This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Woodchat Shrike

On Friday, went out to look at this 1st-summer female just North of Martinstown. Didn't know who had found it at time and went to check it out, to rule out Balearic Woodchat. This bird was in the middle of bloody nowhere, so was an excellent find. The finder, I found out subsequently, was Dave Chown. What a birder he is, just top notch and a true gent to boot.




Thursday, 9 June 2016

Montagu's Harrier

A graceful beauty.



Monday, 6 June 2016

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Red-backed Shrike At Radipole Lake

This was the fourth Red-backed Shrike I've seen at Radipole Lake, but the first one there in Spring. A stunning male too.