Dorset Walks

Walks on Portland - wildlife highlights for 2006

Wednesday December 27th
Westcliffs to Blacknor

Kestrel, Fulmar
Wild Madder, Portland Spurge, Hartstongue Fern, Sea Spleenwort, Mucilago crustacea (slime mould)

Wednesday December 20th
Barleycrates Lane & Westcliffs

Raven, Fulmar, Stonechat
Brown Knapweed, Soft Cranesbill, Wild Madder, Cow Parsley, Daisy, Cocksfoot, Red Fescue, Tall Fescue

Wednesday December 13th
Merchant's Railway & Portland Harbour

Great Northern Diver, Red-breasted Merganser, Little Grebe
Shining Cranesbill, Herb Robert, Soft Cranesbill, Wild Madder, Cow Parsley, Hogweed, Hoary Ragwort, Bristly Ox-tongue, Daisy, Field Speedwell, Winter Heliotrope, Cottoneaster, Bramble, Rye Grass, Cocksfoot, Wall Barley, Annual Meadow Grass

Wednesday December 6th
Chesil Beach & Portland Harbour

Gannet (dead), Razorbill, Grey Wagtail, Raven, Great Northern Diver, Red-breasted Merganser, Dead Man's Fingers (soft coral), Ray (egg case), Whelk (eggs), Cuttlefish (shell), Sea Squirt, Kelp (holdfasts), Triggerfish, Greater Spotted Dogfish, Goose Barnacles, Hydroids, preserved ancient wood from offshore peat deposits

Wednesday November 29th
Eastcliffs at Freshwater Bay, Southwell

Peregrine, Sparrowhawk,?Stonechat, Rock Pipit, Kestrel, Clouded Yellow

Wednesday November 15th
Portland Bill

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, Purple Sandpiper, Gannet, Kittiwake, Rock Pipit, Kestrel

Wednesday November 8th
Ferrybridge - Portland Harbour

Sea Holly, Common Toadflax, Oxford Ragwort, Sea Radish, Thrift, Mucilago crustacea (slime mould)
RED-BREASTED GOOSE, MEDITERRANEAN GULL, Brent Goose, Little Egret, Curlew, Kestrel,

Wednesday November 1st
Kingbarrow Quarry - Admiralty Quarry

Cotoneaster microphyllus, Cotoneaster simonsii, Bush Vetch
Blackcap, Wood Pigeon (400 flying north), Raven, Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl

Wednesday October 25th
Grove Point - Folly Pier - Tidal Pools

Spindle Tree, Wayfaring Tree, Rock Samphire, Rock Sea Lavender
Peregrine, Raven

Wednesday October 11th
Chiswell - Hallelujah Bay

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