We had a nice surprise encounter on the way there. We were just leaving Lyme Regis when I spotted two Red Kites flying low over the road, we slid to a stop at the side of the road and I managed to get a few shots of them as they passed overhead. Unfortunately they were both going away but one of them kindly looked round at me.
At the top of the path down to Dancing Ledge with St. Aldhelm's Head in the distance.
The Early Spider Orchids grow on the short turf of the lower slopes.
Early Spider Orchid - Ophrys sphegodes
This flower looks a bit like a furry smiling frog...or is it just me?!
I took a few shots of some with my 400mm lens too. The photos have a very different feel to them, they seem to have a nice dreamy quality, due to the out of focus background and some lovely bokeh.
I was surprised to see this Fox out and about at lunchtime especially considering the amount of people around.
Our second close encounter from the car came on the way home. We stopped in a lay-by on the Dorset Heaths and there was a male Dartford Warbler singing away in the gorse bushes immediately next to us. I took a few shots before he just melted away into the the vegetation, like they do.
Finally a couple of photos from this morning's visit to Salcombe Hill. It was pretty quiet again but saying that I wasn't able to give it very long.
The predictable Wheatear .. but this time in a tree.