1 week ago
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
I contrived a family trip to the beach at West Bexington earlier today in the hope of seeing the Night Heron present for a couple of days. There was no sign so we returned home for an easter egg hunt and some garage clearance. As the light faded news came through of another on the outskirts of Bournemouth, so after a 20 minute drive and a brisk 10 minute walk I was adding another good bird to my Dorset list for the 4th time this month. An excellent record in Dorset's amazing run of spring rarities. Also had a picture published in Birdwatch magazine today (the Durlston Bluetail) which made up for driving over my favourite sunglasses while parking the car!