Undoubted highlight was an early evening roe deer out in the middle of field. Stopped the car and watched for a few minutes and then, as quietly as possible, tried to get to the boot to get the camera. Needless to say, off instantly, so only this head shot possible. 50 swifts over the campsite seemed unusual, but the reason became clear about 30 seconds later as a hobby shot overhead in pursuit.
An hour viewing Ferrybridge gave sightings of a few gulls and feeding little terns, whilst back on the campsite, blackcaps and whitethroats called from hawthorn and buzzards were a daily sight. Skylarks sang continuously from hayfields, sometimes competing with chuckling red legged partridge.
|Portland Bill from Fleet|
|Overlooking Chesil Beach to Portland|
|Herring gull that begged for food on the campsite|
|Ferrybridge herring gulls|
|Looking east from the campsite.|
|Another view towards Portland|
|.......in more appropriate habitat|