Did some birding today. My first port of call was Littlesea, The Fleet. Spring tides meant lots of mud and lots of birds. The area was smothered in Mediterranean Gulls, but really not much of note other than 8 Little Grebes, which was a good count for there, plus a flock of Dunlin and some Grey Plovers. A single Golden Plover flew over the fields that harboured 19 Lapwing. The Hume's Warbler, Richard's Pipit and Black Redstart were all still present.
Popped into Radipole afterwards, with nothing but a Kingfisher for my efforts. Then after a brief look at Lodmoor from the car park, which produced nothing, it was back to Radipole, where on my arrival, a 1st-winter Scandinavian Herring Gull flew past me and headed off towards Weymouth Harbour, and where was my camera? On the bloody passenger seat of my car. BUGGER!!!
Photos from Littlesea, The Fleet.
A couple of photos from my first visit to Radipole today.