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.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Kentish Plover

What a cracking find by Richard Morris this morning, of a juvenile Kentish Plover in Weymouth Bay. I somewhat sauntered along, after the report that it had been flushed by dog walkers. I started my search from the Pavilion end and eventually located it on the shore opposite Lodmoor.

The first view, distantly along the beach.


It proved rather jumpy.

But, eventually got good views.




This is a very rare species in Dorset away from Ferrybridge and Christchurch Harbour. This was my 25th Kentish Plover in Britain, all having been in Dorset and all bar 2, including this bird, have been at Ferrybridge.

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