The Portland Naturalist

The Portland Naturalist

Monday, 11 May 2015

Poms, Basking Shark, Hudwit.

To be honest, I've lost enthusiasm for blogging, so haven't posted in over a month. Here's a simple catch-up of photos and videos from that time.

Shelduck - Prospecting nest-site at Chesil, 9th April.
Redstart - Blacknor, 9th April.

Composite of famous view with cloud-bank over the Harbour, 9th April.

Powdered Quaker - Southwell, 11th April.

Whinchat - Blacknor, 21st April.

Crane - Southwell, 20th April. (Honestly!) They did a tour of the island one morning.

Pied Flycatcher - The Hump, 24th April.

Little Tern - 2nd record for Tice's Meadow, Surrey, 26th April (Both of which I've found - How many can I get away with smuggling from Portland before someone gets suspicious? :-)

Tice's Meadow 'Waderfest' - 42 Dunlin and 19 Ringed Plover - both site record counts, 26th April.

Probable Palamino Cup (Peziza repanda) - Tice's Meadow, 26th April.

Hudsonian Godwit (middle) - A motley selection of birds at Meare Heath, Somerset, 1st May.

Hudsonian Godwit (right) with Black-tailed Godwit - Meare Heath, 1st May.

Video of Hudsonian Godwit

Video of Basking Shark - Off Chesil Beach, 2nd May.

Great Black-backed Gull - Chesil Beach, 2nd May. What a beautiful eye.

Probable Andrena dorsata - West Cliffs, 4th May.

Pomarine Skuas - Chesil Cove, 5th May.

Video of Pomarine Skuas.

Tawny Pipit - Portland Bill, 10th May

Lackey caterpillars - Barleycrates Lane, 10th May.
Golden Oriole - Wakeham, 10th May. One of two I re-found half a mile from where they were last seen. 

Blue-headed Wagtail - Ferrybridge, 11th May. What can I say? It was foggy! :-)

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