Friday, 3 September 2010

Radipole RSPB and Portland Bill

A week last Thursday was fine and dry although breezy. We visited Radipole in the morning, Martins and Swallows were flying low over the shrubs and trees, Swans and Coots on the pools and not much else. A Marsh Harrier flew across the water, by the time we got to North Hide a gentleman was able to tell us that the bird was sat on a fence post to the rear.

I was photographing Common Terns flying, a little distant and then there was two Marsh Harriers flying over the water in the distance. These are my images from the visit. 

We then went to Portland Bill which was recently bright but very windy. The Great Black Backed Gull was near the cafe, I bet it usually is, made a change from the usual scrounging Herring Gulls. The 1st winter? Common Gull was on the rocks nearby, if my gull id is wrong on the later please put me right!