Out and About
Dawn and I had to drop something off in Wyke and on the way back we called into Portland Marina to check our boat Star. En route we had a really close-up view of a Little Tern hovering right next to the road, as you cross Ferrybridge.
In the marina car park there were a few noisy juvenile Linnets chasing the parents. Though the best highlight was 30 minutes later, when a now confirmed Honey Buzzard flew over the "Rack" in Portland Marina. Photos Here on Twitter by Mark who photographed it over Easton.
Hopefully Star, our Tamar 2000 will be serviceable soon and we will be back in Weymouth Bay birdwatching and fishing. It has a few gremlins but hopefully they will be sorted out in the next few weeks.
Here is one of the Sea King Mark 5 Helicopters taking off from the HeliOperations Base at Portland and here it is...............
Birds Recorded: Cormorant, 1 Honey Buzzard, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Little Tern, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Swift, Swallow, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Common Whitethroat, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet and Goldfinch
Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)
White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)
Early Mining Bee (Andrena haemorrhoa)
Ashy Grey Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria)
Blue Mason Bee (Osmia caerulescens)
Narcissus Bulb Fly (Merodon equestris)
Pajupuuhari (Chalcosyrphus nemorum)