Black Terns and the Temminck's Stint
The 6th saw a mad dash after a cafe shift to Lodmoor for a Cattle Egret, this was another patch first and my first in Dorset for 4 years! I decided on a visit to the beach in the evening as the evening was lovely and passage had been good in the morning, 8 Pomarine Skuas passed almost as I arrived which later moved on east and round the Bill, a flock of Black-headed Gulls passed through with what is considered to be a very good candidate for American Herring Gull, although it was muttered at the time, views weren't great in the fading light, I was lucky enough to see the bird again on the 9th and fired of a few more photos, again the bird does seriously resemble a Smith, however I haven't any field experience with this species but I reckon it could be one - but what do I know!. Then onto this morning where a Black-winged Stilt was found at Lodmoor, It showed superbly well on the west scrape and brings an end to an awesome 10 days birding around Weymouth and Portland! Come and Join me soon, just look at what's on offer!
?American Herring Gull
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