Sightings - Tuesday 14th February 2012

Bewick's Swan - 1 in water meadows north east of Moreton
Egyptian Goose - 2 near Throop Mill, north of Bournemouth
Barnacle Goose - 4 Swineham GP, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Mudeford Quay
Smew - drake at Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay
Slavonian Grebe - 6 Ringstead Bay, 1 off Mudeford Quay
Bittern - 1 over Wick Fields
Glossy Ibis - at least one at both Lodmoor and Radipole Lake (may involve same individual)
Red Kite - 1 Alderholt
Purple Sandpiper - 19 Lyme Regis
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 Fisherman's Bank, Stanpit
Iceland Gull - 1 Radipole Lake
Richard's Pipit - 1 Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
Hume's Warbler - 1 Littlesea Holiday Village, The Fleet
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Durlston
Snow Bunting - 1 on the sandspit, Hengistbury Head

Egyptian Geese near Throop Mill © Lorne Bissell

Purple Sandpipers at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell