My attempts to find a local Wryneck this year have failed, so I popped down to Portland Bill this morning to try and see one of the many Wrynecks spotted there this year.  Only one still around today, and not the approachable incredibly tame one that was there at the weekend.  So, only a record shot of a timid Wryneck.  Also, a Wheatear and one of the Portland Little Owls.

My attempts to find a local Wryneck this year have failed, so I popped down to Portland Bill this morning to try and see one of the Wrynecks hanging around there waiting to for the wind to change and cross the channel. I got there too late too the very approachable Wryneck that was there over the weekend. The only one I could find was a very timid, distant one. Also, a Little Owl, and a Wheatear.

Early morning trip to Arne today, hoping for Barn Owls, but by sun rise they had already gone back to their nest box.  But did manage to spot a juvenile Cuckoo on a post on Coombe Heath.  And then later in the morning, an adult Cuckoo feeding in the middle of the heath.

More Purple Emperors today in the woods - this time showing a bit more purple.

I managed to find a grounded Purple Emperor and a few Purple Hairstreaks in the woods this morning.  Much later than last year.

A female Red-Footed Falcon has been at Langford Lakes the last few days, so I finally decided to pop over and see it.  Much better views than I was expecting.