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, 14 April 2012

Bits And Bobs

Nice to get out and do some proper birding this morning after last weekend, when I couldn't get out because of not feeling well. Went on The Fleet to Littlesea, where the highlight was a Marsh Harrier arriving in off the sea. Otherwise, there was a thin spread of common migrants, which included my first Yellow Wagtail of the year and a single Redpoll heard flying over. Swallows and the odd Sand Martin trickled through, whilst in the bay, Sandwich Terns numbered 30. Finally, a very confiding male Reed Bunting was on territory in the reeds at the back of Lynch Cove. At Abbotsbury, the Black-winged Stilt remained in residence, as did a single drake Scaup.

 Marsh Harrier

It was very distant.

   Sandwich Terns

  Reed Bunting

 Song Thrush

Ian, it's got a ring on it!

  Willow Warbler



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