Saturday, 23 August 2008

Portland day out

On probably one of the nicest days of this summer, I went down to Portland on the south coast for a day of birding with two friends.
The birding turned out to be pretty quiet, but it was just so lovely to be out in some decent sunshine.
I did see one year tick today, but no photo as these Common Scoter were only to be seen through a scope whilst sea-watching!

Other birds seen today were quite a few Northern Wheatears starting to make their migration south and one lone Yellow Wagtail. Shorebirds consisited on many Ringed Plover and Dunlin and one Curlew at Ferrybridge.
My camera is playing up at the moment, so the only photographs I was able to take today were with my normal 16-55mm lens. There were some fabulous cloud formations, some of which I shall save for Sky Watch Friday, but here are a couple....

7 comments:

Eve said...

What lovely photos and such a beautiful shade of blue!! Sounds like a wonderful day Jenny!

Roy said...

Glad you got out in the sunshine at last Jenny. Portland is a marvellous place to see the migration of birds to and from UK to various destinations South.

Mosura said...

Wish we could have some of that fine weather,

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a great day and those clouds are lovely!

Quiet Paths said...

It was a beautiful day - wasn't it; idyllic. Wonderful captures of clear, blue sky. Looking at these makes me smile.

Jenny said...

Howdy Eve. Yep, it was a lovely day and that blue is true! (-:

Hi Roy, I know you visited Portland area recently. I love birding there, specially the west cliffs when the seabirds are on the cliffs.

Hi Alan, I'll shove some of our fine weather your way, we haven't had much of it either! (-:

Hi Mary. Thanks, it was sooooo good to see some sunshine! (-:

Hello Christine, thank you for commenting on my blog, I've just visited yours and absolutely love it! I hope you don't mind if I add you to my list?

Quiet Paths said...

Jenny, I didn't see this until now; I've not been good lately about following comments - I always forget to check the little box. Thank you - so honored and I have been quite enjoying your writing. And photos! I hope it was all right that I added you to mine!