There had been a report of 2 Ring Ouzels at Barleycrates Lane this morning , so after working on the boat at Ferrybridge (where incidentally I had my first Sandwich Tern of the year), I headed off back to the island to have a look.
As normal when I got there, there was no sign of them so I carried on past Weston Quarry to the cliff top where there were a pair of Ravens, a Kestrel and a Peregrine.
I headed south and after 400 metres or so I walked back towards Reap Lane where there a couple of Meadow Pipits in the horse paddock.
Along Avalanche Road I crossed over and in the horse paddocks there were 3 Wheatears.
Here are a few images from this afternoon:
A Peregrine folds its wing and then seconds later goes into a dive along the west cliffs.
Meanwhile a Kestrel hovers for its meal.
Most of the fields are flooded on the island and these Herring Gulls make the most of one for a good wash-up.
A rare sight in most of the UK, especially London, but the House Sparrows on Portland are doing very well.
A Hedge Sparrow or more commonly know as a Dunnock. Not a member of the Sparrow family but an accentor.
One of the 3 Wheatears in the paddocks along Avalanche Road. This is a male, the other two were females.
The female Blackcap was back on the feeders this morning.