Friday, 3 June 2022

A Radipole Reserve Walk

There is always something interesting to observe around the Radipole Lake Reserve in Weymouth.

More butterflies are present now as the weather improves.

Small Tortoiseshell

Due to the many acres of Reed plantation around the Reserve, it is becoming increasingly difficult to observe Reed Warblers. You can certainly hear them, but observation is difficult as they are located deep in the reed beds.

Speckled Wood

Dingy Skipper


Small White

Red Admiral

Not my best images of the illusive Cetti's Warbler, but it would be wrong not to post them as not everyone gets to see this bird.

An interesting find was this female Holly Blue Butterfly that was busy laying her eggs.

The Cormorant and the Grey Heron are a common feature of this Reserve.


Bumble Bee

Little Egrets can always be found somewhere on the Reserve.

Wood Forget-Me-Not



  1. Seems you had a great day on the reserve. Love the shots of the reed warbler singing its heart out. Nice one of the female Holly blue at her egg-laying!

  2. Beautiful post of the birds and insects/butterflies. I saw too many birds in the reed in Denmark. Sometimes difficult to photograph


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