Saturday 25th May 2024

Greenshank - 1 Silverlake, 1 Stanpit.
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Lyme Regis (The Cobb).
Cattle Egret - 1 over Stanpit.
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island.
Little Gull - 1 Brownsea Island.
Kittiwake - 1 Brownsea Island.
Red Kite - 5 Shillingstone, 1 Winterborne Zelston.

Friday 24th May 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Priory Marsh.
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Lyme Regis (The Cobb).
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island.
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Baiter.
Little Gull - 2 Brownsea Island.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Alderholt, 1 Swineham.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Osprey - fishing off Jerry's Point.
Whimbrel - 2 Brand's Bay
Little Gull - 1 1st/sum Lodmoor

Meadow Pipit - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Ganganey - 2 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Swineham floods
Manx Shearwater - 49east Peveril Pt.
Storm Petrel - 1 west Heengistbury Hd.
Great White Egret - 2 up river of Holmbridge
Spoonbill - 1 over Swineham Pt.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Osprey - 1 Swineham Pt.
Sanderling - 2 Shell Bay
Whimbrel - 3 Brand's Bay
Little Gull - 1 1st/Sum Brownsea Lagoon
Little Tern - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Swift - 7 in off sea Hengistbury
Swallow - 120 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.

Northern Fulmar - Durlston CP - © Tim Balmer


Northern Gannet - Durlston CP © Tim Balmer

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Garganey - 1 Lower Piddle valley Floods
Cattle Egret - 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Purple Heron - 1 probable north west over Portesham
Red Kite - 1west over Hengistbury Hd.
Hobby - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER - 1 Lower Piddle Valley Floods a.m.
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Commic Tern - 60 past Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 2 males 1 Hepatic female Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Hengistbury Hd.

American Golden Plover - Lower Piddle Valley Floods © Rob Johnson




















Monday 20th May 2024

Red Kite - 50+ West Bay
White-tailed eagle - 2 Wareham Channel
Osprey - 1 over Lytchett Bay
TEMMINCK'S STINT - 1 Lower Piddle Valley Floods 
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Portland Bill Obs (trapped & Ringed)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Upton Heath

Sand Martin - Hengistbury Head - Clinton Whale























Sunday 19th May 2024

Brent Goose - 1 Durlston Head flying East
Ringed Plover - 9 Frenches Pools Lytchett Fields RSPB
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Brownsea Lagoon DWT
Roseate Tern - 1 On Brownsea Lagoon DWT and feeding in Bramble Bush Bay Studland
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Lagoon DWT
Osprey - 1 over Broadwey & drifted West
Honey Buzzard - 1 Over Church Knowle  & flew East
Red Kite - 85+ over West Bay, single flock of 22 over Rodden Hive, 11 Rempstone Heath, 5 Dorchester, 3 Holt Cemetery, 2 Corfe Castle, 2 Charlton Down
White tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel from BoPH safari cruise
Wheatear - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Maiden Castle
Crossbill - 2 Brownsea Island NT

Wheatear - Ferrybridge © Mark Wright




Saturday 18th May 2024

Barnacle Goose - 1 Holme Lane GP
Mandarin Duck - 4 Holmebridge
Nightjar - 1 Ferndown gold Club / Parley Common
Ringed Plover - 27 Ferrybridge
Sanderling 14 ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Islaned Lagoon DWT and Poole Harbour entrance
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Lagoon DWT
Great White Eger - 2 Holmebridge
Red Kite - 16 Dorchester, 9 over Forston, 6 Woodville, 4  Marnhull
Buzzard - 14 Marnhull
Yellow wagtail - 1 Portland Bill
Tree Pipit - 1 Winfrith Heath

Stonechat - near Martin Down © John Bishop




Yellowhammer - Dorchester © Alan Membury

 

Friday 17th May 2024

Goosander - 1 female on the River Stour at Blandford Forum
Cuckoo - 2 Hartland Moor, 2 West Moors, 1 Puddletown Forest, 1 Morden Bog 
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lower Piddle Valley flood fields
Knot - 4 Lower Piddle Valley flood fields
Spoonbill - 1 Over Hengisbury Head
Honey Buzzard - 1 Hengisbury Head flew high to the North East
White tailed Eagle - 2 flying south from Cerne Abbas, 2 Over Wareham
Garden Warbler - 1 Hengisbury Head, 1 Durlston CP
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Morden Bog, 1 Thorncombe Woods

Little Tern -  Ferrybridge © John Dodds 




Reed Bunting - Stanpit Marsh  © Dave Hill  




Razorbill - Portland Bill  © Rachel Leedham



Thursday 16th May 2024

Purple Sandpiper - 14 Lyme Regis on the rocks of the Cobb
Cattle Egret - 1 Radipole RSPB  in summer plumage
Great White Egret - 1 Holmebridge 
Osprey - 1 Middlebere Channel
White tailed Eagle - 1 high over Holten Lee / Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 3 Holmebridge, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Bee - eater - 2 Hengisbury head flew East over Coastgaurds

Rock Pipit - Dancing Ledge © Brian Edge



Wednesday 15th May 2024

Avocet - 2 Brownsea Lagoon
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Swineham
Bar-tailed Godwit - 15 Brownsea Lagoon
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point, Swanage
Pomerine Skua - - 1 SE off Hengistbury Head
Honey Buzzard - 1 south over Greenhill Bowling Club
Red Kite - 1 over Wareham Channel
White-tailed Eagle - 2 over Wareham Channel
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Sherford Pools, Lytchett Fields

Curlew, Lodmoor RSPB © Phil Cheeseman


Grey Plover, Stanpit Marsh  © Clinton Whale


Grey Wagtail, Maiden Newton © Frank Gardiner

 

Tuesday 14th May 2024

Common Scoter - 5 off Hengistbury Head
Cuckoo - 1 heard near Puddletown
Grey Plover - 3 Lower Piddle Valley
Whimbrel - 5 Brands Bay
Bar-tailed Godwit - 17 Whitley Lake
Knot - 1 north from Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 2 north from Stanpit Marsh
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 1st summer Holmebridge
Arctic Skua, pale morph - 1 off Hengistbury Head
Manx Shearwater - 9 off Hengistbury Head
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Ferrybridge
Osprey - 1 returning Poole Harbour female on Middlebere Nest Platform,
1 off Swineham Point, 1 Brands Bay
GREAT REED WARBLER - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Garden Warbler - 2 Long Field, Christchurch Harbour

Bar-tailed Godwit, Lodmoor RSPB © Phil Cheeseman


Mallard ducklings, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Monday 13th May 2024

Grey Plover - 2 Brands Bay, 1 from Rock Lea Viewpoint
Whimbrel - 3 Brands Bay
Common Sandpiper - 1 Sherford Pools, Lytchett Fields
Kittiwake - 2 off Branksome Chine
Pomarine Skua - 1 off Ferrybridge
Arctic Skua - 1 off Ferrybridge
Manx Shearwater - 4 off Branksome Chine
Gannet - 8 off Branksome Chine
Osprey - 1 Middlebere

Yesterday (12th):

Stone-curlew - 1 East Fleet

Stone-curlew, East Fleet © Freddy Alway




Grey Heron, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Meadow Pipit, Portland © Sharon Towning


Sedge Warbler, Lodmoor RSPB © Phil Cheeseman

 


















Sunday 12th May 2024

Cuckoo - 2 or 3 at Stoborough Heath, 1 Stanpit on North Scrubs early this morning,
              1 heard at  Morden Bog, 1 heard at Slepe Heath
Knot - 2 Lower Piddle floods
Greenshank - 1 Lower Piddle floods
Little Gull - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Cattle Egret - 4 on East Marsh (Stanpit) this afternoon
Red Kite - 2 over Corfe Castle, 1 Eype, 1 St Ives, 1 Preston (Weymouth)
Alexandrine Parakeet - 1 at PBO
Pied Flycatcher - 1 in a Parkstone garden
Redstart -  1 trapped & ringed at Durlston CP

Stonechat, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

 

Red Kite, near Corfe Castle © Fiona Keeling

 

Saturday 11th May 2024

Eider - 3 west past Hengistbury
Nightjar - 2 in off the sea at Ferrybridge, 1 flushed at Ferrybridge Visitor Centre
Cuckoo - 1 Tolpuddle eary morning
Turtle Dove - 1 briefly at Newton's Road in Weymouth ealy afternoon
Grey Plover - 1 Cogden & West Bexington
Whimbrel - 25 Cogden & West Bexington
Turnstone - 1 Cogden & West Bexington
Sanderling -  43 Cogden & West Bexington, 1 east past Hengistbury
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 seen at Ferrybridge flying east towards Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 still on Bestwall WMs north of Swineham GPs
Red Kite - 3 over Dorchester, 1 Ballard Down
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Bill this morning
Redstart -  female at Tidmoor Point

Yesterday : A Hoopoe flew straight past PBO and 8 Black Terns off Portland Bill .

Great Tit, Studland © John Bishop


Friday 10th May 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Wareham Forest
Little Gull - 1 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Lower Piddle floods
Red Kite - 4 over Chideock, 1 Hardown Hill, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hobby - 3 Wareham Forest, 2 Winterborne Stickland
Wood Warbler - 1 Wareham Forest
Yellow Wagtail -2 Stanpit Marsh
Hawfinch - a male briefly at Blacknor (Portland)

Thursday 9th May 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Stoborough Heath, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Hardy Monument
Garganey - 1 drake at Lodmoor RSPB
Ruff - 6 Lower Piddle flood, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Greenshank -  4 Lower Piddle flood
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 still on Bestwall WMs north of Swineham GPs
Little Gull - 1 still on Bestwall WMs north of Swineham GPs
Red Kite - 2 over Eype, 1 Wool, 1 Carey
Osprey - 1 over Moordown (Bournemouth)
 
Reed Warbler, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Cuckoo, Longham Lakes © Ron Poulter

Sedge Warbler, Longham Lakes © Ron Poulter


 

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Cuckoo - a hepatic female, Hengistbury Head; 2 Wareham Forest.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Silverlake.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 past Hengistbury Head.
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Little Gull - 1 Brownsea Island.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel.
Red Kite - 3 Bloxworth, 2 Bridport, 1 Beaminster, 1 West Bay.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere.
Hobby - 2 Wareham Forest.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Monkton Up Wimborne.
Bee-eater - 1 heard Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lytchett Fields.

Wheatear, Stanpit © Clinton Whale.

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Egyptian Goose - 2 Longham Lakes.
Cuckoo - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Sherborne, 1 Wareham Forest.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Swineham.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 soaring over Throop.
Red Kite - a substantial movement west today, with 150+ W over Abbotstbury Swannery, 
                30+ West Bay, 32 Weymouth, c10 Boscombe, 9 East Holme, 8 Owermoigne, 
                7 Wareham Forest, 4+ Holes Bay.
Hobby - 1 N over Cerne Abbas, 1 soaring Longham Lakes, 2 Wareham Forest.
Sand Martin - c100 Stanpit.
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 9 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland (Reap Lane).
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Nightingale - 1 Portland Bill.
Wood Warbler - 1 Wareham Forest.

Late news - Bee-eater at Portland Bill yesterday.

Skylark, Portland © Alan Membury














Cuckoo, Sherborne © Peter Clinch














Dunnock, Portland © Alan Membury

Monday 6th May 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Cerne Abbas, 1 Middlebere, 1 Tolpuddle.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lower Piddle Valley floods.
Whimbrel - 9 Brand's Bay, 3 Holes Bay, 3 Lytchett Bay, 4 Middlebere.
Sanderling - 4 Bramble Bush Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point.
Little Gull - 1 Lower Piddle Valley floods.
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 Lower Piddle Valley floods.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 passed over Swineham.
Red Kite - 26+ NW over West Bay.
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Wytch Channel.
Wheatear - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Peveril Point.
Firecrest - 1 Upton CP.


Turnstone, Mudeford Quay © Clinton Whale.

Sunday 5th May 2024

Eider - 4 off Hengistbury Head.
Cuckoo - 1 Longham Lakes, 2 Stanpit including a hepatic female.
Avocet - 3 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 3 past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge, 5 Christchurch Harbour, 4 Lytchett Bay.
Sanderling - 17 past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Black Tern - 1 E past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge.
Fulmar - 1 passed through Christchurch Harbour.
Manx Shearwater - 1 E past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge.
Great White Egret - 1 Hampreston fields, 2 Lytchett Bay.
Pomarine Skua - 1 E past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge, 1 E past Kimmeridge, 1 E past 
            St Aldhelm's Head, 1 E past Hengistbury Head - presumably all the same bird.
Arctic Skua - 1 E past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge.
Great Northern Diver - 1 W past Hengistbury Head.
Red-throated Diver - 2 past Hengistbury Head.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Kimmeridge (Swyre Head).
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Hobby - 1 E past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge, 
1 Kimmeridge (Swyre Head).
Barn Owl - 1 Wick, very unusual in the area.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Garden Warbler - 2 Stanpit.


Shelduck, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale




Saturday 4th May 2024

Cuckoo - 2 Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Lyme Regis Cobb
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Poole Harbour entrance
Little Tern - 2 Longham Lakes
Roseate Tern - 1 briefly at Brownsea Lagoon
Pomarine Skua - 2 east past Chesil Cove, 2 east past Peveril Point, 1 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 east past Peveril Point
Osprey - 1 over Bothenhampton (Bridport)
Yellow Wagtail - 2 over Stanpit Marsh
Hawfinch - male trapped & ringed at PBO
 
Lesser Whitethroat, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

 


Friday 3rd May 2024

Cuckoo - 2 Morden Bog, 1 Wick
Garganey - Drake on flood N of Swineham GPs
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Hengistbury Sandspit
Common Sandpiper - 3 Peveril Point, 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 1 on flood N of Swineham GPs
Greenshank -  5 on flood N of Swineham GPs
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Little Gull - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Manx Shearwater - 4 west past Peveril Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 west past Peveril Point
Cattle Egret - 1 on flood N of Swineham GPs
Hobby - 1 Morden Bog, 1 over Dorchester Riverside LNR, 1 Arne RSPB
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury Barn Field
Black Redstart - 1 male Ferrybridge
 
Great White Egret, Longham Lakes © Ron Poulter
Dartford Warbler © Robert Fielding

 

 

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Wick, 1 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, a drake on flood N of Swineham GPs
Whimbrel - 9 past Hengistbury Head, 5 Holes Bay, 4 Ferrybridge, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Greenshank -  1 Stanpit Marsh
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy again on flood N of Swineham GPs
Arctic Tern - 3 Hengistbury Head
FORSTER'S TERN - 2cy over Holes Bay seen from Upton CP
Little Gull - 1 adult Christchurch Harbour from Fisherman's Bank, 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 1 Christchurch Harbour from Fisherman's Bank, 1 Wick
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Litton Cheney
Firecrest - 1 Upton CP
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Sandspit

Yesterday : 12 Arctic, 7 Pomarine and a Great Skua past Portland Bill.

Young Tawny Owls, Woodville © John Bishop

Ringed Plover, Hengistbury Sandspit © Clinton Whale

Sandwich Terns, Christchurch Harbour © Clinton Whale


Wednesday 1st May 2024

Cuckoo - 1 heard at Longham Lakes, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Garganey - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 over Christchurch Harbour
Scaup - 3 over Christchurch Harbour (in group a with the Garganey)
Little Ringed Plover - 2 N of Swineham GPs
Sanderling - 10 Brownsea Lagoon, 3 Christchurch Harbour Sandspit
Whimbrel - 10  Christchurch Harbour, 4 Swineham Point, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Holes Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour Sandspit
Wood Sandpiper - 2 Swineham Point
Greenshank -  5 Lytchett Bay, 1 Brownsea Lagoon
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Little Gull - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs, 1 briefly at Brownsea Lagoon
Great Northern Diver - 1 at entrance to Poole Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Hobby - 1 Swineham Point
Short-eared Owl - 1 near Martinstown
Garden Warbler - 1 Wick
Nightingale - 1 singing on Worget Heath
 
Black Swan, Longham Lakes © Mike Kirby

Reed Warbler, Longham Lakes © Mike Kirby

 

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Nightjar - 1 seen flying near Sugar Hill, Wareham Forest
Cuckoo - 1 heard at Longham Lakes, 1 Morden Bog
Sanderling - 4 east Hengistbury Head
Whimbrel - 2 Lynch Cove, 2 in Holloway's Dock, Hengistbury
Spotted Redshank - 2 on flood N of Swineham GPs
Wood Sandpiper - 3 on flood N of Swineham GPs
Greenshank -  3 on flood N of Swineham GPs
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Little Gull - 2cy still on flood N of Swineham GPs
Pomarine Skua - 2 east past Portland Bill, 1 east past Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge, 1 past the Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Arctic Skua - 2 east Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 4 east Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 west Hengistbury Head
Red Kite - 1 over Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 over Upton CP
Hobby - 1 Hampreston Fields, 1 Toller Porcorum, 1 Morden Bog
Merlin - 1 again west of Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Yellow Wagtail - 1 in Barn Field, Hengistbury
Tree Pipit - 4 Morden Bog
Crossbill - 3 Morden Bog

Siskin, Winterborne Stickland © Will Bown

 
Whimbrel, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Monday 29th April 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Swineham GPs sluice
Whimbrel - 20 Sunnyside Farm, 9 Holes Bay, 3 Lynch Cove, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 2 Holes Bay, 2 Wareham Common, 1 Swineham GPs sluice, 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 4 on flood N of Swineham GPs
Wood Sandpiper - 1 on flood N of Swineham GPs
Greenshank -  8 on flood N of Swineham GPs
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy again on flood N of Swineham GPs
Little Gull - 2 2cy Hengistbury Head, 2cy at Swineham
Great Skua - 4 past the Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Arctic Skua - 2 east Hengistbury Head, 1 past the Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Red-throated Diver - 6 Hengistbury Head, 7 past the Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Manx Shearwater - 3 east past the Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Black Kite - a possible over A35 at Bloxworth
Hobby - 1 Slepe Heath, 1 Wool Heath, 1 Stanbridge
Merlin - 1 Bridging Camp (The Fleet)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Hartland Moor
Whinchat - 1 Holes Bay in Asda car park

Dunlin, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

 
 
 

Sunday 28th April 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 2 Swineham
Whimbrel - 20 Sunnyside Farm, 10 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Brand's Bay
Sanderling - 20 Brownsea Lagoon
Common Sandpiper - 3 Swineham, 3 Hengistbury Head, 2 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 5 Swineham, 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 6 Swineham, 4 Lytchett Bay
Little Gull - 1st winter at Swineham
Arctic Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
Hobby - 1 Sunnyside Farm
Garden Warbler - 1 PC World Drain
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 PC World Drain, 1 Sunnyside Farm
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Arne RSPB
Black Redstart - 1 male at West Bay
Whinchat - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Sunnyside Farm
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis
 
Wheatear, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

 
 

Saturday 27th April 2024

Cuckoo - Coombe Valley, Lodmoor, Longham Lakes, Lytchett Bay, Sunnyside Farm
Turtle Dove - 1 Old Hill, Portland
Little Gull - 1 still Brownsea Lagoon
Yellow-legged Gull - 3cy Silverlake
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 500 Silverlake, 300+ Wareham Common
Grasshopper Warbler - 10+ Portland Bill, 1 Chapman's Pool, 1 Lodmoor (1 yesterday Lyme Regis undercliff)
Ring Ouzel - 5 Portland at Verne Moat, 1 Coombe Valley
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Pied Flycatcher - 2 St. Aldhem's Head, 2 Portland, 1 Bardolf Farm, Puddletown
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 West Bay
Whinchat - 8 Lytchett Fields, 6+ Portland Bill, 4 Lodmoor, 4 St. Aldhem's Head
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
 
Lesser Whitethroat, Stanpit © Mike Kirby

 


 

 
 

Friday 26th April 2024

Cuckoo - singles at Brownsea, Hengistbury Head, Morden Bog, Silverlake and Thorncombe Wood Whimbrel - 15 Sunnyside Farm, 9 Stanpit, 6 Greenlands Farm, 5 Swineham, 4 Brownsea, 4 Holes Bay, 3 Lytchett Fields
Purple Sandpiper - 16 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Spotted Redshank - 5 on flood N of Swineham GP, 1 Lytchett Fields
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 2cy on flood N of Swineham GP
Little Gull - 2cy on flood N of Swineham GP, 1 Brownsea lagoon
FORSTER'S TERN - reported again at Upton CP, Holes Bay
Red Kite - 1 over Ensbury Park, Bournemouth
Hoopoe - 1 reported Wool
Black Redstart - male West Bay

Yesterday (25th)
Purple Heron - Lodmoor briefly at dusk

Purple Heron, Lodmoor, 25th April © Steve Mansfield


Thursday 25th April 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Swineham GP in summer plumage
Whimbrel - 1 Middlebere Channel
Ruff - 2 Lower Piddle Flood fields
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Silverlake, 1 Rock Lea VP Lytchett Bay, 1 Holes Bay
Spotted Redshank 3 Lower Piddle flood fields
Little Gull - Lower Piddle flood fields
FORSTER'S TERN - 1 Upton CP, Holes Bay
White tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Short eared Owl - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hobby - 1 Morden Bog, 1 in off the sea Durlston CP
Wood Warbler - 1 S end of Hartland Moor
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Ballard Down
Tree Pipit - 3 Ballard Down, 1 Morden Bog

Spotted Redshank - Lower Piddle Valley © Garry Hayman




Black necked Grebe - Swineham GP © Brian Edge