Sunday, March 11, 2012

Devon / Dorset

Decided to have a wander down to the Dorset / Devon border area . Nothing too specific to go for but the day before had seen Iceland and Caspian Gull visit the Axe estuary. There were plenty of gulls there but nothing out of the ordinary. After some more grockling at Lyme Regis this time, we slowly headed back toward Dorset.
Raven high over Seaton

Heading home along the coast road between West and East Bexington 2 large raptors appeared heading towards us along the ridge. After not too long it became obvious they were Red Kites.
One rather obligingly hung around and circled overhead before both birds then rose up.

Where they were joined by 3 Common Buzzards
We stopped off at Radipole in the hope of catching the Iceland Gull coming through but it didnt appear. The Hooded Merg appeared though. Also there an early Sand Martin

Heading back via the Dorchester by-pass we encountered very heavy traffic queueing off into the distance so at the roundabout turned off right down a lane which looked like it could eventually head somewhere handy. Probably the first time I had been down this road. Less than a mile down I noticed a white blob in a cattle field so stopped to check it out.