Sightings - Thursday 17th October 2019

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret -  2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Ower Bay,1 Brand's Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 46 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Hartland Moor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Pomarine Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Roseate Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 ringed at Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Radde's Warbler - 1 possible briefly at PBO
Melodious or Icterine Warbler - 1 briefly at Portland Bill by Coastguard Cottages
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 ringed at PBO
White Wagtail - 2 Warmwell Caravan Park
Brambling - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 16th October 2019

Eider - 1 drake from the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere, 1 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 55 Arne RSPB, 1 over Swineham GPs
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Water Rail - 1 Durlston CP by ringing station
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 Burton Bradstock
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP
Yellow-browed Warbler -  2 Portland (Penn's Weare), 1 trapped and ringed at Durlston CP
Ring Ouzel - 3 Portland (Penn's Weare), 2 Durlston CP, 1 West Bexington, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Brambling - 1 over Durlston CP

Sightings - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Rodden Hive
Garganey -1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Cattle Egret - 11 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Middlebere
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER -1 Lodmoor
Golden Plover - 350 West Compton
Greenshank - 8 Brownsea Island lagoon
AMERICAN BLACK TERN - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 7 Durlston, 1 Merley
Red-breasted Flycatcher -1 Avalanche Hump
Firecrest - 2 Constitution Hill Poole
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston
Chiffchaff - 30 PC World Drain

Sightings - Monday 14th October 2019

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 1 Lodmoor
AMERICAN BLACK TERN - 1 Longham Lakes
Caspian Gull - 1 reported Longham Lakes
Wryneck - 1 Crown Estate Field PBO
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Hump, 1 ringed PBO
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 2 Avalanche Road Hump

Sightings - Sunday 13th October 2019

Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Avon Valley
Jack Snipe - 1 Lodmoor
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Avocet - 350 Middlebere
Little Stint - 3 Ferrybridge
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1 possible/probable Ferrybridge
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
AMERICAN BLACK  TERN - 1 Longham Lakes
Richard's Pipit - 1 Butterstreet Cove
Ring Ouzel  - 1 Eype

Sightings - Saturday 12th October 2019

Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pink-footed Goose - 1 West Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Brand’s Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields
Cattle Egret - 9 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island Lagoon
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston

Sightings - Friday 11th October 2019

Pink-footed Goose - West Bay (North of Rise Cafe in field by River Brit)
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill, 1 past St Aldhelm"s Hd.
Gannet - 1000+ feeding of Portland Bill, 95 Hengistbury Hd.
Grey White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 8 Holton Lee
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Herbury Gore
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Lee
Greenshank - 2 Holton Lee
Great Skua - 5 Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Sandwich Tern - 51 Hengistbury Hd.
American Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 1st/w Hengistbury Hd.
Merlin - 1 Herbury Gore
Redwing - 1 Portland Bill

Black-tailed Godwit - Lodmoor RSPB © Nick Hull



Sightings - Thursday 10th October 2019

Pink-footed Goose - West Bay (North of Rise Cafe in field by River Brit)
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Wyke Regis (with DbBrent)
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge (with DbBrent)
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 32 Arne RSPB, 3 Lytchett Bay
Crane - 2 in flight Dorset/Somerset Border Bradford Abbas/Clifton Maybank)
Osprey - 1 Pergins Island (Holes Bay)
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is, 1 Lytchett Bay
American Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Mudeford Quay
Firecrest - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Durlston CP.
Woodlark - 1 over south Penn's Weare Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd (northwest of visitors centre)
Brambling - 1 Mudeford Quay

Sightings - Wednesday 9th October 2019


IMPORTANT

If the American Black Tern is still present
Anyone intending to visit Longham Lakes from Friday 11th October access to the lakes will be severely restricted.  This is due to essential maintenance work on the lakeside banks and will result in the temporary closure of the paths around the lakes.  The work is due to last 2 weeks, but it may be shorter if works progresses well. 
So tomorrow may be your last chance to visit.

If anyone still wants to see the American Black Tern, tomorrow might be the last opportunity (assuming it is still there).

Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole RSPB (north-end), 1 Tidmoor Cove, 1+ Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB over Shipstal Pt.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
American Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes (South Lake)
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bird Obs (ringed & released)
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring Ouzel - 1 King Barrow Portland
Richard's Pipit - 1 Portland Bill (QinetiQ compound)

Purple Sandpiper - Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell



















Drake Teal - Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissel

Sightings - Tuesday 8th October 2019

Garganey - 1 Longham Lake
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Is, 1 in flight between Lodmoor & Radipole RSPB, 1 west Abbotsbury Swannery
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
(American) Black Tern  - 1 Longham Lakes (South Lake)
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill (Hut Field)
Merlin - 2 Male & female Hartland Moor, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 over Scotland Farm, 1 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 2 Wakeham Portland, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bearded Tit - 38 Lytchett Bay
Wood Lark - 2 over Portland Bill
Swallow - 1200 Durlston CP.
House Martin- 450 Durlston CP.
Ring Ouzel - 1 west Durlston CP.
alba Wagtail - 220 Durlston CP.
Linnet - 1240 Durlston CP, 530 Portland Bill
Goldfinch - 560 Durlston CP.

(American) Black Tern - Longham Lakes © Aidan Brown
Meadow Pipit - Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissel


Sightings - Monday 7th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 imm. drake still at Longham Lakes.
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 8 Christchurch Harbour.
Knot - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Kittiwake - 1 past St. Aldhelm's Head.
Little Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
(American) Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes.
Wryneck - 1 Hut Fields, Portland.
Redwing - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Poole Harbour.
Firecrest -  2 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Penns Wood, 2 Wakeham.

Black Tern – Longham Lakes ©Lorne Bissell.    

Sightings - Sunday 6th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.
Great White Egret - 1 Weymouth, fishing in a garden pond.
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Black-tailed Godwit - 1874 Wareham Channel.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Wareham Channel.
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Wareham Channel.
(American) Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Skylark - 561 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Meadow Pipit - 572 St. Aldhelm's Head.
"alba" Wagtail - 272 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Whinchat - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania Castle Woods.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 The Nothe, Weymouth. 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Portland.
Tree Sparrow - 5 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Linnet - 767 St. Aldhelm's Head.

Garganey – Longham Lakes © David Foster.
Spotted Flycatcher – The Nothe © Edmund Mackrill.

Scaup – Longham Lakes © David Foster. 
Grey Phalarope – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.
Greenshank – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.  
Little Gull – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.
Spotted Flycatcher – The Nothe © Edmund Mackrill.

Black Tern – Longham Lakes © David Foster.






Sightings - Saturday 5th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay.
Balearic Shearwater - 65 past Portland Bill.
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Gigger's Island.
Goshawk - 1 over Wareham Channel.
Sparrowhawk - 2 Durlston CP.
Hobby - 1 Durlston CP.
Merlin - 1 Brownsea Lagoon 1 Poundbury.
Ruff - 1 over Longham Lakes 10.30 this morning.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Lagoon.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Juv. Durlston CP.
Sabine's Gull - 1 Juv. Durlston CP.
American Black Tern -1 Longham Lakes.
Sand Martin - 4 Durlston CP.
Swallow - 850 Durlston CP, 250 Christchurch Harbour, 200+ Poundbury.
House Martin - 1055 Durlston CP, 25 Christchurch Harbour.
Redwing - 3E Stanpit Marsh, 1 over Poundbury.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, Portland Bird Observatory.
Firecrest - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Wakeham Wood, Portland, 1 Portland Bird Observatory.

Chiffchaff – Bournemouth © David Wareham.

DBC Walk - Sunday 6th October 2019

Sunday 6th October 2019
Normandy Marsh  09:30 – 14:00 approx.
Meet in the car park near Lymington Sailing Club (SZ 333950) – charges apply.
Category A.

Sightings - Friday 4th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
Osprey - 1 off Cobbs Quay.
Marsh Harrier - 5 West Poole Harbour, 1 over Holton Pools, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 2 between Rempstone & Norden.
Peregrine Falcon - 1 juv. over Wareham Channel.
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor.
Spoonbill - 28 Wareham Channel.
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Redwing - 1 Ferrybridge.
Wheatear - 3 Portland Bill.
Reed Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chard Junction GP.
Spotted Flycatcher -  2 Portland Bird Observatory, 1 Thumb Lane, Portland.

Yellow-browed Warbler – Chard Junction GP © Dave Helliar.

















Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.



















Stonechat – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Thursday 3rd October 2019

Garganey - 1 immature/female Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 immature male Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver -1 St. Aldhelm's Head
Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - at least 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 3 Holes Bay, 1 Poole Quay
Merlin - 3 East Bexington, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Sanderling - 1 Hengistbury Head
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank -1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pomarine Skua - 1 Weymouth Bay
Arctic Skua - 18 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head, 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Portland Bird Obs
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Coombefield Quarry (Portland)
Redwing - 2 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Portland South

Sightings - Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Goosander - 3 Stanpit Bight
Greylag Goose - 90+ over Silverlake
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - c30 Poole Harbour
Osprey - up to 9 in Poole Harbour area
Sparrowhawk - 6+ Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Ringstead, 1 Stanpit
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Grey Phalarope - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery near tank teeth
Spotted Redshank -3 Brownsea Island, 2 Stanpit
Jack Snipe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Ringstead
Goldcrest - 18 ringed at Durlston CP
Firecrest - 3 Brownsea Island
Ring Ouzel - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Littlesea (Studland)
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Ringstead
Whinchat - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Redstart - 1 trapped and ringed at Longham Lakes
Yellow Wagtail - 14 Lodmoor RSPB

Migration numbers reported today included:
Meadow Pipits - 770+ St Aldhelm's Head, min 1,500 at Ringstead 
Hirundines (mainly Swallows and House Martins) - several thousand at both St Aldhelm's Head and Wilkswood Farm near Langton Matravers
Skylark - c550 St Aldhelm's Head


Redstart trapped and ringed at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Yellow Wagtail at Lodmoor RSPB © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Manx Shearwater - 1 Durlston NNR.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Durlston NNR.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor.       
Marsh Harrier - 5-6 Wareham Channel.
Osprey - 1 over Arne, 1 west over Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Merlin - 1 Durlston NNR.
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor, 3 Hyde's Heath (Arne).
Grey Plover - 3+ Brownsea Island.
Knot - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.           
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor.
Arctic Skua - 2 Durlston NNR.
Little Gull - 1 Durlston NNR.
Whinchat - 1 Durlston NNR.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston NNR.
Firecrest - 2 Durlston NNR.

Reports of interest, Monday 30th September 2019.

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.
Red-Throated Diver  - 3 Mudeford Quay.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill, 6 St Aldhelm's Head.
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bay.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor.       
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Winspit.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Great Skua - 2 St Aldhelm's Head.
Arctic Skua - 9 Portland Bill, 12 St Aldhelm's Head.
Pomarine Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor.       
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland (Watery Lane).
Woodlark - 6 Winspit were presumably migrants.
Whinchat - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Eye Mead, 2 Maiden Castle.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland (Suckthumb Quarry).
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland Bill.



Migration:  Large numbers of Meadow Pipits, Goldfinch and Swallow on the move today including over 1100 pipits past St Aldhelm's Head by 10am, and 550 Swallow over Christchurch Harbour in a 90-minute sample count.

Late news:  A Bittern reported from Leigh Rd (Wimborne) at the weekend; 500+ Canada Geese over Sturminster Marshall Gravel Pits on Saturday.

Sightings - Sunday 29th September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Storm-petrel - 2 past Chesil Cove, 1 past Charmouth
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Wareham/Swineham GPs, 1 Spetisbury
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hobby - 1 Swineham
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Golden Plover - 31 over Christchurch Harbour area
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh this morning for two hours
Grey Phalarope - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Chesil Cove
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 16 Chesil Cove, 3 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Portland Bill
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 2 Chesil Cove, 2 Christchurch Harbour
Kittiwake - 335 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery then flew down The Fleet
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 17 Swineham, 1 Sunnyside Farm, 1 Stanpit

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Stanpit Marsh © Alan Hayden

Grey Phalarope at Stanpit Marsh © Mike Gibbons

Grey Phalarope at Stanpit Marsh © Alan Hayden

Reports of interest, Saturday 28th September 2019.

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.   
Balearic Shearwater - 22 past Portland Bill.
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
GREAT SHEARWATER - 1 past Portland Bill.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere; 5 at a Poole Harbour roost.
Osprey - 1 Brands Bay, 1 Holes Bay, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.
Hobby - 2 Arne moors, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Middlebere.
CRANE - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Grey Plover - 4 Brownsea Island.
Whimbrel - 1 Middlebere.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit.           
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island.   
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 7 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill.
Roseate Tern - 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Whinchat - 1 Crouch Hill.
GREAT REED WARBLER - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Bournemouth, 1 Portland Bill.

Reports of interest, Friday 27th September 2019.

Balearic Shearwater - 2 Durlston CP, 47 Portland Bill, 52 St Aldhelm's Head.
Spoonbill - 50 Arne.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 1 Slepe Moor.
Osprey - 1 Arne, 1 Holton Lee, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Grey Plover - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.           
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Bay RSPB.   
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 4 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
GREY PHALAROPE - 1 past Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.       
Arctic Skua - 1 through Christchurch Harbour, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Ringstead, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
LONG-TAILED SKUA - 1 past Mudeford Quay.
SABINE'S GULL - 1 past Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Whinchat - 2 Crouch Hill.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Thursday 26th September 2019

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Common Scoter - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 142 past Portland Bill, 1 past Ringstead Bay
Great White Egret - 6 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 over Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 3 Hyde's Heath, 2 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Swineham, 1 Durlston CP
Whimbrel - 1 Middlebere
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Brownsea Island
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston CP
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Reap Lane (Portland)
Yellow Wagtail - 5 Swineham
Richard's Pipit - 1 heard over Portland Bill
Meadow Pipit - 9,250+ heading W over Durlston CP in morning, c5,000 South over Portland Bill

Juvenile Stock Doves in nest at Canford © Roger Peart



Eider at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell
Scaup at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart
Common Scoter at Radipole Lake RSPB © Vaughan Ashby

Sightings - Wednesday 25th September 2019

Greater Scaup - 1 drake Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB from Discovery Centre (identified from photos)
Common Scoter - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 Poole Harbour
Hobby - 3 Poole Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Greater Scaup Longham Lakes copyright Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Tuesday 24th September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 12 past Portland Bill, 5 west St Aldhelm's Head
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Ferrybridge
Spoonbill - 6 over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Osprey - 1 Arne
Hen Harrier - 1 probable ringtail flew east along Slepe Heath
Hobby - 1 Arne
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Upton CP, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 8 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields
Black Tern - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Wood Lark - 1 Arne
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Wick
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Wick

Sightings - Monday 23rd September 2019

Wigeon - 110 Stanpit Marsh
Teal - 446 Lytchett Fields
Greater Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 1 off Branksome Beach
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
White Stork - 1 reintroduced bird Warmwell Heath
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Knot - 30 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 12 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 12+ Lytchett Fields, 4 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow Wagtail - 6 at least Wick
Redstart - 1 Wick
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wakeham



Sightings - Sunday 22nd September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham GPs
Spoonbill - 1 Swineham Point
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh yesterday
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 juv Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wakeham

Sightings - Saturday 21st September 2019

Osprey - 1 Holton Pools, 1 Holes Bay
White Stork - 1 over A31 near Wimborne
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Pymore
Cattle & Great White Egrets Lodmoor copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 20th September 2019

Osprey - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Swineham
Spoonbill - 42 Wareham Channel
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor
Long-billed Dowitcher Lodmoor copyright Will Bown


Sightings - Thursday 19th September 2019

Wigeon - 203 Holes Bay
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Poole Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 4 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 30 Wareham Channel
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor
Short-eared Owl - 1 West Cliffs Portland
Ring Ouzel -1 Durlston

Sightings - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Honey Buzzard - 1 over Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 East Bexington
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Purple Heron - 1 Barleycrates Lane/Reap Lane then over West Cliffs
White Stork - 1 Lyme Regis
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Knot - 54 Stanpit Marsh
Great Reed Warbler - 1 Portland Obs
Black Redstart - 1