19 Jun 17

This evening still lots of hoverflies in the garden, especially Marmalade's. Also a Pied HoverflyScaeva pyrastri.

There were 3 Red Admirals all chasing each other up until 9:00pm, which was when quite few micro moths started to appear.

As the sun started to set, a few birds passed overhead including 2 Swifts, a House Martin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch and Linnet. We also seem to have a Collared Dove which is following a Wood Pigeon about. They both arrive at the feeders together and leave together. Most odd.

And finally Bo and her mate were seen on the roof top a few doors down. Despite losing her 3 chicks she is still around.

An adult Goldfinch........

.........and a youngster.

A Marmalade hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus...........

.........which I managed to capture in flight.

A good candidate for Scaeva pyrastri........

..........also known as the Pied Hoverfly.

One of the 3 Red Admirals seen late into this evening.

Bo looks on as her mate joins her

Weymouth Stone Pier
Dawn and I tried out a spot of fishing from the Stone Pier at Weymouth this afternoon. Unfortunately the fish had other  ideas, and even though there were plenty about our tactics were all wrong. Having watched two young lads fishing with their dad and catching some small wrasse, it was obvious that these locals knew what to do.

Even though we didn't catch anything the wildlife was good with Common Tern, Sandwich Tern and Little Tern all passing by. There were also Mediterranean Gull, Herring Gull and Oystercatchers here.

Also seen here were 2 Jellyfish, thousands of Whitebait, 2 Garfish, Sandeels, small Pollack and Corkwing Wrasse here.

At Nothe Fort car park where we parked, there were Greenfinches, Blackbirds, House Sparrows and Goldcrests.

Nothe Fort

The view across Weymouth Bay from the 51 steps down to...............

...........the outer harbour.

Weymouth Stone Pier.

And a view from Stone Pier across to Weymouth Beach, Clock Tower and Dawn's Uncles Fish & Chip shop The King Edward to the left of the buses.

Not in this House!!!!!

A commercial fishing boat returns to harbour.

Dawn, Sun, Sea and Fishing Rod. Sadly no fish though..........

.........they were about as this young lad showed me. A Corkwing Wrasse I believe!

Hundreds and thousands of whitebait............

........which were spotted by this Common Tern.

An Oystercatcher makes a flypast.

One of two jelly fish seen in the water here.

Just drifting aimlessly by.

The journey back to the car. No fish but plenty of sun and and Dawn enjoyed it so much she wants to have another go.