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, 9 September 2013

Not Much To Report

Happy happy, joy joy, a week off work.  The birds haven't really delivered yet though. Having said that though, Saturday was okay, apart from the Corncrake dip. Sunday and today were complete non events, with singles of Greenshank and Pied Flycatcher on Lodmoor Sunday and a few Redstarts on Portland today. Also, away from Portland Bill, I never saw a single other birder. So, not only were interesting birds thin on the ground, but birders were probably best described as a rarity. And it's September. Now, today can be explained away as a working day, but yesterday?

I wish Radipole would let that bloody water down, it's beginning to really piss me off. As for Lodmoor, it could really do with a revamp and have some new scrapes created. But, being the largest conservation body in the country, they don't have any money to spend on a reserve that doesn't interest them. As for the RSPB's view of birders, well I don't think we'll go there, shall we, it's far to insulting.

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