|Spotted Flycatcher at Durlston|
First good bird of the day at Durlston was a Spotted Flycatcher but migrants were generally thin on the ground.
|Peregrine at Durlston|
Fulmars and a young Peregrine gave a flypast but we missed a pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin which were seen by one of the rangers.
|Fulmar at Durslton|
Arne was also pretty quiet, though a Whinchat was a good find and another sign of autumn approaching.
|Willow Warbler at Arne|
Today's visitor, Auntie Rosy, had never seen a Dartford Warbler, and I was pretty confident we could remedy that. However, despite hearing one at Durlston, we didn't see it and also managed to draw a blank at Arne. Although numbers are down in Dorset due to recent harsh winters, dipping this was still quite an achievement in one of their strongholds.
|Sika fawns at Arne|
|Sika stag at Arne|
|Sika fawn at Arne|