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Monday, 19 March 2012

Dorset 19/3/12

A nice day down in Dorset today with a couple target birds to get.
First up was the Richard's Pipit at Wyke Regis at the Bridging Camp. I walked the area several times including the rough field but I ddn't locate it, however a Black Redstart and Firecrest were seen.

I then parked up at The Value House and walked to the row of trees lining the Holiday Camp in search of the Hume's Warbler. I walked one stretch but couldn't find it, so I walked round the corner to search for the Pipit again and thankfully I heard the call as the Richard's Pipit flew over me and landed in the compound. A brief view on the ground was had before it flew off.

Back at the Hume's, I started in the SE corner and thankfully found someone looking at the bird, and soon after I was soon looking at a Hume's Warbler. I watched it for about an hour before having a full english breakfast at the Value House.

Portland Bill was next but not much was noted. A thin scatter of Wheatears were present and Shags were on the cliffs. Afterwards I had another look at the Richard's Pipit and had great prolonged views of the bird feeding.

I decided to head home after a successful day, and soon learnt that 2 Spoonbills were in the Cuckmere. Traffic was pretty good and I managed to see the Spoonbills from Seaford Head as they fed on the scrape.
Hume's Warbler at Wyke Regis
Richard's Pipit at Wyke Regis
2 Spoonbills on the scrape, Cuckmere.

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