Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sterling Stork

A timely text from my good friend and colleague Phil Sterling enabled me to twitch the White Stork in Wareham tonight on the way home from Dorchester to Poole. Phil is Dorset's County Ecologist and a moth expert by trade but didn't need his Observer Book of Birds to ID this monster. I had already missed it (twice) last weekend when it was reported around Blandford so this was a welcome addition to my Dorset list. The bird fed actively on the east bank of the River Frome, seemed approachable (it actually approached us on more than one occasion) and was still there when the gathering gloom caused us to beat a retreat at about 18:00. Cheers Phil!

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