Monday 17th January 2022.

Grey Plover - 14 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Jack Snipe - 1 Winterbourne Abbas.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Merlin - 1 Morden Bog.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Great Ovens Hill (Wareham Forest).
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis.
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Priory.
Firecrest - 1 Morden Bog.

Dipper, Lyme Regis © Geoff Barlow.















Ruff, Lodmoor © Nick Priddle.


Sunday 16th January 2022

 Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 flew east from Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Goathorn Point, Poole Harbour, 1 Tidmoor Point Chickerell
Greater Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 off Redhorn Quay Brands Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 flew past Branksome Chine
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 6 off Middle Beach Studland Bay
Avocet - 190 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Gull - 1 again at Maiden Castle
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter again Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throared Diver - 1 off Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Shipstal Point Arne RSPB, 1 rescued from fishing net Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 22 off Shipstal Point Arne RSPB, 1 Goathorn Point
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Swineham
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove Portland, 1 Tilly Whim Caves Durlston CP, 1 Longfleet Poole, 1 Church Knowle
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB



Stonechat, Hengistbury Head  © Clinton Whale


Fulmar, Purbeck Cliffs © Hamish Murray


Snipe, Lodmoor © Pam Parsons


Water Rail, Lodmoor © Pam Parsons


Tufted Duck, Radipole © Pam Parsons






Saturday 15th January 2022

Greater Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Lesser Scaup - reported on West Bexington mere at 2.30pm although was not present in morning
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 14 Portland Harbour, 14 Studland Bay
Avocet - 273 Arne RSPB
Golden Plover c. 400 Maiden Castle
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Pulpit Rock, Portland
Little Gull - 1 Maiden Castle
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Arne RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Arne RSPB, 2 Poole Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 briefly at Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 16 Wareham Channel, 20 Poole Harbour
Western Cattle Egret - 32 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goshawk - 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 3 Up Cerne
Marsh Tit - 6 around Cranborne Castle
Ring Ouzel - 1 Sturminster Newton
Black Redstart - 1 Osprey Quay, Portland Harbour, 1 Chesil Cove

Fieldfare ,Woodville © John Bishop


Marsh Tit, Cranborne Castle © Paul Kirby


Female Lesser Scaup on pond West Bexington yesterday © Peter Coe









Friday 14th January 2022

 Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston fields, Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (Swannery closed - view distantly from New Barn Road)
Lesser Scaup - 1st winter female Abbotsbury Swannery and later on pond at West Bexington
Slavonian Grebe - 3 off Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 15 still off Middle Beach Cafe, Studland Bay
Grey Plover - 9 Stanpit Bight
Black-tailed Godwit - 1 Puddletown Water Meadows, 130 Stanpit Bight, 500 Holes Bay
Knot - 8 Stanpit Bight
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Dunlin - 180 Stanpit Bight
Purple Sandpiper - 1 on the Groynes at Sandbanks
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, 1 Puddletown Water Meadows
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 Jerry's Point, 1 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Spoonbill - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Western Cattle Egret - 2 Holwell Farm Buckland Ripers
Merlin - 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim Caves Durlston CP, 1 Chesil Cove Portland

Woodlark, Warmwell gravel pits © Joe Walston


Thursday 13th January 2022

 Russian White-fronted Goose - 4 still Charminster water meadows
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Moonfleet
Lesser Scaup - 1st winter female Abbotsbury Swannery (closed - view distantly from New Barn Road)
Common Scoter - 9 off Middle Beach
Black-necked Grebe - 13 off Middle Beach Studland
Golden Plover - c.400 Maiden Castle
Little Gull - 1 still at Maiden Castle
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 from Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Glossy Ibis - 1 flew over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret 16 Portesham


Cattle Egret, Portesham © Janice Grove


Lapwing, Lodmoor RSPB © Mark Wright 



Wednesday 12th January 2022

Russian White-fronted Goose - 4 still Charminster water meadows
Scaup - 4 from Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup)
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1stW Fem. Abbotsbury Swannery (closed, view distantly from New Barn Rd)
White-tailed Eagle - 1 re-introduction North of Sixpenny Handley
Great Bustard - 1 release bird West over Abbotsbury Swannery
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Brands bay
Black-necked Grebe - 19 from Middle Beach, 8 Portland Harbour
Golden Plover - 400+ Maiden Castle
Ruff (White) - 1 still Western Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 4 below QinetiQ Compound, Newton's Cove, Weymouth
Little Gull - 1 still Maiden Castle
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, from Lidl car park
Great Northern Diver - 2 from Houseboats, Poole Harbour, 1 off Shell Bay, 1 Middle Beach, 1 Portland Harbour from Sandsfoot, 1 from Billy Winters
Glossy Ibis - 1 Western Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB, 1 East from Lytchett Fields, 1 NW over Puddletown water meadows
Spoonbill - 22 Shipstal Point
Cattle Egret - 1 Stoborough
Marsh Harrier - 1 over Nine Barrow Down
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail again Middlebere
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 from boardwalk, Shell Bay
Firecrest - 1 Decoy House, Morden Bog, 1 Sherford Bridge, riverside field
Black Redstart - 1 still Chesil Cove car park, 1 Tilly Whim gully
Water Pipit - 2 over Western Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Holes bay
Corn Bunting - Several singing near car park, Maiden Castle

Black Redstart © Mike Hetherington

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup) , 1 off Shipstal Point
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1stW Fem. Abbotsbury Swannery (closed, view distantly from New Barn Rd)
Red-necked Grebe - 1 still Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour, inc. 1 from Ferrybridge area, 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 11 off Fort Henry, Studland, 11 Portland Harbour, 7 off Shipstal Point
Iceland Gull - 1 2ndW West Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB then Weymouth Bay
Black-throated Diver - 3 off Sailing Club, Sandsfoot, 1 off Shipstal Point
Great Northern Diver - 3 Weymouth Bay, 1 Portland Harbour, 1 off Shipstal Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 West Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 7 Wareham Channel
Cattle Egret - 13 old railway track, Portesham, 9 Winkton, 1 Holmebridge
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham GP
Marsh Harrier - 4 over Arne Moors & Reedbeds
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Black Redstart - 1 still Chesil Cove car park

Glossy Ibis, Lodmoor RSPB © Daragh Croxson


Goldeneye, Poole Park Lake © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave

Monday 10th January 2022

Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 Charminster Water Meadows, Dorchester
Scaup - 4 Redhorn Quay, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup)
LESSER SCAUP
- 1 1stW Fem. Abbotsbury Swannery (closed, view distantly from New Barn Rd)
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 between Studland Ferry & Redhorn Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Middle beach, 4 Shell Bay, 1 Pilot's Point
Iceland Gull - 1 2ndW Weymouth Bay, then Weymouth Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 off South Shore, Brownsea Island
Great Northern Diver - 4 Shell Bay, 4 Redhorn Quay, 1 Middle Beach
Shag - 1 Juv Sturminster Marshall GP
Spoonbill - 1 Juv between Studland Ferry & Redhorn Quay
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay, from Boardwalk
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 still Chesil Cove car park, 1 Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston CP
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields

Yesterday:

Sanderling - 29 Shell Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 13 Stanpit Marsh
Goshawk - 1 Arne RSPB

Goshawk, Arne RSPB © Mark Wright


Red-breasted Merganser, Poole Park Lake © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave


Sunday 9th January 2022

Barnacle Goose - 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup)
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1st/winter female Abbotsbury Swannery (The Swannery is closed, view from New Barn Road for best option to view Pochard flock.
Goosander - 13 Silverlake, East Lake, 1 Swineham
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Middle Beach, Studland, 5 Portland Harbour, 3 Jerry's Point
Avocet - 300+ Middlebere
Golden Plover - 400+ Maiden Castle
Ruff (White) - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 2 still next to lane to Maiden Castle
Red-throated Diver - 1 past South Beach, Studland.
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Weymouth Bay
Great Northern Diver - 4 Weymouth Bay, 4 Jerry's Point, 3 Shell Bay
Spoonbill - 10 Shipstal Point
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Woodlark - 1 Silverlake
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay, from Boardwalk, 1 Holes Bay, PC World Drain
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston CP, 1 Chesil Cove, opposite car park among boats


Black-tailedGodwits, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Saturday 8th January 2022

Whooper Swan - 1 still Hampreston Water Meadows
White-fronted Goose - 11 stil Charminster Water Meadows
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay off Redhorn Quay
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1st/winter female Abbotsbury Swannery (The Swannery is closed view from New Barn Road for best option to view Pochard flock.
Red-throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill, 1 past Alum Chine, 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Alum Chine, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Weymouth Bay, 1 Shell Bay, 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Cattle Egret - 12 left roost Christchurch a.m.
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Sandbanks
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Dipper - 2 on the River Lim Lyme Regis

Water Rail - Radipole Lake RSPB © Joe Kaplonek

Little Grebe - Radipole Lake RSPB © Joe Kaplonek





Friday 7th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 11 still Charminster Water Meadows
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay from Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1st/winter female Abbotsbury Swannery - with 2 Greater Scaup in the Pochard flock. **The Swannery is closed for the winter & due to avian influenza no access can be arranged. View only from public rights of way. Can be seen very distantly from New Barn Road. May also be viewable from the tank teeth on the beach but please note there is strictly no access south east beyond the tank teeth fence on the Fleet side of the beach.**
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 8 Hengistbury Hd. 1 past Studland South Beach
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland off South Beach
Spoonbill - 27 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Brand's Bay seen from Jerry's Point.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Brand's Bay seen from Redhorn Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Studland off South Beach
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB over Coombe Heath 
Cirl Bunting - 1 female West Bexington in Stubble firld

Nuthatch - Upton CP. © Nick Hull


Thursday 6th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 11 still Charminster Water Meadows
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Goosander - 1 redhead R. Stour nr. weir West Christchurch
Red-throated Diver - 22 past Durlston CP, 19 Hengistbury Hd, 1 east Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 5 past Durlston CP, 1 Portland Hbr (off Portland Castle), 1 past Portland Bill, 1 off Baiter Poole, 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor Pt, 1 Portland Hbr.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Hbr.
Jack Snipe - 1 Coward's Marsh
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd/Winter Weymouth Bay 
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Durlston CP.
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Late news from yesterday
Goshawk - 1 through Middlebere

Kestrel - Ferrybridge © Matt Cooper

Black Redstart - Malthouse Meadow © Janice Grove

Wednesday 5th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 11 Silverlake, 1 Charminster Water Meadows
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Rodden Hive, 4 Tidmoor Pt.
Black Brant - 1 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 1 fem Rodden Hive
Goosander - 3 Silverlake, 1 Swineham Pt.
Red-throated Diver - 7 past Durlston CP. 2 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Hbr. (off sailing club)
Great Northern Diver - 4 Shell Bay
Cattle Egret - 31 Portesham, 9 Winkton (in field off Burley Rd)
Great White Egret - 2 Swineham Pt.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Brand's Bay, 2 Tidmoor Pt, 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Shell Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Hbr.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Middlebere a.m. & 1 pos same Holton Heath p.m, 1 Wyke Down North.
Hen Harrier - 2 ringtail Middlebere, 1 Swineham Pt, 1 Wyke Down
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Lyme Regis, 1 Sandbanks
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Woodcock - 2 near Beaminster
Sandwich Tern - 1 Sandbanks
Little Gull - 2 again Maiden Castle (in field NE of car park
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd/winter Weymouth Bay
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill, 2 Wyke Down
Merlin - 1 Middlebere, 1 Portland Bill
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay boardwalk, 2 Rodden Hive
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Newton's Cove, 2 Portesham
Cirl Bunting - 1 male West Bexington

Black Redstart - Chesil Cove - ©Alick Simmons

Cattle Egret - Portesham © Janice Grove

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hamm beach Portland Harbour
Barnacle Goose 1 Puddletown Water Meadows
Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 Silverlake, 11 at Charminster Water Meadows
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Scaup - 3 off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great Bustard - 1 Seen flying East over Moonfleet Manor presumed Salisbury Plain reintroduction
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay, 
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour, 2 off South Haven Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks on the groynes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett bay, 
Little Gull - 2 Maiden Castle in field by the farm  south east of teh track
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter following fishing boat in Weymouth Bay
Red-throated Diver - 2 off Hengisbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 
Hen Harrier - 2 Ringtail Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 over Puddletown Water Meadows
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stour Valley LNR
Firecrest - 2 Creekmoor Pond, 1 Lytchett Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove Brandy Row Car park, 1 Anvil Point Lighthouse

Whooper Swan - Hampreston Fields ©Clive Hargrave


 

Monday 3rd January 2022

Barnacle Goose 1 Puddletown Water Meadows
Russian White-fronted Goose - 37 over Tincelton Cress Beds, 11 at Charminster Water Meadows
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Scaup - 4 off Redhorn Quay Brands Bay, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (closed)  please view from New Barn Road 
Goosander - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay, 1 Poole Harbour entrance
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Off Redhorn Quay Brands Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 14 Portland Harbour, 5 Middle Beach Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Lyme Regis on the Cobb, 5 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lyme Regis off the Cobb in the surf of Monmouth Beach
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere, 
Little Gull - 2 Maiden Castle in field behind Bush Rd cottage
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter following fishing boat in Weymouth Bay
Lesser Black-backed Gull (intermedius) - 1 adult at Lytchett Bay RSPB 
Red-throated Diver - 4 off Durlston Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 off Highcliffe
Great Northern Diver - 6 Poole Harbour, 3 off Studland Middle Beach
Cattle Egret - 1 Wareham Worgret Manor Fields 
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail Middlebere
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project
Woodlark - 3 Holme Lane GP
Hawfinch - 1 Winterborne Clenston in private garden

Bullfinch - Middlebere ©Garry Hayman


 

Sunday 2nd January 2022

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Tundra Bean Goose - 2 Brands Bay then flew south East
Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 at Charminster Water Meadows by the the B3147
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Egyptian Goose - 8 Sunnyside Farm high count of this site, 4 Hampreston fields
Goosander - 3 redheads at Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour Redhorn Quay 1 imm Male & 3 females
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour Redhorn Quay
Little Gull - 1 Maiden Castle by first layby on the approach road
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 3 Hengisbury Head seen from beach huts
Great Northern Diver - 3 Brands Bay
Great White Egret - 3 Hampreston Fields 
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail Lytchett fields RSPB, 1 Ringtail Brands Bay
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour / Arne RSPB G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project 
Merlin - 1 Brands Bay
Firecrest - 2 Hengisbury Head woodland


White-fronted Goose - Charminster Water Meadows ©Derek Fowler



Saturday 1st January 2022

Barnacle Goose 1 Charminster Water Meadows
Tundra Bean Goose - 3 near main car park at Upton CP
Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 at Charminster Water Meadows, 9 Hampreston Fields
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Goosander - 3 Wareham Meadows, 1 Silverlake
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Lyme Regis on the Cobb, 7 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Maiden Castle in the Sheep Field, 1 Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 27 Arne RSPB Shipstal pt, 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Cattle Egret - 3 Radipole RSPB by visitor centre, 1 Worget Manor Fields seen from Bog Land Greenspace
Great White Egret - 2 Hampreston Fields 
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 21 Swirling above Sutton Waldron
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project 
Merlin - 2 male Holt Heath
Siberian Chiffchaff  - 2 Shell Bay boardwalk
Cirl Bunting - female West Bexington

White-fronted Goose - Hampreston Fields



Friday 31st December 2021

Happy New Year to all readers and a big thank you for all your reports and photos during 2021  

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Tundra Bean Goose - 3 near main car park at Upton CP
Russian White-fronted Goose
 - 11 at Charminster Water Meadows
Scaup - 3 Brand's Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Brand's Bay, 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Studland Bay, 7 Portland Harbour
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 6 Studland Bay, 3 Brand's Bay
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury
Spoonbill - 30 Middlebere
Firedrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Hawfinch - 1 South Perrott

Thursday 30th December 2021

Tundra Bean Goose - 3 still in field adjacent to Longmeadow Lane north of A350 at Upton roundabout, then flew towards Holes Bay
Russian White-fronted Goose
 - 9 or 10 at Charminster Water Meadows
Scaup - 3 Brand's Bay
Goosander - 10 Silverlake (2 drakes & 6 redheads)
Red-necked Grebe - 2 off Portland Bill
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Holes Bay viewed from Upton CP, 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Brand's Bay
Golden Plover - c40 Maiden Castle
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks, 1 Hengistbury Sandspit
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Great Northern Diver - 2 Brand's Bay
Red-throated Diver - 4 past Hengistbury
Cattle Egret - 1 south of Worgret Manor
Spoonbill - 27 Middlebere
, 1 Shipstal (Arne RSPB)
Merlin - 1 Brand's Bay

Tundra Bean Geese, Upton © Alick Simmons

 

Wednesday 29th December 2021.

White-fronted Goose - 5 Dorchester (watermeadows south of Charminster).
Barnacle Goose - 1 Dorchester (watermeadows south of Charminster).
Pintail - 41 past Hengistbury.
Goldeneye - 1 Silverlake.
Goosander - 1 Lower Bockhampton, 8 Silverlake.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury sandspit.
Scandinavian Herring Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Red-throated Diver - 8 past Hengistbury.
Black-throated Diver - 1 east past Hengistbury.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Christchurch Harbour.

Yesterday - Goshawk near Piddlehinton.

Tuesday 28th December 2021.

White-fronted Goose - 5 Dorchester (watermeadows south of Charminster), 12+ Hampreston
   Fields (view from footpath), 4 Puddletown watermeadows.
Bean Goose - 3 Creekmoor, field north of A35.
Egyptian Goose - 6 Wareham Common.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 from Jerry's Point (Studland).
Purple Sandpiper - 14 Highcliffe beach groynes.
Great Northern Diver - 2 from Jerry's Point (Studland).
Merlin - 1 Wick watermeadows.

Purple Sandpiper, Highcliffe © Clinton Whale.

Peregrine, Bournemouth Lansdowne © David Wareham.

Monday 27th December 2021

Tundra Bean Goose - 3 in field just North of A350, Upton
White-fronted Goose - 5 Charminster Water Meadows, nr. Dorchester
Sanderling - 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
Red Kite - 2 over Cerne Abbas
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 still Southdown Road, Weymouth
Cirl Bunting - 1 still Stubble Field, West Bexington

Yesterday:

Red-throated Diver - 2 off Portland Bill, 1 off Canford Cliffs
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Middlebere
Firecrest - 1 West Morden

Goosander, redhead at Stanpit Marsh © Scott Usher


Firecrest, West Morden © Clare Slade


Cirl Bunting © Mike Morse

Sunday 26th December 2021

Tundra Bean Goose - 3 in field by A350, Holes Bay
White-fronted Goose - 15 Hampreston Fields
Goldeneye - 1 Silverlake, on Middle lake
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Juv. Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 12 off Knoll Beach, Studland, 3 off Sandsfoot Castle
Avocet - 43 Lytchett Fields
Great Northern Diver - 3 Jerry's Point, 3 Shell Bay, 1 Parkstone Bay, Poole
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lytchett Fields
Red Kite - 1 flying from Tarrant towards Crichel
Black Redstart - 1 Malthouse Meadow, Portesham
Corn Bunting - 5 Tarrant
Cirl Bunting - 2 West Bexington (1M, 1F)

Yesterday:

Tundra Bean Goose - 3 in field by A350, Holes Bay
White-fronted Goose - 15 Hampreston Fields
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Jerry's Point
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Western Scrapes
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Western Scrapes
Red-throated Diver - 5 off Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 2 Jerry's Point
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 3 Lytchett Fields
Black Redstart - 1 Old Quarry, Winspit, 1 Portesham, 1 Southdown Road, Weymouth

Black Redstart, Southdown Road, Weymouth © John Dadds

Friday 24th December 2021

 Tundra Bean Goose - 3 in field by A350, Holes Bay
White-fronted Goose - 17 Hampreston, between church and Longham Bridge
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields, Longham Lakes
Pintail - drake Lodmoor
Scaup - 1 Poole Harbour
Goosander - Redhead Stanpit Bight
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour
Grey Plover - 5 Stanpit Bight
Bar-tailed Godwit - 5 Stanpit Bight
Black-tailed Godwit - 41 Stanpit Bight
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - Ringtail at Slepe Heath and Middlebere


A festive Robin,  © Nigel Tooth


......and a merry Christmas to one and all !!




Thursday 23rd December 2021

 Tundra Bean Goose - 3 Holes Bay, in field by A350
White-fronted Goose - 17 Hampreston, between church and Longham bridge
Whooper Swan - 1 Holes Bay
Goosander - 2 Witchampton, 1 Lodmoor
Woodcock - 1 Witchampton
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - Ringtail at Arne
Merlin - 1 Witchampton
Chiffchaff - 6 Witchampton


Goosander, Lodmoor  © Daragh Croxson


Cetti's Warbler, River Allen near Witchampton © Hamish Murray


Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 River Stour Blandford
Tundra Bean Goose - 3 in field by A350 Holes Bay, 1 Priory Marsh
White-fronted Goose - 15 Hampreston
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Upton CP
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Common Guillemot - 1 Lytchett Bay (1st live site record)
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 West Compton, 1 Middlebere
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland


Barnacle Goose, River Stour Blandford  © Matt Cooper 


Bean Goose, Holes Bay ©Paul Boult


Common Gull Lodmoor © Clive Hargrave 


Tuesday 21st December 2021

 Tundra Bean Goose - 3 Holes Bay in field by A350, 1 Stanpit Marsh (recreation ground)
White-fronted Goose - 10 Hampreston Fields
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Avocet - c. 550 Middlebere
Black-tailed Godwit - c.250 Middlebere
Great Northern Diver - 2 Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Spoonbill - 25 Arne RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Black Redstart - 1 Sherborne


Bean Goose, Stanpit Marsh Recreation Ground  © Michael Gibbons


Monday 20th December 2021

Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Meadows (Please remember Longham Lakes is closed due to avian flu)
Tundra Bean Goose - 3 believed to be this species with Canada Geese Upton CP. (In field next to A35).
White-fronted Geese - 10 reported at Hampreston Meadows (Please remember Longham Lakes is closed due to avian flu)
Pochard - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 9 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd
Great Northern Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd
White-tailed Eagle - 1 north over Two Mile Coppice Weymouth
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere, 1 male Hartland Moor
Merlin - 1 Middlebere 

Peregrine - SW Coastal Path © Adam Court




Sunday 19th December 2021

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Tidmoor Pt.
Black Brant - 1 Lynch Cove (Flew to Tidmoor)
Ruddy Shelduck - 2 Winkton
Common Scoter - 14 Studland Bay
Goosander - 8 River Frome east of Dorchester
Black-throated Diver - 1 south out through Poole Hbr. mouth, 1 Portland Hbr.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Studland Bay
Cattle Egret - c20 Bourton (Chaffeymoor Farm)
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Tidmoor Point
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Studland Bay, 7 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 male Western Poole Her.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Barleycraytes
Black Redstart - 1 fem/type Wyke Bridging Camp, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Southwell, 1 Blacknor
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Late News received from yesterday skien of White-fronted Geese north over Dancing Ledge

Stonechat - Hambledon Hill © John Bishop



White-fronted Geese Dancing Ledge © Adam Court


Saturday 18th December 2021

White-fronted Goose - 3 flew inland Southborne
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 17 Tidmoor, 4 Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Tidmoor
Scaup - 1 1st/w drake from Redhorn Quay
Common Scoter - 4 from Redhorn Quay
Red-throated Diver - 20 past Hengistbury Hd, 4 Charmouth
Black-throated Diver -1 off Portland Castle
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Hbr, 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Spoonbill - 15 Arne RSPB
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor, 1 Jerry's Point.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 from Redhorn Quay
White-tailed Eagle - 1 (from IOW) introduction seen heading west over Christchurch Hbr.
Golden Plover - 80 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay (NE)
Iceland Gull - 1 2CY Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 Middlebere, 1 Stoborough Causeway, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1male Portland Bill
Cirl Bunting - 1 female West Bexington

Jay - West Moors © Roy S Nicklin