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, 11 September 2016

Juvenile Woodchat Shrike & Ortolan Bunting On The Fleet

Started my day on The Fleet, doing the Moonfleet to Herbury section. Saw an Osprey hunting The Fleet, further up at Rodden Hive, but other than that it is was generally quiet, with just a splattering of migrants.

On returning to Weymouth, news of a Woodchat Shrike sent me off to another part of The Fleet, to Pirate's Cove. Didn't take long to connect with the Woodchat. A lovely juvenile that gave stunningly close views.

The field the shrike was favouring was very productive, culminating in me finding a 1st-winter Ortolan Bunting.

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