Saturday, 27 October 2012

Dorset Bird Club Conference...and Portland

27 Oct - I combined the Dorset Bird Club 25th anniversary conference - at Dorchester, and with some good speakers - with a lunchtime visit to Portland Bill, where the Isabelline Shrike (4) was at Culverwell(3) - it's either an adult male or adult female - and the Barred Warbler was still present, and, amazingly, in the same bush! A couple of Bramblings were also around. Sunny but with a north wind. Earlier, there were at least 50 Mediterranean Gulls at Ferrybridge (1,2), a good proportion of them adults, along with Brent Geese and Dunlin. Photos JM.

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