to the mainland by a causeway, The Isle of Portland juts out three
miles into the English Channel. This elevated and isolated position
makes the island one of Europe's premier bird watching sites and
boasts a species list of over 350.
Details at www.portlandbirdobs.btinternet.co.uk
the winter a small group of Purple Sandpipers gather at the 'Bill',
the rocky southerly point; with the right weather conditions, these
agile shorebirds can be photographed feeding amongst the rocks at