There have been several notable bird sightings over the past month.  During the second half of September a Long Billed Dowitcher was seen several times over at Lodmoor.  On 24th September, visitors were amazed to see a Black Swan in front of the Discovery Centre window!  No rings were seen on its legs so it looks like a genuine wild Black Swan.

Photo Credits: Long Billed Dowitcher and Black Swan - Edmund Mackrill @WeymouthBirder 

On the 25th and 26th September a Common Scoter arrived at Radipole Lake.

Photo Credit: Common Scoter - Graham Jaggard @graham_jaggard

On 3rd October a Bittern, juvenile Yellow Legged Gull were seen at Radipole Lake.  Over on Lodmoor a Firecrest, Ruff, Bearded Tits and Sandwich Tern were sighted along with a Grey Phalarope among some Canada Geese.  The Phalarope stayed over at Lodmoor for several days and was last seen on 12th October.  

Photo Credit: Grey Phalarope and Canada Geese - Edmund Mackrill @WeymouthBirder 

Sunday 13th October a White Rumped Sandpiper and a Jack Snipe arrived at Lodmoor.  The Sandpiper stayed for a few days and was last seen on 16th October.

Photo Credit: Jack Snipe by Mark Wright @markwright12002

Photo Credit: White Rumped Sandpiper by Peter Alan Coe @PeteralancoeCoe

Work over on Lodmoor continues.  Even during inclement weather, our valiant wardening team have been clearing the path at Lodmoor to make wheelchair access much easier for visitors. Great work 


Photo Credit: David Morphew @DaveMorphew

For all the latest sightings, contact Radipole Lake Discover Centre, details below or pop in and see us.  Hot and cold refreshments and snacks available.

Telephone: 01305 778313

Email: weymouth.reserves@rspb.org.uk

Website: www.rspb.org.uk/radipolelake

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