Naturelog: 5th February
Started the morning at Hamm beach on Portland Harbour, where the conditions were arctic with a strong wind blowing in from the bay. A single Red-breasted Merganser was present along with 14 Ruddy Turnstone and a Meadow Pipit, but no sign of the divers or Grebes that had been frequenting the harbour.
A Common Kestrel was actively hunting along the vegetation at the edge of the water and allowed me to come quite close
Walking along the Fleet, an inlet from the harbour, a Male Eurasian Stonechat was active in the vegetation.
The Fleet at Ferrybridge
Eurasian Stonechat (m)
A small flock of Brent Geese were by the visitor centre and 40 Mediterranean Gulls were on the high tide gull roost along with Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gulls and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull. Had a distant view of a Black-necked Gull along with a Little Grebe, which gave…
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