|We saw three Osprey on the bird race, this one nearly took our heads off as it flew low over Brands Bay
|Wryneck at Greenlands: bird of the day by common consent, and #217 on the photo yearlist
|Whinchat at Greenlands (#218)
|Redstarts at Greenlands - two of about a dozen seen in the area on bird race day
|Spotted Flycatcher - five were in the same tree at Greenlands
|Willow Warbler - in with a loose flock of Stonechat, Whinchat, Spot Fly and Redstart at Greenlands
|Wheatear - another Greenlands tick for the day
|Yellow Wagtail - one of a flock of 20 on Ballard Down - thanks to Steve for the loan of his SX50 to take this, #219 for the photo yearlist. And yes, that is allowed - photographer has to be me, kit can be anyone's.
|Believe it or Knot, a photo year-tick (#220) on Brownsea
|I thought I had missed Little Tern for the photo yearlist having driven past the colony at Ferrybridge several times without managing to stop - so this one on Brownsea was a bonus (#221)
|And in an overdue return of the 'terrible photos of tiny waders' feature on this blog, here's a Little Stint (#222) at the Bay which shall not be named.
|Continuing the terrible photos of tiny waders theme, Ruff (#223) was also at Lytchett, though this one was photographed at Middlebere as the ones at the Bay were too distant. It's not that good.
|Unless it was tinnitus, I was hearing Green Sandpiper all day, but Steve just couldn't tune in to them. Then 4 flew over Middlebere together and he couldn't fail to tick them. This one was photographed at the same site earlier in the week.
|Spoonbill - so far I have a 100% record with this species on my Dorset birdraces. 15 were on Brownsea.