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.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Meadow Pipits Were The Order Of The Day

Well, what a horrible morning with rain and sleet and snow.  The morning was dominated by a large movement of Meadow Pipits. Part of my morning was spent at Ian's house at Littlesea, where a count of 600+ heading in a north westerly direction was noteworthy. Ian did manage to tape lure some into his garden and eventually trapped and ringed 11 in total.


Check out the beetle grub.

Meadow Pipits in Ian's Littlesea garden.

The weather cleared up in the afternoon, so myself and Fred decided to check out Camp Road. Highlight here were 9 Wheatears.

Male Wheatear. One of my favourite birds.

A brief look from Sandsfoot Castle produced 2 Velvet Scoters, 1 Eider, 11 Slavonian Grebes and 8 Black-necked Grebes.

2 comments:

Ben Porter said...

Hey Brett, great blog you've got here. I don't quite know how I have only just discovered it, but there we are! Lovely pictures by the way
Ben

Brett said...

Thanks for your kind comment.