My wife and I recently visited Weymouth for a couple of days to see the sites of the 'Jurassic Coast' and on the way home I popped into the reserve whilst she shopped for a birthday present. What a lovely place it is, I could only spend a couple of hours there and it was raining most of the time, but I know that I'll be back to spend a day there before too long. The highlight of my visit was seeing the Marsh Harrier (and two Kingfishers) but although it's not going to win any prizes for quality I thought it would be nice to share with members of this forum - you're so lucky being able to see this bird almost in the centre of town - amazing!
We visit Lodmoor quite regularly and cannot remember ever failing to see Marsh Harriers,a few days ago we drove up and watched three of them really close for a half hour.
Using the 'analytics' function on You Tube I can see that this video had 74 views but it has attracted only two comments, so although this forum appears to be dead from the point of view of posts it has more visitors than one would imagine.
Thanks both, I'll definitely be back to see both reserves and explore the area more thoroughly next time!
I quite agree John and Bob and we also have Lodmoor to complement our excellent Radipole Reserve. I particularly liked your video of one of our resident Marsh Harriers with the houses in the background!
Let's hope the weather will be a bit kinder on your next visits.
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