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, 7 December 2014

Barred Warbler

A total change in the weather today sort of scuppered my plans as far as birding is concerned. So, with news the Barred Warbler was still showing on Portland today, I couldn't resist paying it a visit.

Happily munching on apples.





The amazing loud rattle call was also heard from this bird.


I then joined my friends Paul and Jill on a wild goose chase. The object of our desires were a couple of Bean Geese on the water meadows next to Wareham. They were very distant, but thankfully, adequate views were obtained through Paul's zoom on his scope.

The uncropped version. Can you see one of them?

I can assure you that they are both in this image. The second bird is to the right of the obvious bird. Don't know if you can see it, but there is a black spot and that is the top of the birds head.

Whilst watching the geese, by way of a bonus, a Great White Egret flew past and then landed in a wet field by Slepe Heath.


Here with a Little Egret for company.

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