Sightings, Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Balearic shearwater - 7 Portland Bill
Manx shearwater - 10,000 (!) Portland
Ferruginous duck - 1 spent 15 minutes in a Corfe Mullen garden pond this afternoon before flying off
Corfe mullen Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Curlew sandpiper - 4 Brownsea Island
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Island
Great skua - 2 Portland
Black tern - 2 Swineham
Wryneck - Portland Obs quarry
Pied flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 5 Winspit, 1 Hengistbury Head
Melodious warbler - Portland Obs quarry
Serin - 1 Christchurch harbour

Sightings - 29th August 2011

Manx Shearwater - 2w Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch (over the old Depot site pm)
Hobby - 1 Durlston CP
Spoonbill - Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 11 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Bay, 8 Stanpit Marsh
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Swift - 24 Durlston CP
Sand Martin - 600+ Durlston CP
Swallow - 4200+ Durlston CP
House Martin - 400+ Durlston CP.
Yellow Wagtail - 136 West Bexington, 170+ Hengistbury Hd, 75 Durlston CP, 70 Ringstead, 55 Greenlands Fm, 40 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Sunday 28th August 2011

Sooty  Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 1 over Christchurch Hbr (pm)
Hobby - Singles Durston CP, Upton Heath & Morden Bog
Sanderling - 33 Hengistbury Hd, 8 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 1st/W Stanpit Marsh, 1 juv Abbotsbury
Swift - 20 Durlston CP.
Wryneck - 1 Old Quarry nr. Swanage Tip.
Sand Martin - 600+ Durlston CP.
Swallow - 5-6000 Durlston CP.
House Martin - 400+ Durlston CP.
Tree Pipit - 18 Hengistbury Hd, 4 Durlston CP.
Yellow Wagtail - 50 Portland Bill, 39 Hengistbury, 22 Durston CP, 20 Stanpit
Grey Wagtail - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Wheatear - 100 Portland Bill, 20 Durlston, 15 Stanpit, 11 Hengistbury Hd.
Willow Warbler - 100 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 3 Abbotsbury.
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Lodmoor




Sightings - Saturday 27th August 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 14 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1,000 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 4 on Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 1 at Lytchett Bay, 1 at Middlebere, 1 at Longham Lakes
Hen Harrier - 1 at Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 1 at Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 1 on Brownsea Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 on Brownsea Lagoon, 1 at Stanpit
Little Gull - 1 off Brownsea Island
Yellow-legged Gull - 10 at Middlebere
Black Tern - 1 off Brownsea Island
Turtle Dove - 1 at Portland Bill
White Wagtail - 1 at Portland Bill
Whinchat - 5 at Hengistbury, 3 at Winspit, 3 at Greenlands Farm, 2 at Durlston, 2 at Maiden Castle
Wheatear - 200 at Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 9 at Durlston, 1 at Winspit
Firecrest - 2 at Arne
Pied Flycatcher - 1 at Portland Bill, 1 at Durlston

Sightings - Friday 26th August 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 12 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere
Osprey - 2 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 juv Upton CP
Grey Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Knot - 1 Brownsea Island, 9 Christchurch Harbour, 11 Middlebere
Sanderling - 1 Brownsea Island, 3 Christchurch Harbour
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Brownsea Island
Ruff - 3 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 1+ Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 2 Upton CP
Greenshank - 12 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill
Red-necked Phalarope - 1 juvenile Brownsea Island
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Black Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Wick
Wryneck - 1 Winspit
Nightingale - 1 Stanpit
Redstart - 12 Winspit
Whinchat - 2 Durlston, 3 Hengistbury Head
Wheatear - 41 Crouch Hill
Grasshopper Warbler - 9 Durlston, 1 Stanpit, 2 Winspit
Lesser Whitethroat - 11 Christchurch Harbour, 16 Durlston, 9 Winspit
Dartford Warbler - 1 Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Flycatcher - 9 Durlston
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston

Sightings - Thursday 25th August 2011

Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 male reported Tarrant Rushton airfield
Osprey - 3 Arne
Hobby - 2 Arne
Avocet - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 7 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 4 Priory Marsh, 1 Sadborrow Thorncombe
Spotted Redshank - 3 Lytchett Bay, 2 Upton CP.
Greenshank - 10 Priory Marsh
Wryneck - 1 Tidmoor (please keep to footpath and beware of red flags on range)
Tree Pipit - 70 west Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 21 Durlston CP, 6 Hengistbury Hd.
Redstart - 23 Durlston CP.
Wheatear - 53 Durlston CP, 21 Stanpit Marsh
Grasshopper Warbler - 6 Durlston CP, 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Sedge Warbler - 20 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Blackcap - 45 Hengistbury Hd, 18 Durlston CP.
Garden Warbler - 6 Durlston CP, 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Whitethroat - 110 Durlston CP, 35 Hengistbury Hd, 10 Arne
Willow Warbler - 95 Durlston CP, 20 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - 2 Arne
Spotted Flycatcher - 17 Durlston CP, 7 Hengistbury Hd, 6 Upton CP.
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Durlston CP.

Wryneck (Trapped & Ringed) Tidmoor © Ian Dodd


Sightings - Wednesday 24th August 2011

Marsh Harrier - 1m Christchurch Harbour, 1 Middlebere, 1 from Rockley Point, 1f Studland
Osprey - 3 Wareham Channel, 1 from Middlebere, 2 Morden Park, 1 Lodmoor, 1 from Swineham.
Hobby - 4 Stanpit
Knot - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 28 Middlebere
Sanderling - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 14 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor, 3 Middlebere
Arctic Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
Turtle Dove - 1+ Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor
Redstart - 23 Durlston CP, 15 Winspit
Whinchat - 3 Canford Heath, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Winspit
Wheatear - 40 Christchurch Harbour, 53 Durlston CP
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Corfe Hills LNR, 14 Durlston CP, 10 Winspit
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Corfe Hills LNR, 1 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 3+ Christchurch Harbour, 6 Durlston CP, 2+ Winspit
Lesser Whitethroat - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 5 Durlston CP, 1 Studland, 6 Winspit
Firecrest - 1+ Winspit is a very early record for the site.

Sightings - Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Cattle Egret - 1 still at Avon Causeway
Spoonbill - 4 Arne
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere, 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 1 from Avon Causeway
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Cuckoo - 1 juvenile Stanpit Marsh
Wryneck - 1 Durlston, 1 trapped and ringed at Portland Bird Observatory
Redstart -  6 West Bexington, 4+ Winspit, 2 Maiden Castle
Whinchat - 4 West Bexington, 1 Durlston, 1 Maiden Castle
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Monday 22nd August 2011

Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh and then Avon Causway
Osprey - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Wareham Channel
Northern Wheatear – 21 Kingston area
Common Redstart – 9 Winspit
Melodious Warbler – 1 trapped at Portland Obs
Common Whitethroat - 107 Winspit
Grasshopper Warbler – 4 Winspit

Sightings - Sunday 21st August 2011

Mandarin - 4 Chard Junction GPs
Osprey – 1 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier – 1 Middlebere
Purple Heron – 1 over Wick Fields Christchurch Harbour early morning
Cattle Egret –1 Avon Causeway
Yellow Wagtail – 37 over West Bexington, 25 over Christchurch Harbour
Whinchat - 6 West Bexington
Redstart – 13 Winspit
Grasshopper Warbler – 3 Winspit
Firecrest – 1 Arne Church

Aquatic Warbler

Photos below of the Aquatic Warbler trapped and ringed at Lytchett Bay yesterday.

Aquatic Warbler at Lytchett Bay © Shaun Robson

Aquatic Warbler at Lytchett Bay © Terry Elborn

Aquatic Warbler at Lytchett Bay © Shaun Robson

Sightings - Saturday 20th August 2011

Mandarin Duck - 4 Chard Junction GPs
Manx Shearwater - 2 past Durlston
Cattle Egret - 1 summer plumage at Avon Causeway this evening
Osprey - 2 Arne, 1 over Portland, 1 juvenile over Christchurch Harbour
Hobby - 3 Bryanston, 1 Durlston
Whimbrel - 2 Brand's Bay, 2 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit, 4 Brand's Bay, 3 Middlebere, 3 Longham Lakes, 2 Chard Junction GPs
Green Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes
Wood Sandpiper –1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Sabine's Gull - 1st summer at Avon Causeway today, then at Stanpit Marsh in the evening
Nightjar - 1 Studland
Wryneck - 1 Winspit
Yellow Wagtail - about 100 at Abbotsbury Swannery, 66 Christchurch Harbour, about 30 at Portland
Aquatic Warbler - 1 ringed at Lytchett Bay

Osprey at Arne ©Dominic Greves

Sightings - Friday 19th August 2011

Marsh Harrier - 1 Arne
Merlin - 1 in a Piddlehinton garden
Osprey - at least 1 at Arne
Whimbrel - 2 Holes Bay/Upton Park, 1 Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 2 Holes Bay/Upton Park
Green Sandpiper - 3 Arne, 1 Priory Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay/Upton Park
Wood Sandpiper –1 Arne Moors, 1 over Priory Marsh
Sabine's Gull - 1 back in Dorset at the Avon Causeway this afternoon
Tree Pipit - 55 Durlston
Whinchat - 3 Durlston, 2 Martinstown, 1 Kingston
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Martinstown, 2 Durlston, 2 Winspit, 1 Portland
Spotted Flycatcher - 8 Arne, 5 Kingston, 4 Holes Bay, 3 Priory Marsh, 2, South Haven, 2 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Stanpit

Lesser Whitethroat ringed at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart


Reed Warbler at Stour LNR © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Thursday 18th August 2011

Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 3 Brand's Bay, 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brand's Bay
Wood Sandpiper –1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Sabine's Gull - 1 at Stanpit Marsh this morning seen heading inland from Fisherman's Bank; later relocated over the border at Sopley, Hampshire

Sightings - Wednesday 17th August 2011

Wood Sandpiper –1 Lytchett Bay, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Tree Pipit – 12 over Durlston
Common Whitethroat – 50 Durlston
Willow Warbler – 65 Durlston
Grasshopper Warbler – 2 Durlston, 5 Lytchett Bay
Pied Flycatcher – 1 Kimmeridge

















Wood Sandpiper Abbotsbury © Brett Spencer

Sightings - Tuesday 16th August 2011

Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Grey Plover - 2 Brownsea Island
Knot - 3 Brands Bay, 4 Brownsea Island
Sanderling - 2 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 3 Brands Bay, 2 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island, 2 Lodmoor, 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 5+ Brownsea Island, 2 Lodmoor, 4 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay, 3 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Durlston Head, 1 Weymouth Bay
Roseate Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 4 Mudeford Quay
Little Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay
Redstart - 2 Durlston CP
Wheatear - 11 Crouch Hill
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Arne
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Winspit

A tagged Red Kite reported at Litton Cheney on 25th April has been identified as a nestling
hatched in Northamptonshire in 2010.

2009 Dorset Bird Report Mailing

Having just got back from working away i have just been made aware of the problem with the 2009 Bird Report mailing.

The problem is simple the printers put insufficient postage on the envelope to cover the weight i.e. that is why you will have been asked for £1.31 (31p for the shortfall & £1.00 handling). 

PLEASE can I ask you to go and collect your report from the PO and pay the charge. i won't go into the details of what might happen otherwise but this is the most effective way of getting the report to you. We will look at the best way of making a refund to you but please bear with us as it will take some time to organise.

On behalf of the Club please accept our apologies.

Neil Gartshore
Chairman

Sightings - Monday 15th August 2011

Mandarin Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Tufted Duck - at least 118 juveniles Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Thickthorn Down (Chettle/Gussage area)
Honey Buzzard - 1 Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 3 Wareham Channel
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Fontmell Down, 1 Stanpit
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Grey Plover - 2 Brands Bay, 1 Middlebere
Golden Plover - 1 Hengistbury Head
Knot - 7 Hengistbury Head, 5 Middlebere, 5 Stanpit
Sanderling - 5 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 5 Brands Bay, 8 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Bay, 3 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 3 Longham Lakes, 2 Stanpit
Greenshank - 6+ Lytchett Bay, 10 Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 1 Brands Bay, 3 Hengistbury Head, 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Middlebere, 1 Portland Bill, 3 Stanpit
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Roseate Tern - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wryneck - 1 Ringstead Bay
Cuckoo - 1 Stanpit
Turtle Dove - 1 Stanpit
Redstart - 3 Durlston CP, 4 Fontmell Down, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury Head, 4 St Aldhelm's Head
Wheatear - 21 Hengistbury Head, 40 Portland Bill, 4 St Aldhelm's Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Hengistbury Head, 1 Stanpit
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Durlston CP, 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 Stanpit
Dartford Warbler - 3 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 10 Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Bay
Crossbill - 4 Wareham Channel

Sightings - Sunday 14th August

Honey Buzzard – 1 in the Lytchett Bay area before flying west
Balearic Shearwater –2 past Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper – 2 Longham Lakes
Roseate Tern – 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua -1 past Portland Bill
Redstart – 6 Durlston
Willow Warbler – 40 Durlston, 30 Portland Bill

Sightings - Saturday 13th August 2011

Garganey – 2 Lodmoor
Common Scoter – 59 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater – 1 past Portland Bill
Hobby – 6 Morden Bog
Curlew – 142 Brand’s Bay
Arctic Skua – 1 past Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher – 1 Durlston, 1 Portland

Sightings - Friday 12th August 2011

Few reports today though small numbers of warblers have been reported moving along the coast.

Manx Sherwater - 2 West Bexington
Gannets - 150 past West Bexington
Hobby - 2 juv Morden Park Lake. 1 Avon Heath Cp.
Great Skua - 2 West Bexington
Little Tern - 11west Mudeford Quay
Swift - 20+ Durlston Cp, 7 Hengistbury Hd.
Tree Pipit - 20+ Durlston Cp, 8 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 1 St Aldhelm's Hd.
Wheatear - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 West Bexington
Melodious Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd. at Lower Batters then in Long Field.
Blackcap - 25 Hengistbury Hd.
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Hengistbury Hd
Whitethroat - 25 Hengistbury, 25 Wick, 17 St Aldhellm's Hd.
Willow Warbler - 90 Wick, 47 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Hengistbury Hd.

What looks to be a Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull Radipole Lake 11th Aug. © Luke Phillips


Sightings - Thursday 11th August 2011

Balearic Shearwater - singles past Durlston, Portland Bill and St Aldhelm's Head
Osprey - 1 in the Wareham Channel
Marsh Harrier - 2 in the Wareham Channel
Great Skua - 4 past Chesil Cove, 2 past Portland Bill, 2 past West Bexington
Yellow-legged Gull - 3 juvs at Radipole Lake
Redstart - 8 at Durlston
Crossbill - 4 at East Ramsdown

Sightings - Wednesday 10th August 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 'several' past Portland Bill
Wood Sandpiper - 1 at Lytchett Bay, 1 over Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 off Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 3 past Mudeford Quay
Whinchat - 1 at St Aldhelm's Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 at Hengistbury Head
Melodious Warbler - 1 in the Top Fields, Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 in the Top Fields, Portland Bill
Crossbill - 4 over Hengistbury Head, 2 over Durlston

Sightings, Tuesday 9th August 2011

Spotted redshank - 4 Brownsea
Tree pipt - 7 Hengistbury
Pied flycather -1 The Nothe
Redstart - 1 Durlston
Whinchat-  1 Hengistbury

Mediterranean gull, Radipole (c) Chris Parnell

Sightings, Monday 8th Auigust 2011

Roseate tern - 1 Mudeford
Wood sandpiper - 1 Arne, 2 Lodmoor
Redstart - 2 Grove Hill Bottom, Martinstown
Pied flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Durlston

Wood sandpiper, Arne, (c)Paul Morton

Sightings, Sunday 7th August, 2011

Stilt Sandpiper - Lodmoor, but not seen in the afternoon.
Wood sandpiper - 1 Arne
Firecrest - family party with 4 juveniles at Abbotsbury Gardens

Sightings, Saturday 6th August, 2011

Balearic shearwater - 2 Portland
Marsh harrier - 1 juvenile Longham Lakes
Curlew sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge
Stilt sandpiper - Lodmoor
Wood sandpiper - 1 Arne (on private area)
Green sanpiper - 9 Sunnyside, 3 Radipole
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland
Ring-billed gull - 1 Stanpit
Yellow-legged gull - juvenile Radipole, 1st year Lodmoor, adult Brand's Bay
Whinchat - 1 Sunnyside, 2 St Aldhelm's Head
Firecrest - 2 Abbotsbury Gardens
Grasshopper warbler - 2 Sunnyside
Pied flycatcher - 1 Studland Church

Sightings - Friday 5th August 2011

Osprey - 1 Morden Park
Hobby - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 9 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Lodmoor, 3 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 5+ Priory Marsh
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Avon Heath CP
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 2 Greenlands, 1 Stanpit
Whinchat - 1 Greenlands
Wheatear - 3 Greenlands, 2 Hengistbury Head, 12 Seacombe, 1 Winspit
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Greenlands, 2 Stanpit
Lesser Whitethroat - 4 Greenlands, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Wick, 3 Winspit
Dartford Warbler - 1 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Winspit
Garden Warbler - 4 Greenlands, 3 Lodmoor, 4 Wick, 6 Winspit
Treecreeper - 3 Christchurch Harbour were unusual for the area.
Crossbill - 2 Durlston CP

Sightings - Thursday 4th August 2011

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lodmoor
Grey Plover - 1 Priory Marsh
Knot - 1 Priory Marsh
Sanderling - 10 Priory Marsh
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 5 Lodmoor, 9 Priory Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 5 Priory Marsh, 5 Sunnyside Farm
Ruff - 1 Priory Marsh
Arctic Skua - 1 Arne
Roseate Tern - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Tern - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Common Tern - 210 Christchurch Harbour
Sandwich Tern - 65 Christchurch Harbour
"Commic" Tern - 12+ high over Wareham
Redstart - 2 Sunnyside Farm
















Stilt Sandpiper at Lodmoor,
© Roger Boswell

Sightings - Wednesday 3rd August 2011

Whimbrel - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 2 West Bexington
Knot - 5 Hengistbury Head
Sanderling - 1 Hengistbury Head
Common Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lytchett Bay
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 4+ Lytchett Bay, 7 Stanpit
Ring-Billed Gull - 1 Stanpit
Caspian Tern - 1 very briefly Brownsea Island
Kingfisher - 2 Lytchett Bay
Tree Pipit - 9 Durlston CP, 14 Hengistbury Head
Wheatear - 4 Durlston CP, 1 Peveril Point, 6 St Aldhelm's Head, 5 West Bexington
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 4 Hengistbury Head, 1 West Bexington
Whinchat - 2 West Bexington
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Ballard Down, 1 Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston CP, 9 Hengistbury Head, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Reed Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Sedge Warbler - 76 Lytchett Bay, 2 St Aldhelm's Head
Garden Warbler - 12 Hengistbury Head
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Willow Warbler - 30+ Durlston CP, 180 Hengistbury Head, 22 St Aldhelm's Head
Whitethroat - 15 Durlston CP, 130 Hengistbury Head, 6+ Lytchett Bay, 54 St Aldhelm's Head
Lesser Whitethroat - 3 Durlston CP, 5 Hengistbury Head
Blackcap - 16 Hengistbury Head

Late news: Red Kite over Stanpit yesterday.

Sightings - Tuesday 2nd August 2011

Manx Shearwater - 2 Durlston CP
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island
Hobby - 1 Durlston CP
Avocet - 1+ Brownsea Island, 4 Hengistbury
Turnstone - 1 summer-plumaged on Brownsea Island
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 ad/sum Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 7 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 9 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1+ Brownsea Island, 4 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 5 Stanpit, 7 Sunnyside Farm
Arctic Skua - 9 Durlston CP
Mediterranean Gull - 3 Stanpit
Cuckoo - 1 Durlston CP; 1 reported Chettle being fed by a Wren
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Wick
Wheatear - 1 Brownsea Island, 2 Durlston CP, 1 Sunnyside Farm
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Wick
Whinchat - 1 Winspit
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston CP
Reed Warbler - 3 Winspit
Sedge Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 10 Wick
Garden Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 2 Wick, 2 Winspit
Chiffchaff - 7 Winspit
Willow Warbler - 5 Durlston CP, 12 Wick
Whitethroat - 20+ Durlston CP, 25 Wick, 46 Winspit
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Winspit
Blackcap - 32 Winspit
Crossbill - 6 Durlston CP

Sightings - Monday 1st August 2011

Red-crested Pochard - 1 fem Binnegar GP. view from footpath.
Quail - 3 Tarrant Rushton
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 ad/sum Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 11 Stanpit Marsh, 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Holes Bay
Common Sandpiper - 10 Lodmoor, 6 Stanpit Marsh, 6 Holes Bay, 4 Barn Bight Hengistbury, 1 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Bay, 3 Lodmoor, 3 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 1 West Bexington
Yellow-legged Gull - 14 Lytchett Bay, 1 Holes Bay
Tree Pipit - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Whinchat - 2 West Bexington
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Wick Hengistbury, 1 West Bexington
Lesser Whitethroat - 4 Durlston CP, 2 Wick, 1 Lodmoor
Whitethroat - 80 Hengistbury Hd, 3 Lytchett Bay
Willow Warbler - 30 Durlston CP, 15 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - 2 Abbotsbury Gardens
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Abbotsbury Gardens
Pied Flycathcer - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill

Retrapped p.m. on 31st July - Melodious Warbler PBO © Julian Thomas