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.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Glauc, And They're Not Seagulls, They're Treegulls.

Started off at Ferrybridge, then took a look at Portland Harbour from a couple of areas, before popping into Radipole and then heading off to West Bexington, before finishing off at Radipole again.

Portland Harbour produced 5 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 4 Slavonian Grebes and a single flock of 19 Black-necked Grebes.

Couldn't pick up anything amongst the gulls at Radipole Lake, whilst a single Marsh Harrier was the only bird of note seen here.

Went over to West Bexington late morning in the hope that the long staying Glaucous Gull would be showing and we turned up just as it started to show well from the car park. Somewhat jammy, as it had been a bit of a bugger to connect with earlier in the morning. In fact, the only time I've managed to see this bird, previous to today, was when I viewed it a mile up the beach from Ferrybridge towards Chesil Cove. Thankfully, cracking views of the beasty today.








And finally, you're thinking, "What the bloody hell is he going on about?"

See, Treegulls, not Seagulls.

1 comment:

Steve Carey said...

Fantastic Series Brett