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, 11 January 2013

Bohemian Rhapsody

The lure of Waxwings was too much to bare. So this afternoon I took a trip to Lytchett Matravers. A real birders favourite and they didn't disappoint, with a count of 26 individuals. Almost the whole time that I was there, they were flycatching.

8 of the 26 birds.

1st-winter female.

Adult male.


Check out those waxy tipped secondaries.

Bit of a stumpy crest on this one. Kind of makes it look rather cute, I think.

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