We wandered along this path last night near Coombe Keynes in Dorset, as it happens we were in the wrong place as we were looking for the nature reserve and this isn't it! But, it might as well have been as we saw lots of deer and a couple of Buzzards, foxgloves lined the paths and the wind rustled through the grasses.
A little while later after we had consulted the OS Map we found ourselves walking towards the reserve from the Coombe Keynes road at Kimberts End. As soon as we got onto the bridle path we saw a deer and her fawn sniffing around the edge of a maize field. Another Buzzard and a quick flash of a hare running between the rows of maize as we walked along. Due to our wrong path previously we didn't have time to get to the reserve, but we will go back sometime I'm sure and the path to it was as good, after all no-one tells the creatures what is a nature reserve and what is not!
There was a farm there selling free range eggs...next time I will have money in my pocket for that too.
Our son had run on through the reserve as part of his fitness plan, and as he came out the other side he met this fellow snouting in the grass. He took this with his mobile so it's not great quality. He tried one using the zoom but it was just a blur. It did ruin his run but I think he felt it was worth it, he still did a three mile circuit . We wished we had gone just a little further and seen it too. Not a bad evening's walk...it will have to do for a couple of days as I am on night shift for a couple of nights........so it's fox watching out of the window and listening to the dawn chorus!
I didn't go on the Nightjar walk the other evening as it didn't stop raining so I thought it may be cancelled, they'll always be another time.
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