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Birdwatching the easy way

I love watching birds. They’re so graceful and they have a freedom that I can only imagine as they soar and swoop. In an ideal world, I’d spend hours in a hide watching and waiting. I don’t live in an ideal world, so I settle down at my computer with my mug of tea or coffee and maybe a biscuit or two, and go web-cam watching. I get a much better view, and I’m around when I'm needed, and, of course, I'm nice and warm and comfortable.

Have you tried it? If not, here are some of my favourite Dorset sites. The parks foundation one even has a highlights video so you know you’ll see something awesome. If it works for you, why not see if there are any webcams near you and adopt a bird family this summer?

And, as always, I’ll finish with a gorgeous picture of gorgeous Dorset. This one’s of a black headed gull. I know they’re predators and can be real nuisances, but they also have amazing personalities and when they’re soaring overhead they’re beautiful (until, of course… well, you know what I mean!)


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