Broadcroft Quarry Lane, Pools, Bumpers Lane, The Cuttings, Rufus Castle and Museum
Wow that was some cold biting wind. The sun was out all day, but that northerly blast of cold wind was very raw. However out of the wind on the more sheltered eastern side of Portland saw a few drone Flies, wasps and a Red Admiral on the few remaining Ivy flowers.
Bird wise, the best I could do today was 2 Chiffchaffs in Penns Weare just below The Cuttings. Elsewhere nothing! In fact in the lane and pools all I recorded was Dunnock and a Blackbird.
Out to sea there was a party of 6 Great Black-backed Gulls heading north, whilst in the lower horse paddock there were 12 Herring Gulls resting up. Apart from that very very quiet.
There were a few Drone Flies about...........
........these Common Drone Flies were at Rufus Castle and by the Museum respectively.
A Red Admiral by the Museum, soaks up the Autumn sun.
Stanlow. More on this vessel Here.
Note if you are like me and have never heard of a country called Vanuata well its Here. It does beg the question why would an island in the South Pacific Ocean own a Cargo Ship operating in the northern hemisphere.