Sightings - Thursday 27th January 2011

Red-crested Pochard - 1 male, s-e end Little Sea (Studland)
Velvet Scoter - 3 West Bexington
Eider - 1 Poole Harbour (South Haven)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 male Poole Harbour (nr Brownsea)
Smew - 1 West Bexington
Red-throated Diver - 24 off Durlston
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour (Harbour entrance); 1 off Durlston
Spoonbill - 8 Holes Bay
Merlin - 1 Sixpenny Handley
Avocet - 24 Holes Bay; 2 Lytchett Bay; 12 Stanpit
Knot - c100 at Holes Bay
Sanderling - 5 at Knoll Beach, Studland
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay; 1 Stanpit
Great Skua - 1 Durlston
Mediterranean Gull - 14 Kimmeridge Bay
Waxwing - 6 Verwood; 3 Winchester Close (Weymouth); 3 Beacon Park Rd (Upton)

Kingfisher on the Stour © Lorne Bissell
Otter family on the Stour recently © Lorne Bissell
Waxwing at Weymouth © Steve Carey