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.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

A Portland Bash

Didn't find any rares unfortunately, best I could come up with was a flyover Woodlark. Short-eared Owl, Golden Plover and a couple of Black Redstarts were the best of the rest. Lots of Stonechats were around today, but couldn't find a goody amongst them. A Yellow-browed Warbler, that had been found earlier in the Obs garden, showed for a short while before being trapped and ringed. Lots of flyover activity first thing included some Bramblings, but it was very thin pickings on the ground. Late migrants included 4 Wheatears and a couple of Swallows. On the insect front, I did happen to find a Red-veined Darter.

Short-eared Owl.


A very happy Black Redstart.

Golden Plover.

Yellow-browed Warbler.

Red-veined Darter.

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