Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Monday, 8 April 2013

More Spring arrivals...

Since I've been in the Isle of Wight, there's been an influx of less common migrants. Of particular note are the numbers of stone curlew turning up in the south west, including a flock of 6 in Dorset near Moonfleet and another two at West Bexington. Both Dave H. and Andy G. caught with these flocks respectively and a visit to Raddipole resulted in Andy picking up the garganey there too:

Drake garganey, Raddipole Lake, Dorset: Andy Grinter

Pair of garganey, Raddipole Lake, Dorset: Andy Grinter
and the resident Hooded Merganser:

Hooded merganser, Raddipole: Andy Grinter
Meanwhile, Dave Helliar got to grips with more Dorset goodies...

Stone curlews, nr Moonfleet: Dave Helliar
Great-grey shrike: Dave Helliar
Stonechat: Dave Helliar

Woodlark: Dave Helliar
Woodlark: Dave Helliar
Sand lizard: Dave Helliar

Wouldn't have thought it warm enough for sand lizards!  What a great shot.

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