Sightings, 30th September 2011

Glossy Ibis - 1, Stanpit (Priory Marsh), present all afternoon
Spoonbill - 28 Brownsea Island
Marsh Harrier - 1, Christchurch Harbour
Osprey - 1, Brands Bay, Poole Hbr; 1 Christchurch Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Sherford Bridge/Morden Bog
Wryneck - 1, Hengistbury
Hoopoe - 1, Charmouth (Stonebarrow Hill)
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Lodmoor

Sightings - 29th September 2011

Spoonbill - amazing count of 27 at Brownsea
Honey Buzzard - 1, Portland
Black Tern - 1, Christchurch Harbour
Turtle Dove - 1, Durlston
Wryneck - 1, Hengistbury Head
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Lodmoor
Crossbill - 4, Hengistbury Head
Corn Bunting - 1, Hengistbury Head

Sightings - 28th September 2011

South-easterly winds, bright sunshine and clear skies meant plenty of birds moving overhead at coastal sites. Impressive totals from Christchurch included 22000 Swallows and 12000 House Martins today. Other news:
Great White Egret - 2, Radipole
Marsh Harrier - 1, Middlebere
Hobby - 1, Longham Lakes; 1, Middlebere
Ruff - 2, Bestwall
Golden Plover - 2, in off the sea, East Bexington
Wryneck - 1, Durlston; 1, Hengistbury Head
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Lodmoor
Pied Flycatcher - 1, Durlston

Sightings - Tuesday 27th September 2011

Spoonbill - 18 Brownsea Is, 2 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 male Hartland Moor
Osprey - 1 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Morden Bog
Little Stint - 1 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 5 Stanpit
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury (before flying east).
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Richard's Pipit - 1 Abbotsbury
Yellow Wagtail - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
BLYTH'S REED WARBLER - 1 Caught and rung Portland Bill Observatory.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP
Red-backed Shrike - 1juv. Lodmoor
Corn Bunting - 50 Tarrant Rushton

19 Spoonbill over Middlebere on 25th © Bob Ford
 

Sightings - Monday 26th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 20 Middlebere, 1 imm. Abbotsbury
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 male Hartland Moor
Osprey - 1 Logham Lakes.
Merlin- 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - 3 Longham Lakes
Golden Plover - 1 Arne Moors
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Black Tern - 2 Portland Bill
Red-backed Shrike - 1 juv. Lodmoor.

Vis-mig:-
Swallow - 465 Hengistbury, 150 Durlston CP.
House Martin - 100 Durlston CP.
Meadow Pipit - 120 Durlston CP. 95 Hengistbury Hd.
Alba/Wagtails - 15 Hengistbury Hd, 12 Durlston CP.
Wheatear - 75 Portland Bill
Blackcap - 10 Portland Bill
Chiffchaff - 22 Hengistbury Hd, 20 Portland Bill
Goldcrest - 8 Portland Bill
Brambling - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Goldfinch - 45 Durlston CP.
Siskin - 29 Hengistbury Hd.
Linnet - 20 Durlston CP.
Redpoll - 18 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Durlston CP.

Sightings - Sunday 25th September 2011

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Ferrybridge, 2 Portland Bill, 2 Stanpit Marsh
Goosander - 1 Stanpit Bight
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Manx Sheawater - 1 Portland Bill, 1 St Adhelm's Hd.
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill, 2 St. Adhelm's Hd.
Spoonbill - 20 Middlebere, 1 Rodden Hive
Marsh Harrier - 2 Swineham Pt.
Hobby - 3 Portland Bill,2 Radipole, 1 Langton Herring
Knot - 10 Middlebere
Little Stint - 2 juv Ferrybridge
Ruff - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Mediterranean Gull - 96+  Chapman's Pool
Black Tern - 1 Radipole Lake
Arctic Tern - 20 St. Adhelm's Hd, 1 Swineham Pt, 1 Radipole Lake.
Bee-eater - 1 reported Colehill ( on wires with Swallows Lonnen Rd. 14.00-16.30hrs)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Ballard
Red-backed Shrike - 1 Juv Lodmoor.

Northern Wheatear - Portland Bill © Lorne Bissel


Sightings - Saturday 24th September 2011

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Durlston CP 
Manx Shearwater - 3 Durlston CP. 
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill 
Spoonbill - 18 Middlebere Marsh Harrier - 1 juv Middlebere, 1 fem Wytch, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Lodmoor 
Little Stint - 1 Lodmoor 
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere 
Common Sandpiper - 5 Lodmoor 
Arctic Skua - 2west Durlston CP. 
Common Swift - 1 Durlston CP. 
Short-eared Owl - 1 Durlston CP. 
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head (Whitepits area) 
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP 
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston CP. 
Red-backed Shrike - 1juv Lodmoor

Juvenile Red-backed Shrike - Lodmoor RSPB © Steve Carey
Juvenile Red-backed Shrike - Lodmoor RSPB © Nick Hopper



Sightings - Friday 23rd September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 8 past Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 5 at Middlebere
Osprey - 1 at Morden Bog
Marsh Harrier - 1 at Middlebere
Merlin - 1 at Durlston
Little Ringed Plover - 1 at Priory Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 at Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 at sea around 3 miles off Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 at Durlston
Ring Ouzel - 1 at Chapman's Pool
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 at Portland Bill, 1 at Durlston
Firecrest - 1 at Durlston
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Durlston

Grey Phalarope off Portland © Kevin Lane

Sightings - Thursday 22nd September 2011

Marsh Harrier – 1 Swineham
Merlin – 1 Tarrant Rushton Airfield, 1 Portland
Balearic Shearwater – 2 past Portland Bill
Grey Phalarope -1 Chesil Cove
Greenshank – 4 Lodmoor
Spoonbill – 14 Middlebere
Black Tern - 1 Swineham GPs
Meadow Pipit –1000 over Portland
Northern Wheatear – 100 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher – 2 Portland Bill

Sightings - 21st September 2011


Balearic Shearwater - 3, Portland

Corncrake - 1, Portland (East Weare)

Squacco Heron - 1 Little Sea, Studland (from triangular hide close to road)

Whinchat - 3, Grove Hill Bottom, Martinstown


















Squacco Heron, Little Sea. Copyright Gwenda Yeomans.

Sightings - 20th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 4, Portland; 1 St. Aldheim's
Sooty Shearwater - 1, Portland
Leach's Petrel - 1, Chesil Cove
Spoonbill - 8, Brownsea; 10 Arne
Grey Phalarope - 1, Chesil Cove
Curlew Sandpiper - 2, Brownsea; 1, Stanpit
Firecrest - 1, Arne

Sightings - 19th September 2011

A scattering of migrants reported from most coastal sites today including whinchats, wheatears, redstarts etc., and a marked movement of meadow pipits with 1000s at some sites.
Highlights:
Balearic Shearwater - 5, Portland Bill
Spoonbill -3, Arne
Grey Phalarope - 1 found dead, Lytchett Matravers; 1 Chesil Cove; 1 Portland Bill
Curlew Sandpiper - 2, Stanpit
Ruff - 1, Middlebere; 6 Swineham/Bestwall
Little Gull - 2, Swineham
Black Tern - 1, Swineham
Osprey - 1, Arne
Marsh Harrier - 2, Arne; 1 Middlebere
Firecrest - 1, Bridport
Ring Ouzel - 1, Durlston

Sightings - Sunday 18th September 2011

Lady Amherst's Pheasant - 1 Abbotsbury Gardens is apparently not a release by staff
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 3 Swineham
Osprey - 2 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Stour LNR, 1 Swineham
Little Stint - 2 Radipole
Buff-Breasted Sandpiper - 2 White Nothe
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 8 Lytchett Bay
Grey Phalarope - 2 Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury, 5 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 6 Hengistbury, 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Radipole
Mediterranean Gull - 1 (of 4) at Ferrybridge was ringed in Belgium in 2008 and has been at Ferrybridge every winter since.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Radipole
Arctic Tern - 1 Hengistbury, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Radipole
Little Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Cuckoo - 1 Arne
White Wagtail - 3+ Soldiers Road
Redstart - 1 Wick
Whinchat - 4 Portland Bill, 1 Soldiers Road
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Saturday 17th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 16 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 16 Brownsea
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Portland Bill
Knot - 5 Brownsea, 22 Middlebere
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Bay
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea
Grey Phalarope - 2 Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Cove, 7 Hengistbury, 4 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 Hengistbury
Little Gull - 1 Hengistbury
Sabine's Gull - 1 Portland Bill
Terns - there was a movement of terns today with 428 Common and 380 Sandwich Terns passing Hengistbury
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill
White Wagtail - 2 Soldiers Road
Firecrest - 3 Arne
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Friday 16th September 2011

Spoonbill - 5 Arne
Osprey - 3 Arne
Hobby - 1 Durlston, 1 Upton, 1 Oakley (Wimborne)
Sanderling - 1 The Fleet
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury
Common Crane - 1 over Christchurch Harbour then flew up the Avon Valley
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Hengistbury
Turtle Dove - 2 Durlston
Swallow - a large movement today estimated at 16000 birds per hour at Durlston and 12000 birds per hour at Hengistbury
House Martin - 2000 Durlston in a single hour, 4000 Hengistbury
Sand Martin - 1000 Durlston in a single hour, 50 Hengistbury
Yellow Wagtail - 14 Durlston, 25 Hengistbury
Whinchat - 3 Hengistbury
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Hengistbury
Dartford Warbler - 2 Arne
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston

Sightings - Thursday 15th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 30 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 15 at Brownsea Island

Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Durlston
Golden Plover - 1 Arne Moors
Knot - 35 Swineham
Ruff - 8 Swineham, 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit
Pomerine Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Skua - 4 Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Sabine's Gull - 1 juvenile off Portland Bill
Little Gull - 2 juveniles at Swineham
Yellow-legged Gull - 64+ at Swineham
Black Tern - 1 Swineham
Arctic Tern - 4 Swineham
Turtle Dove - 1 Durlston
Nightjar - 1 Durlston
Whinchat - 5 Durlston, 3 Hengistbury, 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 2 Kingston, 1 Stanpit, 1 Middlebere
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston
Blackcap - 245 at Durlston
Chiffchaff - 395 at Durlston
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 15th September 2011

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Avon Beach
Balearic Shearwater - 121 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 12 Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 9 Brownsea Island
Knot - 8 Brownsea Island, 3 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit
Buff-Breasted Sandpiper - 4 White Nothe
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit
Grey Phalarope - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Avon Beach, 5 Chesil Cove (Portland)
Arctic Skua - 2 Hengistbury Head, 5 Portland Bill
Sabine's Gull - 2 Avon Beach
Little Gull - 1 Avon Beach
Arctic Tern - 2 Portland Bill
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Stanpit
White Wagtail - 8 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Wick
Wheatear - 6 Solent Meads
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Firecrest - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Hengistbury Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Tuesday 13th September 2011

Egyptian Goose - 4 at Stour LNR
Balearic Shearwater - 20 at Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay
Hobby - 1 Durlston
Merlin - 1 Little Sea, Studland, 1 Portland Bill
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 2 juveniles near White Nothe (1km east of White Nothe Cottages, NNE of trig point at SY783812, in stoney field with germinating crop)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Fisherman's Bank, Christchurch Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 10 at Chesil Cove, 1 Avon Beach, Mudeford
Arctic Skua -  1 Portland
Sabine's Gull - 2 juveniles off Avon Beach, Mudeford
Little Gull - 2 juvenile at Swineham, 1 juvenile Avon Beach, Mudeford, 1 Portland Bill
Black Tern - 1 Swineham
Arctic Tern - 5 Durlston, 4 Swineham
Whinchat - 6 at Durlston, 1 Bestwall
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Durlston
Pied Flycatcher - 2 at Portland Bill

Sabine's Gull at Avon Beach © Kevin Lane

Sabine's Gull at Avon Beach © Kevin Lane

Sightings - Monday 12th September 2011

Sooty Shearwater - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Durlston, 1 Portland
Manx Shearwater - 50 at Portland Bill, 38 Durlston 33, St.Aldhelm's Head
Balearic Shearwater - 25 past St Aldhelm's Head, 12 past Portland Bill, 4 past Durlston, 2 past Chesil Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Spoonbill - 2 at Brownsea Island

Osprey - 1 over Brownsea Island
Hobby - 3 Bryanston Weir
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Knot - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Stint - 1 at Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 2  St Aldhelm's Head
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1 on the lagoon, Brownsea Island
Grey Phalarope - 8 at Chesil Cove, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Durlston Bay, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Skua - 11 off beach hut, Hengistbury, 5 past Branksome Chine, 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Durlston, 1 Portland
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove
Sabine's Gull - 1 juvenile off Beach Huts/Avon Beach, Christchurch
Little Gull - 2 juveniles at Swineham, 1 juvenile Mudeford Quay/Avon Beach, 1 Portland Bill
Black Tern - 1 Swineham
Arctic Tern - 17 Christchurch Harbour, 11 Durlston, 2 at Chesil Cove, 2 Swineham, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 juvenile Branksome Chine
Swift - 1 Swineham
Whinchat - 2 at Durlston
Pied Flycatcher - 1 long-staying bird at Portland Obs
Lapland Bunting - 1 still along the beach road between Abbotsbury and West Bexington, near the pillbox on the beach

Juvenile Sabine's Gull at Avon Beach, Christchurch © Chris Chapleo

Juvenile Little Gull at Avon Beach, Christchurch © Chris Chapleo

Sightings - Sunday 11th September 2011

Red-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury
'blue' Fulmar - 1 past Chesil Cove
Sooty Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Durlston
Manx Shearwater - about 500 at Portland Bill, 350 past Chesil Cove
Balearic Shearwater - 143 past Chesil Cove, 25 past Portland Bill, 4 Durlston, 2 Hengistbury, 1 past St Aldhelm's Head, 1 past West Bexington, 1 past Branksome Chine
Spoonbill - 9 at Middlebere (8 of which were later seen at Arne), 1 juvenile at Lodmoor
Osprey - 3 Brand's Bay area, 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Swineham, 1 Arne, 1 Middlebere
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 1 still at Lodmoor
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 on private land around Poole Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 2 past Chesil Cove, 1 past Hengistbury
Pomarine Skua - 2 Hengistbury
Arctic Skua - 6 past Hengistbury, 2 Chesil Cove, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Sabine's Gull - 1 juvenile past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 2 at Swineham, 1 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury
Black Tern - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury, 2 Durlston, 1 Swineham, 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - at least 12 from Chesil Cove, 4 Durlston, 2 at Swineham, 2 Hengistbury, 1 Stanpit, 1 Ferrybridge
Wryneck - 1 still present along coastal path between West Bay and Eype
Whinchat - 2 at Durlston
Firecrest - 2 at Durlston
Lapland Bunting - 2, the orginal bird plus another, along the beach road between Abbotsbury and West Bexington, near the pillbox on the beach.


Green Sandpiper at Lytchett Bay © Dave Easton  

Sightings - Saturday 10th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 10 past St Aldhelm's Head, 8 past Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 4 past Portland Bill, 2 past St Aldhelm's Head
Spoonbill - 7 at Middlebere, 1 at Lodmoor
Osprey - singles over Swineham, Longham Lakes, Middlebere and Wareham Forest (the latter bird was fitted with a radio transmitter)
Merlin - 1 at Portland Bill
Little Stint - 1 at Lodmoor, 1 at Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 at Stanpit
Ruff - 1 at Stanpit
Pomarine Skua - singles past Durlston, St Aldhelm's Head and Mudeford Quay
Arctic Skua - 10 past Portland Bill, 3 past Mudeford Quay, 1 past Hengistbury, 1 past Durlston
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 10 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 at Swineham
Sabine's Gull - 1 (a juvenile) for 20 mins at Middlebere
Arctic Tern - 4 off Mudeford Quay, 2 at Swineham, 1 at Radipole Lake, 1 at Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1 still present between West Bay and Eype
Pied Flycatcher - singles at Portland Bill and Verne Common
Lapland Bunting - 1 along the road between Abbotsbury Beach and West Bexington, near the pillbox on the beach

Lapland Bunting at Abbotsbury Beach © Kevin Lane

Lapland Bunting at Abbotsbury Beach © Cliff Rogers
Arctic Tern at Radipole Lake © Dave Chown

Spoonbills at Middlebere © Dom Greves




Sightings - Friday 9th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 4 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 5 at Middlebere
Little Stint - 1 at Lodmoor
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 at Stanpit
Ruff - 1 at Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 at Stanpit
Grey Phalarope - 2 at Chesil Cove early morning
Little Gull - 1 at Swineham GP
Ring-billed Gull - 1 at Stanpit
Black Tern - 1 at Swineham GP
Wryneck - 1 still between West Bay and Eype, along the coast path at SY454908
Whinchat - 1 at Hengistbury Head

Redstart at Longham © Roger Peart

Sightings - Thursday 8th September 2011

Sooty Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 8 past Portland Bill, 1 past St Aldhelm's Head
Osprey - 1 at Sherford Bridge
Ruff - 1 at Portland Bill, 1 at Christchurch Harbour
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 at Christchurch Harbour
Little Stint - 1 at Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 at Stanpit, 1 at Holes Bay
Grey Phalarope - 2 off Chesil Cove, 1 on the Fleet at Abbotsbury
Arctic Skua - 1 past Durlston
Little Gull - 1 at Stanpit
Ring-billed Gull - 1 at Christchurch Harbour
Wryneck - 1 still between West Bay and Eype at SY454908
Whinchat - 1 at Lytchett Bay
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 at Durlston
Melodious Warbler - 1 at Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 at Sherford Bridge

Spotted Redshank at Holes Bay © Dave Easton

Sightings - Wednesday 7th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 30 past Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Spoonbill - 1 at Middlebere
Osprey - 1 at Middlebere, 1 at Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 at Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 at Portland Bill, 1 at Herbury, 1 at Longham Lakes
Ruff - 1 at Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 at Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 1 at West Bay
Grey Phalarope - 1 on the sea off Ferrybridge
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill, 1 past Mudeford Quay
Ring-billed Gull - 1 at Stanpit Marsh
Sabine's Gull - 1 at Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 2 at Longham Lakes
Black Tern - 1 past Durlston
Wryneck - 1 between West Bay and Eype at SY454908 this morning
Whinchat - 2 at Canford Heath, 2 at Hengistbury, 1 at Portland Bill, 1 at St Aldhelm's Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 at Hengistbury, 1 at Portland Bill
Melodious Warbler - 1 at Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 at Portland Bill

Bar-tailed Godwit at Lodmoor © Daragh Croxson

Robin at Stour Valley LNR © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Tuesday 6th September 2011

Balearic Shearwater - 9 past St Aldhelms, 2 past Durlston, 7 past Portland Bill, 2 Chesil Cove
Sooty Shearwater - 4 past St Aldhelms, 3 past Durlston, 5 past Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 2 past West Bexington, 3 Chesil Cove
Merlin - 1 Durlston
Little Stint - 1 Radipole Lake
Sabine's Gull - juvenile at Abbotsbury and West Bexington, 4 Chesil Cove, 1 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 Weymouth Bay, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Tern - 5 Longham Lakes, 1 West Bexington, 3 Abbotsbury, 4 Lodmoor, 3 past Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 1 past St Aldhelms, 1 past Durlston, 3 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past West Bexington
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Obs garden

Sightings - Monday 5th September 2011

Merlin - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Stanpit
Knot - 41 past Christchurch Harbour
Little Stint - 1 Lodmoor
Sanderling - 59 Stanpit
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit
Turtle Dove - 1 Wick Christchurch Harbour



















Yellow Wagtail © Phyl England





Sightings - Sunday 4th September 2011

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Fleet Abbotsbury
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 over Chideock, 1 Brand’s Bay
Spoonbill – 1 Brand’s Bay, 8 Brownsea Island
Curlew – 218 Brand’s Bay
Little Stint – 1 Lodmoor
Curlew Sandpier – 15 Christchurch Harbour
Sanderling – 55 Christchurch Harbour
Knot – 55 Christchurch Harbour
Ringed Plover – 90 Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Tern –1 past Mudeford Quay
Wryneck - 1 west of Abbotsbury Beach
Turtle Dove – 1 Stanpit Scrubs
Grasshopper Warbler – 1 Durlston

Sightings, Friday September 2, 2011

Balearic shearwater - 5 West Bexington, 2 Portland
Goosander - 3 Christchurch harbour
Honey buzzard - 1 Durlston
Osprey - 1 Stanpit
Little stint - 1 Christchurch harbour
Short eared owl - 1 Portland
Quail - 1 Durlston
Wryneck - 2 Portland

Sightings, Thursday, September 1, 2011


Balearic shearwater - 8 Portland
Caspian gull - 1w/juv at Radipole
Little stint - Ferrybridge
Wryneck - Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 8 Abbotsbury Gardens
Whinchat - Stanpit, 5 Portland
Ortolan - Hengistbury Head
A juvenile red backed shrike is present at Stour LNR in the area of the Arboretum and Orchard.

Red backed shrike, (c) Lorne Bissell

Sightings, Wednesday August 31, 2011

Spoonbill - 1 Hengistbury Head
Cory's shearwater - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Balearic shearwater - 24 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Durlston, 3 Portland
Manx shearwater - 4,101 St Aldhelm's Head
Sooty shearwater - 2 Portland 
Osprey - 1 Morden Park Lake
Black tern -  1 St Aldhelm's Head
Great skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Durlston, 1 Portland
Arctic skua - 1 Portland
Curlew sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1 Portland
Firecrest - 1 Durlston