1 Nov 18

Broadcroft Quarry Lane and Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve

A quick walk today as we had planned a sea fishing trip in and around Portland Harbour later in the afternoon. A Song Thrush and 2 Blackbirds were the main highlights in the lane.

At the top of the lane on the left, the Dorset Butterfly Club were strimming and cutting back the grass and brambles. From what I could see they were doing a fantastic job and hopefully their efforts will mean more butterflies here next year.

Here are a few images from this morning:

One of the 2 Robins in the lane.

And Molly and Holly

Birds Recorded: 5 Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Starling, House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Greenfinch.


5:15am the Tawny Owl was still calling from around Glen Caravan Park. As per Tuesday night it was calling around 11:00pm and as I was recording it a Redwing called as it flew over.

If this has worked here's a sound recording of the Tawny Owl and a Redwing.

Ships Today

This is the British Cable Layer "C S Sovereign" on its way out from Portland. More on this vessel Here.

This is the Danish Oil Tanker "Cathy Theresa", on its way from Stanlow to Fawley. More on this vessel Here.

This is the British Military Ops Vessel "RFA Tidesurge" in Weymouth Bay. More on this vessel Here

This is the British Sailing Vessel "Tenacious" on its way to Poole. More on this vessel Here.

This the Maltese Tanker "Skaw Provider" just anchoring up in Weymouth Bay. More on this vessel Here

This the Dutch Chemical Tanker "Coralwater" just coming into Portland Harbour. More on this vessel Here.