Monday, 31 October 2016

Portland 26th Oct 2016

Portland & Weymouth 26th Oct 2016 06.00am-13.30pm

Ferrybridge: BLACK BRANT with 500+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese !!! 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Med Gull, 16 Grey Plover, 20 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven and 1 Rock Pipit.

Portland Castle: 3 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff & 4 Goldcrest.

Reap Lane: TURTLE DOVE, 2 Lapland Bunting, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 20+ Redwing

Portland Bill: PINE BUNTING!!, 1 female Hen Harrier, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Wheatear and 20+ Redwing.

Few pictures below of the very showy Turtle Dove on Reap Lane giving amazing close up views down to 2 feet at times!!! A very special birding highlight of the year. Best ever views of such a rare bird these days. My 5th only Turtle Dove.!! First British record during Norfolk trip 2014.
Turtle Dove:Reap Lane, Showing extremely well down to 2 feet

Smashing views of such a rare bird today!!

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