Saturday, 25 August 2012

Wyke Regis

A trip to Wyke Regis in search of Woodchat Shrike with Paul, Brendan and new recruit Samuel.
After arriving at Wyke Regis we made our way around the perimeter of the ministry of defence training camp or "bridging camp" as it is known locally. We soon enjoyed good views of an adult Woodchat Shrike. Also here a Yellow Wagtail. I took some half decent pics but somehow managed to delete them all! So hopefully Paul managed to capture some image's.
Next stop was Portland where we began with a spot of sea watching; Gannet, Fulmar, Shag, Great black-backed Gull and Balearic Shearwater were noted. Also from our view point several Rock Pipit.
Then a walk around the nearby fields and lanes produced; Wheatear (10), Raven (3), Stonechat, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler.
At nearby Ferrybridge; Great black-backed Gull, Dunlin, Ringed Plover.
On our return journey we stopped off at Acre's Down in the New Forest, however, shortly after arriving on the summit of Acre's Down the heavens opened and we all got drenched. All we managed to note here were several Willow Warblers and Stonechats.

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