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.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My Highlights of 2013 (July - December)


Honey Buzzard in Dorset.

Little Bittern in Somerset.

White-rumped Sandpiper at Lodmoor.

Red-crested Pochard at Radipole Lake.

Great White Egret at Lodmoor.

Little Tern at Ferrybridge, The Fleet. This species enjoyed a productive year at this site.

Icterine Warbler at Portland Bill.

Osprey at Portland Bill.

Ortolan Bunting at Portland Bill.

Wryneck at Portland Bill.

Red-backed Shrike at Lodmoor.

Semipalmated Sandpiper at Abbotsbury Swannery, The Fleet.

Nightingale at Portland Bill.

Ortolan Bunting at Portland Bill.

Wryneck at West Bexington.

Wryneck at Portland Bill.

Melodious Warbler at Portland Bill.

Rosefinch at Portland Bill.

Red-backed Shrike at Littlesea, The Fleet.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Littlesea, The Fleet.

Short-toed Lark at Portland Bill.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Reap Lane, Portland.

Glossy Ibis at Radipole Lake.

Dipper at Lyme Regis. My best views ever of this delightful species.

Black Brant on The Fleet. One of Two seen this winter.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Portland Bill.

Pallid Swift at Christchurch. A British tick for me.

Sabine's Gull at Cogden Beach.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Abbotsbury Swannery, The Fleet.

Dusky Warbler at Portland Bill.

Two-barred Crossbill at Hemsted Forest, Kent. A lifer for me.

Two-barred Crossbill in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Great Grey Shrike in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Snow Buntings at West Bexington.

Cranes at Puddletown Water Meadows.

Scandinavian Herring Gull at Radipole Lake. One of two so far this winter.

Black Guillemot in Portland Harbour

Glossy Ibis at Radipole Park.

Brunnich's Guillemot in Portland Harbour. A lifer for me and my highlight of the year.

Glaucous Gull at West Bexington.

Red-necked Grebe in Portland Harbour.

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