Sightings - 8th of August 2020

Great White Egret – Longham Lakes

Common Quail – Male calling at Kingdown

Red Kite – Woodville North Dorset

Honey Buzzard – heading West, viewed from East Lulworth and Wareham Channel

Osprey – 3 viewed from Ham Common viewpoint over the Wareham Channel

Northern Wheatear (female) Woodville

Pied Flycatcher – Arne and Rushcombe, Corfe Mullen

3 Spotted Flycatchers – Lamberts Castle

Rose-coloured Starling – Ferrybridge on the roof of the Chesil Beach visitor Centre and at Wyke Regis

 

Sighting - Friday 7th August 2020

Balearic Shearwater – Portland 

Osprey – Stanpit Christchurch 

Marsh Harrier – Priory Marsh Christchurch

5 Common Sandpiper – Stanpit Christchurch

Greenshank – Stanpit  Christchurch

Whimbrel – Stanpit Christchurch 

Great Skua (Bonxie )- Portland

3 Little Terns - Stanpit Christchurch

Wryneck– Radipole this morning



Sightings - Thursday 6th August 2020

Spotted Redshank - RSPB Lytchett Fields



Rock Pipit, Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham

Sightings - Wednesday 5th August 2020

Cattle Egret - 2 west close inshore Winspit, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Morden Bog
Avocet - 1 Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett bay
Common Sandpiper - 3 Silver Lake, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Standpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 1 west Winspit
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Weymouth Bay
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Bill Obs
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Rushcombe Bottom LNR
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull - Lodmoor © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Tuesday 4th August 2020

Garganey - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Is.
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Wareham
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Morden Bog, 1 pos 2 seen Wareham channel
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB 
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Creekmoor Ponds, 1 Lodmoor
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB (on West Scrape)
Hobby - 1 Upton Heath
Grasshopper Warbler - 5 trapped ringed Lytchett Bay
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Bill Obs
Sedge Warbler - c100 Priory Marsh, 35 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Flycatcher - 2-3 Arne
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Arne
Crossbill - c15 Stroud Bridge Wareham Forest

Little Ringed Plover - Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown


Common Buzzard & Woodpigeon - Gotham © Roger Peart






















Sightings - Monday 3rd August 2020

Manx Shearwater - 21 off Cogden Beach
Balearic Shearwater - 4 Cogden Beach
Cattle Egret - 1 juv Rodden Hive
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Honey Buzzard - 1 west over Easton
Osprey - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Middlebere.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Priory Marsh
Whimbrel - 6 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Rodden Hive, 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB 1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 1 Cogden Beach
Great Skua - 3 Cogden Beach
Yellow-legged Gull - 3 Cogden Beach
Willow Warbler - c30 Portland Bill
Sedge Warbler - c30 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Ballard Down 
Wheatear - 3 Cogden, 1 Stanpit Marsh

Stonechat Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

















Green Sandpiper Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown

Sightings - Sunday 2nd August 2020

Balearic Shearwater - 4 off Cogden Beach
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Lytchett bay
Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 sum/plumage Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wick
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 juv Stanpit Marsh
Merlin - 1 fem Wyke Down
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Bill Obs
Pied Flycatcher - reported from a Broadstone garden
Wheatear - 1 Hog Hill

Sightings - Saturday 1st August 2020

Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit
Dunlin - 35 Stanpit
Black-tailed Godwit - 3 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 7 Stanpit
A variety of passerine migrants today including:
Yellow Wagtail - Durlston CP
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Wheatear - 4 Ringstead
Grasshopper Warbler - Durlston CP
Garden Warbler - Durlston CP
Lesser Whitethroat - Durlston CP
Whitethroat - 11 Wick
Willow Warbler 5 Wick
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Pymore

Dippers on the Lim  © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Friday 31st July 2020

Shoveler - 10 off Chesil at Ferrybridge
Red Kite - 1 over Christchurch Priory
Ringed Plover - 28 Ferrybridge
Sanderling - 5 Stanpit, 1 Ferrybridge
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Black-tailed Godwit - 3 Stanpit
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 12 Stanpit, 1 Ferrybridge
Dunlin - 45 Stanpit
Curlew - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit
Arctic Tern - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Gull - 1 juv Stanpit
Yellow-legged Gull - 1juv  Stanpit
Whinchat - 1 Crouch Hill, Stanpit
Wheatear - 3 Crouch Hill, Stanpit

Song Thrush in Christchurch Priory grounds © Clinton Whale
Song Thrush in Christchurch Priory grounds © Clinton Whale














    

Sightings - Thursday 30th July 2020

Red-breasted Merganser - 3 Ferrybridge
Quail - Maiden Castle - 'singing' occasionally from field adjacent to and north of castle car park.
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - family on Arne Moors
Sanderling - 19 Ferrybridge
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit
Wood Sandpiper - 1 West Knighton, Silverlake, on western shore of west lake.
Wheatear - 1 Stanpit

Sightings - Wednesday 29th July 2020

Great White Egret 2 - Lodmoor
Spoonbill 1 - Brownsea Island NT
Little Ringed Plover 1 - Lodmoor
Sanderling 4 - Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper 6 - Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper 4 - Lodmoor
Greenshank 1 - Lodmoor
Wood Sandpiper 1 juv Jurassic Pool, 1 juv Lodmoor (1 or maybe 2 birds?)
Swift c130 - over Lodmoor
Yellow Wagtail 6 - East Bexington
Garden Warbler 2 - Durlston
Pied Flycatcher 2 - Durlston

Dartford Warbler Hengitsbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Tuesday 28th July 2020

Whimbrel - 3 Holes Bay
Green Sandpiper - 14 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay (SE sector)
Wood Sandpiper - 1 juvenile still at Jurassic Pools (Weymouth)
Greenshank - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB

Wheatear at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 27th July 2020


Shelduck - 108 flew west in Weymouth Bay
Sanderling - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 1 Weymouth Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 23 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 juvenile Jurassic Pools (Weymouth), 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 juveniles Portland Bill, 1 West Bexington, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 2 Cogden Beach
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Cogden Beach
Manx Shearwater - 6 West Bexington, 2 Mudeford Quay, 2 HengistburyHead
Great Shearwater - 1 probable reported past Chesil Cove
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 1 still at Swinham GPs (also 1 at Southwell, Portland, yesterday)
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Cogden Beach
Yellow Wagtail - 1 juvenile Lodmoor RSPB

Sightings - Sunday 26th July 2020

Cuckoo - 1 juvenile Sturminster Marshall GP
Sanderling - 21 Ferrybridge
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 3 Brownsea Island lagoon, 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 23 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Common Sandpiper - 10+ Brownsea Island lagoon, 6 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Jurassic Pools (Weymouth
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields RSP, 4 Brownsea Island lagoon
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 East Bexington
Sooty Shearwater - 2 Cogden Beach
Balearic Shearwater - 13 Portland Bill, 5 Cogden Beach
Manx Shearwater - 199 Cogden Beach, 13 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham GPs
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed at Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher - 1 trapped & ringed at Durlston CP
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Portland Bill

Reed Bunting at Longham Lakes © Janice Beck

Great Crested Grebe at Longham Lakes © Janice Beck

Black-tailed Godwit at Lytchett Fields RSPB © Janice Beck


Reports of interest, Saturday 25th July 2020

Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 4 Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 67 Portland Bill.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge.
Sanderling - 21 Ferrybridge.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hurn.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Culverwell.

Grey Wagtail on Wareham Common © Trevor Warrick

Long-Tailed Tit on Wareham Common © Trevor Warrick
















Peregrines at Tilly Whim © Peter Rudland

















Photo credits:
Grey Wagtail on Wareham Common © Trevor Warrick
Long-Tailed Tit on Wareham Common © Trevor Warrick
Peregrines at Tilly Whim © Peter Rudland


Reports of interest, Friday 24th July 2020

Merlin - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Whimbrel - 6+ Christchurch Harbour.
Knot - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 9 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Alderholt, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Jurassic Roundabout pools, Weymouth.
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor.
Mediterranean Gull - c.580 Lodmoor.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Christchurch Harbour.
Whinchat - 1 Ringstead Bay.

Late news:  Roseate Tern briefly on Lodmoor yesterday.



Sandwich Tern, Christchurch © Clinton Whale.
















Linnet at Badbury Rings © Roger Peart.




















Stonechat in Bournemouth © David Wareham






Sightings - Thursday 23rd July 2020

Cuckoo - 1 Lytchett Bay
Sanderling - 13 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 2 Jurassic Pool (Weymouth)
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Jurassic Pool (Weymouth)
Greenshank - 1 Middlebere
Mediterranean Gull - 290 Ferrybridge
Yellow-legged Gull - a 1cy Cogden Beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 Cogden Beach
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Long-eared Owl - juvenile trapped and ringed at PBO
Merlin - 1 Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Stanpit

Great White Egret and Grey Heron at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Nightjar in Dorset on 11th July © Verity Hill

Reports of interest, Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Manx Shearwater - 31 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Hurn.
Marsh Harrier - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Hobby - 1 West Stafford.
Whimbrel - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 past Portland Bill, 5 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 4 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Little Ringed Plover 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Spotted Redshank - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 1 Ferrybridge, 8 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill.
Roseate Tern - 1 Stanpit.
Whinchat - 3 West Stafford.
Wheatear - 7 Portland.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.


Dunlin at Ferrybridge © Will Bown.

Yellowhammer at Zig-zag Hill © Roger Peart.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 21st July 2020

Mute Swan - 1 "Polish" cygnet (an uncommon white form), Sturminster Marshall.
Great Northern Diver - 2 West Bexington.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Cattle Egret - 5 Stanpit.
Black Kite - 1 reported Tincleton.
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit.
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit.
Sanderling - 6 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit.
Yellow Wagtail - 4 over West Bexington.
Whinchat - 1 Crouch Hill, 1 West Bexington.
Wheatear - 2 Crouch Hill.


Jackdaw in Tuckton © Dave Hill

Kestrel in Tuckton © Dave Hill

Sightings - Monday 20th July 2020.

Manx Shearwater - c2000 past Portland Bill early am.
Marsh Harrier - 1f Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Red Kite - 1 over A31 ar Bere Regis roundabout.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 17 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Common Gull -1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Fields, 2 juveniles/1st summer Portland Bill

Sparrowhawk - Lytchett Matravers © John Child


Common Terns - Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown






Sightings - Sunday 19th July 2020.

Honey Buzzard - 1 over Chard Junction.
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh, 1w Cogden.
Knot - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Mediterranean Gull - 71w Cogden, 60w Hengistbury Head.
Roseate Tern - 1 Ferrybridge.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 over Cogden.
Crossbill - c15e over Hardy's Cottage, Thorncombe Woods.

Little Tern fledgling - Chesil Beach © John Dadds. (Taken under NE licence)

Tawny Owl juvenile - Crossways © John Dadds

Dunlin - Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown

Redshanks -Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown





Sightings - Saturday 18th July 2020.

Red Kite - 1 over Swanage.
Little Ringed Plover - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Holes Bay.
Knot - 1 Holes Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Holes Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB,  2 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Holes Bay.
Mediterranean Gull - 228 Ferrybridge.
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.

Greenfinch - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 17th July 2020.

Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Osprey - 1w Abbotsbury Swannery.
Little Ringed Plover - 8 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 1 Holes Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Swift - c12 Wimborne town centre.

Jay - Wimborne © Roger Peart

Sightings - Thursday 16th July 2020

Red Kite - 1 Dorchester
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 9 Stanpit Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 8 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Redshank - 103 Lytchett Fields

Sightings - Wednesday 15th July 2020

Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Swift - 120 The Fleet
Great Egret Lodmoor copyright Will Bown



Sightings - Tuesday 14th July 2020

Cattle Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields
Red Kite - 5 Batcombe area, 7 Pentridge area
Little Ringed Plover - 8 Lytchett Fields
Long-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill; please do not enter private fields
BLYTH'S READ WARBLER - 1 ringed at PBO

Sightings - Monday 13th July 2020

Egyptian Goose - 14 Holme Lane GP
Cattle Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Ringed Plover - 7 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 15 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Quail - 6 Tarrant Rushton airfield (last night)
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull Portland copyright Keith Pritchard


Juv Stonechat Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham



Sightings - Sunday 12th July 2020


Great White Egret - Stanpit, Christchurch
Common Quail - Bridport. Identified from a sound recording at 03:05 hrs
Wood Sandpiper -1  Ferrybridge
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Roseate Tern - 1 East Marsh, Christchurch. Viewable from Crouch Hill

Yesterday: a Quail at Shapwick


Cuckoo at Middlebere yesterday © Bob Lee


















Kingfisher at Canford © Roger Peart
Yellowhammer near Badbury Rings © Roger Peart




Sightings Saturday 11th July 2020

Common Quail – Singing at Cranborne . Near Boveridge (SU055150)
Sooty Shearwater – 4 flew past Portland Bill late this morning
Balearic Shearwater – 10 remain off Portland Bill
Crossbill – 2 at Mordon Bog

Juvenile Peregrine, Bournemouth © David Wareham 




Sightings - Friday 10th July 2020

Balearic Shearwaters - Portland
YELKOUAN / MENORAN SHEARWATER - 1 Portland
Common Sandpiper - 2 at South Shore Langham Lakes, 1 at Stanpit, 2 at Holloway's Dock
Arctic Tern - Lodmoor
Whinchat - Dancing Ledge

Dartford Warbler, Purbeck © Fiona Keeling

Sightings for Thursday 9th July 2020

Balearic Shearwater - Westbound, viewed from Cogden Beach
Little Ringed Plover - 15 - a record count at Lychett Fields
Common Sandpiper - Stanpit Marsh and Mudeford Quay
Little Tern - First Fledgling seen at Chesil Beach colony
Little Gull - 2 at Ferrybridge
Yellow Legged Gull - 2 at Mudeford Quay