Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Middlebere & Hartland Moor.


Had a wander up through Windspit Valley this morning with c50 Chiffies and just as many Goldcrests gave hope of something slightly off location but a Single Whitethroat and my first Redwing of the autumn was as best it got. 

Lunch at the Worth Matravers Tea rooms was a relaxed affair, sat in the garden basking in the midday sun with a cloudless Dorset blue sky above.

Mid afternoon was spent sharing time with the juv Stilt Sandpiper at Midddlebere with a couple of Curlew Sandpipers, 9+Knot, and a single Golden Plover and several colour ringed waders, Sika Deer are becoming active (image above & below).

Early evening had us having a wander around the higher parts of Hartland Moor where a second Hen Harrier of the season was present, this time a ringtail, a Male Merlin perched up preening in the distance and a single Snipe added to the daily Wader List with a winning sunset and then rounded off the day with a Ruby in Wareham, "had worse days"






2 comments:

  1. Nice to see the Hen Harriers, the Stilt Sandpiper seems to have regained all appendages!! Not sure what was going on the other day with it at Lytchett

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  2. Hi Ian, yeh strange but it was hopping about on one leg at Middlebere on Wednesday as well so something was going on. Been getting quite a few colour ringed waders at Middlebere maybe you might pick some of them up at your end? hope all is well over your side of the Harbour. Simon

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