Another change to my normal route and today I added on Broadcroft Quarry Lane, Broadcroft Pools and Shepherd's Dinner.
The 8 Stonechat in the Lower Horse Paddock are down to just a pair, but the Meadow Pipits are up to 11 birds. Also here were a Pheasant, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, 2 Pied Wagtails, 15+ House Sparrows and a Goldcrest in the Fir trees. A Song Thrush was singing within a Bramble Bush and another around Bumpers Lane Quarry.
Not much along my additional route but when I reached the South-west Coast Path, above The Cuttings there were 4 more Stonechats and a single Meadow Pipit.
Elsewhere there were 2 Firecrests calling to each other in Penns Wood, both were seen, but no photos unfortunately.
Here are a few images from today:
Along Broadcroft Quarry Lane the Wild Cherry is blossoming well.
And a fly to ID
Mammals Recorded: 1 Bunny
Birds Recorded: 1 Pheasant, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, 6 Stonechat, Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch
Flies, Gnats and Midges Recorded: Fly sp.
This is the Italian LPG Tanker "Syn Zania"..............
.............on its way into Portland Harbour. More on this vessel Here.