Sightings - Thursday 30th June 2011

Only a few reports at time of compiling they are as follows.
Quail - calling Tarrant Rushton
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Rushton
Osprey - 1 again today at Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes

Common Swift Blandford © Mike Coleman
Bearded Tits Lodmoor © Chris Rowland

Sightings - Wednesday 29th June 2011

Quail - 1 Aller
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea
Osprey - 2 (perhaps 3) Christchurch Harbour
Hobby - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Verne Common (Portland)
Avocet - 1 Brownsea
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour
2 Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea
Cuckoo - 1 Crouch Hill

Late news: Honey Buzzard at Wareham on 22nd June.

Sightings - Tuesday 28th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - a few at Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor
Osprey - 1 at Christchurch Harbour again this morning
Hobby -  1 at Southwell, Portland
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor
Redstart - 1 at Portland Bill
Crossbill - 3 over Durlston

Late news:  a Pied Flycatcher at Colehill on Sunday 26th

Barn Owl at Arne yesterday © Dom Greves

Sightings - Monday 27th June 2011

Quail - 1 heard Grove Hill Bottom, near Martinstown
Manx Shearwater -  3 Portland, 1 past Durlston
Spoonbill - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor
Osprey - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 6 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Upton Park
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Skua -  1 past Durlston
Arctic Tern - 1 still with Common Terns at Lodmoor
Bee-eater - 1 seen over Durlston CP
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Durlston

Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © Bruno Clements


Reed Warbler at Stour LNR © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Sunday 26th June 2011

Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit

Sightings - Saturday 25th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - some at Portland
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit, 1 Hatch Pond, 1 Peveril Point
Arctic Skua - 3 off Mudeford Quay, 1 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Tern - 1 Brownsea
Puffin - 10 seen on previous night's Durlston boat trip

Sightings - Friday 24th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 1 past Durlston, a few seen at Portland
Marsh Harrier - male and female at Lodmoor
Hobby - 1 Hengistbury Head
Common Sandpiper - 1 Barn Bight, Hengistbury Head
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Portland Bill
Crossbill - 6 over Town Common, Christchurch

Late news: A Red Kite was over Sixpenny Handley yesterday and the day before.

Sightings - Thursday 23rd June 2011

Quail - 1 probably 2 Tarrant Rushton Airfield
Balearic Shearwater - 4 past Portland Bill, 3 past Hengistbury Head
Great Skua – 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Durlston



















Kingfisher, Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor
Red Kite – 1 Blandford Camp
Manx Shearwater - 60 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Storm Petrel – 2 past Hengistbury Head
Common Sandpiper – 5 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Longham Lakes
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Little Gull – 1 Hengistbury Head























Marsh Harrier Lodmoor © Daragh Croxson

Sightings - Tuesday 21st June 2011

Osprey – 1 over Lodmoor
Red Kite - Tarrant Hinton
Great Skua – 1 off Hengistbury Head
Serin – 1 in field opposite Portland Obs

Sightings - Monday 20th June

Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor
Quail - 1 Martinstown
Manx Shearwater - 250 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Serin -1 Portland Obs

Sightings - Saturday 19 June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 1000 Portland
Balearic Shearwater - 8 Portland
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland

Little Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Roseate Tern - 3 Portland

Crossbill - 1 Southwell (Portland)



Hobby, Middlebere 18 June 2011 - © Dom Greves

Sightings, Saturday 18th June 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 17 Hengistbury; 1 Portland; 1 Chesil Cove
Manx Shearwater - 100, Portland
Storm Petrel - 2, Portland
Roseate Tern - Brownsea;
Great Skua - 2, Portland
Arctic Skua - 3, Hengistbury; 1 Portland; 1 Chesil Cove

Sightings - Friday 17th June 2011

Sooty Shearwater - 3, Portland

Manx Shearwater - 130, Portland

Arctic Skua - 3, West Bexington; 3 Portland

Great Skua - 1, Portland



















Common Tern, Preston Beach (Daragh Croxson)

Sightings - Thursday 16th June 2011

Common Tern - 1 dark billed individual, Lodmoor
Arctic Tern - 1, Lodmoor
Short-toed Lark - 1, Hengistbury (Wick Fields)
Serin - 1, Portland

Sightings - Wednesday 15th June 2011

Storm Petrel - 1, Durlston
Manx Shearwater - 1, Hengistbury
Balearic Shearwater - Portland
Roseate Tern - 1, Lodmoor
Mediterranean Gull - 44, Avon Valley
Arctic Skua - 4, Durlston; 1 Hengistbury

Sightings - Tuesday 14th June 2011

Balearic shearwater - 5 Portland
Roseate tern - 1 Lodmoor
Little gull - 1 Christchurch
Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Common scoter - 6 Portland

Sightings - Monday 13th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 6 Hengistbury Head, 25 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 24 Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 5 Hengistbury Head
Hobby - 2 Morden Bog
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay is the earliest record for the site since at least 1991
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Great Skua - 4 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Mediterranean Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Stanpit
Redstart - 1 Wareham Forest

Late news: A Serin was at Hengistbury Head on 10th June.

Sightings - Sunday 12th June 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 7 past Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 2 past Chesil Cove, 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 6 past Chesil Cove, 2 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Quail - 3 along the pumping station road, Sixpenny Handley

Sightings - Saturday 11th June 2011

Red Kite - 1 Pamphill
Mediterranean Gull - 4 Stanpit

Little Gull - 1 Cowards Marsh

Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit

Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 4 Stanpit


Dartford Warbler, Holt Heath; © J Howell.


Hoopoe, Toller Porcorum, 10th June; © Sharon Nolan

Sightings - Friday 10th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 500 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit

Sightings - Thursday 9th June 2011

Balearic shearwater - 1 Portland
Roseate tern - 1 Lodmoor
Little stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Quail - 2 Sixpenny Handley pumping station

Sightings - Wednesday 8th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 5 Durlston CP, 40 Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Purple Heron - 1 at the south end of Sutton Bingham Reservoir (and on the Dorset bank) until 21:20 when it flew off high east
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Gunville
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill

With apologies for the shocking quality of the photos below, which were taken in very poor light, etc!

Purple Heron at Sutton Bingham Reservoir © Kevin Lane

Purple Heron at Sutton Bingham Reservoir © Kevin Lane



Sightings - Tuesday 7th June 2011

Very few sightings worth reporting - 500 manx shearwaters , one arctic and one great skua past Portland.




Nightjar on Ferndown Common (c) Chris Dresh

Sightings - Monday 6th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 4 Portland Bill, 3 Durlston Cp.
Red Kite - 1 over Win Green Corfe Mullen
Avocet - 1 Middlebere
Greenshank - 2 Middlebere, 1 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch
Artic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Longham Lakes
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Hoopoe - 1 yesterday for third day Toller Porcorum

Sedge Warbler Stour LNR © Lorne Bissell




 
Common Whitethroat Middlebere © Robert Lee

Sightings - Sunday 5th June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 4 Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Rushton
Avocet - 3 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Portland Bill
Crossbill - 2 family parties Wareham Forest

Sightings - Saturday 4th June 2011

Mandarin - pair with young Wimborne Minster
Quail - 3 birds calling north of the Pumping Station Sixpenny Handley
Red Kite - 2 over Weymouth, 1 over Radipole may be same or different individual.
Hobby - 1 over Canford Heath
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Serin - 1 caught and ringed Portland Bill Obs.

Green Woodpecker Oakley Wimborne © Roger Peart

Sightings - Friday 3rd June 2011

Manx Shearwater - 5 Durlston
Red Kite - 1 over Martinstown, 1 over Charminister
Marsh Harrier - 1 Keysworth/Holton Heath
Sanderling - 5 at Stanpit Marsh
Bee-eater - 1 over Weston, Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 singing for second day at Bestwell, Wareham
Common Rosefinch - 1 immature male briefly at Verne Common, Portland

Cuckoo at Radipole yesterday © Derek Fowler

Sightings - Thursday 2nd June 2011

Quail - 1 calling this afternoon near pumping station, Sixpenny Handley
Manx Shearwater - 9 Portland Bill, 4 Durlston
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Storm-petrel - 10 reported off Portland Bill
Hobby - 2 Morden Bog, 1 Stour LNR
Sanderling - over 40 at Stanpit Marsh, 8 Ferrybridge
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 still at Lodmoor
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Portland Bill

Late news from yesterday; 2 Red Kites at Gussage All Saints

Sightings - Wednesday 1st June 2011

Red-throated Diver - 1west Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 8 Portland Bill
Sanderling - 50 Stanpit Marsh
Dunlin - 380 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Portland Bill
Savi's Warbler - 1 still singing periodically throughout the day at the northern end of Beachdown Way, Lodmoor
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Portland Bill

Singing Corn Bunting Wilts/Dorset Border © Nick Hull