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.
Friday, 25 October 2013
Juvenile Pallid Swift
Decided to twitch the bird at Christchurch today. A very educational bird and bloody difficult to identify on field views. Luckily, camera was in tow and it was the photos that left me happy with the identification. Something of an eye opener this bird, as it was almost certainly an example of either of the races A.p.brehmorum or A.p.illyricus, so not the image of pallid beasts from the field guides. This was a British/Dorset tick for me. Sadly, this bird fell foul to a Sparrowhawk.