Friday 28th October – Durlston   Leave a comment

At last a break in the weather and a chance to get back to Durlston for another ringing session. Visible migration continues unabated and most of our modest catch of 32 birds were Goldfinches but also included a lovely first year male Yellowhammer.

The big surprise of the morning was this Woodcock that had hit a nearby window and then had been brought to the Visitor Centre. It was clearly stunned but otherwise seemed in good health. After a couple of hours we were able to release it and it flew to a nearby copse.

The view from most of the park is southwards out to sea or east to the Isle of Wight, but from the northern edge of the garden there is this great view northwards towards Ballard Down and Old Harry. Bournemouth seafront can be seen in the distance.

Posted October 29, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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