Sightings - Tuesday 30th April 2013

Whimbrel - 14 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 1 Brand's Bay
Honey Buzzard - 1 flew south over Poole
Savi's Warbler - 1 reported at a private site in Poole harbour
Richard's Pipit - 1 Portland
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland

Sightings - Monday 29th April 2013

Osprey - 1 Stanpit Marsh: 1 Abbotsbury
Hobby - 2 Christchurch harbour
Whimbrel - 6 Winspit
Serin - 1 Portland BO briefly
Wood Warbler - 1 Hartland Moor
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Stanpit
Redstart - 1 Stour LNR, Bournemouth

Late news for yesterday a Purple Heron seen in flight over the A37 at Stockwood in the morning, just inside the county border south of Yeovil.

Sightings - Sunday 28th April 2013

Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Swineham
Osprey - 1 Swineham Point, 1 Hammoon
Wood Warbler - 2 Radipole Park Gardens
Iberian Chiffchaff - 1 possible trapped and ringed at Radipole


Ruff, Lodmoor (c) Will Bown


Whimbrel, Lodmoor (c) Will Bown



Wood warbler, Radipole (c) both Brett Spencer

Sightings - Saturday 27th April 2013

Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury
Osprey - 2 Wareham Channel
Red Kite - 1 over Parkstone
Whimbrel - 2 Wytch Farm
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Lodmoor
Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Bay
Whinchat - 4 Hengistbury Head
Nightjar - Sopley Common


Nightjar, Sopley Common (c) Darren Worton



Red-rumped swallow, Lodmoor (C) Brett Spencer

Sightings - Friday 26th April 2013

Scaup - 6 still Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Swineham GP.
Red-throated Diver - 1 Swineham GP.
Red Kite - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Cogden, 1 pos 2 Lodmoor, 1 Blandford, 1 Higher Hyde
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Swineham
Hobby - 2 Swineham, 1 Arne,1 Christchurch Hbr.
Common Crane - a report of 2 pos. this species flying NW over East Morden
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 5 West Bexington, 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Swineham
Ruff - 2 Abbottsbury, 1 Lodmoor
Little Gull - 1 1st/w Lytchett Bay
Little Tern - 5 West Bexington, 3 Stanpit Marsh.
Turtle Dove - 1 Durlston CP.
Cuckoo - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Swineham
Swift - 47 Swineham, 38 Longham Lakes, 4 Christchurch Hbr, 2 Swanage, 1 Cogden, 1 Lodmoor
Yellow Wagtail - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 3 West Bexington, 2 Cogden
Whinchat - 8+ Hengistbury Hd.
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston CP, Singles Cogden, Lodmoor, Lorton Meadows, Swineham
Lesser Whitethroat - 7 Cogden, 4 Redcliff, 1 Lodmoor
Wood Warbler - singles Hengistbury Hd, 1 Lorton Meadows
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Durlston CP

Whitethroat - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissel
Common Sandpiper - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell















Sightings - Thursday 25th April 2013

Pale-bellied Brent - 73 Weymouth Bay
Scaup - still 6 remain Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-throated Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay
Red Kite - 1 West Compton
Hobby - 2 Lytchett Bay p.m.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Friars Cliff Christchurch.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Bay
Little Gull - 2 1st/w & a 2nd/Sum Lytchett Bay
Little Tern - 1 West Bexington
Turtle Dove - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Nightjar - 1 low over Malvern Rd. Bournemouth
Hoopoe - 1 Sandpit Field Swanage
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 West Morden
Swallow - 600 Lodmoor
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Lytchett bay
Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Bay
White Wagtail - 8 Lytchett Bay
Whinchat - 1 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 West Bexington, 1 Portland Bill

Red-throated Diver - Lytchett Bay © Shaun Robson

Red-throated Diver - Lytchett Bay © Shaun Robson

Sightings - Wednesday 24th April 2013

Red-throated Diver - 5 past Portland Bill, 2 past Mudeford Quay
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere
Osprey - 1 over Parkstone view point.
Common Crane - 1 west over Christchurch Hbr
Little Stint - 1 over Christchurch Hbr.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit, 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Is.
Greenshank - singles Brownsea Is, 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Skua - 6 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 4 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 1st/w Lytchett Bay
Turtle Dove - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 2 Morden Bog, 2 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Lychett Bay
Swift - 10 Stanpit, 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Sand Martin - 100 passing Stanpit Marsh.
Swallow - 165 Stanpit Marsh
House Martin - 36 Stanpit Marsh
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Brownsea Is.
Tree Pipit - 18 Christchurch hbr.
Yellow Wagtail - 33 Stanpit, 7 Lytchett Bay
Common Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Middlebere, 1 Reap Lane Portland.
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland Hbr.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Scaup - 6 still remain at Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-throated Diver - 4 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 2 imm. over Hod Hill
Osprey - 1 Arne
Corncrake - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 40 Stanpit, 27 Portland Bill, 25 Wareham Common, 11 Swineham, 10 Abbotsbury.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Hengistbury Hd,1 Radipole, 1 Holes Bay.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Cuckoo - sev Wareham Forest, 1 Stanpit.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Nightjar - 1 Coombe Heath nr East Stoke
Swift - 1 over Hatch Pond, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whinchat - 2 Stanpit, 1 Martinstown
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Barleycrates Portland
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down
Hawfinch - 1 over N. Portland Bill

Drake Gadwall-Radipole Lake © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 22nd April 2013

Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury
Osprey - 1 Arne
Hen Harrier - 1 Witchampton
Red Kite - 1 Worgret
Whimbrel - 20 Rodden Hive area
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Whinchat - 6 Hengistbury
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Wood Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Willow Warbler - 108 Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Sunday 21st April 2013

Red-throated Diver - 10 past Portland Bill
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 8 past Portland Bill and Abbotsbury
Garganey - 1 Swineham, 5 Radipole Lake, 2 Abbotsbury
Osprey - 1 Arne and Wareham Channel
Red Kite - 1 Durlston, 1 Corfe Mullen, 1 Radipole Lake
Hobby - 1 Hengistbury Head
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Top Fields Portland
Little Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay
Commic Tern - 150 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 7 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Subalpine Warbler - 1 briefly in a private garden Southwell
Serin - 1 West Bexington but elusive

 



Sightings - Saturday 20th February 2013

Garganey - 2 Abbotsbury, 5 Radipole Lake
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury
BLACK STORK - 2 flying over to north of Dorchester
Red Kite- 1 flying over to north of Dorchester
Osprey - 1 Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 2 Wyke Down
Cuckoo - 3 Morden Bog area, 2 Sunnyside, singles elsewhere
Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 Wick Field Christchuch Harbour
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Blacknor Fort Portland, Top Fields and Reap Lane Portland
Common Redstart - 4 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Studland Church, 2 Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Serin - 1 West Bexington

Serin at West Bexington © Mike Morse

Sightings - Friday 19th April 2013

Garganey - 2 West Bexington Mere, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Mudeford Quay
Red-throated Diver - 6 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Common Buzzard - 15 over Lodmoor
Red Kite - 1 West Bexington, 1 Barden Down
Merlin - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Subalpine Warbler -  1 PC World drain briefly this morning
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 2 Wyke Down




















Cettis Warbler at Radipole Lake copyright John Hammick

Sightings - Thursday 18th April 2013

Garganey - 1, Stanpit; 4, Radipole; 2 West Bexington
Manx Shearwater - 150, Portland
Little Gull - 1, Lytchett Bay
Great Skua - 18, Portland; 6 Chesil
Arctic Skua - 3, Portland; 1, Chesil; 2, Durlston
Pomarine Skua - 2, Portland; 1, Chesil Cove
Puffin - 1, Durlston
Merlin - 1, Stanpit
Short-eared Owl - 3, Wyke Down
Hoopoe - 1, Radipole
Great Grey Shrike - 2, Wyke Down
Nightingale - 1, Rollington Hill (nr Corfe Castle)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 East Holme


Short-eared Owls, Wyke Down.  Copyright Simon Kidner


Cuckoo, Morden Bog.  Copyright Ian Ballam.

Sightings - Wednesday 17th April 2013

Plenty of common migrants reported along the coast today.  A particular feature of the day seemed to be Whimbrel, with double figures from many locations.

Garganey - 4, Radipole
Red-throated Diver - 1, Lytchett Bay
Manx Shearwater - 31, Portland
Bittern - 1, Lytchett Bay
Iceland Gull - 1, West Bexington
Great Skua - 6, Portland
Arctic Skua - 4, Portland
Pomarine Skua - 2, Portland
Short-eared Owl - 1, Charminster
Woodlark - 1 in off the sea, Hengistbury
Little Bunting - 1, Hengistbury



Pied Flycatcher at Coward's Marsh (16/4) c Alan Hayden 

Sightings - Tuesday 16th April 2013

Whitethroats were reported for the first time this spring at a number of sites. 

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6, Stanpit
Red-throated Diver - 1, Lytchett Bay; 1, Stanpit
Montagu's Harrier - 1, Swineham
Osprey - 1, Swineham
Arctic Tern - 2, Lodmoor; 21 Chesil Cove; 2 Durlston
Great Skua - 8, Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 1, Chesil Cove
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker - 1, Hethfelton
Nightingale - 1, Wick Fields
Pied Flycatcher - 1, Coward's Marsh; 1, Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 2, Wyke Down

Sightings - Monday 15th April 2013

A scattering of common migrants along the coast today, included yellow wagtails, redstarts, whinchats, grasshopper warblers and a ring ouzel.  Highlights included:

Garganey - 2, West Bexington
Spotted Redshank - 2, Brownsea Island
Pomarine Skua - 1, Portland Bill
Great Skua - 5, Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Arctic Skua - 1, Durlston
Little Gull - 1, Hengistbury
Montagu's Harrier - 1, Lytchett Bay (ringtail)
Osprey - 1, Weymouth
Merlin - 1, Wyke Down
Great Grey Shrike - 1, Wyke Down
Wood Warbler - 1, West Compton
Nightingale - 1, Hengistbury


Sightings - Sunday 14th April 2013

Garganey - Up to 6 reported at Radipole; 3 Abbotsbury
Osprey - 1 Portland; 1 Swineham Pt
Whinchat -  1 Portland
Cuckoo - 1 Longham Lakes callin; 1 reprorted at Whatcombe wood
Corncrake - 1 reported calling at Crichel lake for 15 minutes
Whitethroat - 1 reported at Longham Lakes
Swift - 1 Radipole

Common migrants reported from several sites around the county - Swallows, House Martins, Willow Warblers, Grasshopper Warbler etc

Sightings - Saturday 13th April 2013

Several good reports on a wet day

Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Radipole
Osprey - 1 Lodmoor; 1 Swineham Point
Garganey - 4 Radipole
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Christchurch harbour
Green Sandpiper - Jurassic sculpture pool, Weymouth
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury; 3 Radipole
Nightingale - 1 Seacombe Cliff
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland

Sightings - Friday 12th April 2013

Garganey - 2 Abbotsbury; 5 Radipole
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Portland
Redstart - 2 Portland
Firecrest -2 Portland
Waxwing - 5 Chideock
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down
Short-eared Owl - 3 Wyke Down 
Long-eared Owl - 1 Swineham

Also an arrival of willow warblers and swallows across the region and the first house martins for many sites. 

Sightings - Thursday 11th April 2013

Scaup - 9 Abbotsbury
Garganey - 2 West Bexington; 5 Radipole
Osprey - 1 Radipole
Red-necked Grebe - Christchurch harbour
Red-throated Diver - Christchurch harbour
Common Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Waxwing - 5 Chideock
Black Redstart - 13 Portland
Redstart - 13 Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stoborough Heath
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 Longham Lakes
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Portland

Sightings - Wednesday 10th April 2013

Garganey - 2 Cogden
Goosander - 1 Avon Causeway
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit
Jack Snipe - 1 Swineham
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Swineham
Greenshank - 3 Brownsea, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Portland (Reap Lane)
Little Gull - 1 Portland (Reap Lane)
Scandinavian Rock Pipit - 1 Stanpit
White Wagtail - 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - 3 Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland (Reap Lane), 1 Worth Matravers
Redstart - 1 Durlston, 2 Portland (Top Fields), 3 Wyke Regis
Ring Ouzel - 3 Portland (Top Fields) 1 Wyke Regis
Sedge Warbler - 1 Cogden
Firecrest - 9 Hengistbury Head
Common Rosefinch - 1 Broadstone in a private garden
Serin - 2 Stanpit

Sightings - Tuesday 9th April 2013

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - flock of 100 past Portland Bill
Garganey - 3+ Radipole Lake, 2 West Bexington
Scaup - 9 still on The Fleet at Abbotsbury

Velvet Scoter - 1 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Corfe Castle, 1 Sherborne
Black Kite - 1 probable at West Bexington could not be confirmed.
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Portland
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Portland (Reap Lane)
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Bay
Stone Curlew - 2 West Bexington

Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Swift - 1st of the year over Blacknor
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
White Wagtail - 10 Portland, 3 Lyme Regis, 7 West Bexington

Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 West Bexington, 1 Radipole
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 The Nothe, 1 Portland (Reap Lane), 1 Stanpit, 1 West Bexington, 1 Winspit
Redstart - 1 Lytchett Bay, 2 West Bexington, 1 Portland Bill

Ring Ouzel - 4 Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill

Reed Warbler - 1st of the year Portland Bill
Whitethroat - 1st of the year Portland Bill
Firecrest - 13 Portland Bill, 1 The Nothe


Red Kite at Sherborne © Paul Dibben

Sightings - Monday 8th April 2013

Garganey - 1 past Durlston, 1 past Hengistbury - presumably the same bird.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 off Chesil Beach
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Swineham is very unusual for the site
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham
Hen Harrier - 1 Swineham
Montagu's Harrier - 1 possible reported over Poxwell
Hobby - 1 reported at Durlston
Merlin - 1 Durlston
Puffin - 2 Durlston
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 1 off Chesil Beach
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Stone Curlew - 2 West Bexington
Arctic Skua - 1 off Chesil Beach, 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 3 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Durlston
Little Tern - 4 near Winterbourne Abbas, headed inland.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Waxwing - 15 Chideock
Swallow - 1 Longham Lakes
Black Redstart - 3 on Portland
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head
Ring Ousel - 2 Durlston, 4 on Portland
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head

Late news:  summer-plumaged Red-necked Grebe off Canford Cliffs car-park yesterday.  Osprey reported Pergins Island yesterday.

Sightings - Sunday 7th April 2013

Egyptian Goose - 1 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 4 Radipole Lake, 2 West Bexington
Velvet Scoter - 4 off Chesil Beach
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Branksome, 1 Durlston, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Swineham is very unusual for the site
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor, 2 from Frome Valley to Arne
Marsh Harrier - 1 Pergins Island
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Swineham, 1 at a roost in Poole Harbour
Hobby - 1 Portland Bill
Puffin - 3+ Dancing Ledge
Golden Plover - c. 50 West Compton
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lodmoor
Woodcock - 1 Greenlands Farm (Studland), 1 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Arne Moors
Stone Curlew - 6 Sea Barn Farm (The Fleet), 2 West Bexington
Arctic Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head, 6 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Swineham, 1 Wareham Channel
Long-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Hoopoe - 1 West Weares and Southwell (Portland)
White Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Bay
Swallow - 1 West Bexington
Black Redstart - 1 Ballard Down, 1 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head, 4 on Portland            
Ring Ousel - 2 Chideock/Golden Cap, 1 on Portland
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 near Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth


Stone Curlew at West Bexington yesterday © Ian McLean

Sightings - Saturday 6th April 2013

Garganey - 4 at Radipole (North Hide)
Scaup - 9 still at Abbotsbury
Eider - 1 past Hengistbury
Red-throated Diver - 25 past Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Christchurch Harbour from Mudeford Quay
Manx Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 5 Lodmoor,  3 Brownsea Island, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Red Kite - 3 over Portland (later 2 over Weymouth), 1 over Butterstreet Cove, 1 over Dorchester
Marsh Harrier 1 past Hengistbury Head
Hen Harrier - 1 Wyke Down
Stone Curlew - 6 Butterstreet Cove, 2 West Bexington
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lodmoor
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island
Purple Sandpiper - 2 on Hengistbury Head
Whimbrel - 7 past Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Brownsea Island
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Short-eared Owl - 5 Wyke Down
Swallow - 2 Radipole, 1 Lodmoor
Water Pipit - 2 Lodmoor
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland
Bluethroat - 1 White-spotted male still at Chesil Cove
Black Redstart - 7 on Portland
Redstart -1 Portland
Ring Ouzel - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Reap Lane, 1 Suckthumb Quarry
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Wyke Down

Sightings - Friday 5th April 2013

Garganey - 3 Radipole
Red-throated Diver - 6 past Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 2 past Durlston
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Christchurch Harbour from Mudeford Quay, 1 off Canford Cliffs
Black-necked Grebe - 2 in Shell Bay
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Spoonbill - 4 Lodmoor
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down, 1 over Worth Matravers
Marsh Harrier -2 Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 Wyke Down
Merlin - 1 Wyke Down
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 2 past Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 2 at Stanpit
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Portland Bill
Bluethroat - 1 White-spotted male still at Chesil Cove
Black Redstart - 7 on Portland, several at Durlston, 2 Bridging Camp, 1 Pymore (near Bridport), 1 Beaminster, 1 Southbourne
Ring Ouzel - 3 Portland
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wyke Down

Late news from yesterday. A Red Kite seen over Wareham Forest.

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

Sightings - Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Garganey - 4 Radipole
Scaup - 9 Abbotsbury
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 4 Lodmoor, 2 Brownsea Island
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Red Kite - 1 over Bridport Golf Course, 1 Bloxworth, 1 over Bournemouth,  (also 1 yesterday over Sutton Waldron)
Merlin -1 Portland Bill
Stone Curlew - 1 Cogden Beach, 1 reported on Brownsea Island
Little Ringed Plover - 2  Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island,  2 Christchurch Harbour
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Bay
Bluethroat - 1 White-spotted male at Chesil Cove
Black Redstart - at least 10 on Portland, 3 Durlston
Redstart - 2 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 6 Portland (inc. 3 at Suckthumb Quarry), 2 Swyre Caravan Park, 1 Matcham's Lane (Hurn)
Firecrest - 4 Abbotsbury Gardens, 1 Nothe Gardens, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Common Rosefinch - 1 in private garden Broadstone

Stone Curlew at Cogden Beach © Mike Morse


Knot at Whitley Bay, Sandbanks © Lorne Bissell
Yellow Wagtail at Lytchett Bay© Paul Morton
 

Sightings - Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Garganey - 2 Coward's Marsh
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Slavonian Grebe - 9 Portland Hbr.
Spoonbill - 3 Lodmoor
Little Ringed Plover - 2 West Bexington, 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is, 2 Christchurch Hbr
Sandwich Tern - 2 West Bexington
Tree Pipit - 1 Durlston CP.
Water Pipit - 1 pos 2 Lodmoor
Yellow Wagtail - 1 male Lytchett Bay
Bluethroat - 1 fem Crown Estates Field Portland Bill, 1 male Chesil Cove.
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Wans Barton.
Ring Ouzel - 2 Southwell, 2 Suckthumb Quarry Portland, 1 Matcham's Lane
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog

Some of the 100 Mediterranean Gull - Studland © Andy Grinter
Some of the 100 Mediterranean Gull - Studland © Andy Grinter

Sightings - Monday 1st April 2013

Scaup - 9 Abbotsbury Swannery, 4 past Durlston CP.
Long-tailed Duck - 3 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-throated Diver - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Bittern - 1 in flight Lytchett Bay.
Hen Harrier - 2 Wyke Down
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Wyke Down
Avocet - 5 past east Chesil.
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lodmoor, 4 Lytchett Bay
Kentish Plover - 1 fem Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 2 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Long-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill (in Hut Field)
Short-eared Owl - 3-4 Wyke Down
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Bay
White Wagtail - 17 Portland Bill, 1 Lytchett Bay
Bluethroat - 1 Chesil Cove
Black Redstart - 3 Portland
Ring Ouzel - 2 Reap Lane, 2 West Bexington
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Wyke Down
female Kentish Plover - Ferrybridge © Brett Spencer


Bluethroat - Chesil Cove © Brett Spencer