SUN INN - Lower Burton, Dorchester
The epitome of what an ENGLISH Pub should be, a friendly
welcome, excellent service, good food and reasonably priced.
To emphasis the point, if the food had appeared any quicker
at the table we wouldn't have arrived yet!
BEST YOU PAY A VISIT!
as we waited for the traffic lights to change. Another visit to
complain to the local council tomorrow as the
'Captain Approaching Sensors'
were plainly not working.
Back to this morning, and the sound of a couple of dozen 'motorbikes' thundering down Bill Road certainly shattered the silence.
Martin Cade The Observatory Warden
doing a 'round' of the mist nets in the crop field.
Poor shots, but thought worthy of publication as this
PEREGRINE (Falcon) took this hapless PIGEON
While down at Bill Point (Obelisk) the
GANNETs were trickling through against a headwind
but this Yacht was taking full advantage of the stiff easterly.
were also braving the elements.
A small 'charm' of GOLDFINCH
juvenile HERRING GULL
and the Fishery Protection Patrol Vessel
A brief visit to Ferry Bridge produced
these c5 SANDWICH TERNs
A late delve into the Moth Trap produced little more than this
and on my return to the Obs they had just caught this
and another CONVOLVULUS HAWK-MOTH
An old Quarrymen's Shelter at The Bill
but the larger question "why were all those people gathering
on the Cart Track just east of the Obs.
with some familiar faces among them. 'Long Standing' birding and work mates Ken Parker (left) and Ricky Lambert beating a retreat (centre). The Somerset contingent, regular visitors here, Bruce and Roger (to our right of Ken) and in the top image the youngest and probably keenest 'birder' I have seen here in many a day with his Lebanese father (left). They were all looking at, of for a
an occasional visitor from the east.
I didn't manage any shots of this particular bird, which was
far more dowdy than the 2 above, (top) was the bird here in
2006 and the other, a most colourful male, was taken in
Estonia in 2010, those wonderful days!