Sightings - Thursday 4th April 2013

Garganey - 4 Radipole
Scaup - 9 Abbotsbury
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 4 Lodmoor
Bittern - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Radipole
Red Kite - 1 over Little Sea Studland
Hobby - 1 over Chickerell
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 over Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Sandbanks
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
House Martin - 1 West Bexington
Bluethroat - 1 White-spotted male at Chesil Cove
Black Redstart - 5 on Portland, 3 at Durlston, 1 in a Beaminster garden
Tree Sparrow - 2 Stanpit golf course
Ring Ouzel - 2 at Suckthumb Quarry Portland, at least 1 near Swyre Caravan Park, 1 Abbotsbury

Late news from yesterday. A Garganey at Coward's Marsh; an Eider with 8 Slavonian Grebes in Portland Harbour; 26 Little Ringed Plovers, 28 Ruff and a Water Pipit at the Avon Causeway; a Black Redstart at Studland Church.

Bar-tailed Godwit at Whitley Bay, Sandbanks © Lorne Bissell