|This cracking male White-spotted Bluethroat was hopping around the boulders on the foreshore of Chesil Cove, Portland.|
Earlier myself and Fred connected with the Kentish Plover that had been spotted on The Fleet at Ferrybridge.
|This Kentish Plover was a very pale and as a consequence striking bird. The pale feather edgings show that this is a 1st-summer bird. Presumably the paleness of this bird can be explained by feather bleaching.|
Littlesea, The Fleet was quiet, but did include a flyover Lapland Bunting that was heard going over, sadly though, didn't get onto the bird. Otherwise, a single Black Redstart was the best.
On Portland, before we got wind of the Bluethroat, saw a lovely male Black Redstart at Reap Lane. Also single male and female Ring Ouzels were still showing well at Suckthumb Quarry. After the Bluethroat, another look at Camp Road and a wander around Moonfleet produced nothing but a handful of Chiffchaffs.