Views weren't the best as it remained quite distant and obscured for much of the time as it fed in some reedy, marshy ground but a few good flight views and a bonus Glossy Ibis made up for it somewhat.
Ropey record shot...
just about the only one I could get with legs showing!
We'd parked in a residential area, and we were delayed on departure by a nearby fire in a local cemetery chapel. Unsurprisingly it was suspected arson, 'Arson probe as fire hits Weymouth church'
This morning I took a stroll on Axe Cliff, there wasn't a lot to see though, a few Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs and four Swallows being the only migrants. I took a few snaps of some of the Axe Cliff regular fare.
First Adder I've seen this year. I used to see them each spring on Beer Head but haven't seen one there for about two years now. In the winter of 2010 the farmer cut back several of the gorse hedges/patches in places where they are usually seen. I suspect they were hibernating and were mangled by the machinery I certainly haven't seen one since :-(
Lots of male Yellowhammers singing and looking very ....erm, yellow.
There was rather a nice little downpour this evening, with thunder, lighting, hail and some dramatic skies topped by a superb double rainbow.
Seaton Marshes looking towards Black Hole Marsh with the 'end of the rainbow' just to the right of the tower hide. You can see the marked difference in sky colour on the inside and outside of the bow.