Thursday, 29 May 2014

Dip at Durlston - 29th May 2014

Common Whitethroat
We set out to Durlston at the early hour of 07:00 to try and see yet another Bee-eater and yet again we missed one. On the way back to the car, a Common Whitethroat was perched on a bush.                                                                                

Lesser Whitethroat
The Lesser Whitethroat is different to the Common Whitethroat because of its greyer head and grey legs. Luckily, I managed to photograph this secretive bird.

We were welcomed home by a Siskin on the feeders.


  1. Joe, Don't worry about missing Bee-eaters, they are one of the harder Dorset rarities to twitch. But some do stay around & being based where you & Jol are, means you will see one in the next few years. It will be worth the wait.
    Steve S