Monday, 17th May 2021.

Cuckoo - 1 heard Arne, 1 heard Slepe Heath, 1 heard Coombe Heath.
Brent Goose - 3 Brand's Bay.
Barnacle Goose - 1 Silverlake.
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake.
Sanderling - 21 Brand's Bay, 18 Hengistbury sandspit.
Whimbrel - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Osprey - 1 W over Christchurch Harbour.
Hobby - 2 Longham Lakes.

Sunday, 16th May 2021.

Cuckoo - 1 Wareham (Piddle Valley), 1 Wick.
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge.
Sanderling - 8 Ferrybridge, 19+ Hengistbury sandspit.
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor.
Pomarine Skua - 1 E Hengistbury Head passed inside the harbour.
Arctic Skua - 1 pale-phase Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Charmouth, 1 W past Hengistbury Head, 4 Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 10+ Portland Bill.
Hobby - 1 Wareham (Piddle Valley).
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Saturday, 15th May 2021.

Cuckoo - 1 Wick.
Common Scoter - 64 E and 28 W past Charmouth, 21 past Hengistbury.
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 past Hengistbury.
Grey Plover - 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Whimbrel - 15 W past Charmouth, 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Arctic Tern - 1 past Branksome Chine.
Black Tern - 1 past Branksome Chine.
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 3 past Portland Bill included a pale-phase bird.
Great Northern Diver - 1 W past Charmouth.
Fulmar - 2 past Branksome Chine included a blue-phase bird.
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Branksome Chine, 7 E past Charmouth.
Great White Egret - 1 Frome valley.
Cattle Egret - 1 Frome valley.
Osprey - 1-2 Arne peninsula.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham.
Red Kite - 1 Christchurch.
Hobby - 1 West Parley.


Spotted Flycatcher, Swanage © Phyl England











Turnstone, Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham


Friday 14th May 2021

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis, Harbour
Cuckoo - 1 Tolpuddle, 1 West Bay
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland, in Private Garden
Whimbrel - 1 Greenhill, Weymouth
Knot - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Lyme Regis, The Cobb
WHISKERED TERN - 1 still at Longham Lakes, South Lake
Honey Buzzard - 1 Coward's Marsh
Red Kite - 1 Stonebarrow Hill, 1 Stoborough
Short-eared Owl - 1 Bowleaze Cove, east of
Hobby - 2 Holton Lee, seen from Lytchett Fields RSPB
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bird Obs
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stubhampton
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis, top of town

Sand Martins, Silverlake © Alan Membury

Short-eared Owl, Bowleaze Cove ©Paul Harris


Whimbrel, Greenhill © Daragh Croxson









Thursday 13th May 2021

Egyptian Goose - 3 Silverlake
Little Gull - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, briefly
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Longham Lakes, still on South Lake
Chough - 1 still at Portland Bill, very mobile
Nightingale - 1 Culverwell, Portland

Yesterday: Cuckoo - 1 Affpuddle Heath, 1 Wareham Forest
                  Hoopoe - 1 Langton Herring, private garden
                  Serin - 2 Castletown, Portland

Little Gull, Lytchett Fields RSPB © Chris Walker


Wednesday 12th May 2021

Nightjar - 11 on Puddletown Road
Alpine Swift - 1 High over Fortuneswell, Portland
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Longham Lakes, still on South Lake
Great Northern Diver - 1 Cogden Beach, 1 Hengistbury Head
Chough - 1 still East Cliffs nr. Culverwell, Portland
Tree Pipit - 2 Cogden Beach

Chough, Culverwell © Olly Frampton

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Long-tailed Duck - 1F Lodmoor RSPB, Overcombe
Whimbrel - 6 Holes Bay, 4 at sea Christchurch
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, among the Common Terns
WHISKERED TERN - Longham Lakes, South Lake
Pomarine Skua - 3 Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 3+ Chesil Cove
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Golden Oriole - Durlston CP
Chough - Portland Bill, East Cliffs nr. Observatory
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour, Stunted Oaks
Serin - Portland Bill, Field nr. Observatory

Yesterday: Nightjar - 1 Brownsea Island
                  Cuckoo - 1 Lytchett Fields

Chough, Portland Bill © Vaughan Ashby


Cuckoo, Lytchett Fields © Ian Ballam


Monday 10th May

 Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Whiskered Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Pomarine Skua - 3 Chesil Cove, 2 West Bexington, 2 Portland Bill, 1 West Bay
Arctic Skua - 5 Chesil Cove,1 West Bay
Great Skua - 1 West Bay, 1 Chesil Cove
Tawny Pipit - 1 Cogden Beach
Serin - 1 Portland Bill 

Sunday 9th May

Cuckoo - 1 Bowerswain Farm, Gussage All Saints, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 near Kingston Maurwood
Turtle Dove - 1 Studland garden, 1 Wakeham Portland
Common Crane - 2 in field by A35 Bakers Arms roundabout Poole
Sanderling - 13 Charmouth Beach
 Iceland Gull - juvenile Lodmoor
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whiskered Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Great Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Pomarine Skua - 2 Hengistbury Head, 2 West Bay
Arctic Skua - 1 Branksome Chine
Long-tailed Skua - 1 immature Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 from Anvil Point, Durlston, 4 Branksome Chine
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-tailed Sea Eagle - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Red Kite - 1 Gussage All Saints
Spotted Flycatcher - 8 Cogden Beach
Redstart - 1 Cogden Beach
Whinchat - 2 Cogden Beach
Tawny Pipit - 1 east end of Burton Mere


Roseate Tern, Abbotsbury Swannery © Roger Webb


 Iceland Gull, Lodmoor (8th May)© Edmund Mackrill 

Saturday 8th May

 Whimbrel - 20 Branksome Chine, 7 Charmouth Beach, 13 Lytchett
Iceland Gull - 1 juvenile Lodmoor
Whiskered Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-throated Diver - 1 Branksome Chine
Great Northern Diver - 4 Branksome Chine, 3 Old Harry
Storm Petrel - 1 Old Harry
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Tawny Pipit - 1 Cogden Beach

Friday 7th May

Long-tailed Duck - 1st winter drake still at Silverlake
 Whiskered Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 3 passed Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery,3 Frome Valley
Short-eared Owl - 1 Redcliffe Point Weymouth, 1 Portland Bill
Golden Oriole - 1 briefly at Cerne Abbas
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 private garden Easton
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Greenlands Farm Studland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Talbot Heath, 1 ringed Durlston CP, 1 Greenlands Farm Studland, 3 Wick Fields
Tawny Pipit - 1 Cogden Beach
Serin - 1 Portland Bird Observatory



Tawny Pipit, Cogden Beach  © Peter Coe



Whinchat, Wick Fields Hengitsbury Head © Michael Gibbons




      Kingfisher, River Stour at Blandford © Alan Membury



 

Reminder - Dorset Bird Club Annual General Meeting

To be held online (Zoom) at 7pm on Tuesday 25th May 2021

Agenda and papers have been sent to all members by post or email. Speaker - Chris Chapleo (Chair, CHOG) will present a talk on 'Christchurch Harbour - small but varied'. 

If you wish to attend the online AGM by Zoom please contact us by emailing: admin@dorsetbirds.co.uk - you will be provided with a link to Zoom prior to the meeting.

If you do not wish to attend the AGM by Zoom but wish to vote for the AGM proposals you can email your completed voting form to the email address above or send it by post.

Thursday 6th May 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 South Lake, Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
TAWNY PIPIT - 1 Cogden Beach

Reed Warbler Spetisbury (c) John Bishop



















Whiskered Tern (c) Alan Membury




Wednesday 5th May 2021

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
Black Redstart - 1 Peveril Point, Swanage

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 South Lake, Longham Lakes
Dunlin - 150 Abbotsbury Swannery, 150 Ferrybridge
Sanderling - 25 Ferrybridge
Whimbrel - 9 Hengistbury Head, 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 8 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill  
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Chesil Cove
Manx Shearwater - 48 past Portland Bill, 282 past Charmouth (yesterday)  
Ring Ouzel - 2 Verne Common

Monday 3rd May 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Ring-necked Duck - 1 South Lake, Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 past Branksome, 6 past Chesil Beach, 6 past Hengistbury Head, 12 past Portland Bill
Velvet Scoter - 1 past Portland Bill
Common Scoter - 30 past Hengistbury Head
Wood Sandpiper - 1 in off West Cliffs
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 15 Bestwall, 19 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 2 past Camp Road, 1 past Branksome, 1 past Hengistbury Head, 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill 
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Abbotsbury, 1 past Portland Bill
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Camp Road and Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 360 past Camp Road
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Chesil Cove
Serin - 1 in PBO garden

Sunday 2nd May 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Lodmoor RSPB west scrape
Garganey - 1 East past Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Whimbrel - 32 Abbotsbury Swannery, 21 West Bexington, 20 Lodmoor RSPB
Mediterranean Gull - 7 Child Okeford
Arctic Tern -  1 Off Portland Bill
Whiskered Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery on post by Tank teeth 
Puffin - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB flew over
Cattle Egret - 3 Frome Flood Fields East Holme
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Over Wareham
Merlin - 1 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Hobby -  1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bearded Tit - 16 Radipole RSPB on Buddlia Loop
Cetti's Warbler - 20 Lodmoor RSPB North end 
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland castle, 1 The Hump Avalanche Road Portland
Spotted Flycatcher -  1 The Hump Avalanche Road Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Pied Flycatcher -  1 Middlebere, 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 2  West Bexington
Serin - 1 Christchurch Harbour flew East over  Crouch Hill

Merlin - Barleycrates Lane Portland ©Dan & Shirley Law




Grey Wagtail - Poole Park ©David Wareham




Pied Flycatcher - Reap lane Portland ©Garry Hayman



Saturday 1st May 2021

Brent Goose - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Radipole RSPB
Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Swift - 3 Shroton, 2 Bloxworth
Turtle Dove - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Common Sandpiper - 1 Chapmans Pool, 1 Swineham Pools
Pomarine Skua - 2 Past Portland Bill 
Puffin - 2 Dancing Ledge
Red Kite - 1 Hambledon Hill
Short-eared Owl - 1 West Cliffs Portland
Hobby - 2 Blandford, 1 Portland
Cetti's Warbler - 41 Swineham/Frome Valley
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head 
Sedge Warbler - 18 Bestwall/Frome Valley, 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland
Spotted Flycatcher -  1 Hengistbury Head
Whitethroat - 23 St Aldhelms Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Thumb Lane Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Redstart - 2 Shave Cross
Whinchat - 7 Reap Lane / Barleycrates Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 5 St Aldhelms Head, 4 Reap Lane
Crossbill - 8 Lamberts Castle

Yesterday: Hoopoe - 1 Studland in Private Garden

Hoopoe - Studland  © Mike Cheesman





Razorbill - Portland Bill  © Garry Hayman


Friday 30th April 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Radipole RSPB seen from the visitor centre
Nightjar - 1 Cogden
Black-winged Stilt - 2 Lodmoor RSPB Postbox Pool
Honey-buzzard - 1 Moor country Park Verwood
Hobby - 1 Durweston Bridge
Wood Warbler - 1 Cogden Beach boardwalk gully
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring Ouzel - 1 Wyke Regis
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Portland Avalanche Road Hump, 1 Portland Castle
Nightingale - 4 Alners Gorse, 1 Luscombe NR Poole
Pied flycatcher - 1 Avalnce Road Hump Portland, 1 female Reap Lane  Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Redstart - 1 male Reap Lane Portland
Whinchat - 5 Barleycrates Quarry, 1 Avalanch Road Hump Portland
Corn Bunting - 20 King Down Nr Wimbourne

Black-winged Stilt - Lodmoor RSPB © Garry Hayman




Whinchat - Portland © Garry Hayman



Shelduck - Poole Park  ©David Wareham


Thursday 29th April 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Radipole RSPB on Buddleia Loop
Garganey - 2 Drake and female Swineham mouth of the River Piddle, 1 Radipole RSPB seen from the viewing shelter
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Lyme Regis on The Cobb
Osprey -  1 resident Poole Hbr.
Short - eared Owl - 1 Durlston CP
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland near Avalanche Road Hump
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Worth Matravers along path to Seacombe, 1 Culverwell
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Poole Park, 1 Durlston CP
Whitethroat - 5 Woodville
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Avalanche Road Hump
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Winspit Quarry
Redstart - 1 female Suckthumb Paddocks Portland
Whinchat - 5 Barleycrates Quarry

Whitethroat - Woodville ©John Bishop



 
Chaffinch - Poole Park ©David Wareham


Wednesday 28th April 2021

Garganey - 1 Male Abbotsbury Swannery, 1male Tadnoll, 1 male Poole Park
Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 over Cerne Abbas, 1 resident Poole Hbr.
Whimbrel - 39 Wesy Bay, 5 Portland Bill, 3+ Middlebere, 2 Holes Bay
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Littlesea The Fleet.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 1 Littlesea The Fleet.
WHISKERED TERN - 1 west West Bay
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Bay presume same Bowleaze Cove later
Turtle Dove - 1 Culverwell Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Swift - 40+ Longham Lakes, 3 Arne RSPB, 1 Wareham Common, 1 Littlesea, 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Easton
Sand Martin - 21 over Wareham Common
Swallow - 75 Hengistbury Hd, 60 over Wareham Common, 40 West Bay
House Martin - 7 Wareham Common, 3 West Bay, 1 Hartland Moor
Wood Warbler - 1 West Bay
Willow Warbler - 149 Portland Bill
Blackcap - 49 Portland Bill
Lesser Whitethroat - 9 Portland Bill, 2 West Bay, 1 Littlesea, 1 Southwell, 1 Wick, 1 Poole Park, 1 Middlebere.
Whitethroat - 32 Portland Bill, 19 West Bay, 3 Southwell, 2 Middlebere
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Culverwell, 1 Littlesea The Fleet
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Southwell
Pied Flycatcher - 3 Reap Lane, 1 Southwell, 1 fem. Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 200 Portland Bill, 12 North Coastguard Portland, 4 West Bay, 4 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Easton
Tree Pipit - 5 North Coastguard Portland

Drake Garganey-Poole Park © Mike Gibbons















Tuesday 27th April 2021

Eider - 1 adult drake Lyme Regis
Long-tailed Duck - 1 imm drake Silverlake
Red-throated Diver - 1 St Aldhelm's Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 10 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Christchurch Hbr.
Osprey - 1 over Lodmoor, 1 Poole Hbr.
Grey Plover - 15 past Hengistbury Hd, 13 Middlebere
Whimbrel - 28 Lytchett Bay, 24 past Charmouth, 21 St Aldhelm's Hd, 10 Hengistbury Hd.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Pomarine Skua - 1 over Chesil Cove, 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 3 Portland Bill
Swift - 2 St Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Canford Bottom
Wryneck - 1 Watery Lane SANG (Lytchett Bay) Upton
Hobby - 1 Winfrith Heath
House Martin - 20 Frampton, 2 Upton
Ring Ouzel - 1 Verne Common Portland
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Culverwell, 1 Verne Common
Pied Flycatcher - 2 males St. Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 1 Southwell Farm
Redstart - 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Whinchat - 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Stanpit Marsh, 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd.

Grey Wagtail - Near Wimborne ©Trevor Wilkinson





Great Black-backed Gull - Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham


Monday 26th April 2021

Cattle Egret - 10 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hobby - 1 St Ives
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Alner's Gorse
Ring Ouzel - 2 Verne Moat Portland
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Castle
Serin - 1 briefly Durlston CP car park.

Razorbill - Durlston Country Park © Will Bown


Sunday 25th April 2021

Brent Goose - 1 past East Bexington, 1 past Ferrybridge
Egyptian Goose - 2 Swineham meadows
Mandarin Duck - 1 male Stour Valley LNR.
Common Scoter - 27 past Cogden, 12 past Charmouth
Red-throated Diver - 1 St. Alhelm's Head, 1 West Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Cogden
Manx Shearwater - 55 Charmouth, 24 West Bay
Cattle Egret - 9 Abbotsbury
Glossy Ibis - 1 long stayer Stanpit Marsh
Honey Buzzard - 1 possible NE over The Eye Mead Wimborne
Red Kite - 1 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog
Osprey - 1 over The eye Mead Wimborne
Grey Plover - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 70 Rodden Hive, 30 Christchurch Hbr, 24 West Bay, 21 St Aldhelm's Hd, 23 Lytchett Fields 
                    RSPB, 18 Cogden, 12 Charmouth, 1 Abbotsbury
Bar-tailed Godwit - 28 Chesil Beach, 15 Charmouth, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Sanderling - 7 St. Aldhelm's Hd, 3 West Bay, 1 Cogden
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Stour Valley LNR.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Fisherman's Dock Christchurch.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Pomarine Skua - 1 pale phase East Bexington
Arctic Skua - 3 East Bexington, 2 Chesil Beach
Little Tern - 26 Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Tern - 3 Cogden
Little Gull - 3 east Ferrybridge, 3 Chesil Cove, 2 East Bexington
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 2nd/sum Cogden
Swift - 11 Charmouth, 2 St. Aldhelm's Hd, 2 Swineham GP, 2 Hengistbury Hd,
Hobby - 2-3 Midddlebere, 1 Charmouth, 1 Shapwick
Swallow - 48 St. Aldhelm's Hd, 3 Charmouth.
House Martin - 1 Hengistbury Hd,
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Redstart - 2 Rodden Hive - 2 Wareham Forest, 1 Barn Field Hengistbury Hd.
Wheatear - 3 St. Aldhelm's Hd, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Priory Marsh

Saturday, 24th April 2021.

Swift - 100+ Longham Lakes.
Cuckoo - 2 Ferrybridge/Chesil, 1 West Knighton.
Egyptian Goose - 2 Holme Lane GP (Wareham).
Eider - 1 past Charmouth.
Grey Plover - 1 past Alum Chine, 13 Ferrybridge/Chesil
Little Ringed Plover - 1 over The Fleet.
Whimbrel - 10 past Alum Chine, 9 past Charmouth, 115 past Ferrybridge/Chesil, 
    1 heard over Lytchett Matravers at dusk.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Charmouth.
Greenshank - 1 Ferrybridge, 6 over Holme Lane (Wareham).
Arctic Skua - 4 past Ferrybridge/Chesil, 17 Portland Bill Obs.
Pomarine Skua - 1 distantly past Alum Chine, 2 Portland Bill Obs.
Great Skua - 1 from Camp Rd (Wyke Regis).
Little Gull - 26 past Chesil.
Arctic Tern - 14 past Alum Chine, 6 Ferrybridge/Chesil.
Red-throated Diver - 5 Ferrybridge/Chesil.
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill Obs.
Osprey - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 over Talbot Heath.
Red Kite - 1 Morden.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Ferrybridge/Chesil.
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge.
Hobby - 1 Portland West Cliffs, 1 Winfrith.
White Wagtail - 2 off the sea Alum Chine.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill Obs.
Common Redstart - 1 Portland Bill Obs, 1 Studland.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Merley.
Whinchat - 1 Ferrybridge.
Nightingale - 1 near Hazelbury Bryan.
Serin - 1 Ferrybridge/Chesil.

Late news - Wryneck at West Parley on Thursday.


Siberian Chiffchaff, Merley © Terry Elborn

















Siberian Chiffchaff, Merley © Terry Elborn


Friday, 23rd April 2021.

Swift - 1 Ferrybridge, 7 Longham Lakes.
Cuckoo - 2 Swineham.
Grey Plover - 21 past Chesil Beach, 1 Ferrybridge, 4 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Swineham.
Whimbrel - 12 Christchurch Harbour, 177 past Chesil Beach, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Poole Harbour
   (Sandbanks), 45 Portland, 5 The Fleet (Lynch Cove).
Ruff - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Caspian Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Arctic Skua - 4 past Chesil Beach.
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Fulmar - 1 inside Christchurch Harbour.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head.
Manx Shearwater - 2 Chesil Beach.
Red Kite - 1 Stag Gate, 1 Yetminster.
Merlin - 1 off the sea Portland, 1 Portland West Cliff.
Hobby - 1 West Moors.
White Wagtail - 1 Portland West Cliff.
Common Redstart - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland (Thumb Lane).

Late News: yesterday's movement of Bar-tailed Godwit was estimated at over 2200 in the Weymouth /Portland area.

Whimbrel, Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.


Thursday 22nd April 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 2 females still at Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake
Ruddy Shelduck - 2 Silverlake
Garganey - pair at Swineham GPs
Swift - 2 Longham Lakes
Stone-curlew - 1 briefly at Cogden beach this morning before flying north
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 2 Longham Lakes
Bar-tailed Godwit - large numbers reported from coastal sites since yesterday afternoon including 332
over Chesil today
Cattle Egret - 14 Abbotsbury Swannery this evening, 2 Upton CP
Little Gull - 1 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 past Hengistbury
Black-throated Diver - 1 past St Alhelm's Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 long staying bird at Christchurch Harbour possibly departed this morning
Red Kite - 2 over Stanpit village, 1 over Lytchett Bay
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Shapwick/Tarrants Keyneston
Whinchat - 1 Wick Hams
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head

Grey Wagtail, Merley © Roger Peart

 

 

Long-tailed Duck, Silverlake © Geoff Upton





 

Turnstone, Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham


Wednesday, 21st April 2021.

Reeves' Pheasant - 3 Wytch Farm (Poole Harbour).
Egyptian Goose - 2 Lower Bockhampton.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake (middle lake).
Ring-necked Duck - 2 Longham Lakes.
Mandarin Duck - 1 Stour Valley LNR.
Cuckoo - 1 Alners Gorse, 2 Wytch Farm (Poole Harbour).
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Silverlake (eastern lake), 1 Stour Valley LNR.
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 West Quay Rd, Poole.
Cattle Egret - 1 north over Portland Bill.
Red Kite - 1 Dewlish.
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP.
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Radipole Lake reeling.
Ring Ouzel - 3 Weston (Portland).


Corn Bunting, Coombe Valley © Daragh Croxson
















Wheatear, Coombe Valley © Daragh Croxson


Tuesday, 20th April 2021.

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake.
Ring-necked Duck - 2 Longham Lakes.
Cuckoo - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Rempstone, 1 Trigon estate.
Avocet - 1 past Portland Bill.
Grey Plover - 5 Herbury (The Fleet).
Little Ringed Plover - 8+ Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel - 27 Herbury (The Fleet), 6 Lytchett Fields, 5 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Arctic Skua - 6 Portland Bill.
White Stork - 5 over Lower Bockhampton (late afternoon), 5 over Longham Lakes (afternoon).
Red Kite - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Bridport, 1 Sydling St Nicholas.
Hobby - 1 Herbury (The Fleet), 1 Lytchett Fields.
White Wagtail - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Hengistbury Head, 8 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Common Redstart - 1 Throop (Bournemouth).
Wheatear - 300+ Portland Bill.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Westbourne.
Whinchat - 10 Portland Bill, 1 Studland (Greenlands Farm).
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Grasshopper Warbler - several Portland Bill, 1 Rodden Hive reeling.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Barleycrates Lane (Portland), 3 The Verne (Portland).


Red Kite, Abbotsbury © Sue Wingett




















Dunnock, Wimborne © Roger Peart

Song Thrush, Wimborne © Roger Peart

Monday 19th April 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 2 females at Longham Lakes (one on each lake)
Garganey - pair Longham Lakes (on South Lake)
Little Ringed Plover - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Christchurch Harbour sandspit
Wimbrel - 40 Littlesea/Tidmoor, 9 past Hengistbury, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Cattle Egret - 13 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1st winter at Lodmoor RSPB, 1 over Ferrybridge
Arctic Tern - 5 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 over Chesil Beach
Glossy Ibis - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Grasshopper Warbler - 5 Littlesea/Tidmoor, 2 Barleycrates Lane, 1 Wears Hill above Abbotsbury, 1 Ferrybridge
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland West Cliff
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Cogden Beach
Whinchat - 3 Barleycrates Lane, 3 Littlesea/Tidmoor,  2 East Bockhampton, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Coombe Valley, 1 Swyre Head, 1 Canford Heath
Redstart - 4 Barleycrates Lane, 2 Littlesea/Tidmoor
Yellow Wagtail - 3 over Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sunday 18th April 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Silverlake
Garganey - 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 West Knighton, Silverlake
Stone-curlew - 1 Cheselbourne
Little Ringed Plover - 8 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Barleycrates Lane, Portland, 1 Poundbury, Dorchester
Ring Ouzel - 2 Barleycrates Lane, Portland, 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Thumb Lane, Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Culverwell, Portland
Whinchat - 5 CAmpRoad, Wyke Regis, 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Littlesea, The Fleet
Crossbill - 1 Morden Bog NNR

Stone-curlew, Cheselbourne © Svetlana Ashby






Crossbill, Morden Bog NNR © Mark Wright

Coot, Lodmoor RSPB © Pam Parsons