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.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Another Day, Another Goodie

Another thrash of Portland yet again paid dividends. First off, picking up an Osprey circling over the Bill and later on, co finding an Ortolan Bunting with Julian, who'd joined me on the East Cliffs at the Bill. Other birds noted included Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Greenshank, Garden Warbler, a few Tree Pipits and a single Sedge Warbler, plus plenty of Yellow Wagtails and Wheatears. Also connected with the Wryneck that had been found in the Obs Quarry, around the time Julian and I were watching the Ortolan.




The star of the day was this Ortolan Bunting. It didn't linger, sadly, and was only seen by it's finders.



This Osprey was always into the sun for me. Still, you can see what it is.


This Garden Warbler gave us a bit of a fright on the East Cliffs. Shame it wasn't a Barred Warbler.

My first Wryneck of the autumn.


I'm guessing that's why they call 'em Wrynecks.


A Little Owl on the East Cliffs.

1 comment:

DorsetDipper said...

superb photos, and yesterday too.