Sunday, March 31, 2013

End of March

Some pics from the end of March.

 Med with Black-heads, Radipole carpark

Grass area at Osprey Quay, Portland

Mipit finding a grub

After playing it very casually, finally ended up at the Obs quarry late afternoon where my penalty for not going for the Bluethroat straight away was one brief view of its arse. 

Couldnt get down for the female bird later, but did get to Portland's third Bluethroat of the year. Got there in time for good views but this time just dipped on the sun which disappeared as I arrived and wasnt seen again that day.  As expected though, a cracking little bird.

A good camouflage (apart from the bright blue bit!)

In between the Bluethroat show, a few Chiffs were also putting on a good performance, although not that they would see it that way. Things have been tough for these birds since their arrival, being forced to forage at ground level for anything they can find.

At least 4 Black Redstarts about in the neighbouring field,  including this lovely male. Very flighty birds though, never getting that close

Sparrowhawk in garden