This Shag was fishing close inshore off Studland Beach today. There has been a Red-necked Grebe around recently but I was unable to find it in very windy and choppy conditions. Later in the calmer waters off Middle Beach a Sandwich Tern was also fishing while at least 19 Med Gulls were present with small numbers of Common Scoter, Brent Goose, Black-necked Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser.
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Welcome to Peter Moore's wildlife blog, created largely to compensate for a failing short-term memory by providing a record of my experiences watching and photographing wildlife. I have been fortunate enough to see over 450 species of bird and 61 species of butterfly in Great Britain, photographing most of these (badly) over the course of the last 15 years.