Friday 25 May 2012


With Golden Orioles and Woodchats on Portland, a Great Reed Warbler in Weymouth and Black-winged Stilts all over the place there was a touch of the Mediterranean about the Dorset coast this week. My first stop on the way home after finishing work in Charmouth this evening was Radipole Lake, where the Great Reed Warbler was singing for its 3rd day. This showed quite well but was difficult to photograph with the distance and heat haze. There was just time to catch up with one of the Stilts at nearby Lodmoor before heading home.

Great Reed Warbler at Radipole Lake

The Great Reed Warbler showed a bright orange gape when singing

Great Reed Warbler - rear view showing the bulky bill

Black-winged Stilt at Lodmoor

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