Dawn's Journal

By DawnP

Dartford Warbler

Having checked the weather forecast, I planned for a trip to the coast for the last main day of my week off - possibly the coast around Chichester and Bognor Regis.  However, by this morning the forecast had changed, and clearly I needed to head westwards!

Hengistbury Head, near Bournemouth, caught my eye as a site of international importance in terms of archaeology and as a nature reserve with a number of protective area recognitions. 

I had a great day, but the highlight was seeing a relatively rare bird, the Dartford Warbler.  Once again the limited reach of my 70-300mm lens, even at 480mm on my crop sensor camera, meant I struggled to get a good shot, but I was quite pleased with this one.  

The extra is a general view from the headland across the entrance to Poole Bay, with the Isle of Wright and The Needles in the background

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