The plantlife at Ferrybridge was indeed diverse, and I managed to ID for the first time Sea Radish and Sea Mouse-ear (4 petals instead of the usual 5 on other Mouse-ears). I also managed to add 19 species to my Portland list, bringing it over the 200 mark (after just 13 days of searching!). These included the fabulous Sea Holly.
One of the features of Portland at the moment seems to be the huge numbers of Pyramidal Orchids about. Ferrybridge is no exception it seems.
On part of the walk, I went along Chesil Beach, which was tough going. But, there were far more hardy specimens there. Take a look at this extraordinary windblown Willow!
On the way to Ferrybridge, I found a patch of Large Bindweed adjacent to Tout Quarry. Another new one to me. Notice the overlapping bracts behind the flower (they don't quite meet on Hedge Bindweed).
The birds were not the main attraction here, but I still managed a single Whimbrel out on the mudflats (despite the constant disturbance from sun-seekers), as well as a number of Mediterranean Gull, a Sandwich Tern, the ever-present Little Tern at their colony, and a few fly-through Swift.