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.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Red-rumped Swallow

Highlight of the day, thanks to Daragh, was the appearance of a Red-rumped Swallow at Lodmoor.

The Red-rumped Swallow with a Swallow for a comparison.

Also on Lodmoor....

Was this drake Garganey. 

This Red Kite flew past my bedroom window today.

Like the last one that flew over my house, this was also a 2nd-calendar year bird.

On Monday, I visited Abbotsbury Swannery for a confiding Turtle Dove.

The light was pretty bad when I took these shots. Sadly this species has become an increasingly rare sight and we only have the hand of man to blame for that. For God's sake you foreign idiots, will you please stop shooting them out of the sky.

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