We’re back from the GBC annual weekend visit to the Portland Bird Observatory in Dorset. Clear skies meant that many migrants went straight through, although we did see some special birds, including Corn Bunting, Lesser Yellowlegs, Brambling and Short-eared Owl. The trip list was 99 species. Full list below:
Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Scoter, Grey Partridge, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Spoonbill, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Gannet, Shag, Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Dunlin, Ruff, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Lesser Yellowlegs, Redshank, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Little Owl, Short-eared Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Skylark, Swallow, Cetti’s Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Common Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Wren, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Starling, Blackbird , Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Robin, Stonechat, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Chaffinch, Brambling, Goldfinch, Linnet, Bullfinch, Corn Bunting.