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Sunday 28 January 2024

Rock Pipit and Avocet - Local Area

Featured in this post is a few odd images taken on a joint visit to Portland Bill and Lodmoor Reserve Weymouth This week. The weather was fine, but there wasn't much different in the way of birdlife around.

East Cliffs

Although it was having some feather problems this Rock Pipit put on a nice display (on a 'Rock' of course.) Not just any old rock, this was Portland Stone of course.

A bird not seen by me before at the Lodmoor Reserve was the Avocet.
Fortunately I observed a lone individual that from reports of other Birders had been there for two weeks.
It was searching for food in shallow water and really working hard to find its meal.

Looking into the direction of the sun off the edge of Portland Bill water, which was relatively calm after the recent gale force winds we have experienced in this part of England. 

A view across Lodmoor Reserve.

Something a little different. 
Looking at Gulls (Herring I think) on the edge of the rocks at Portland Bill.

Immature Cormorant and Herring Gull resting on the rocks.

Another Rock Pipit.

Three more views at Lodmoor.


  1. Beautiful photos. My shoulder and arm are healing but I am still tired. It was a heavy surgery.

    1. Thanks Caroline, hope you continue to recover.

  2. Lovely images of the Rock Pipit and glad you had a sighting of an Avocet - they are such elegant birds - hence the French name of Avocette Elegante.

  3. Beautiful photos of the local birds. I never saw a water rail.

  4. Hoi Roy,
    Prachtige sfeer landschappen en mooie meeuwen én Kuut.
    Maar voor mij steelt de Oeverpieper de show! Echt een fotomodel! Prachtige serie!
    Groetjes, Maria


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