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.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Blast From The Past (June)

Haven't been out much lately, so here's another instalment of memories, this time from the month of June. 

Great White Egret at Abbotsbury Swannery in 2003. Of course, this species has been in the news recently, with the first British breeding record taking place in Somerset.

Roseate Tern at Abbotsbury Swannery in 2005. As you can see, this bird, like most of the ones seen locally, has been ringed.

Squacco Heron at Radipole Lake in 2007. Having first been seen briefly on Lodmoor, this bird was relocated here, viewable from the North Hide, much to the delight of county listers who didn't see the 1982 bird.

Here it is again. Incredibly, another Squacco turned up at Radipole Lake later the same month, after first being seen briefly at Abbotsbury Swannery. That particular bird was a brighter individual, but unfortunately couldn't get a photo of it.

A rare sight these days in Dorset. A recently fledged Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in 2009.

Gull-billed Tern off Abbotsbury Beach in 2010. This was a Dorset tick for many.

Well, Hartlepool pulled another biggie out of the bag this Spring, didn't they? Anyway, it reminded me of this photo.....

Of a male Western Orphean Warbler I took at Monfrague, Spain in 2006.



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