Again we find ourselves in something of arrears as far as Posts are concerned, but better overborne with Wildlife than stay here twiddling the fingers. The following 2 offerings relates back as far as Saturday when the absolute priority was pulling the Moth Generator out of Dry Dock, completing Basin Trials before towing her back to her berth in East Dorset!
sink below the western horizon.
(already recorded on nearby Portland and elsewhere)
All else down south amounted to a few lingering Redwing and Fieldfare and this
looking 'puffed out' after so much perching with more northern climbes proving a little more productive. A decent start on the Gravel Pit was the presumed 'return' of just a single female
and generally sprucing up rather than anything else!
However, what was to follow was simply a 'joy to behold' with c2 adult
The nests are also built to float to contend with changing water-levels.
The fact that there were also a gaggle of c7
there as well paled by comparison to what we had just witnessed, but there was also that important meeting to consider.
and had already sussed out a decent start to proceeding with the generator seemingly fading from the memory as the local
1974 proceedings started with something never seen there before
Traditionally 'fed' by both the local residents and visitors alike it is not surprisingly a catchment for a host of birds but on the down-side it is a bit like photographing down a dingy tunnel, but we won't let that deter us!