Monday 5th February found me dipping on the Long-billed Dowitcher on Lodmoor, because of this....
|This 2nd-calendar year female Marsh Harrier.|
|These Black-tailed Godwits were also flushed by the harrier.|
|A little compensation for dipping on the dowitcher was this adult Spoonbill.|
Had an excellent day out on The Fleet on Sunday 11th March, with the highlights being,
3 female/immature Velvet Scoters off Abbotsbury Beach.
2 Red-throated Divers off Abbotsbury Beach.
1 Black-necked Grebe at Abbotsbury Swannery.
1 Firecrest on Linton Hill.
8 Knot at Rodden Hive.
The Richard's Pipit still at Littlesea, in the Bridging Camp.
The Black Redstart still at Littlesea, in the Bridging Camp.
3 wary Barnacle Geese in Cuttcleaves Cove.
The Hume's Warbler was heard at Littlesea Holiday Camp.
2 Chiffchaffs at Littlesea were my first summer migrants of the year.
A melanistic Adder, a day flying Noctule Bat, a Stoat and my first 2 butterflies of the year added to the days tally.
|The black Adder. A stunning creature. As you can see, even the eyes are black, normally they're a deep wine red colour.|
|2 of the 3 Velvet Scoters seen.|
|1 of the 2 Red-throated Divers seen.|
A few other photos from Sunday.
|A Curlew heading west at Abbotsbury.|
|1 of 4 Ravens that were causing havoc in the Rookery at Littlesea.|
|Always a delight, a Blue Tit at Littlesea.|