Sightings - Friday 31st May 2013

Red Kite - 1 South Haven
Hobby - 1 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 2 Brands Bay
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Wheatear - 1 Greenlands Farm
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head
Serin - 1 Swanage


Oystercatcher at Brownsea © Clinton Whale     















Magpie at Wick Fields © Joseph Murphy

Sightings - Thursday 30th May 2013

Marsh Harrier - 1 Radipole Lake.
Red Kite - 1 over Dorchester bypass.
Hobby - 1 Morden Bog.
Nightjar - 3 Morden Bog.
Golden Oriole - 1 reported in a private garden on Portland.

Late news - Osprey over Upton Heath last Sunday



Stonechat at Morden Bog © John Child

Sightings - Wednesday 29th May 2013

Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Mediterranean Gull - 82+ west through Christchurch Harbour is unprecedented for the time of year.   
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Brownsea.

Late news - Puffin off Portland Bill yesterday.  Unidentified Petrel sp. reported in Poole Harbour last Friday (24th)
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Sightings - Tuesday 28th May 2013

Black-throated Diver - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Common Scoter - 62 past Portland Bill, 80 offshore Hengistbury Head
Goosander - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Marsh Harrier - 1 West Bexington
Sanderling - 30 past Mudeford Quay
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
House Martin - 500 West Bexington, 4/500 Lodmoor
Swift - 2/300 West Bexington, 300 Lodmoor
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Portland Bill

Sightings - Monday 27th May 2013

Brent Goose - 1 Brand's Bay
Common Scoter - 35 off Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Sanderling - 38 Preston Beach, 42 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
 
Sedge Warbler © Tim Balmer


Northern Wheatear © Joe Mitchell

 

Sightings - Sunday 26th May 2013

Common Scoter - 120 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 2 Morden Bog
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Southwell
Hobby - 6 Morden Bog
Commic Tern - 55 past Portland Bill

Sightings - Friday 24th May 2013

No reports of any note received today.


Nightjar, Brownsea Island (c) Clinton Whale


Black-headed gull and chick, Brownsea (c) Lorne Bissell


Young starlings, Moordown (c) Dave Cooke

Sightings - Thursday 23rd May 2013

Great Northern Diver - 6 past Portland
Little Stint - 1 Mudeford Spit
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Roseate Tern - 1 Weymouth Bay; 1 Mudeford
Long-eared Owl - 1 Culverwell


Redstart, (c) Ian Ballan

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Garganey - 1 Hatch Pond
Roseate Tern - 1 possibly 2 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Whimbrel - 4 Lodmoor
Red-backed Shrike - 1 Portland
Woodchat - 1 Southbourne
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 possible Portland


Greenshank, Hengistbury Head lagoon, (c) Joe Murphy


Spotted flycatcher, Hengistbury Head, (c) Jimmy Main

Sightings - Tuesday 21st May 2013

Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 3 Portland harbour
Serin - Durlston Country Park
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland
Nightjar - 1 Brownsea Island

Sightings - Monday 20th May 2013

Garganey - 1 again or another Longham Lakes
Great Northern Diver - 6 past Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 Rockley Viewpoint
Hobby - 1 over St Mary's Church nr Poole Hospital, 1 Canford Bridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 6 Lytchett Bay, 4 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - singles Stanpit Marsh, Lytchett Bay
Little Tern - 4 Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Is.
Turtle Dove - 1 in a Southwell garden.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Sunday 19th May 2013

Hooded Merganser - 1 Lodmoor (of unknown Origin?)
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 over Shipstal Point Arne.
Hobby - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 (1st/W) Lytchett Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 3 Middlebere Channel
Firecrest - 2 Abbotsbury gardens
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Abbotsbury gardens, sev Morden Bog.

Returning Arctic Tern - Lodmoor © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Saturday 18th May 2013

Garganey - 3 Lodmoor, 1 Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Hobby - 3 over Morden Bog, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Wick Hengistbury.
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 Weymouth Bay
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portlllland Bill
Turtle Dove - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland

ANNOUNCEMENT - Chesil Beach Little Terns

For anyone interested in helping out with wardening of the Chesil little tern colony there will be a pre-season volunteer meeting next Monday (20th) at the Chesil Beach Centre 7-8pm. Free parking is available. For further details contact the warden, John Dadds (07580 127065) or just turn up on the night.

Sightings - Friday 17th May 2013

Garganey - 1 east past Portland Bill
Common Scoter - 70 West Bexington, 67 Hengistbury Hd, 18 Portland Bill
Red-throated Diver - 1 sum/plum West Bexington, 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Stork sp. - 2 reports presumed same bird over Wareham.
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Portland Bill 12.45hrs.
Black Kite - 1 west Abbotsbury 08.05 seen again West Bay 08.50hrs.
Montagu's Harrier - 2 male & Female Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 Poole Hbr.
Hobby - 7 in the Arne Moors, Hartland Moor & Sunnyside area.
Little Tern - 6 Christchurch Hbr.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 West Bexington
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Crossbill - 14 Morden Blog 

Sightings - Thursday 16th May 2013

Velvet Scoter - 1 Weymouth Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay
Buzzard - 30+ reported soaring near Shillingstone
Hobby - 4 Morden Bog
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 2 Durlston, 1 Lodmoor, 4 Stanpit
Sanderling - 94 Stanpit
Puffin - 1 Dancing Ledge
Pomarine Skua - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1 Stanpit
Roseate Tern - 1 Weymouth Bay

Sightings - Wednesday 15th May 2013

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay
Storm Petrel - 1 Hengistbury Head, 4 Peveril Point
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Hobby - 1 Arne, 1 Hengistbury Head, 4 Morden Bog
Whimbrel - 1 Arne, 9 Stanpit
Dunlin - 520 Hengistbury Head, including a single flock of 300 birds.
Little Tern - 52 in the Christchurch Harbour area.
Arctic Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Black Tern - 1 Hengistbury Head
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Cuckoo - 2 Arne, 1 Morden Bog
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim
Redstart - 2 males Morden Bog
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head


Sparrowhawk at Wick Fields © Jimmy Main



















Sedge Warbler at Lodmoor © Will Bown

Sightings - Tuesday 14th May 2013

Manx Shearwater - 12 Durlston
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 7 Durlston, 21 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 1 Durlston
Long-Tailed Skua - 1 at West Bay and later at West Bexington
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Middlebere
Little Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay and later at South Marsh
Little Tern - 46 in the Christchurch Harbour area.


Linnet, Morden Bog, 12th May © John Child


















Nightjar, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 13th May 2013

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Durlston
Manx Shearwater - 2 Durlston
Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog
Hobby - 4+ Morden Bog
Grey Plover - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Knot - 1 Hengistbury Head
Whimbrel - 3 Lytchett Bay, 14 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Pomarine Skua - 1 Durlston
Arctic Skua - 2 Durlston
Little Tern - 23 in the Christchurch Harbour area.
Cuckoo - 2 Longham Lakes, 1+ Shaftesbury
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Redstart - 2 Morden Bog

Late news: Red Kite near Long Bredy, 11th May.
Ferruginous Duck, perhaps an escape, near Throop last week.
 

Sightings - Sunday 12th May 2013

Velvet Scoter - 1 Weymouth Bay
Osprey - 1 Upton CP
Storm  Petrel - 2 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 3 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua -  2 past Chesil Cove, 4 past Portland Bill
Little Tern - 11 Hengistbury Head
Commic Tern - 250 past Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Serin - 1 Southwell Portland
Barn Swallow Wick Fields Hengistbury © Joe Murphy

 


Sightings - Saturday 11th May 2013

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 8 Weymouth Bay
Common Scoter - 100 Hengistbury Head
Velvet Scoter - 1 Weymouth Bay
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua -  2 past Chesil Cove, 2 past Portland Bill
Little Tern - 15 Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 2 offshore Portland Bill
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis

Sightings - Friday 10th May 2013

Velvet Scoter - 1 Weymouth Bay
Hobby - 3 Morden Bog
Whimbrel - 42 Stanpit Marsh
Pomarine Skua - 2 past and 3 offshore Portland Bill, 6 offshore Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua -  2 offshore Chesil Cove, 1 past Durlston
Little Tern - 30 Mudeford Quay
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Serin - 1 Portland Obs

Sightings - Thursday 9th May 2013

Red-throated Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 over Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 25 Lytchett Bay
Pomarine Skua - 3 past Portland Bill, 5 past Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 5 past Portland Bill, 8 past Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 7 past Portland Bill, 21 past Chesil Cove, 2 past Hengistbury Head
Black Tern - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Roseate Tern - 1 past Portland Bill, 4 Lodmoor
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Wednesday 8th May 2013

Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Manx Shearwater - 150 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 on Brownsea Island lagoon
Hobby - 1 over Portland Bill
Stone Curlew - 1 seen near R.Frome
Whimbrel - 21 Christchurch Harbour,15 West Bexington,  6 past Branksome Chine, 9 Lodmoor
Pomarine Skua - 6 past Portland Bill, 2 past West Bexington
Arctic Skua - 6 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Black Tern - 1 Portland Bill
Roseate Tern - 2 off Portland Bill, 1 Chesil |Cove
Cuckoo - 1 Longham Lakes
Hoopoe - 1 still at Lyme Regis
Whinchat - 1 West Bexington, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Longham Lakes

Ortolan Bunting and Wheatear at Longham Lakes © Chris Parnell


Hoopoe at Lyme Regis © Chris Parnell


Wheatear at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Hobby at Morden Bog yesterday © Dominic Greves

 

Mediterranean Gulls on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Tuesday 7th May 2013

Eygptian Goose - 1 West Bexington
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 on Brownsea Island
Hobby - 1 Canford Heath
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 21 West Bexington, 20+ Stanpit, 12 Lytchett Bay, 2 over Hilfield, 2 Durlston
Common Sandpiper - 2 West Bexington, 2 Longham Lakes
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Black Tern - 1 past Abbotsbury
Roseate Tern - 2 off Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Wyke
Hoopoe - 1 Lyme Regis
Whinchat - 2 Stanpit, 1 Hatch Pond, 1 West Bexington

Whimbrel at Lytchett Bay © Shaun Robson

Sightings - Monday 6th May 2013

Red-throated Diver - 1 still at Lytchett Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 24 Portland Bill
Black Stork - 1 at Marshwood before flying towards Hawkchurch (Devon)
Honey Buzzard - 1 migrant over Durlston CP
A ringtail Harrier - 1 migrant over Abbotsbury Swannery
Hobby - 1 Morden Bog
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 45 Lytchett Bay, 14 Portland Bill, 9 Middlebere, 1 Holes Bay, 1 Chesil
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 4 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 still at Lytchett Bay
Black Tern - 1 Portland Bill
Roseate Tern - 3 Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 26 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 2 Morden Bog, 1 Hatch Pond, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Nightjar - 1 Lytchett Heath
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Wick
Wood Warbler - 1 near North Poorton

Sandwich Tern at Stanpit © Dave Cooke

Green Woodpecker at Canford School © Roger Peart

Sightings - Sunday 5th May 2013

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 4 Hengistbury Head, 6 past Portland Bill, 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Northern Diver - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 over Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 35 Lytchett Bay, 21 Christchurch Harbour, 10 Swineham, 3 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor
Pomarine Skua - 5 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 6 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay
Roseate Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Cuckoo - 3 Morden Bog, 1 Penn's Weare Portland
Whinchat - 2 Reap Lane Portland
Wood Warbler - 1 Lytchett Bay

Signtings - Saturday 4th May 2013

Very few birds of note

Red throated Diver - 1 Lytchett bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland
Little Gull - Lytchett bay
Lapland Bunting - 1 flew over Portland

Sightings - Friday 3rd May 2013

Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland
Red-throated Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay
Long-tailed Duck -1 Abbotsbury
Kentish Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Greenshank  -1 Swineham
Whimbrel - 20 Rodden Hive
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island
Little Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay


Spoonbill, Brownsea Island (c) John Wichall, May 2nd.


Spoonbill, Brownsea Island (c) Phyl England

Sightings - Thursday 2nd May 2013

Relatively little reported today:

Egyptian Goose - 1, Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 1, Abbotsbury
Spoonbill - 2, Middlebere
Kentish Plover - 1, Ferrybridge
Turtle Dove - 1, Portland
Crossbill - 20+ Morden Bog


Gadwall, Christchurch Harbour.  Copyright Jo Murphy.

Sightings - Wednesday 1st May 2013

Wigeon - 1, Hengistbury
Red-throated Diver - 1, Lytchett Bay
Great-northern Diver - 2, Portland
Spoonbill - Brownsea Island
Spotted Redshank - 2, Stanpit
Little Gull - 1, Hengistbury
Arctic Skua - 3
Hobby - 3, Longham Lakes; 1 Morden
Hen Harrier - 1, Arne Moors
Pomarine Skua - 5, Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 4, Hengistbury; 7 Portland
Wood Warbler - 1, Morden
Redstart - 1, Morden