Monday, 3 October 2022

Lodmoor Reserve Visit (Part 3)

The last of a three part series of images from my recent visits to Lodmoor Reserve, Weymouth.

The Geese are gathering in some numbers now at this time of year. Most days they fly from one part of the reserve to another and back again. On windy days they relocate several times. It is mostly Canada Geese at the moment.









 

In the 'Stack.'


Occasionally one can find a single Redshank feeding on the Reserve.
Usually quite some way from the camera lens though.





The Red Admiral Butterfly.
I have not seen many this Autumn, which is a time that they are normally quite frequent.


To round off the series. 
I was able to get some shots of a couple of 'Odd Balls.' Greylags mixed with something else.??




Sunday, 2 October 2022

Lodmoor Reserve Visit (Part 2 )

The second of a three part series of images taken at the Lodmoor Reserve, Weymouth.

The Black-tailed Godwit. 
A superb wader to photograph and study. 
You can usually find this species at Lodmoor at this time.






Another resident that can always be found here is the Little Egret.



More of the Black-tailed Godwit.




Of course there is always the much overlooked Moorhen to be found.


Common Snipe. 
A secretive bird normally. 
They show out quite well at Lodmoor, but you have to really search for them.


The ubiquitous Grey Heron a resident of the Reserve usually at least four or five throughout.




Another Small White Butterfly with a nice background.


Sandwich Tern
I was alerted to these few birds as there was an immature making a lot of noise begging for food from an adult.








Saturday, 1 October 2022

Lodmoor Reserve Visit (Part 1)

This is the first of a three part series of posts created after my recent visits to Lodmoor Reserve, Weymouth.

Three Great White Egrets were observed during each visit. 
There is usually at least one somewhere on the Reserve.










This Cormorant below had the shock of its life when it surfaced from a dive.


Regular attenders to the Reserve are the Dunlin. 
Small waders that dart about amongst the rest of the resident and visiting species.





The Great White tolerates the presence of Grey Heron, most of the time.


A Small White Butterfly, one of the few species that are still around at this time.


Fortunately there were a couple of Ruff observed feeding on the Reserve, one male and one female. 
The male is noticeably larger than the female.
The female has the common name, 'Reeves".












Another pleasant encounter was this Yellow Wagtail. 
It is feeding up for the long journey South.


The Speckled Wood butterfly looking a bit worn now.