Nice long day trip to Portland today.  There by sunrise, stayed for 10 hours.  Mostly spent watching a very distant Hoopoe.  Occasionally it would do a little flight circuit, but always to distant and too much heat haze for a decent photo.  But just before it left it perched up in a bush right next to me, so worth the wait.

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While watching the distant Hoopoe, this male Kestrel shot by very close.

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And other things.... Female Black Redstart, Linnet (lots about), Wheatear (lots about) and the usual Little Owls.

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Went out looking for Redstarts and Cuckoos in the New Forest today.  Didn't hear or see either.  So instead, a few shots of more common birds from the area around Cadmans Pool.

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Spent a few days in Lyme Regis.  Pretty much solid rain the whole time, and very little sun light.  But managed to get some photos of the Dippers on the River Lym.

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Some photos of the Salisbury Peregrines this afternoon.  Quite a lot of action, with the male passing food to the female.  The female is the same one as last year - tagged SY, and still wearing her satellite tracker that was put on her during Springwatch last year.  The male has no ring though - so a different individual to last year it seems.

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A few shots from RSPB Arne this morning.  First decent day this spring - lots of Dartford Warbler and Green Woodpecker activity.

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