Cast your eye to the skies over Weymouth and catch a glimpse of a wide variety of colorful birdlife and other winged creatures.

Birds of a feather flock together to enjoy a spot of bird watching in Weymouth

A fun family past time that gets you out and about in the great outdoors with the wind in your face and an abundance of fresh air in your lungs is a spot of bird watching. With many species of colourful birds that are native to these shores, and others that can only be spotted at certain times of the year, the first things you’ll want to pack for your upcoming holiday are your binoculars and an accompanying bird book.

Join a local society for a special guided day out, or just wander around Radipole Nature Reserve, Fleet Lagoon or Lodmoor Reserve where the skies and treetops are constantly alive with teeming flocks of house sparrows, finches, robins and migrating terns.

But it’s not just bird watching that attracts nature ramblers to Weymouth. Look carefully and you’re sure to catch a glimpse of a dragonfly darting from a riverbed to one of the wide varieties of plant life that are native to the area. Or if you’re in the right place at the right time, you’ll pick up the flight of a fragile butterfly floating on the sea breeze.

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