Monday, 6 August 2012

03-08-12 Durlston Country Park

Another morning walk around the park via Townsend Nature Reserve & Jack Baiss Meadow provided the following species:-
Northern Gannet, Northern Fulmar, European Shag, Peregrine (3), Common Kestrel (2), Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Feral Rock Dove, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker (juv), Barn Swallow, Black Redstart, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Blackbird, Common Whitethroat (2), Chiffchaff (4), Long-tailed Tit, BLue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Jay, Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Bullfinch.
Bottle-nosed Dolphin - 2 small pods of 2 and 4 moving north with the latter including a calf all viewed from the hide at 06:55.  
Later at Swanage I noted a single Ring-necked Parakeet briefly over Sandpit Field.

                                         Bottle-nosed Dolphin (adult and calf).

                                         Bottle-nosed Dolphin (adult). 

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