Sightings - Friday 17th January 2020

Scaup - 1+ remains at Longham Lakes
Common Scoter - c40 Portland Bill, 11 off Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Shell Bay, 1 Poole Park, 1 Mudeford Quay
Cattle Egret - 15 Abbotsbury Swannery, 5 Puncknowle (water Lane fish ponds).
Great Egret - 3 Hampreston Fields Longham, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 27 Shipstal Arne RSPB.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Shipstal Pt Arne RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Billy Winters Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere also seen from Arne RSPB.
Purple Sandpiper - 16+ Lyme Regis Cobb
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 still North Walls Wareham
Black Redstart - 1 male Tilly Whim Durlston CP.
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB



Sightings - Thursday 16th January 2020

Scaup - 2 females Lodmoor RSPB from South Down Way
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park (boating lake), 1 off Baiter Park, 1 Mudeford Quay
Cattle Egret - 25 Portesham, 30 Elworth
Great Egret - 1 Portesham
Spoonbill - 16 Wareham Channel
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne Moors RSPB pos same 1 Slepe Heath.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill (Pulpit Rock)
Spotted redshank - 4 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Mudeford Quay
Sberian Chiffchaff - 1 PC World drain Poole
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Wednesday 15th January 2020

Mandarin - 16 Sadborrow nr Thorncombe
Eider - 2 Portland Hbr, 1 Lyme Regis
Goosander - 2 Portland by thee Crab Shack
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Billy Winters, 4 Osprey Quay
Cattle Egret - 3 Hampreston Fields Longham
Great Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 28 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Portland Sailing Club
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Snipe - c300 Lodmoor RSPB
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham North Walls
Black Redstart - 2 Chesil Cove
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Brambling - 10 Oakford Hill

Over 50,000 Auk ssp past Portland Bill in a sample count possible count could be up to 100,000 birds.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 14th January 2020.

Common Scoter -  1 Poole Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Poole Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour.
Spoonbill - c. 15 Arne, 1 Holes Bay.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common.
Firecrest - 1 Wareham Common.

Reports of interest, Monday 13th January 2020.

Scaup - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Baiter.
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Holton Pools.
Hen Harrier - 1 Holton Pools.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Water Pipit - 1 Holton Pools, 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Black Redstart - 1 Broadwey.

Great Grey Shrike, Morden Bog © Ian Ballam

Sightings - Sunday 12th January 2020

Egyptian Goose - 6 Silverlake, 2 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 1 female Lodmoor RSPB
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Long-tailed Duck -  4 The Fleet off Tidmoor Point, 1 Christchurch Harbour from Fisherman's Bank
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Goosander - 2 Silverlake
Grey Partridge - 16 in 2 coveys at Milborne St Andrew, also heard calling at Wyke Down
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 2 East Fleet
Cattle Egret - 20 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Hampreston Meadows
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down, 1 Sopley Common
Hen Harrier - 2 Swineham/Arne Moors, 1 male Wyke Down, 2 male and ringtail at Milborne St Andrew
Merlin - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Great Bustard - 1 released bird near Butterstreet Cove
Golden Plover - 16 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Lyme Regis, 10+ Highcliffe (on groyne 10)
Spotted Redshank - 4 Middlebere, 1 Swineham Point
Short-eared Owl - 2 Milborne St Andrew
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 1 Middlebere (near hide)
Woodlark - 2 Silverlake
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis
Black Redstart - 1 Lyme Regis (Monmouth Beach CP), 1 Chesil Cove
Bullfinch - 7 Wyke Down
Hawfinch - 3 BonsleyCommon (on path to Okeford Hill)
Corn Bunting - 6+ Maiden Castle

Grey Partridge at Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman

Marsh Harrier at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Bearded Tit at Radipole Lake RSPB © Janice Beck

Reports of interest, Saturday 11th January 2020.

Egyptian Goose - 29 Woodsford.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Common Scoter - 1 Brands Bay.
Grey Partridge - 8 Wyke Down.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Brands Bay, 3 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Brands Bay.
Black-Necked Grebe - 3 Brands Bay.
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Middlebere.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Lyme Regis.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Brands Bay.
Short-Eared Owl - 3 Wyke Down.
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.

Reports of interest, Friday 10th January 2020.

Great Northern Diver - 3 Brand's Bay.
Black-Necked Grebe - 5 Brand's Bay, 8 Studland Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Brand's Bay.
Spoonbill - 1 Brand's Bay.
Ring-Necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GPs (view only from the path east of the site).
Scaup - 3 Longham Lakes.
Long-Tailed Duck - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Poole Harbour (Brand's Bay).
Cattle Egret - 3 Longham Lakes.
Great White Egret - 1 Goathorn, 2 Longham Lakes.
Red Kite - 2 Wyke Down.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour; 9 roosted in Poole Harbour last night.
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Poole Harbour (Holton shore).
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit Marsh.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Poole Harbour.
Short-Eared Owl - 2 Milborne St. Andrew.
Ring-Necked Parakeet - 3 Studland.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill is thought to be the second UK winter record of the species.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
‘Scandinavian’ Rock Pipit - 15 Stanpit Marsh.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common.
Firecrest - 1 Middlebere.
Tree Sparrow - several reported in a mixed flock with Linnets, Farrington (Shaftesbury).

Eider outside Lyme Regis harbour © Roger Boswell.
 


Sightngs - Thursday 9th January 2020

Garganey - 1 female Lodmoor RSPB
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis Cobb, 1 Portland Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour (off Baiter Park), 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Shipstal Point
Slavonian Grebe - 1 from Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 23 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 female Milborne St Andrew
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 25+ Highcliffe
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Jack Snipe - 1 Priory Marsh (2 at Stoborough Heath yesterday)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Sandwich Tern - 1 Baiter Park, 1 Mudeford Quay
Short-eared Owl - 4 Wyke Down, 2 Milborne St Andrew
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black Redstart - 1 Broadwey, 1 Portland Bill
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 between Kinson STW & Stour Valley riverside path
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head

Dartford Warbler, Wareham Forest © John Dadds

Reports of interest, Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Egyptian Goose - 4 Silverlake (West Knighton).
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes.   
Ring-Necked Duck -
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Common Scoter - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour.
Black-Necked Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour mouth/Shell Bay, 10 Portland Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 4 Hampreston/Longham Lakes.
Great White Egret - 2 Hampreston/Longham Lakes.
Red Kite - 1 Silverlake (West Knighton).
Purple Sandpiper - 13 Lyme Regis Cobb.
Sandwich Tern - 2 Poole Harbour mouth.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common.
Firecrest - 1 west Christchurch, 1 Hyde (nr. Bere Regis), 2 Portland (Penns Wood).

Reports of interest, Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Ring-Necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GPs (visible only from footpath to east of site).
Long-Tailed Duck - 2 Poole Harbour South Deep.
Goosander - 2 R. Stour at Christchurch.
Great Northern Diver - 8 Poole Harbour, 1 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Shell Bay (Studland).
Black-Necked Grebe - 10 off Middle Beach (Studland).
Great White Egret - 1 Sturminster Marshall on private fishing lakes.
Spoonbill - 1 Arne shoreline from bird-boat.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Wareham Channel from bird-boat.
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne shoreline from bird-boat.
Golden Plover - c. 200 Maiden Castle.
Grey Plover - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 44 Shell Bay (Studland).
Woodcock - 6 Badbury Rings.
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea Island.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Caspian Gull - 1 possible Abbotsbury Swannery.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Portland Harbour.            
Water Pipit - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
‘Scandinavian’ Rock Pipit - 2 Christchurch Harbour.

Sightings - Monday 6th January 2020.

Garganey - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes, 3 Lodmoor RSPB.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Goosander - 2 nr. Spetisbury.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Shell Bay/Jerry's Point, 1 Weymouth Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Shell Bay/Jerry's Point.
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Shell Bay/Jerry's Point.
Cattle Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Marsh Harrier -8 in roost in Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors, 1 nr. Wyke Down.
Golden Plover - c200 Coombe Valley/Came Down.
Sanderling - 12 Shell Bay/Jerry's Point.
Jack Snipe - 1 Overcombe.
Arctic Skua - 1 Ferrybridge.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Water Pipit - 2 Overcombe.
Fieldfare - c200 Came Down.
Firecrest - 2 trapped & ringed Oakley, Wimborne.

News from yesterday, Firecrest & "Siberian" Chiffchaff - Chideock WRC.

Firecrest – Oakley, Wimborne © Roger Peart.   

Scaup – Longham Lakes © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Sightings - Sunday 5th January 2020.

Brent Goose(Pale-bellied) 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Tidmoor Point.
Scaup - 4 3f 1m Longham Lakes.
Ring-necked Duck -1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Long-tailed Duck - 6 Tidmoor Point, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point.
Red-throated Diver - 9 past Portland Bill.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour, 1 past Portland Bill.
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Tidmoor Point.
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Portland Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Bockhampton.
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury, 1 Manor Farm, Hampreton, 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Spoonbill - 6 Poole Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 7 Poole Harbour(leaving roost).
Hen Harrier - 1f Stoborough Heath.
Merlin - 1 Arne Moors.
Purple Sandpiper - 25 Highcliffe, 8 Portland Bill.
Water Pipit - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, 1 Golden Cap.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common.
Firecrest - 4 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 Longham Lakes.
Great White Egret & Grey Heron – Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill.

Purple Sandpiper – Highcliffe © Clinton Whale.


Sightings - Saturday 4th January 2020.

Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Poole Harbour.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Chickerell Hive Point.
Red-throated Diver - 5 Poole Harbour, 2 past Portland Bill.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 11 Poole Harbour, 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Tidmoor Point.
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Tidmoor Point, 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 19 Poole Harbour, 6 Portland Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 35 nr. Portesham.
Great White Egret - 1 Manor Farm, Hampreston, 1 flew up Wareham Channel.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Poole Harbour.
Jack Snipe - 2 Poole Harbour.
Woodcock - 5 Poole Harbour.
Short-eared Owl - 2 Milborne St. Andrew.
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Weymouth.
Firecrest - 1 Bumpers Lane, 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Pennsylvania Castle.

Sightings - Friday 3rd January 2020.

Garganey - 1f Lodmoor RSPB.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Jerry's Point, 2 Tidmoor Point.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point.
Red-throated Diver - 10 past Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Jerry's Point, 1 Middlebere, 1 Shell Bay, 1 Tidmoor Point, 1 past Portland Bill.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor Point, 1 Jerry's Point, 1 Middlebere.
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Shell Bay, 2 Jerry's Point, 2 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier -  4 over Keysworth, 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson Sewage Works, 1 PC World Drain.
Firecrest - 2 Portland, 1 Middlebere, 1 Oakley Rd, Wimborne.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.

Avocet & lapwings – Lodmoor RSPB © Derek Fowler.  

Sightings - Thursday 2nd January 2020


Black Brant - 1 off Arne RSPB
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Long-tailed Duck - 5 East Fleet, 2 Brand's Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Slavonian Grebe - 4 East Fleet, 1 Portland Harbour, 2 Knoll Beach
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 26 Portesham, 2 Hampreston Fields, 2 Nottington
Great Egret - 1 Hampreston Fields
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove Portland
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common

Sightings - Wednesday 1st January 2020

Black Brant - 1 East Fleet
Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Scaup - 3 Longham Lakes, 3 Lodmoor
Long-tailed Duck - 6 East Fleet, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Brand's Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Slavonian Grebe - 4 East Fleet, 1 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 26 Portesham, 2 Hampreston Fields, 1 Spetisbury
Great Egret - 1 Hampreston Fields 

Black Redstart - 2 Castle Cove Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Stour Valley LNR

Sightings - Tuesday 31st December 2019

Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 5 East Fleet, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Slavonian Grebe - 3 East Fleet
Cattle Egret - 20 Portesham, 1-3 Hampreston Fields
Great Egret - 1 Hampreston Fields

Purple Sandpiper - 18 Highcliffe
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Water Pipit -  1 Stanpit Marsh
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common

Long-tailed Ducks East Fleet copyright Roderick Taylor

Sightings - Monday 30th December 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 15 East Fleet
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 6 East Fleet, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Slavonian Grebe - 4 East Fleet
Red-throated Diver - 2 off Abbotsbury Beach
Cattle Egret - 26 Portesham, 2 Hampteston Fields
Great Egret - 1 Hampreston Fields

Sightings - Sunday 29th December 2019

Black Brant - 1 East Fleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 female Sturminster Marshall
Long-tailed Duck - 6 East Fleet, 2 Brand's bay, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Goosander - 1 drake Mudeford Quay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Diver
Great Northern Diver - 7 Poole Hbr, 3 Portland Hbr, 2 off Pilot's Pt, 1 East Fleet
Spoonbill - 23 Arne RSPB
Slavonian Grebe - 4 East Fleet, 1 Bowleaze Cove
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Poole Hbr, 1 Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Hartland Moor, 1 Milborne St Andrew
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Merlin - 1 female Hartland Moor
Black Redstart - 1 Wyke Regis, 1 Durlston CP.

Redshank - Baiter Park © David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 28th December 2019

Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 2 off Jerry's Pt.
Great Northern Diver - 3 off Castletown, 2+ of Jerry's Pt, 1 off Baiter Park
Cattle Egret - 6 Buckland Ripers, 6 Nottington, 3 Hampreston Fields.
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 23 Shipstal Pt Arne
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Jerry's Pt.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Jerry's Pt.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Wareham Channel
Black Redstart - 1 Brewery Square Dorchester, 1 Broadwey

Cattle Egret - Nottington © Paul Harris

Sightings - Friday 27th December 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 female Sturminster Marshall GP.
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 6 Tidmoor Pt, 1 Fisherman's Bank.
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Tidmoor Pt.
Black-throated Diver - 1 off Osprey Quay
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Jerry's Pt, 1 off Osprey Quay
Cattle Egret - 2 Hampreston Fields
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (View from New Barn Rd.)
Slavonian Grebe - 3 off Tidmoor Pt, 1 off Jerry''s Pt.
Black-necked Grebe - 1+ Jerry's Pt,
Purple Sandpiper - 21 on Groyne H10 Highcliff
Woodcock - 1 Affpuddle, 1 Moreton
Woodlark - west over Cogden Beach
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham NW Walls, 1 Blacknor
Dipper - 1 Maiden Newton
Black Redstart - 1 Fortuneswell

Purple Sandpiper - Highcliffe © Clinton Whale
Cattle Egret - Hampreston Fields © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Thursday 26th December 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with 140 Db Brent Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 3 of Portland Castle
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Yesterday 25th December

Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Eider - 3 Portland Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Tidmoor Pt.
Long-tailed Duck - 6 Tidmoor Pt. 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd
Black-throated Diver - 3 Portland Hbr
Great Northern Diver - 9 Portland Hbr, 3 Sandbanks, 2 off Middle Beach
Slavonian Grebe - 3 off Tidmoor Pt, 1 Portland Hbr. 1 off Jerry's Pt.
Black-necked Grebe 13 Portland Hbr. 11 off Middle beach 3 off Jerry's Pt.
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Portland Bill
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Hbr
Eastern Lesser Whitethroat Wakeham
Black Redstart - 1 still Broadway in private garden

Duck Eider Portland arbour © Edmund Mackrill


Great Northern Diver - Portland Harbour © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Tuesday 24th December 2019

Happy Christmas from Dorset Bird Club

Garganey - 1 femaile Lodmoor RSPB
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Stanpit Creek
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lake
Spoonbill - 9 Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 female Milborne St Andrew
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Firecrest - 1 in private garden by Rodwell Trail
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 still on ditch at the base of NW Wareham Walls

Hen Harrier at Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman

Barn Owl at Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman


Black Swan at Lodmoor RSPB © Peter Clinch

Dunlin at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale



Sightings - Monday 23rd December 2019

Black Brant - 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Long-tailed Duck - 4 off Tidmoor Point (The Fleet), 1 Jerry's Point, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Black-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Studland Bay, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Cattle Egret - 1 Spetisbury
Spoonbill - 20 Shipstal Point (Arne RSPB)
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Jerry's Point, 3 Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 reported at Lytchett Bay
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Black Redstart - 1 still in private garden, Broadwey
Water Pipit - Radipole Lake RSPB

Bar-tailed Godwit at Baiter Park © David Wareham

Stonechat at Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Sunday 22nd December 2019

Scaup - 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 2 off Jerry's Point, 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Goosander - 2 Spetisbury
Black-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay from Knoll Beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 Spetisbury
Spoonbill - 5 Lytchett Bay, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Studland Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 female Middlebere, 1 ringtail Milborne St Andrew, 1 juv male Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Sanderling - 13 Knoll Beach
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Baiter Park, 1 Lytchett Bay
Firecrest - 2 Wareham Common, 2 Hengistbury Head wood, 1 Moor Lane Drive copse (Briantspuddle), 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland), 1 Hatch Pond
'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Wakeham (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common
Black Redstart - 1 Broadwey

Firecrest at Briantspuddle © Roger Hewitt

Knot at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale



Reports of interest, Saturday 21st December 2019.

Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes.       
Great Northern Diver - 10 dispersed across Poole Harbour, 1+ Portland Harbour, 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet).
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet).
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes.
Spoonbill - c. 20 Shipstal Point.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Plover - c. 200 Brownsea Island.       
Black Redstart - 1 Broadwey.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Common.
Firecrest - 2 Wareham Common.


Firecrest at Wareham Common © Trevor Warrick.



Reports of interest, Friday 20th December 2019.

Long-Tailed Duck - 1 Ferrybridge.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Baiter, 4 Portland Harbour.
Black-Throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor.
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor.
Grey Plover - 2 Middlebere.
Knot - 70+ Middlebere.
Greenshank - 1 Middlebere.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere.

Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wareham Walls

Siberian Chiffchaff copyright Trevor Warwick



Long-Tailed Duck at Ferrybridge © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Thursday 19th December 2019

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Tidmoor Point The Fleet
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point The Fleet
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Lyme Regis Cobb

Sightings - Wednesday 18th December 2019

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes (view from public footpaths only)
Scaup - 4 Longham Lakes (view from public footpaths only)
Red-throated Diver - 10 flew across Shell Bay, 14 past Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 2 Little Sea, Studland, 2 Longham Lakes (view from public footpaths only), 2 Clayhanger Farm
Cattle Egret - 19 Portsesham
Turnstone - 30 Jerry's Point
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Trent STW, 1 Blacknor

Sightings - Tuesday 17th December 2019

BLACK BRANT - 1 Arne RSPB
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Langton Herring, 6 Ferrybridge 
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour, 5 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 14 Highcliffe
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Blacknor Portland

Purple Sandpiper Highcliffe copyright Clinton Whale
Black-throated Divers Portland Harbour (16/12) copyright Edmund Mackrill