• Sim Elliott

Dorset 1 - RSPB Radipole Lake & RSPB Lodmoor, Weymouth. 29.03.22

Updated: Apr 5

I arrived in my Poole hotel, for my four day Dorset nature holiday at lunchtime. I got to Poole by train from Brighton. I had time in the afternoon to get the train from Poole to Weymouth, to visit Weymouth's two RSPB reserves, one in the town, and one very close to it.


It was extremely dark and overcast, and not particularly warm


RSPB Radiploe Lake


Nestled in the centre of Weymouth, the reedbeds of Radipole Lake are an unlikely urban home to some stunning wildlife, including fabulous birds like bearded tits and kingfishers, and elusive creatures such as otters and water voles. ...Although Radipole Lake in central Weymouth, you can find wetland habitats, hedgerow scrub, reedbeds and saline lagoon Radipole Lake Nature Reserve, Dorset - The RSPB


Great Crested Grebe


Tufted Ducks


Canada Goose and Tufted Ducks


Grey Heron


Chiffchaff


Blackbird


Robin


Reed Bunting (male)


Shoveler (male)


Cormorants


Coote


Shovelor


Mallard


Cetti's Warbler


Dunnock


Hide

From the Hide


Mute Swans


Canada Goose


Carrion Crow




Pair of Mallards


Redd Beds


Tufted Ducks


Great Crested Grebe


Mallard hybrid


Pochard


Great Black-Backed Gull


Lesser Black-Backed Gull


Lesser Black-Backed Gulls and Herring Gulls



RSPB Lodmoor


Guide from: 295x420mm (rspb.org.uk)



Dunnock


Black-Headed Gulls


Goldfinch


Snipe


Teal


Tern nesting islands, with Black-Headed Gulls


Black-Tailed Godwits


Woodpigeon



Black-Tailed Godwits


Grey Heron


Shelducks and Teal


Black-Tailed Godwits


Snipes


Shelducks




Moorhen


Teal


Black-Tailed Godwits



Black-Tailed Godwits


Grey Heron


Dunnock


Grey Heron


Mallard


Tern islands with Black-Headed Gulls


Osmington Mills


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