Sightings - Tuesday 31st January 2012

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Sandbanks, 2 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Studland Bay
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head

Peregrine at Lansdowne,
Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 30th January 2012

Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes still at Chard Junction GPs
Bittern - 3 at Hatch Pond, 1 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 1 at Holes Bay

Sightings - Sunday 29th January 2012

Barnacle Goose - 4 Middlebere, 1 Rodden Hive
Smew - 1 Longham Lakes
Hen Harrier - 1 at Cowards Marsh
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor and Weymouth Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Coombe Heath, Arne
Richard's Pipit - 1 at the Bridging Camp
Water Pipit - 1 at Lodmoor

Sightings - Saturday 28th January 2012

Bewick's Swan - 2 at Tincleton
Egyptian Goose - 4 Coward's Marsh
Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes still on East Lake, Chard Junction GPs
Scaup - 1 immature drake at Longham Lakes
Smew - 1 redhead at Longham Lakes
Goosander - 3 Coward's Marsh, 1 male at Throop Mill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay, 1 Weymouth Bay
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay, 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Portland Harbour, 4 Studland Bay
Bittern - 3 Hatch Pond
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Swineham
Hen Harrier - 1 male near Charlton Down, 1 male at Coward's Marsh
Merlin - 1 Weymouth
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Richard's Pipit - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston, 1 at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Firecrest - 4 in Abbotsbury Gardens

Cormorant at Throop Mill © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Friday 27th January 2012

Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes still on East Lake, Chard Junction GPs
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 past Mudeford Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 11 Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 Priory Marsh
Hen Harrier - 1 male at Coward's Marsh
Merlin - 1 male on Creech Heath at Icen Pond
Ruff - 2 Priory Marsh
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 21 at Lyme Regis, 2 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Priory Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill

Little Owl at Todber © J Howell

Spotted Sandpiper at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Thursday 26th January 2012

Egyptian Goose - 4 at Winkton
Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes still on East Lake, Chard Junction GPs
Great Northern Diver - 2 in Poole Harbour
Bittern - 1 at Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 male over Burton, 1 ringtail again at Martinstown
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 12 at Lyme Regis, 10 Hengistbury Head, 3 at Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 from Fisherman's Bank, Christchurch Harbour
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Ring-billed Gull -  2nd-winter at Radipole
Little Gull - 1 at Overcombe
Richard's Pipit - 1 inside Bridging Camp grounds at Wyke Regis
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 near Bournemouth Pier
Firecrest - 1 at Durlston CP
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head

Little Gull at Overcombe © Daragh Croxson


Stonechat near Bournemouth Pier © David Wareham

Spotted Sandpiper at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Wednesday 25th January 2012

Barnacle Goose - 4 at Middlebere
Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes on East Lake, Chard Junction GPs
Red-throated Diver - 7 Portland Bill, 2 past Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 female at Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at Martinstown
Common Crane - 1 reported at Tincleton this morning, but not found this afternoon (also seen yesterday)
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 19 at Hengistbury Head, 2 at Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 The Nothe, Weymouth, 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest - 1 by the Castle at Durlston CP
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Tuesday 24th January 2012

Ring-necked Duck – 2 East Lake of Chard Junction GPs
Glossy Ibis – 1 over Stanpit Marsh, appeared to land on Priory Marsh
Red-throated Diver – 3 past Durlston
Spotted Sandpiper – 1 Lyme Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 19 Hengistbury Head, 15 Lyme Regis
Richard's Pipit - 1 by Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Great Grey Shrike -1 Wyke Down
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Firecrest – 1 Durlston
Snow Bunting – 1 Hengistbury Head seen from Mudeford Quay

Sightings - Monday 23rd January 2012

Goosander – 1 Throop Mill
Smew – 1 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe – 1 Middle Beach
Great Northern Diver – 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Spotted Sandpiper – 1 Lyme Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Lyme Regis, 19 Hengistbury Head
Little Gull – 1 off Durlston
Richard's Pipit - 1 by Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Water Pipit – 6 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Pruhealth building Bournemouth, 1 Peveril Point
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Firecrest – 1 Cogden
Snow Bunting – 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Sunday 22nd January 2012

Barnacle Goose – 1 Rodden Hive with Canada Geese
Goosander – 10 Shapwick
Ring-necked Duck – 2 East Lake of Chard Junction GPs
Marsh Harrier –2 Radipole Lake
Merlin – 1 Middlebere
Goshawk – 1 Middlebere
Common Crane - 1 over ArneJack Snipe- 1 Winterborne Strickland
Little Gull – 1 Christchurch Harbour
Richard's Pipit - 1 by Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Snow Bunting – 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Saturday 21st January 2012

Smew – 1 Longham Lakes
Marsh Harrier – 1 Middlebere
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe – 13 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe –1 Weymouth Bay
Common Crane – 1 over Bovington Camp
Iceland Gull – 1 Radipole Lake
Richard's Pipit - 1 by Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Firecrest – 7 Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens


















Peregrines at Durlston © John Howell

Sightings - Friday January 20, 2012


Balearic shearwater - Portland
Ring necked duck - 1 Chard Junction
Whooper swan - 1 Lodmoor
Common Crane - 1 over Bovington
Spotted sandpiper - Lyme Regis
Black redstart - 2 Durlston, 1 Portland
Snow bunting - Hengistbury Head


Cormorant and perch, © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Thursday 19th January 2012

Very few reports today from across the county

Great northern diver - Mudeford
Black throated diver-  Mudeford
Common Crane - 1 seen in flight near Wareham
Black redstart - 1 Durlston
Firecrest - Church Ope Cove

Sightings - Wednesday 18th January 2012

Ring-necked duck - 2 Chard Junction
Red necked grebe - Shell Bay
Spotted redshank - Stanpit
Purple sandpiper - 22 Mudeford, 19 Lyme Regis
Spotted sandpiper -  Lyme Regis
Little gull - West Bexington


Spotted sandpiper, River Lym © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Tuesday 17th January 2012

Scaup - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes
Smew - 1  Longham Lakes
Bittern - 2 Hatch Pond, 2 Lodmoor
Little gull - 2 Portland
Ring billed gull - 2nd winter Radipole
Marsh Harrier - 5 Wareham channel, 1 Radipole, 1 Hengistbury
Hen Harrier - 1Wareham channel
Richard's Pipit - 1 by Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Old harry Rocks, 2 The Nothe, 1 Poundbury
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Monday 16th January 2012


Red-throated Diver - 5 West Bexington, 4 Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Hengistbury Head
Bittern - 3 Hatch Pond, 1 Hengistbury Head
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Lyme Regis on the Cobb
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 adult West Bexington,  a first year at Abbotsbury
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Bovington
Water Pipit - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Richard's Pipit - 1 by Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 at Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Sunday 15th January 2012

White-fronted Goose - 4 east over Weymouth Bay
Blue-winged Teal -
1 imm/fem Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes on East Lake Chard Junction GP.
Goosander - 1 Crichel Lake, 1 Middlebere Channel
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandspit Hengistbury Hd.
Woodcock - 5 at dusk Langton Matravers, 3 Lytchett Bay
Jack Snipe - 1 Winfrith Heath
Green Sandpiper - 1 Sunnyside Fm.
Spotted Redshank - 7 Brownsea Is.
Little Gull - 1 Abbotsbury
Ring-billed Gull
- 1 (2nd/W) Radipole Lake
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Hbr
Red-throated Diver - 1 Poole Hbr
Bittern - 1 Hatch Pond
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is.
Marsh Harrier - 5 Poole Hbr, 1 fem. West Bexington, 1 male Abbotsbury
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Wyke Down
Golden Plover - 10 Todber
Sandwich Tern - 1 Hengistbbury Hd.
Richard's Pipit
- 1 Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 remains near post 13 nr. Littlesea Holiday Camp Fleet
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 behind PC World Poole
Firecrest - 6 Abbotsbury
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Hd.

Robin in the frost - Stour NR © Lorne Bissel

Sightings - Saturday 14th January 2012

Barnacle Goose - 4 Middlebere with Dark-bellied Brent flock
Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes on East Lake Chard Junction GP.
Scaup - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes
Smew - 1 redhead Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Sandspit Hengistbury Hd.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 imm Lyme Regis
Ring-billed Gull - 1 (2nd/W) Radipole Lake
Red-throated Diver - 9 past Hengistbury Hd.
Hen Harrier - 1 male Middlebere
Richard's Pipit - 1 Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Water Pipit - 1 Priory Marsh Christchurch
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 remains near post 13 nr. Littlesea Holiday Camp Fleet
Chiffchaff - 5 Wick Christchurch, 1 Lytchett Bay (ringing recovery first ringed in February 2009 at the same location)

Little Egret - Stanpit Marsh © Maureen Iles















Song Thrush - Stour NR © Lorne Bissel

Sightings - Friday 13th January 2012

Ring-necked Duck - 2 Chard Junction GP
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Bill
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Arne, single at Portland Hbr and Abbotsbury
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Hbr, 2 Shell Bay
Spoonbill - 15 Arne
Marsh Harrier - pos 2 thought to be this species in off the sea at Mudiford Quay
Hen Harrier - Singles at Wyke Down and West Compton
Iceland Gull - 1 Imm. Seen leaving Christchurch Hbr.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Short-eared Owl - 1Wyke Down
Richard's Pipit - Wyke Regis Bridging Camp
Water Pipit - singles Stanpit and Lodmoor
Black Redstart - singles PortlandBill, Durlston Cp.
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Wyke Regis nr. Littlesea Fleet
Chiffchaff - 3 Portland Bill

Male Kestrel - Stanpit Marsh © Maureen Iles
 

Sightings - Thursday 12th January 2012

Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 8 past Portland Bill, 2 past Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Durlston, 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Shell Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour, 2 off Middle Beach Studland
Marsh Harrier - 4 West side of  Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 3 Poole Harbour, 1 Wyke Down
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill
Long-billed Dowitcher - 2 reported at Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Short-eared Owl - 1 Arne
Richard's Pipit - 1 still in field next to Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Hume's Warbler - 1 still near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Firecrest - 1 Durlston, 1 still at Creekmoor Ponds

Late news from yesterday - 15 Spoonbills and a Firecrest at Arne RSPB

Richard's Pipit at The Bridging Camp, The Fleet yesterday © Mark Coller

Mediterranean Gull at Radipole yesterday © Mark Coller

Sightings - Wednesday 11th January 2012

Bewick's Swan - 2 at Tincleton
Ring-necked Duck - 2 drakes at Chard Junction GPs
Red-throated Diver - 15 past Durlston, 12 past Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head
Bittern - 1 Hatch Pond
Red Kite - 1 over Blandford
Hen Harrier - 1 flying between West Stafford and Dorchester, 1 over Stanpit
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Hengistbury Head
Ring-billed Gull - 2 (adult & 2nd winter) at Radipole RSPB
Richard's Pipit - 1 still in field next to Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Poundbury
Hume's Warbler - 1 still near Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Firecrest - 1 Creekmoor Ponds LNR, 1 Durlston

Ring-necked Ducks at Chard Junction GPs on 8th January © Roger Harris



Sightings - Tuesday 10th January 2012

Red-throated Diver - 9 Portland Bill, 2 Durlston Cp.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 24 Hengistbury Hd.
Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults Radipole Lake
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - 1 by the Bridging Camp Wyke Regis.
Black Redstart - 1 Poudbury Dorchester
Humes Leaf Warbler - 1 nr Littlesea Wyke Regis
Snow Bunting

Sightings - Monday 9th January 2012

Blue-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Goosander - 1 Longham Lakes
Grey Partridge - 2+ Wyke Down
Red-Necked Grebe - 1 Studland Bay, 1 Weymouth Bay
Bittern - 1 Hatch Pond
Hen Harrier - 1 Wyke Down
Grey Plover - 42 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 2 Tincleton cress beds
Caspian Gull - 1 Radipole RSPB
Iceland Gull - 1 Durlston CP
Ring-billed Gull - 2 Radipole RSPB
Richard's Pipit - 1 Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Littlesea/Wyke Regis.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down (Sixpenny Handley)

Sightings - Sunday 8th January 2012

Bewick's Swan - 2 Tincleton
Barnacle Goose - 4 Arne
Velvet Scoter - 3 past Portland Bill
Ring-necked Duck - 2 Chard Junction GPs
Bittern - 1 Hatch Pond
Marsh Harrier - 2 Arne, 1 Wytch Causeway
Hen Harrier - 2 Wyke Down
Merlin - 1 Arne
Woodcock - 1 Arne road, 1 Coombe Heath
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Abbotsbury village
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Radipole RSPB
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Arne, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Wyke Down (Sixpenny Handley),
Richard's Pipit - 1 Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Redwing - 110 at Rushcombe Bottom LNR is a record for the site
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Littlesea/Wyke Regis.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 PC World, Poole
Firecrest - 8 Abbotsbury Gardens, 1 Arne, 1 PC World, Poole
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down (Sixpenny Handley)
Bullfinch - 2 at Arne is an unusual record for the site
Snow Bunting - 1 Portland Bill

Avocet ©Tim Balmer














Richard's Pipit and Black Redstart ©Brett Spencer













Sightings - Saturday 7th January 2012

Barnacle Goose - 4 Middlebere
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Blue-Winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Goosander - 1+ Longham Lakes
Smew - 2 Longham Lakes
Grey Partridge - 2 Sydling, 2 Wyke Down
Red-Necked Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Bittern - 2 Hatch Pond
Marsh Harrier - 2+ Arne, 1 Radipole RSPB, 2 Wytch Causeway
Hen Harrier - 2+ Arne, 1 Coward's Marsh
Merlin - 2 Arne, 1 Hurn, 1 Portland Bill
Grey Plover - 22 Stanpit
Woodcock - 1 Hurn, 1 Studland Heath
Knot - 8 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay (Poole)
Green Sandpiper - 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Radipole RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Stanpit
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Bill
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Radipole RSPB
Iceland Gull - 1 Radipole RSPB
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Arne, 4 Wyke Down (Sixpenny Handley)
Water Pipit - 1 Wytch Causeway
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Littlesea/Wyke Regis.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down (Sixpenny Handley)
Snow Bunting - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Friday 6th January 2012

Blue-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 2 Forde Abbey
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Smew - 2 Longham Lakes
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Shell Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Crane - 1 over Corfe Mullen
Hen Harrier - 1 Wyke Down
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 2 Wyke Down
Richard's Pipit - 1 Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hume's Warbler - 1 Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down
Snow Bunting - 1 Top Fields, Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head

Chiffchaff at Newton's Cove © Will Bown

Sightings - Thursday 5th January 2012

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Baiter Park
Blue-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Lodmoor
Goosander - 2 Longham Lakes
Smew - drake and redhead Longham Lakes
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Radipole Lake
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - 1 still Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Hume's Warbler - 1 Littlesea Holiday Camp, The Fleet

Goosander at Longham Lakes © Chris Dresh

Smew at Longham Lakes © Chris Dresh

Sightings - Wednesday 4th January 2012

Blue-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Smew - 2 (male and redhead) on Longham Lakes
Goosander - 1 Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 7 Portland Bill, 2 past Mudeford Quay, 1 past Durlston, 1 Studland Bay
Great Northern Diver - 6 Weymouth Bay, 2 Studland Bay, 1 Portland Bill
Black-necked Grebe - 22+ Studland Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wytch Lake
Merlin - 1 near Winkton
Purple Sandpiper - at least 10 around Mudeford Quay and the sandspit
Long-billed Dowitcher - 2 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Stanpit
Ring-billed Gull - 1 adult at Radipole Lake
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 6 Wytch Lake, 2 Priory Marsh
Richard's Pipit - in first field west of the Bridging Camp, The Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 Bournemouth East Cliff
Hume’s Warbler - 1 Wyke Regis southeast of Littlesea Holiday Camp
Firecrest - 1 Durlston
Snow Bunting - 1 Portland Bill

Goldcrest at Stour LNR © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd January 2012

Pale-bellied Brent Goose -12 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 2 on the Great Pond at Forde Abbey
Balearic Shearwater – 1 past Durlston
Slavonian Grebe – 2 Studland Bay roost
Black-necked Grebe – 45 Studland Bay roost
Purple Sandpiper – 20 Mudeford Quay
Long-billed Dowitcher – 2 Lodmoor
Ring-billed Gull – 1 briefly Radipole Lake
Little Gull – 1 Ferrybridge
Black Guillemot – 1 off Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - in fields just west of the Bridging Camp
Hume’s Warbler – 1 Wyke Regis
Firecrest – 1 Durlston




















Long-billed Dowitchers at Lodmoor © Daragh Croxson

Sightings - Monday 2nd January 2012

Barnacle Goose – 35 Rodden Hive
Blue-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 2 on the Great Pond at Forde Abbey
Smew – 1 Longham Lakes
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver – 14 past Portland Bill
Golden Plover – 400 Maiden Castle
Purple Sandpiper – 5 Portland Bill, 12 Lyme Regis
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 at the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Long-billed Dowitcher – 2 Lodmoor
Ring-billed Gull – 1 briefly in the Radipole pre-roost
Black Guillemot – 1 off Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - in fields just west of the Bridging Camp
Short-eared Owl – 3 Wyke Down, 1 Middlebere
Great Grey Shrike – 1 Wyke Down
Snow Bunting - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Sunday 1st January 2011

Black Brant - 1 at Littlesea, The Fleet
Blue-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 2 on the Great Pond at Forde Abbey
Great Northern Diver - 2+ Poole Harbour, 1 Studland Bay
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Shell Bay
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Lagoon
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Portland Bill
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 at the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Sandwich Tern - 3 Brand's Bay, 1 Arne
Black Guillemot - see again briefly off Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - again in fields just west of the Bridging Camp and also seen inside the camp on the rough grassy area at the south west end
Hume's Warbler - still in sallows above Littlesea Holiday Camp
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head