Sightings - Wednesday 19th June 2019

Eider - 2 off Mudeford Quay
Common Scoter - 8 off Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 2 sum/plumage off Shore Abbottsbury, 1 off West Bexington
Great Egret - 1 flew over West Howe Ind.estate
Glossy Ibis - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay a.m. prob 1 of same over Hydes Heath Arne RSPB.
Whimbrel - 2 Ferrybridge
Little Tern - 2 off Mudeford Quay
Common Tern - 18 off Mudeford Quay
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell, 1 West Bexington
Hobby - 1 over Wick Hams

Sighting - Tuesday 18th June 2019

Great Egret - 1 Herbury Gore a.m. same as 1 Langton Herring
Glossy Ibis - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Stone Curlew - 1 north over Lytchett Heath
Arctic Skua - 1 off Portland Bill

Glossy Ibis - Abbotsbury Swannery © Sue & Tony Wingett
















Whooper Swan - Abbotsbury Swannery © Sue & Tony Wingett

Sightings - Monday 17th June 2019

GLOSSY IBIS - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill

Sightings - Sunday 16th June 2019

Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Saturday 15th June 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake
Quail - 1 Cranborne, 1 Tarrant Rushton airfield (last night)

Sightings - Friday 14th June 2015

Mute Swan - 261 Christchurch Harbour (yesterday)
GLOSSY IBIS - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Rodden Hive
Manx Shearwater - 25 past Hengistbury Head
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor

Long-tailed Tit copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 13th June 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland
Great Northern Diver - 1 Overcombe Corner, Weymouth Bay
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 Godmanstone
Glossy Ibis - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Lagoons
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB


Sightings - Wednesday 12th June 2019

Glossy Ibis - 1 flew over Ferrybridge
Osprey - 2 including translocated male LS1 which has returned to Poole Harbour and was seen interacting with the female
Cuckoo - 1 over Ferrybridge


Glossy Ibis Radipole Lake RSPB copyright Joe Kaplonek

Glossy Ibis Radipole Lake RSPB copyright Joe Kaplonek



Glossy Ibis Radipole Lake RSPB copyright Joe Kaplonek



Sightings - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Quail - 1 or 2 heard at Badbury Rings NT
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Lagoon
Red Kite - 1 Cheselbourne
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Pools
Cuckoo - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Alpine Swift - 1 Durlston CP early evening, then headed north
Rosy Starling - 1 in private garden Southwell, Portland

Other news - 1 Convolvulus Hawk Moth trapped overnight Portland

Nightjar on Brownsea Island copyright Trevor Wilkinson

Sandwich Terns with young Brownsea Island copyright Trevor Wilkinson

Shelduck with young copyright Trevor Wilkinson




Sightings - Monday 10th June 2019

Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 1 at private site in Poole Harbour
Cuckoo - 1 Holton Lee, 1 St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch calling and seen 21.45 yesterday evening

Sightings - Sunday 9th June 2019.

Quail - 3 singing on the downs between Dorchester and Piddlehinton.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole RSPB.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 17 Brownsea Lagoon.
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bill.

Pheasant – Durlston CP © David Wareham.

Sightings - Saturday 8th June 2019.

Quail - 1 calling Came Down GC area.
Manx Shearwater - 7 off Mudeford Quay.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 off Mudeford Quay, 2 off Portland Bill.
Storm Petrel - 3 Christchurch Bay.
Red Kite - 1 over Poole.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 6 past Portland Bill.
Cuckoo - 4 Hartland Moor.
Marsh Warbler - 1 Ringstead Bay.
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bird Observaory.

Guillemot – Durlston CP © David Wareham. 

Sightings - Friday 7th June 2019.

Common Scoter - 1 inside Christchurch Harbour.
Manx Shearwater - 45 off Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 off Portland Bill.
Gannet - c20 off Branksome.
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Puffin - 2 off Portland Bill.

Sightings - Thursday 6th June 2019.

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere Channel.
Hobby - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Cuckoo - 2 Stanpit Marsh.

Whooper Swan – Avon Causeway taken on 5th © Trevor Wilkinson. 

Whooper Swan – Avon Causeway © Peter Calladine.

Sightings - Wednesday 5th June 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Balearic Shearwater - 2 off Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Tuesday 4th June 2019

Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake

Sightings - Monday 3rd June 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole Lake
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Whooper Swan Avon Causeway copyright Mike Gibbons


Sightings - Sunday 2nd June 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Woodchat Shrike - 1 reported Top Fields Portland
Whooper Swan Avon Causeway copyright Alan Hayden

Reports of interest, Saturday 1st June 2019.

LITTLE BITTERN - 1 Lodmoor.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 14 Brownsea Island.
Cuckoo - 1 Chettle Chase Coppice.


Young Starling near Wimborne © Roger Peart

Sightings - Friday 31st May 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole lake RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island
Black Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 1 Fiddleford

Yesterday - 4 Puffins settled off Portland Bill

Meadow Pipit at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 30th May 2019

Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 over Bournemouth, 1 over Arne RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 6 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1st summer still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 1 Badbury Rings
Hoopoe - 1 at West Bexington this morning but not seen since

Reports of interest, Wednesday 29th May 2019.

Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Island.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Wheatear - 1 Coombe Heath.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Island.
Hobby - 1 Brownsea Island, 2 Morden Bog.
Cuckoo - 2 Morden Bog.

Reports of interest, Monday 27th May 2019.

Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bill came in off the sea.
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Moreton.
Garden Warbler - 1 Upton CP.
Firecrest - 1 Upton CP.

Sightings - Sunday 26th May 2019

Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 (1st/sum) still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Badbury Rings, 1 Wick (Christchurch Harbour)


Puffin at Dancing Ledge © Simon Buckell

Razorbill at Dancing Ledge © Simon Buckell

Sightings - Saturday 25th May 2019

Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Manx Shearwater - 73 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Red Kite - 3 over Upwey, 1 over Bridport
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 (1st/sum) Abbotsbury Swannery
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell (Portland)
Common Rosefinch - 1 Culverwell (Portland Bill) briefly early morning

Whitethroat at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 24th May 2019

Red Kite - 1 over Canford School
Great Egret - 1 Rodden Hive
Little Gull - 1 past Rodden Hive, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Golden Oriole - 1 Culverwell/Southwell, 1 Weston Portland
Dartford Warbler Christchurch copyright Michael Gibbons

Sightings - Thursday 23rd May 2019

Garganey - 1 Mudeford
Great Egret - 1 Langton Herring
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swanney
Whinchat - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Serin - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Little Gull - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Golden Oriole - 1 singing Culverwell Portland

Raven Family Bournemouth copyright David Wareham

DBC AGM Wednesday 22nd May 2019

DORSET BIRD CLUB

AGENDA
for the
32nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

to be held:
at the Quarter Jack Suite, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne Minster
on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 doors open 19:00 for 19:30 start


1.    Apologies for absence


2.    Introduction


3.    Minutes of the 31st AGM - to be approved


4.    Chairman’s Report (Marcus Lawson)


5.    Treasurer's Report (Trevor Buck)
approval of Treasurer’s Report
appointment of Auditor


6.    Election of Officers

Chair
Deputy Chair
Treasurer
Secretary


7.    Election of other Committee members


8.    Any other business


Refreshment Break
followed by

 The Birds of Mongolia – a short illustrated talk by Ian Lewis.

Sightings - Tuesday 21st May 2019


Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake
Red Kite - 1 Bournemouth
Little Gull - 1 Herbury Gore
Golden Oriole - 2 Avalanche Road Hump area Portland