Saturday, September 26, 2009


One of this years Marsh Harriers still in pretty fresh juvenile plumage. Note the line of pale spots on the upper coverts and general dark appearance

Dark underwing also

It's been a long day

Friday, September 25, 2009

Brownsea Lagoon

Turnstone on one of the islands, still a few sum plum feathers left

Nice juv Blackwit with Spot Red

Adult Little Stint through scope

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Not too much going here. Highlight was locating a Grasshopper Warbler by subsong, quite an odd noise really, a rippling with a quality not unlike a Robin.

Nice pic of some brambles

Saturday, September 19, 2009

19th Sept

Glebelands at first light. Snipe high west early morning also 2 Rock Pipit moving. 4 Mistle Thrush north was unexpected.
Garden Warbler at South Beach and this lovely Pigeon resting on one of the beach huts. Not in the racing mood today.

This bird was soaring high over Swineham GPs in the company of 5 Common Buzzard

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Gilbert the Bottlenose Whale showing on and off at Poole Bay today just west of Bournemouth Pier

Another slightly different shot

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Glebelands again

Pair of Sparrowhawk courting early morning

Local Yellowhammer

Wheatear coughing up a pellet

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vis mig at Glebelands

North/north east wind. Force 4.
This proved to be a good wind for Glebelands end of Ballard down. Its geographical location means birds moving north into the wind from Durlston area have a tendancy to follow Durlston Bay. They are then confronted with Ballard Down, so have to gain height. In brisk winds they come up the ridge sometimes only a few feet from the ground regularly affording excellent views.
However counting vis mig and trying to take photos dont go together but did have time to get a few shots of birds on the move.

This juv Kestrel also seemed to be moving north

A few Yellow Wagtails decided to take a pit stop

Looking into Studland bay there were other manoeuvres occuring