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.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Wild Goose Chase

Started my day on The Fleet at Littlesea. The 2 Black Redstarts remained from last week, while a Slavonian Grebe and 2 Great Northern Divers were additional.

Great Northern Diver number 1.

Slavonian Grebe.

Great Northern Diver number 2 snorkeling.

Both Great Northern Divers were juveniles.

It's only taken me 5 attempts to see it, but finally caught up with the adult Greenland Goose at Abbotsbury Swannery this afternoon.

Also present in the flock of feral Canada Geese were a family party of 6 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

Brent Geese appear to have had a good breeding season this year.

An earlier Greenland Goose attempt was compensated by a couple of Long-tailed Ducks, including this 1st-winter male.

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