News filtered through that a Wryneck had been sighted in the horses paddock at the end of Moorfield Road Here. Unfortunately it was a good 2 hours before I could get back home to see it, and sadly it had moved on. The only other migrants here were 2 Stonechats, a Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was close-by and other birds of interest were Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtails and several Meadows Pipits.
Sadly not a Wryneck but a Stonechat.
Here's another from behind and ............
Weymouth Way, West of Radipole Reserve
As I was driving north up Weymouth Way Here at around 1:30pm a Hobby flew over the road from Radipole Reserve and attempted to catch a Red Admiral just above the car.
Its been awhile since I've been to Lodmoor Reserve and with some good birds being reported from there recently, I decided to give it a visit.
First highlight was a Roe Deer in a patch of hedgerow on the west side of the reserve. Certainly my first deer here in Weymouth. Soon after I watched 2 Great Egrets taking off from the reed beds to the north and then watching them land in the centre of the reserve.
A bit further around I came a group of birdwatchers who were looking into the pools, and as I arrived there was a Lesser Yellowlegs right in front of them. Next to it was "white" headed Ruff and about a dozen or so Black-tailed Godwit. Also here were Dunlin, Lapwing, Mediterranean Gulls, Teal and Gadwall.
Further around to the south I came across 2 Greenshanks in flight where there were also more Lapwings and Black-tailed Godwits. For most of the walk there were numerous flocks of Siskin flying overhead, plus a solitary Yellow Wagtail.
Here are a few images:
Here is the long-staying american wader........
A long way from home, a Lesser Yellowlegs from North America.
This is my first Ruff............
....... for my Port and Wey Bird List.
A Black-tailed Godwit
Nothing like a good stretch.
One of the 2 Great White Egrets.
One of the two Great White Egrets here at Lodmoor today.
Always plenty of Mediterranean Gulls here at Lodmoor..........
.......... This one like many others is sporting a ring on its leg.
This Roe Deer was foraging on the embankment.
Birds Recorded: Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Teal, Sparrowhawk, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Dunlin, 1 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Greenshank, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Skylark, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, 1 Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 20+ Siskin, Goldfinch and Reed Bunting.
Also 1 Roe Deer