Sightings - Saturday 18th August 2018

Osprey - 3 Wareham Channel, 2 Middlebere earlier
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling -13 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Friday 17th August 2018

Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 2 Lodmoor
Purple Heron - 1 Littlesea
Whimbrel - 13 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Lambert’s Castle, 1 Portland Obs
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Obs
Common Whitethroat - 20 Christchurch Harbour
Willow Warbler - 18 Christchurch Harbour, 24 Portland Obs

Sightings - Thursday 16th August 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Heron - 1 in roost this evening Little Sea, Studland.
Storm Petrel - 2 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Holton Lee
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Portland Bill

Sandwich Tern - Hengistbury Road © Clinton Whale

Magpie - Bournemouth © David Wareham


Sightings - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Spoonbill - 2 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Tuesday 14th August 2018

Garganey - 1 still Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 still Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 8 Brownsea Lagoon, 2 Stanpit
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 over Bridport
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 9 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Tree Pipit - 20 Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher  - 1 Lulworth Cove, 5 Portland, 2 Durlston CP

Great White Egret (x3) - Lodmoor RSPB © Clive Hargrave

Great White Egret - Lodmoor RSPB © Clive Hargrave

Whimbrel - Stanpit © Clinton Whale
Common Tern - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale 


Sightings - Monday 13th August 2018

Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Heron - juv into roost at Little Sea, Studland.
Spoonbill - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 6 Middlebere
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Lambert's Castle, 1 West Bexington
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Aquatic Warbler - 1 trapped on The Fleet

Aquatic Warbler - The Fleet © Freddy Alway

Aquatic Warbler - The Fleet © Freddy Alway

Aquatic Warbler - The Fleet © Freddy Alway

Nightjar - Briantspuddle © Roger Hewitt

 




Sightings - Sunday 12th August 2018

Garganey - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 10 past Portland Bill 
Sooty Shearwater 1 past Portland Bill
Gannet - 20+ - Studland Beach
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 6 Middlebere
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 15 Brownsea Island lagoon
Bar tailed Godwit - 9 Brownsea Island lagoon
Arctic Tern 1 - past Mudeford Quay
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill 




Sightings - Saturday 11th August 2018

Garganey - 1 Juv Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 6 Arne RSPB
Grey Plover - 5 Middlebere
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black tailed Godwit - 306 Middlebere
Bar tailed Godwit - 20 Brownsea Island lagoon
Spotted Redshank 2 - Middlebere, 5 Brownsea Island lagoon, 
Greenshank - 6 Brownsea Island lagoon
Redshank - 67 Brownsea Island lagoon
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Whinchat 1 - Durlston CP
Wheatear 1 - Durlston CP
Garden Warbler - 2 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston CP


Wheatear - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Friday 10th August 2018.

Common Scoter - 2 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 58 past Portland Bill
Ruff - 1 (Reeve) - Holton Lee
Sanderling - 5 Sandspit, Hengistbury Head
Dunlin - 30 Sandspit, Hengistbury Head
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 adult Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB



Dunlin - Sandspit, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale 

Sightings - Thursday 09th August 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill  - 6 Middlebere , 1 River Char, Charmouth
Avocet - 1 Middlebere
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB 
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 6 Middlebere
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB 

*Late News for Yesterday - Wednesday 08th August - Dotterel 1 - Durlston CP*

Note.
The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, for more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

There are 1 or 2 adult birds hanging around which are not part of this project

Sightings - Wednesday 8th August 2018

Balearic Shearwater - 100+ past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 6 Arne from Coombe viewpoint
Osprey - 2 Arne
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Holton Heath from Holton Lee Hide
Ringed Plover - 63 Ferrybridge
Sandwich Tern - 210 Christchurch Harbour
Common Tern - 85 Christchurch Harbour, 18 off Mudeford Quay
Black Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Cuckoo - 1 Stoborough Heath yesterday
Wryneck - 1 Lulworth Camp (no public access)
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Wick
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Wheatear - 1 Ferrybridge
Wood Warbler - 1 Worth Matravers yesterday
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Ballard Down

Note.
The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, for more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

There are 1 or 2 adult birds hanging around which are not part of this project



Sightings - Tuesday 7th August 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Garganey - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 6 Middlebere, 3 Arne
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Sherford Pool, Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor
Sanderling - 5 Ferrybridge
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields
Ringed Plover - 50 Ferrybridge
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wheatear - 2 Ferrybridge
Whinchat - 1 Portland, top fields
Whitethroat - 35 Hengistbury Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland, Pennsylvania Castle Wood, 4+ Lambert's Castle, 1 Durlston CP
Chaffinch - 1 melanistic glimpsed at Lambert's Castle

Other news - Swallowtail butterfly photographed recently at Redhill Common per Bournemouth  
                      Echo.       

Sightings - Monday 6th August 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Purple Heron - 1 juvenile Littlesea, Studland
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 Arne
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit
Sanderling - 7 Ferrybridge
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Abbotsbury
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 7 Stanpit
Wheatear - 2 Ferrybridge
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland, 1 Winspit
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston

Dunlin count yesterday was 82 at Stanpit (not Sanderling) Apologies for error.


Ring-necked Parakeet - 1reported in a Child Oakford garden Yesterday.

Sightings - Sunday 5th August 2018

Common Scoter - 10 Portland
Balearic Shearwater - 8 today and 2 yesterday west past Portland
Spoonbill - 4 Arne
Osprey - 1 Arne
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Holes Bay
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Holloways Dock, Hengistbury Head 
Whimbrel - 2 Holloways Dock, Hengistbury Head 
Dunlin - 71 Ferrybridge
Knot - 3 Stanpit
Sanderling - 82 Stanpit, 6 Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 9 over Stanpit, 1 Portland
Wheatear - 9 Portland, 1 Durlston
Whinchat - 6 Portland
Willow Warbler - 33 Portland
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 6 Portland, I Weston, 1 Wyke Regis, Littlesea, 14 Portland yesterday, 2 Abbotsbury yesterday


Whimbrel at Hengistbury Head, copyright Clinton Whale



Greenshank at Hengistbury Head, copyright Clinton Whale


Note.

The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, for more information on this project follow the link below.


Sightings - Saturday 4th August 2018

Garganey -1 juv Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 4 Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 over Wick
Osprey - 5 Poole Hbr.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Fisherman's Bank, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 6 Lodmoor, 3 Christchurch Hbr.
Pied Flycatcher - 5 Lulworth Cove, 4 Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens, 3 Portland, 2 Lodmoor &1 Abbotsbury Swannery.

Note.
The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation for more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Sightings - Friday 3rd August 2018

Garganey - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 juv Longham Lakes
Purple Heron - 1 juv Littlesea Studland
Spoonbill - 5 Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 over Arne Moors
Osprey - 5 Poole Hbr
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Field's RSPB
Common SAndpiper - 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Merlin - 1 juv West Bexington
Hobby - 1 through West Bexington
Whinchat - 1 West Bexington

Of interest per. PBO Twitter feed - Little Tern XC4 rung at Chesil 6th July 2015 has been sighted in Normandy France at St. Pair Ser Mer/La Thar. This is the first overseas sighting.

Greenshank - Holloway's Dock Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Whimbrel - Holloway's Dock Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 2nd August 2018

Manx Shearwater - 7 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Purple Heron - 1 juv Littlesea Studland
Spoonbill - 5 Middlebere, 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Osprey - 3 Poole Hbr seen various locations
Whimbrel - 8 Stanpit Marsh, 5 Brand's Bay
Ruff - 2 over Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Sturminster Marshal GP.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill

Sandwich Tern - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Wednesday 1st August 2018

Garganey - 1 meadow pool Abbotsbury Swannery
Manx Shearwater - 13 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 1 Middlebere
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Heron - 1 juv Littlesea Studland
Spoonbill - 5 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 over Littlesea Fleet p.m, 1 Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 19 Christchurch Hbr.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Studland NNR.

Linnet Hengistbury Head © David Wareham




Turnstone - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Reports of interest, Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Manx Shearwater - 42 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Black Kite - an unconfirmed sighting over Slepe Heath this morning.
Whimbrel - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Holloway's Dock (Hengistbury), 7 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Ferrybridge, 6+ Lodmoor, 2 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 2 Holloway's Dock (Hengistbury).
Sedge Warbler - 7 Lodmoor, 3 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - 3 Lodmoor, 1 Portland Bill.


Mediterranean Gull at Radipole © David Wareham

Whimbrel at Holloway's Dock © Clinton Whale

Greenshank at Holloway's Dock © Clinton Whale
 

Reports of interest, Monday 30th July 2018.

Manx Shearwater - 68 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Whimbrel - 8 past Hengistbury sandspit, 6 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 2 Holloway's Dock (Hengistbury).
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 1
past Hengistbury sandspit, 1 Portland Bill.

Reports of interest, Sunday 29th July 2018.

Manx Shearwater - 1+ Durlston CP, 1+ Hengistbury Head, count of 42 per hour Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 34+ Portland Bill.
Great Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Sooty Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 10 Ferrybridge, 18 Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 8 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 12 Portland.
Redstart - 1 Lambert's Castle.


Ringed Black-Tailed Godwit at Stanpit © Clinton Whale
 

Reports of interest, Saturday 28th July 2018.

Storm Petrel - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Manx Shearwater - 239 past Portland Bill in 1 hour.
Balearic Shearwater - 26 past Portland Bill.
CORY'S SHEARWATER - 1 possible past Portland Bill.
Osprey - 3 RSPB Lytchett Bay.
Whimbrel - 2 Portland Bill, 6 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee.
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Arctic Skua - 1 pale-phase Ferrybridge.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 6 Portland sites.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Holton Lee.

Late news:  A Great Shearwater from a boat east of Portland yesterday.


Juvenile Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © John Wareham

Sightings - Friday 27th July 2018

Garganey - 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Sanderling - 6 Hengistbury Head, 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Greenshank - 2 Hengistbury Head

Juvenile Siskin in Wareham garden © Clive Hargrave

Greenshank at Holloway's Dock, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
Sanderling, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Greenshank at Holloway's Dock, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 26th July 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel -8 Stanpit
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Ruff - 2 Stanpit (Fisherman's Bank)
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Sanderling - 2 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 10+ Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Holton Lee
Spotted Redshank - 2 Corfe Channel
Greenshank - 10 Corfe Channel, 6+ Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Ashtree Meadow (Christchurch)

Sightings - Wednesday 25th July 2018

Cattle Egret - 1 Arne RSPB early morning from Coombe Heath
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Whimbrel - 20+ Stanpit
Knot - 3 Stanpit
Sanderling - 2 Abbotsbury
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 20 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Holton Lee
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury

Sightings - Tuesday 24th July 2018

Cattle Egret - 1 Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Sanderling -  3 Abbotsbury
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 7 Abbotsbury
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Monday 23rd July 2018.

Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Fleet area.
Dunlin - 19 including 1st juvenile Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Redshank - 100+ including many juveniles.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 juvenile Fleet area.

Sightings - Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Osprey - 1 over Brownsea Lagoon.
Whimbrel - 6 Stanpit Marsh.
Knot - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit Marsh.
Little Tern - 85 Ferrybridge including at least 5 juveniles.
Arctic Tern - 1 Brownsea Lagoon.

Black-tailed Godwits – Hengistbury © Clinton Whale.

Sightings - Saturday 21st July 2018.

Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill.
Purple Heron - 1 Littlesea.
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere.
Avocet - 1 Middlebere(limping).
Whimbrel - 1 Ferrybridge.
Knot - 4 Ferrybridge.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Crown Estate Fields, Portland. Ringed at Portland Observatory earlier this year.

Stonechat – Middlebere © Trevor Wilkinson.

Sightings - Friday 20th July 2018.


Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Great White Egret - 6 over Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 NE over Christchurch Harbour.
Purple Heron - 1 juv briefly Littlesea.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 heard over Stanpit Marsh.
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit Marsh.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Lagoon.

Sandwich Tern – Brownsea Lagoon © Clinton Whale.

Sandwich Tern with chick – Brownsea Lagoon © Clinton Whale.
Sandwich Tern – Brownsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell.

Linnet – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.





Sightings - Thursday 19th July 2018

Goosander - 2 Rodden Hive
Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury
Purple Heron - Little Sea (seen at 1430)
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Whimbrel - 2 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 3 Abbotsbury, 2 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Abbotsbury
Green Sandpiper - 20 Lytchett Fields