Sightings - Sunday 30th June 2013

There were no reports of significant interest today.

Little Egret at Iford Weir © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 29th June 2013

Red-crested Pochard - 1 still at Radipole
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 past Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Roseate Tern - 1 still on Brownsea Island
Short-eared Owl - 1 still at Portland Bill

Sightings - Friday 28th June 2013

Red-throated Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Greenshank - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Arctic Tern - a 1st summer at Abbotsbury Swannery
Short-eared Owl - 1 still at Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 calling at Swineham

Sightings - Thursday 27th June 2013

Red-crested Pochard - drake from Radipole RSPB Visitor Centre
Knot - 6 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 9 Portland Bill
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Short-eared Owl - 1 still at Portland Bill

Yesterday: 12 Puffin seen from a local angling boat near Dancing Ledge last night.

Pochard with chick at Lodmoor © Daragh Croxson

Sightings - Wednesday 26th June 2013

Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog
Whimbrel - 3 past Mudeford Quay, 1 past Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 3  Stanpit Marsh, 2 Radipole
Green Sandpiper -  2  Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1  Stanpit Marsh
Puffin - at least 5 at Dancing Ledge
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog
Crossbill - 1 Portland (Reap Lane)

Juvenile Bearded Tit at Hengistbury Head ©  Joe Murphy
Juvenile Long-tailed Tit at Iford ©  Clinton Whale

Common Tern at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy



Sightings - Tuesday 25th June 2013

Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Island

Sightings - Monday 24th June 2013

Osprey - 1 Arne
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island
Manx Shearwater - 200 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 1 Priory Marsh
Firecrest - 1 Portland Obs
Serin - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Sunday 23rd June 2013

Manx Shearwater - 2000 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Island
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Quail - 1 Portland Bill
Serin - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Saturday 22nd June 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 120 past Portland Bill, 80 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 3 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill, 2 past Hengistbury Head
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head

Spotted Redshank Brownsea Island (yesterday) copyright Lorne Bissell






Sightings - Friday 21st June 2013

Quail - 1 singing, Portland
Little Ringed Plover - 1, Stanpit
Great Skua - 1, Portland
Firecrest - 1, Portland

Sightings - Thursday 20th June 2013

Very little indeed to report today.  The first 'returning' waders were reported from Lytchett Bay

Green Sandpiper - 4, Lytchett Bay
Quail - heard again at Portland

Sightings - Wednesday 19th June 2013

Relatively little to report today:
Quail - 2 heard on Portland
Hoopoe - 1, Hampreston

Sightings - Tuesday 18th June 2013

Black Kite - 1 reported over Bournemouth (Holdenhurst Ave)
Yellow-legged Gull - 1, Hengistbury
Quail - 1 singing at Portland
Firecrest - 1, Portland
Crossbill - 1, Portland

Sightings - Monday 17th June 2013

Storm Petrel - 2 West Bexington
Firecrest - 1 Portland
Quail - 2 seen Tarrant Rushden airfield

Sightings - Sunday 16th June 2013

Storm Petrel - 1 Portland
Roseate Tern - 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 Peveril Point
Greenish Warbler - 1 Portland

Sightings - Saturday 15th June 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 1, Portland
Storm Petrel - 1, Portland
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland
Roseate Tern - 1, Hengistbury
Honey Buzzard - 1, Brownsea Island

Sightings - Friday 14th June 2013

Little Gull - 1, Brownsea Island
Arctic Tern - 1, Brownsea Island
Roseate Tern - 2, Hengistbury Head
Pomarine Skua - 2, Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 2+ Hengistbury

Sightings - Thursday 13th June 2013

Manx Shearwater - 50, Hengistbury; 110 Durlston
Balearic Shearwater - 1, Hengistbury; 1 Durlston; 1 Portland
Great Northern Diver - 1, Durlston
Arctic Skua - 4, West Bexington; 4 Hengistbury
Great Skua - 1, West Bexington
Pomarine Skua - 1, Hengistbury

There was also sad news from Lodmoor today in that the tern colony appears to have been deserted overnight. 

Sightings - Wednesday 12th June 2013

Brent Goose - 1, Mudeford Quay
Storm Petrel - 1, Portland
Ruff - 1, Swineham
Caspian Tern - 1, West Bexington
Roseate Tern - 2, Brownsea Island
Arctic Skua - 1, Durlston
Great Skua - 2, Portland
Tree Sparrow - 1, Durlston


Sightings - Tuesday 11th June 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 3 Mudeford Quay
Sanderling - 25 West Bexington
Ruff - 1 sum/plum male Swineham meadows
Pomarine Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Skua - 3 West Bexington
CASPIAN TERN - 1 Radipole lake later at West Bexington till at least 15.10hrs.
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea lagoon

Caspian Tern - West Bexington © Mike Morse

Dartford Warbler - Morden Bog © Ian Ballam

Ruff - Swineham Meadows © Nick Hull

Sightings - Monday 10th June 2013

Great White Egret - pos 1 high over Lytchett Bay a.m.
Avocet - 8 Brownsea Is.
Ruff - 1 sum/plum Swineham
Little Tern - 1 Brownsea Is.
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Is. lagoon.

Sightings - Sunday 9th June 2013

The only report of note today was of a Hoopoe in a private garden in Bridport.


Shelduck - Brownsea Is. © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 8th June 2013

Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Island
Common Scoter - 20 Hengistbury Head
Bournemouth's Peregrine pair have fledged at least three, possibly four young from the Landsdowne tower.

Insect news - a black-veined white butterfly on Portland.

Sightings - Friday 7th June 2013


Balearic Shearwater - Portland
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland
Roseate Tern- 2 Brownsea island
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Portland

Sightings - Thursday 6th June 2013

Great Northern Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Winterborne Abbas
Little Tern - 4 briefly at Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 still on Brownsea Island
Tree Sparrow - 1 north along West Cliffs at Portland Bill

Yesterday: a Cuckoo at Powerstock Common.

Mediterranean Gull on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell


Young Sandwich Tern on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell


Reed Warbler at Hengistbury Head © Jimmy Main
Sedge Warbler at Hengistbury Head © Jimmy Main
 

Sightings - Wednesday 5th June 2013


Storm-petrel - 6 from fishing boat 2 miles from Durlston
Red Kite - 2 Wyke Down
Avocet - 5 Brownsea Island
Little Stint - 1 past Hengistbury
Arctic Skua - 2 past Mudeford Quay
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Puffin - 3 off Dancing Ledge

Late news: A Woodchat Shrike reported at Winspit on Sunday 2nd June.

Sightings - Tuesday 4th June 2013

Eider - 2 past Mudeford Quay
Common Scoter - 150 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Avocet - 5 Brownsea Island, 2 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Puffin - 2 past Durlston
Bee-eater - 1 probable heard over Southwell
Whinchat - 1 Portland

Whitethroat at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 3rd June 2013

Osprey - 1 over Middlebere Channel
Whimbrel - 9 over Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Roseate Tern - 1 on Brownsea Island lagoon
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog
Whinchat - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston

Yesterday : a Honey Buzzard passed over Christchurch Harbour and two Little Gulls were off Hengistbury Head

Common Tern in Christchurch Harbour © Joe Murphy


Nightjar © Lorne Bissell
Osprey over Arne © Mark Wright

Spotted Flycatcher at Morden © Ian Ballam

Sightings - Sunday 2nd June 2013

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Coward's Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Coward's Marsh
Eastern Subalpine Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill

Eastern Subalpine Warbler - Portland Bill © Brett Spencer
Colour-ringed Hobby Wareham Forest © Aidan Brown


Sightings - Saturday 1st June 2013

Red Kite - 4 high over Blandford, 1 Overcombe/Preston
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Puffin - 1 off Dancing Ledge
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill
Nightjar - 3 Black Down, 1 Thornecombe (west Dorset)
Wheatear - 20 Portland Bill, 2 West Bexington
Whinchat - 10 Portland Bill, 3 West Bexington
Spotted Flycatcher - 49 Durlston Head, 50+ Hengistbury Head, 800+ Portland Bill, 11+ West Bexington.  That is not a misprint... !
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury Gardens, 1 Southwell (Portland)
Serin - 1 Southwell (Portland)

Late news:  Nightingale at Corfe Castle yesterday.


Stonechat at Southbourne on Friday, © Ian Hooper