This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Not Gorillas In The Mist

No, Black-necked Grebe in the mist, at Abbotsbury yesterday afternoon.

Black-necked Grebe, with Tufted Ducks in the foreground and a Great Crested Grebe in the background.

After dropping something off at Abbotsbury, did a detour on the way home and popped into Radipole Lake, where a Herring Gull wanted to try and be a Sabine's Gull.



As you can see, it failed dismally.

As you can see from the above images, the light was truly awful yesterday afternoon/evening.

Back to today and the best I could muster was a 3rd-cal. year Yellow-legged Gull at Littlesea, The Fleet.



Had to do a dude shopping trip to Poole, but while the women went shopping, I did some birding. Kerry Foods Factory was alive with gulls, though nothing of great note there, other than the odd Yellow-legged Gull, but what a place. This place deserves a good look if you're into big gulls. Then had a walk around Poole Park Lake,  which was crap, but a brief look in Parkstone Bay produced what was probably one of the wintering Sandwich Terns.


And now for a few more photos for you dudes out there.

Adult and 1st-summer male Pintails at Radipole Lake. Young bird on the right. Photo was taken last weekend and the adult was still present today.

Here's another view. The young bird is on the left.

A couple of photos from Radipole Lake today.

Great Crested Grebe.


Sparrowhawk.



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