Posted October 19th, 2010 | No Comments
As summer eases into autumn, the coastal areas of Dorset becomes home to many temporary aviary visitors. The two best places to see these migrating birds are within easy access to Portland and Weymouth: Radipole Lake RSPB Nature Reserve and the Lodmoor Nature Reserve.
These reserves are so important to the migrating species, as is evident by how many take advantage of their abundant reeds and marshes. Birds from as far away as the Baltics, Siberia and Eastern Europe, all use this place as their mid-way nesting point as they travel towards the warmer weather of the south. Some common species that you can see at this time of year are Swallows, Martins, Grebes, Pochard, Tufted Ducks, Mallards, Teal and Shovelers. If you are extremely lucky you may even be able to spot a Brownish Heron or a very rare Bitton.
Both the Radipole Lake and the Lodmoor Nature Reserves are located in Weymouth, and can be found by either private or public transport. Entrance is free, though donations are much appreciated.
Posted October 9th, 2009 | No Comments
BBC’s Autumnwatch team visited the RSPB reserve at Radipole Lake in Weymouth and the Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre to watch and film migrating birds. They have commented that there is ‘no better place in the country, other than Portland Bill, to witness bird migration.’
Therefore come to Weymouth and Portland and visit the birdwatcher’s paradise.
Autumnwatch is shown on BBC 2 on Friday nights at 9 pm.
Posted April 17th, 2009 | No Comments
Check this website out and link with one of our cottages for a refreshing break http://www.hchdorsetuk.com/
Posted January 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
at RSPB Radipole Lake Weymouth 24th and 25th January
Party in the Park (for the birds) on 20th February - learn about nest boxes.