|Can you see it?|
Well, we weren't happy with views like that, so we went to work to get much better views.
|And this was as good as it got. Stunning!|
After work the next day, it was off down to Radipole Lake where.....
|This Great Reed Warbler was advertising his presence.|
Thursday was a busy day for rare birds locally, so another casual dash after work had me making my way to Abbotsbury, thanks to a text from Steve.
|This is probably the worst photo you'll ever see of a Black-winged Stilt. But it's a record shot at least. I don't know, you wait for one of these on The Fleet for years, then two arrive in two months. Amazing!|
Not content with seeing one, the draw of another Black-winged Stilt, on Lodmoor, was too much to resist.
|Still a crap record shot, but better than the last, you'll have to admit.|
Also on Lodmoor was this......
|Stunningly rosy Roseate Tern.|
The Fleet Vs Portland Update
Let's check up on the scores, after an amazing few days locally.
The Fleet = 45 points, with Golden Oriole, Black-winged Stilt and Blue-headed Wagtail adding to the score.
Portland = 26 points, with 3 Golden Orioles and singles of Woodchat Shrike, Icterine Warbler, Common Rosefinch and Blue-headed Wagtail adding to the score. The 4 White Storks are not added to the score, as they are presumed to be 4 of the 5 that had already occurred. No double scoring in this game.
And finally. Photos of a Swift, that I took the other day at Radipole Lake.