Sunrise 06:50 Sunset 16:55 GMT

The clock altered in the early hours of Sunday morning which means I can get out earlier with the dogs which I’m pleased about, but I will have to make the most of it as the days shorten into December. A cold frosty morning and very sunny so I decided to go out for a short while as we are forecasted more grey days and rain in the coming week.

I took myself off to the Stour Meadows in Blandford, I wanted to try out my new 100-400mm lens. As always there was plenty of wildlife along the stretch of the river to the bypass. It always amazes me with so much going on what you can see in this short stretch of the River Stour. It is always busy with dog walkers and people walking across the meadows. I spent an hour and a half along the river bank and saw at least three Kingfishers and there was also a Little Egret catching fish and then he flew up in the tree to sort out his feathers.

Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret preening

Other birds were Moorhens, Swans, Gulls, Mallard Ducks, Dunnocks, Goldfinches to name a few I even spotted a Nuthatch in the trees over on the island. I had a pleasant walk and enjoyed the short time I had along the river bank.

Moorhen
Moorhen
Mallard
Mallard Duck

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