Sunday, 25 September 2011

Concrete & Clay - Unit 4 + 2

Firstly, a quick return to yesterday's concrete block conundrum solved by our friend and lover of Portland, Deborah Tessier via the link below. They are it turns out the old foundations for a long defunct Stone Saw Mill. Many thanks for that Deb.

I doubt there will be any disagreement in local 'birding' circles that today was the dullest of the year for our avian friends? The cemetery drew a complete blank, while all there was of note at Radipole were 2 Black-tailed Godwit.

Rarely do any of the average 20 to 30 Cormorant on the lake venture this close to humans, so the opportunity was ceased before quickly moving on to the

Town Bridge where most were making preparations

for a days sea angling or diving.

Walking the full length of Barleycrates Lane twice (the second in disbelief) then Reep Lane, along the West Cliff and onward to the Portland Bird Observatory there was only a single migrant to report, a Wheatear. Things were as bad there, so after a chat to a few newly arrived visitors it was decided best to return home and catch up on a few chores.

On the way this fine looking Sailing Vessel passed The Bill, but while my guess was The Pelican of London there is no confirmation of this. So, a quick return to the archive:-

The seriously endangered American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) Venezuela.

Crowned Caracara also seen in Venezuela.

Common Pauaque, Hato Pinero, Venezuela this unfortunate (for it not me) critter hit our Land Rover but returned to full health and was later released.

Madagascar Nightjar

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