Saturday 15th November 2014

    Portland & Weymouth was the place today. A Dusky Warbler near the Hump, on Avalanche Road, was the main target.

   First stop, as usual, was Ferrybridge. There were a few birds there, but it was rather cold & windy. Dark-bellied Brent Geese, about half a dozen Med Gulls, about 25 Dunlin, and a few Skylarks.

   Dusky time.......but, stood for hours in a muddy track, on a cold, breezy & dull day, wasn't the nicest place to be though. The Dusky didn't show for ages, but did put on a show late...sadly never a good enough show for the cameras. Only thing that came close to the camera was a male Kestrel...

   Oh well, not a great day, maybe the Harbour???? Portland Harbour from Portland Castle, is normally pretty reliable for Divers etc. We will see.....

   First bird, even before i got out of the car, was a female Black Redstart. In the same small bushes there, there were 4+ Chiffchaffs. Nice start, better than most of the rest of the day. Lets hope the Harbour is good too. There were a few, but not as many as there normally are, Red-breasted Mergansers, and in the same place as last years bird, there was a Black Guillemot, in winter plumage. After a little while i also found a Great Northern Diver too.

    So, not a great day, defo NOT good for photos......but Dusky Warbler, along with the rest of the other good birds aint bad is it????

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