Sightings - Sunday 29th April 2012

Scaup - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Alum Chine, Bournemouth, 1 past Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 at Radipole Lake
Great Skua - 1 off Branksome Chine
Arctic Skua - 3 at Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 2 off Hengistbury Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 at Wick

Sightings - Saturday 28th April 2012

Eider - 8 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Lodmoor, 1 off Branksome Chine, 1 past Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 at Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Spotted Redshank - 7 Stanpit, 5 Brownsea Lagoon
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 Hengistbury Head
White Wagtail - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Nightingale - 1 Wick, 1 Corfe Castle
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 2 at Portland Bill

Sightings - Friday 27th April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 in Christchurch Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 still at Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 5 on Brownsea Lagoon, 1 east over Hengistbury Head
Osprey - 1 north over Portland
Merlin - 1 at Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 at Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 22 past Hengistbury Head, 8 at Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 3 on Brownsea Lagoon
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 at Bridport Golf Club
Arctic Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head, 1 on Brownsea Lagoon
Short-eared Owl - 1 at Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 at Osprey Quay, 1 Stanpit
Swift - 7 at Lodmoor, 2 Tarrant Rushton Airfield
Whinchat - 2 at Portland Bill, 2 at Stanpit
Ring Ouzel - 1 at Hengistbury Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 at Wick Fields, 2 at Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 at Portland Castle

Corn Bunting at Tarrant Rushton Airfield © Peter Lister

Sightings - Thursday 26th April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 80+ past West Bexington, 30 past Weymouth Bay, 15 past Chesil Cove, 14 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 2 in Weymouth Bay, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Red-necked Grebe - 1 past Chesil Cove
Purple Sandpiper - 11 at the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Jack Snipe - 1 at West Bexington
Great Skua - 63 past Chesil Cove, 36 past Portland Bill, 3 past West Bexington
Pomarine Skua - 5 past Chesil Cove, 4 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 44 past Chesil Cove, 16 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 3 at Longham Lakes, 2 past Portland Bill, 2 past Hengistbury Head
Black Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head, 1 past Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Little Tern - 41 past Hengistbury Head
Redstart - 5 at Portland Bill, 3 at Littlesea, 1 at Hengistbury Head
Garden Warbler - 1 at Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Mudeford Woods
Wood Warbler - 1 at Hengistbury Head
Hume's Warbler - 1 still at Littlesea Caravan Park
Pied Flycatcher - 1 at Hengistbury Head, 1 at Portland Bill


Sightings - Wednesday 25th April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 52 past Portland Bill, 42 past Branksome Chine
Black-throated Diver – 1 past Portland Bill
Whimbrel – 75 past Branksome Chine, 30 Mudeford Quay
Purple Sandpiper – 25 Mudeford Quay
Little Gull -  5 past Portland Bill
Great Skua – 39 past Portland Bill, 5 past Branksome Chine, 14 -30 past Mudeford Quay
Arctic Skua - 6 past Portland Bill, 5 past Branksome Chine, 4 past Mudeford Quay

Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Commic Tern – 300 past Portland Bill
Little Tern - 2 past Mudeford Quay
Black Tern – 6 past Portland Bill, 3 Mudeford Quay

Sightings - Tuesday 24th April 2012

Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog
Great Northern Diver - 4 Weymouth Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 13 Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 1 Little Sea
Great Skua –  7 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill

Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Little Tern - 2 past Mudeford Quay
Swift - 2 Longham Lakes, 9 Christchurch Harbour
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston
 

Sightings - Monday 23rd April 2012

Black-throated Diver - 1 past Durlston
Great Northern Diver - 4 Weymouth Bay
White Stork – 1 Bindon Lane Wool but flew off early pm
Hobby – 1 Chickerell
Whimbrel - 10 past Hengistbury Head
Little Gull - 4 past Hengistbury Head
Great Skua – 2 past Durlston, 4 past Portland Bill, 10-12 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 4 past Portland Bill, 2 past Durlston, 10 plus past Hengistbury Head
Commic Tern – 311 past Portland Bill

Nightingale – 1 Culverwell
Garden Warbler  - 1 Reap Lane, 1 Hengistbury Head
Pied Flycatcher – 1 Southwell, 1 Morden Bog



White Stork near Wool © Chris Rowland

White Stork near Wool © Chris Rowland

Sightings - Sunday 22nd April 2012

Hooded Merganser - 1 Lodmoor
Manx Shearwater – 300 off Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Lyme Regis
Whimbrel - 9 Lodmoor, 4 Brand’s Bay
Little Ringed Plover – 1 Lodmoor
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Little Gull – 1 Little Sea
Black Redstart – 1 Durlston















Whimbrel at Brand’s Bay © Simon Johnson

Sightings - Saturday 21st April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent - 32 Stanpit Marsh
Golden Pheasant - 2 males calling Brownsea Is.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 2 sum/plum Weynouth Bay (off Overcombe)
Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Is.
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down
Marsh Harrier - 1 fem Middlebere
Knot - 32 Brownsea Is.
Whimbrel - 15 Hengistbury Hd, 7 Lodmoor, 6 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 7 Brownsea Is.
Greenshank - 6 Brownsea Is.
Common Sandpipoer - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 2 Abbottsbury
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Little Tern - 2 Lodmoor
Common Tern - 2 Brownsea Is.
Cuckoo - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Slepe, 1 Morden Bog
House Martin - 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Brownsea Is.


Sightings - Friday 20th April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent - 32 Stanpit Marsh
Common Scoter - 26 Mudeford Quay, 6 Durlston CP.
Velvet Scoter - 2 past Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 2 Durlston CP.
Glossy Ibis - 1 again Radipole Lake
Marsh Harrier - 1 em West Bexington, 1 Morden Bog.
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Hengistbury, 5 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 33 Hengistbury Hd, 12 Littlesea Fleet, 6 Portland Bill, 6 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Longham Lakes
Common Sandpiper - 8 Longham Lakes, 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 12 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Glaucous Gull - 1 imm Mudeford Quay
Common Tern - 4 Durlston CP.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Durlston CP.
Swallow - 60+, 30 Durlston CP.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Durlston CP, 2 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Hd (Wick).
Fieldfare - 2 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury (Wick), 1 Durlston CP.
Garden Warbler - 1 Hengistbury( Barn field).
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Durlston CP.
Whitethroat - 1 Durlston CP.
Wood Warbler - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Hd.

Sightings - Thursday 19th April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent - 32 Stanpit Marsh
Red-throated Diver - 1 past West Bexington
Manx Shearwater - 250 Portland Bill, 6 from The Nothe, 2 Durlston CP.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Radipole Lake
Merlin - 1 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 moulting to summer plumage Brownsea Is.
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Hengistbury sandspit.
Whimbrel - 16 Lodmoor, 15, Hengistbury Hd, 11 Durlston CP, 9 West Bexington, 3 Portland Bill, 2 Poole Hbr.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Brownsea Is, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 6 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Glaucous Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 (1st/Sum) Little Sea Studland
Common Tern - 5 Lodmoor, 2 Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 West Bexington
Arctic Tern - 6 Hengistbury Hd.
Little Tern - 3 off Mudeford Quay
Cuckoo - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Wheatear - 24 Stanpit Marsh, 11 Greenlands Fm, 5 Durlston CP.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Whitethroat - 1 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP.

female Chaffinch - Ringstead © Jessica Evans

Cetti's Warbler - Lodmoor © Jessica Evans

Sightings - Wednesday 18th April 2012

Scaup - Abbotsbury
Pale-bellied Brents - 33 Mudeford
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland
Great Skua - 35 Portland, Hengistbury
White Wagtail - 17 Longham Lakes
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland BO


Female Bullfinch, Merley Park, © John Hammick


Sightings - Tuesday 17th April 2012

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 28 past Lodmoor, 100 past West Bexington, 32 Mudeford Quay
Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Isalnd
Black winged Stilt - Abbotsbury
Little Ringed Plover - 2 in flight over Oakley
Glaucous Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 32 past Portland
Little Gull - Mudeford Quay
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston
Redstart - 1 Durlston
Grasshopper Warbler - Hengistbury Head

Following Sunday's report of an albino starling Judy Jansson reports that there was a bird present in her Canford Heath garden last July, which might be the same bird.


Partial albino starling, Canford Heath, July 2011, © Lars Jansson

Sightings - Monday 16th April 2012

Very few reports today.

Black-winged Stilt - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole
Green Sandpiper - Abbotsbury and Lodmoor
Sandwich Tern - 30 Butterstreet Cove
Firecrest - 1 Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Sunday 15th April 2012

Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland
Garganey - 1 on River Stour near Shapwick
Osprey - 1 Arne, 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Dorchester, 1 Morden Bog
Red Kite - 1 Eggardon Hill, 1 Arne
Short eared Owl - 1 Middlebere
Black-winged Stilt - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lodmoor
Whinchat - 1 Hartland Moor
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Starling - Albino bird reported from Canford Heath

Garganey, River Stour, Shapwick © Peter Lister
Red Kite, Arne © Paul Dibben
Hen Harrier, Morden Bog © Dave Joicey

Sightings - Saturday 14th April 2012

Red-throated Diver - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwaters - 8+ feeding off Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 fem. West Bexington, 1 in off the sea Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 northeast over Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-winged Stilt - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Jack Snipe - 1 West Bexington
Whimbrel - 13 over Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill (1st of year)
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 2 nr. Old Harry (Ballard Down), 1 over wick Hengistbury
Redstart - 1 fem Portland Bill, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Whinchat - 1 Portland Bill (1st of year)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Barleycrates Portland
Reed Warbler - 9 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Sedge Warbler - 2 Lodmoor
Common Whitethroat - 1 West Bexington
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill

Black-winged Stilt - Abbotsbury © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Friday 13th April 2012

Scaup - 1 at Abbotsbury
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Durlston
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Durlston
Cattle Egret - 1 again at Lytchett Bay
Hobby -  1 at Durlston, 1 South Portland
Black-winged Stilt - 1 still on Abbotsbury Swannery meadows
Little Ringed Plover -1 over Christchurch Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Hengistbury Head
Common Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Little Tern - 1 Stanpit
Turtle Dove - 1 over Wick
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog, 1 West Morden
Short-eared Owl - 1 South Portland, 1 Stanpit
Hoopoe - 1 at Durlston behind lighthouse
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 11 Stanpit, 5 South Portland, 1 Durlston
White Wagtail - 1 Stanpit
Redstart - 20 South Portland, at least 6 around Christchurch Harbour, 2 Litton Cheney, 1 Martinstown, 1 Seacombe
Ring Ouzel - 2 Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 at Durlston, 1 West Weare, Portland, 1 Wick
Whitethroat - 4 Christchurch Harbour,  3 Durlston, 2 South Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 at The Northe, Weymouth, 1 at Durlston, 1 South Portland, 1 Hengistbury Head

Late News: a Long-billed Dowitcher was reported on the Abbotsbury Swannery meadows yesterday.

Cuckoo at Morden Bog © Ian Ballam

Sightings - Thursday 12th April 2012

Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 4 in Weymouth Bay
Manx Shearwater - 2 past Durlston
Glossy Ibis - 1 still from North Hide, Radipole RSPB
Spoonbill - 3 over Christchurch Harbour
Red Kite - 1 at Compton Abbas Airfield
Osprey - 1 over Tolpuddle and 1 (same?) over Tonerspuddle Heath/Clouds Hill area
Hobby - 2 over Hartland Moor, 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Black-winged Stilt - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery Meadows
Little Ringed Plover -1 over Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 1 Redcliff Point
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 heard east of Canford School, 1 at Wick, 1 at Durlston
Yellow Wagtail - 4 over Christchurch Harbour, 4 South Portland, 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Redstart - 40 South Portland, 15 around Christchurch Harbour (mainly at Wick), 2 Durlston, 1 West Bexington
Ring Ouzel - 3 South Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 4 at Stanpit, 3 Durlston, 1 South Portland, 1 Wareham Forest
Pied Flycatcher - 2 South Portland, 1 at Wick, Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Wednesday 11th April 2012

Cattle Egret - 1 still at Lytchett Bay
Glossy Ibis - 1 from North Hide, Radipole RSPB
Merlin - 2 Christchurch Harbour area
Black-winged Stilt - 1 at North Hide, Radipole RSPB
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit and another over Wick
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Common Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Short-eared Owl - 2 Christchurch Harbour area, 1 Eggardon Hill
Swift - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Water Pipit - 2 Stanpit Marsh
White Wagtail - 7 Christchurch Harbour area
Yellow Wagtail - 7 Christchurch Harbour area
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Whitethroat - 1 at North Scrubs, Christchurch
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Penn's Weare, Portland

Black-winged Stilt at Radipole © Simon Kidner


Cattle Egret at Lytchett Bay yesterday © Paul Morton


Black-headed Gull ringed in a garden at Oakley, Wimborne© Roger Peart

Sightings - Tuesday 10th April 2012

Red-throated Diver - 3 past Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 1 Lytchett Bay
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Red Kite - 1 north of Wimborne
Osprey - 1 in off the sea at Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 1 past Durlston
Common Sandpiper - 1 near Sherford Bridge
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 3 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 3 past Portland Bill
Swift - 1 in off the sea at Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Longham Lakes
Serin - 2 briefly again in a Swanage garden

Sightings - Monday 9th April 2012

Eider - 3 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 in Weymouth Bay
Manx Shearwater - thousands again past Portland Bill, 120 past Durlston, 94 past Hengistbury
Glossy Ibis - 1 seen at both Radipole and Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 25+ at Hengistbury Head/Mudeford Quay
Whimbrel - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 1 at Peveril Point
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Durlston
Puffin - 1 past Durlston
Sand Martin - 60+ at Longham Lakes
Garden Warbler - 1 at Longham Lakes
Serin - a pair were seen in a Swanage garden

Sightings - Sunday 8th April 2012

Great Northern Diver - 1 off Hengistbury Head
Manx Shearwater - 3,000+ past Portland Bill in the evening. 760 logged passing Chesil Cove during the same period
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 at both Radipole Lake and Lodmoor (same bird)
Marsh Harrier - 4 at Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 17 past Hengistbury Head, with a further bird inside Christchurch Harbour, 1 past Lodmoor
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill and Chesil Cove
Richard's Pipit - 1 near the Bridging Camp, The Fleet
White Wagtail - 3 on Priory Marsh, Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Portland Bill, 1 over Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 2 at Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Whitethroat - 1 at Southwell
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 at Lodmoor
Hume's Warbler - 1 near Littlesea Holiday Village, The Fleet
Snow Bunting - 1 still near the old visitor centre at Durlston

Reed Bunting at Lytchett Bay © Paul Morton

Sightings - Saturday 7th April 2012

Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay, 1 Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 2 Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail West Compton
Hobby - 1 Morden Bog
Merlin - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Durlston
Whimbrel - 4+ Holes Bay, 2 Stanpit
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 over both Hengistbury Head and Stanpit
Tree Pipit - 1 Morden Bog
Yellow Wagtail - 2 over Hengistbury Head, 1 over Stanpit
Ring Ouzel - 1 Southwell, Portland, 1 West Bexington
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston
Snow Bunting - 1 by the old visitor centre at Durlston

Snow Bunting at Durlston © Phyl England

Garganey at Lodmoor © Phyl England

Grasshopper Warbler at Durlston © Simon Breeze

Sightings - Friday 6th April 2011

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Bittern - 1 Hatch Pond
Glossy Ibis - 2 seen at both Radipole Lake and Lodmoor
Red Kite - several reports today from across the county
Marsh Harrier - 1 past Portland Bill, 1 West Bexington
Great Skua - 1 off Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Redstart - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland

Little Egret at Holes Bay © David Wareham


Red Kite in North Dorset © Chris Dresh

Sightings - Thursday 5th April 2012

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury
Glossy Ibis - 2 Radipole Lake
Red-necked Grebe – 1 Portland Harbour
Redshank –134 Christchurch Harbour
House Martin – 4 Sandpit Marsh
Common Redstart - 5 Portland
Ring Ouzel - 2 Barleycrates Portland, 1 Durlston CP.
Humes Warbler - 1 Wyke Regis near Littlesea holiday camp.

Sightings - Tuesday 4th April 2012

Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Manx Shearwater – 60 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Hambledon Hill
Merlin – 1 Portland Bill
Redshank – 125 Christchurch Harbour
House Martin - 1 Hengistbury Head
Swallow – 20 Swineham/Bestwall area
Ring Ouzel - 3 Barleycrates Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Hume's Warbler - 1 still Wyke Regis near Littlesea holiday camp



















Barn Owl Cogden Beach © Mike Morse

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Red Kite - 1 West Bexington
Osprey - 1 over Tolpuddle, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Common Redstart – 10 Portland
Wheatear - 55 Christchurch Harbour, 50 Portland, 10 Lodmoor
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Hume's Warbler - 1 still Wyke Regis nr, Littlesea holiday camp
Willow Warbler – 25 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Monday 2nd April 2012

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Durlston
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole
Red Kite - 1 Blandford
Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Sandwich Tern - 40+ Butterstreet Cove
Redstart - 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Whitethroat - 1 Hengistbury Head
Reed Warbler - 1 Radipole

News from yesterday - Short-Eared Owl still present at Wyke Down.  Red Kite high over
Compton Abbas.

Sightings - Sunday 1st April 2012

Red-Throated Diver - 3 Portland Bill
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Osprey - 1 over Ashley Heath
Merlin - 1 Godlingstone Heath, 1 Portland (Barleycrates Lane)
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Portland (Reap Lane)
Black Redstart - 2 Portland (Reap Lane)
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland (Barleycrates Lane), 2 Portland Bill
Garden Warbler - 1 Oakley

Black-tailed Godwits at Lodmoor ©Alick Simmons