparently a lady was charged by a stag not so long ago (no silly jokes about money please) because she got too close to one of the does. The males get very protective at this time of year. And full marks to the children for being quiet - for once!
Onwards across the heath-y bit. Nice and flat here, and plenty of puddles along the way ..
More boardwalks - just as well, there's a lot of water around here ..
Ticked off the squirrel, but sadly it's the wrong time of year for the rest ..
Yet more boardwalk fun and this time we're getting closer to the hide ..
Quiet Please : not a chance!
But this is the prize. Panoramic views across the harbour towards Poole and Sandbanks ..
Hubby showed he was most interested in the spoonbill and various ducks out there, however the children showed they were keener on the snacks I'd taken along ..
Homeward bound. Why is the hilly part always on the way back? ..
Just the briefest of looks back at the wonderful views (in other words, a breather!) ..
If only it could always be like this ..
And how about this final shot for a bit of vintage?
Have a lovely week. I do feel next time I shall be crafting x