Sightings - Sunday 17th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Arne RSPB
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Holton Lee pools
Ringed Plover - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery

Kestrel - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Skylark - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
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Sightings - Saturday 16th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Ringed Plover - Holton Lee pools

Sightings - Friday 15th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Arctic Skua - 2 Abbotsbury Beach

Bullfinch - Oakley © Roger Peart

Bullfinch (juvs) - Oakley © Roger Peart

Peregrine - Bournemouth © David Wareham

Moorhen (juvs) - Lodmoor RSPB © Maurice Budden

Nightjar walk

Friday 15th June 2018
 
Nightjar and Woodcock walk - Leader: Trevor Thorpe
 
White Sheet Plantation, near Wimborne 19:30 – dusk.
Meet in the car park on the bend in the road (SU 048036).
Category A.

Sightings - Thursday 14th June 2018

Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Wednesday 13th June 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Storm Petrel - 9 Trapped - Portland (last night)
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Short eared Owl - 1 Portland
Rose coloured Starling - 1 Blacknor Estate, Portland
Golden Oriole - 1 Culverwell, Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 12th June 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Storm Petrel - 10 Trapped at Portland Bill (last night)
Red Kite - 1 Martinstown, 1 Cerne Abbas
Common Crane - 2  flew east over Fiddleford Mill 
Golden Oriole - 1 Observatory Quarry, Portland


Fledgling Peregrine, Bournemouth © David Wareham




Sandwich Tern, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale



Sightings - Monday 11th June 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch Harbour
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Red Kite - 1 Litton Cheney 
Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lapwing - 12 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Redshank - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black tailed Godwit - 80 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Peregrines, Bournemouth © David Wareham


Sightings - Sunday 10th June 2018.

Hobby - 1 Eight Kings Quarry, Portland
Med Gull - 2 Lytchett Minster
Little Tern - First 2 chicks hatched today - Chesil Beach 
Cuckoo - 2 Bradbury Rings
Rose Ringed Parakeet - 3 Arms Beer Garden
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Eight Kings Quarry, Portland




Sightings - Saturday 9th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Barnacle Goose - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Ferrybridge
Cuckoo - 2 Badbury Rings
Hoopoe - 1 briefly ay Wallsend, Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Friday 8th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Sanderling - 6 Ferrybridge
Cuckoo - 1 Wick, Christchurch Harbour
Subalpine Warbler - 1 female (presumed Western) trapped at PBO

Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 7th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery then flew past Shipmoor Point
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Sightings - Wednesday 6th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (released after being taken into care when found injured nearby earlier in year)
Garganey - 1 drake Lodmoor RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 1 Bowleaze Cove
Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Bowleaze Cove
Red-footed Falcon - 1 female Morden Bog this evening
Arctic Skua - 2 Bowleaze Cove
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 West Bexington

Juvenile Coot at Radipole RSPB © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Tuesday 5th June 2018.

Garganey - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Hobby - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.




Mute Swan cygnets at Stanpit © Clinton Whale


Kestrel at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Little Tern at Ferrybridge © Clive Hargrave


Pochard at Radipole Lake © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Monday 4th June 2018.

Garganey - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Quail - 1+ calling Tarrant Rushton airfield.
Red-Footed Falcon - a first-summer bird went NE from Anvil Point.
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Knot - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge.
Puffin - 1 Dancing Ledge.
Corn Bunting - 11 Tarrant Rushton airfield.



Peregrine in Bournemouth © Clinton Whale


Grey Heron at Radipole Lake © David Wareham


House Martins at Spyway Farm © Clive Hargrave


House Martins at Spyway Farm © Clive Hargrave

Reports of interest, Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Quail - 1+ calling Tarrant Rushton airfield.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Hooded Crow - 1 Blacknor (Portland).
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.

Late news:  There were two Rose-Coloured Starling on Portland yesterday (rather than the single bird originally noted).

Reports of interest, Saturday 2nd June 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Hobby - 2 Morden Bog.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Ferrybridge.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge, 35 Hengistbury sandspit.
Little Gull - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Red-Backed Shrike - 1 Coombefield Quarry, Portland.
Rose-Coloured Starling - 1 still at Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland.




Hobby at Morden Bog © Simon Buckell


Rock Pipit at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
Great Black-Backed Gull at Bournemouth Eastcliff © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 1st June 2018

Gargarney - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Spotted Crake - 1 singing again at Lodmoor RSPB tonight
Osprey - 2 RSPB Arne off Shipstal
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Hobby - 3 Moreton Forest
Rosy Starling - 1 still Portland Bill, 1 Morden Bog

Lesser Black-backed Gull - East Cliff Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings Thursday 31st May 2018

Garganey - 3 (2drake 1 duck) Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 2 West Bexington (1 in summer plumage)
Osprey - 1 Middlebere with pale blue CR on right leg.
Spotted Crake - calling at dawn Overcombe side of Beachdown
Short-eared Owl - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hobby - 1 north along the West Cliff Portland Bill
Rosy Starling - 1 still frequenting the Qinetiq compound Portland Bill

Sightings Wednesday 30th May 2018

Great White Egret - 1 over Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Spotted Crake - 1 calling Overcombe
Little Tern - 1 Hengistbury Hd
Rosy Starling - 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 20 Portland Bill, 3 Anvil Point, 1 Hengistbury Hd.

Jay- Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings -Tuesday 29th May 2018.

Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Common Crane - 2 over Sturminster Newton.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still Bill Quarry, Portland. 1 flying N up Weston Road, Portland.
Hawfinch - 1 Portland observatory, briefly.

Sightings - Monday 28th May 2018.

Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge.
Rose-coloured Starling - 2 Nottington. 1 Portland Bill.
Black-headed Bunting - 1 male Top Fields, Portland Bill.

Black-headed Gull, fly-catching – Brownsea Island DWT ©Lorne Bissell.

Rose-coloured Starling – Bill Quarry, Portland ©Roger Hewitt.

Sightings - Sunday 27th May 2018.

Little Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Stanpit Marsh (Ashy-headed. M. f. cinereocapilla)
Rose-coloured Starling - 2 Portland Bill.

Greenfinch – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham. 

Sightings - Saturday 26th May 2018.

Snow Goose - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery(of unknown origin).
Knot - 1 in summer plumage Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Arctic Skua - 1E past Portland.
Arctic Tern - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Black Tern - 1 Brownsea Lagoon.
Alpine Swift - 1E over Hengistbury Head.
Bee-Eater - 1N over Abbotsbury Swannery.
Spotted Flycatcher - 21 Hengistbury Head.
Rose-coloured Starling -1 Weymouth.
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Observatory area.
Tree Sparrow - 2 briefly at Portland Bill.

Sightings - Thursday 25th May 2018

Brent Goose - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Ringed Plover - 44 Lytchett Fields
Black-tailed Godwit - 242 Lytchett Fields
Sanderling - 45 West Bexington, 22 Mudeford Quay

Sightings - Thursday 24th May 2018

Red Kite - 1 Bere Regis area, 1 Thorncombe area
Honey Buzzard - 1 in off Weymouth
Sanderling - 80 West Bexington
Whimbrel - 3 West Bexington
Possible Siberian Common Tern - 1 Abbotsbury
Spotted Flycatcher - 16 Hengistbury Head, 50 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Brent Goose - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Turbary Common, 1 Arne, 3 Sixpenny Handley
Osprey - 2 Arne, 1 Tidmoor Point
Knot - 1 Abbotsbury
Sanderling - 66 West Bexington
Black-tailed Godwit - 181 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Bee-eater - 1 heard Durlston

Sightings - Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Hardly any news today

Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury
Red Kite - 3 Wareham Forest, 1 Ulwell

Sightings - Monday 21st May 2018

Manx Shearwater - 225 off Abbotsbury Beach this evening
Red Kite - small numbers still moving in the south of the county

Bee-eater - 1 over Portland Bill, 1 heard over Wareham near train station at 16:30
Whinchat - 1 Seatown, near Chideok

Sightings - Sunday 20th May 2018

Nightjar - 2 distantly off Chesil Cove late evening

Egyptian Goose - Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Saturday 19th May 2018

Black-tailed Godwit - 130 Brownsea Lagoon
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Gull - 1 2cy Abbotsbury Swannery
Short-eared Owl  - 1 in the Lorton Valley, Lodmoor RSPB

Stonechat - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham