Saturday, 5 May 2007


Unfortunately no sign of the Kentish Plover this morning at Ferrybridge so it was down to Portland to rescue the day. A Hoopoe showed occasionally at the bill; wary at times and sometimes elusive. A female Pied Flycatcher was also in the immediate area.

Hoopoe around the bill area by the higher lighthouse (c) Ashley Howe Female Pied Flycatcher (c) Ashley Howe

At Reap Lane, A Hobby passed over, Redstarts, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler and Willow Warblers all put in appearances amongst others.

Female Blackcap in the Observatory garden (c) Ashley Howe

Back to the Observatory where Garden Warblers, Blackcap, Wheatear and Willow Warbler were numerous. At Ferrybridge, Little Terns showed confidingly well, yet Radipole had nothing except 2 Common Terns nearby.

Little Tern hovering by the bridge at Ferrybridge (c) Ashley Howe

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