Dorset Wildlife

Thursday 8th August - Saturday 10th August 2013
Grayling - a rare glimpse of the forewing markings
A couple of nights camping with Mr M. senior was very enjoyable, with great weather. There were several highlights including: 17 Graylings on Portland at West Cliff, also masses of Chalkhill Blues; at least one Balearic Shearwater off the Bill in a short watch; Mediterranean Gulls at Radipole Lake, Lodmoor and Ferrybridge; also at Radipole two Bearded Tits and a Jersey Tiger; two Wheatears, a Little Egret, a Brown Hare and 20 Wall browns by The Fleet, just below the campsite; Lulworth Skippers at Durdle Dor; and being Dorset, beautiful coastal scenery.
The usual Graying pose - basking on the stoney path; West Cliff, Portland
Six-spot Burnet and Chalkhill Blue, West Cliff, Portland
Grey Bush-cricket, Broadcroft Quarry, Portland
The view over Fortuneswell towards Chesil Beach, from near The Heights Hotel, Portland
Jersey Tiger, Radipole Lake
Southern Hawker, Radipole Lake
Wheatear, The Fleet, Sea Barn Farm, Chickerell
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Ferrybridge
Wall, Sea Barn Farm, Chickerell
Wall, Sea Barn Farm, Chickerell
Lulworth Skipper, Durdle Dor
Durdle Dor

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