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.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Red Kite From Me Garden

The good thing about having lots of gulls around your house, is the fact that they often get you onto interesting raptors going over your house. This Red Kite appeared whilst I was out in the garden having a cup of coffee and some toast.

Plus this peek-a-boo Chiffchaff in the garden.

On The Fleet at Littlesea today, the Hume's Warbler, Richard's Pipit and Ring Ouzel were still in residence, plus 20 Sandwich Terns, about a dozen each of Chiffchaffs and Wheatears, several Blackcaps and singles of Sand Martin and Swallow.

On this slightly better pic of the Richard's Pipit of late, you can see  that it is in moult. Note the new adult tertial and inner greater covert. Pic taken in rather poor light this morning.

The Ring Ouzel, now present for it's third day.

Hopefully, the Ring Ouzel won't become Sparrowhawk food.

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