Monday, 14 May 2018

Durlstone Tour



Today saw us on the Dorset coast looking for migrants and sea birds.

Several Razorbills and Guillemots out on the water giving some close views for comparison.

Along the path a Raven flew past with a few Fulmars riding the wind, sat out on the rooks were Great black-backed gulls along with Herring gulls. Out over the sea several Shags flew low over the water with a couple of Sandwich terns and a small group of Manx shearwaters going past.

Further down the path a Peregrine flew low past us as it went off  looking for breakfast, the bird performed well for us throughout the day with one missed hunting attempt on a pigeon and a stunning view has it sat out on the cliff ledge.

Resting Peregrine Falcon


Small birds were found in the scrubby areas which included Whitethroat, Lesser whitethroat, Blackcap, Linnet, Mistle thrush, Meadow pipits, along with several Stonechats perched on top of the bushes.

Other birds seen as we moved on down the path were  Rock pipits, Skylarks, Dunnocks and Wrens.

Later in the day we decided to look for Puffin and where lucky enough to find two birds sat out on the sea before flying into the undercliffs and out of sight. 
A long day but some good quality birds seen at very close range. DT



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