Sunday 18 May 2014


Three turnstone on the beach were the clear highlight of a quick check of the Orcombe area. I'm assuming this trio consists of two females and a male (top right). Regardless of age or gender they are really beautiful waders - regular on Maer Rocks in the winter but not so common in May as they head north. A first summer mediterranean gull was loafing offshore but I didn't look for long. Instead I decided to have a look at Woodbury Common but it was shrouded in thick mist. It was very pleasant just strolling around under the magnificent spring beech trees though, listening to singing stock doves.

first-summer mediterranean gull

sunrise behind the geoneedle

Woodbury Castle beech wood

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