Naturelog: 26th April
Day 2 of our trip to Dorset and we set off for a visit to Portland, famed for its building stone. Portland is a long isthmus of land which projects south from the coast into the English Channel and which is often the first landfall for migrating birds.
We can hear that many Common Chiffchaffs have arrived overnight together with a few Blackcaps and Common Whitethroats.
Reaching the southern end of the isthmus, known as the bill, we are able to view the nesting colonies of birds on the cliff face – Guillimots. Razorbills and European Shag along with Fulmar and Raven.
After lunch we return north along the coastal path and had wonderful views of a Sparrowhawk.
As we arrive at the narrow spit of land which connects Portland to the mainland, the weather begins to turn. Making our way through…
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