Sightings - Wednesday 31st July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 24 past Portland Bill
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 2/3 Longham Lakes, 5 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper -  6 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 14 Christchurch Harbour
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Portland Bill

Sightings - Monday 29th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 14 Portland
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Island
Red Kite - 1 over Puddletown


Wood sandpiper, Longham Lakes, (c) Chris Parnell

Sightings - Sunday 28th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 36 Portland Bill
Yellow-legged Gull - 3 Kerry Foods, Poole
Grasshopper Warbler - 6 Portland
Turtle Dove - 1 Bloxworth


Turtle dove, Bloxworth (c) Gerry Shilham

Sightings - Saturday 27th July 2013

Goldeneye - 1 in Christchurch Harbour off Wick Hams
Manx Shearwater - 52 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill, 2 past Abbotsbury Beach
Great White Egret - 1 over Longham Lakes and another (or same?) at Sturminster Marshall GPs
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Ferrybridge
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 still at Portland Bill, 1 Morden Bog

Sightings - Friday 26th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Durlston
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Mediterranean Gull - at least 375 at Avon Causeway
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Crossbill - 12 over Durlston

Sightings - Thursday 25th July 2013

Manx Shearwater - 4 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Durlston
Knot - 2 still at Ferrybridge
Greenshank - 12 Middlebere
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston

Sightings - Wednesday 24th July 2013

Knot - 2 Ferrybridge
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Great Skua -  1 past Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour (Priory Marsh)

Spotted Redshank on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Spotted redshank - 1 Holes Bay

Otherwise very quiet on the reporting front.

Sightings - Monday 22nd July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 1, Portland
Spotted Redshank - 6, Brownsea; 1 Holes Bay
Little Ringed Plover - 1, Stanpit
Yellow-legged Gull - 5, nr Bestwall; 1 Portland
Arctic Skua - 1, Portland
Crossbills - widely reported from coastal and inland sites today

Also an excellent record of a juvenile ringed plover with a leg-flag at Ferrybridge today - it was originally ringed in SW Sweden on 15th May, a distance of 1165km.  Details and a photograph on the Portland website/twitter feed

Sightings - Sunday 21st July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 2, Durlston; 3 Portland
Wood Sandpiper - 1, Lytchett Bay
Knot - 2, Ferrybridge
Great Skua - 2, Hengistbury
Arctic Skua - 1, Durlston
Honey Buzzard - 1, Poole
Sedge Warbler - 1, Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1, Portland
Crossbill - 11 Broadstone; 1, Portland; 4 Durlston; 20+ Colehill

Sightings - Saturday 20th July 2013

Red-crested Pochard - 1, Abbotsbury; 1 Radipole
Long-tailed Duck - 1, Abbotsbury
Little Ringed Plover - 4, Abbotsbury; 2, Stanpit; 1 Lodmoor; 2 Longham Lakes
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1, Lodmoor
Knot - 1, Ferrybridge
Roseate Tern - 1, Brownsea
Mediterranean Gull - 600+ counted in Avon Valley
Honey Buzzard - 1, Hilfield
Red Kite - 1, Durlston
Redstart - 1, Durlston
Crossbill - 4, Durlston; 1 Bournemouth; 4 Weymouth


Sand Martin, Hengistbury.  Copyright Joe Murphy

Sightings - Friday 19th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 22+, Portland
Great White Egret - 1, Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 6, Brownsea Lagoon
Knot - 1, Ferrybridge
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1, Lodmoor
Crossbill - 1, Hengistbury


Spotted Redshank, Brownsea Lagoon.  Copyright Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Friday 19th July 2013

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Balearic Shearwater - 22 past/offshore Portland
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 6 Brownsea Island lagoon
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge

Sightings - Thursday 18th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 21 past/offshore Portland
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Stone Curlew - 1 Christchurch Harbour area

White-rumped Sandpiper, Lodmoor copyright Brett Spencer
 

Sightings - Wednesday 17th July 2013

Red Kite - 1 over Durlston and Swyre Head
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Durlston, 18 past Portland
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Greenshank - up to 6 at Christchurch Harbour
Swift - 250 over Christchurch Harbour
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston
Crossbill - 6 over Durlston
Sandwich Tern Hengistbury Head copyright Joe Murphy

Whimbrel Hengistbury Head copyright Joe Murphy


Sightings - Tuesday 16th July 2013

Wader numbers continue to build with small numbers of Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel and Greenshank reported from coastal sites.  Also:

Wigeon - 1, Rodden Hive
Great White Egret - 1 probable, in flight over Longham Lakes
Avocet - 2, Brownsea
Spotted Redshank - 3, Brownsea
Ruff - 1, Lytchett Bay
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2, Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 1, Lodmoor


Greenshank, Hengistbury Head.  Copyright Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Monday 15th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 2, Portland
Ruff - 1, Lytchett Bay
Little Ringed Plover - 2, Stanpit
Arctic Tern - 3, Stanpit
Roseate Tern - 1, Mudeford Quay
Red Kite - 2, Lodmoor
Whinchat - 1, Stanpit
Redstart - 1, Stanpit


Juvenile Peregrine, Dancing Ledge.  Lorne Bissell


Oystercatcher, Hengistbury.  Copyright Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Sunday 14th July 2013

Relatively little to report today. 

Red-crested Pochard - 1, Radipole
Honey Buzzard - 1, Hilfield
Yellow-legged Gull - 1, Portland
Mediterranean Gull - 410 counted in the Avon Valley today

Sightings - Saturday 13th July 2013

Greenshank - 4, Middlebere; 3 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 1, Shipstal; 5 Christchurch Harbour; 1 Ferrybridge
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2, Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 2, Lodmoor
Black-tailed Godwit - 1, Lodmoor
Osprey - 1, Arne
Grasshopper Warbler - 1, Bestwall
Crossbill - 4, Abbotsbury



Reed Warbler, Hengistbury Head.  Copyright Joe Murphy.



Bearded Tits, Lodmoor,  Copyright Daragh Croxson

Sightings - Friday 12th July 2013

Wigeon - 1, Lytchett Bay
Black Guillemot - 1, Portland
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland
Common Sandpiper - 1, Longham Lakes; 2 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 6, Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 1, Lytchett Bay; 2 Lytchett Bay; 3 Portland; 2 Ferrybridge
Ruff - 1, Lytchett Bay
Little Ringed Plover - 1, Lytchett Bay; 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 5, Lytchett Bay; 3 Stanpit
Black Tern - 1, Weymouth
Crossbill - 18, Lytchett Bay



Dartford Warbler, Hengistbury Head.  Copyright Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Thursday 11th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Cogden Beach
Little Ringed Plover - 1, Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 4, Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 2, Lytchett Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Portland
Mediterranean Gull - 20 at Ferrybridge, including 1 juvenile
Black Tern - 1, Abbotsbury
Wheatear - 2, Durlston, 1 Langton Matravers

Balearic Shearwater off Cogden Beach © Mike Morse

Sightings - Tuesday 9th July 2013

Balearic Shearwater 3 past Portland
Garganey - 2 Radipole North Hide
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island
Bittern - 1 Radipole

Sightings - Monday 8th July 2013

Garganey - 1, Christchurch Harbour
Balearic Shearwater - 3, Portland
Greenshank - 2, Lytchett Bay; 6 Hengistbury, 1+ Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 5, Lytchett Bay
Common Sandpiper - 1, Longham Lakes
Mediterranean Gull - 380, Sopley
Arctic Skua - 1, Hengistbury
Red Kite - ,1 Portesham
Crossbill - 4, Hengistbury


Black-tailed Godwit, Brownsea.  Copyright Tim Balmer.


Greenshank, Lodmoor.  Copyright Will Bown.


Red-crested Pochard, Radipole.  Copyright Geoff Barlow.

Sightings - Sunday 7th July 2013

Red-crested Pochard - 1 drake Radipole Lake
Common Scoter - 102 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 110 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Mediterranean Gull - 150+ Avon Causeway
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 60 Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 3 Stanpit Marsh

Sighting - Saturday 6th July 2013

Red-crested Pochard - 1 drake remains at Radipole lake
Green Sandpiper - 14 Lytchett Bay, 1 Radipole Lake
Mediterranean Gull - 160+ Avon Causway, 8 Wyke Down
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 juv, Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Juv plumage Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 100 through Portland Bill

Curlew - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy 
Little Egret - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Sightings - Friday 5th July 2013

Apologies for late update all due to no access to a computer, though other than signs of some returning waders and martins little of note has been reported.

Red-crested Pochard - 1 drake Radipole Lake
Common Scoter - 134 past Portand Bill
Manx Shearwater - 29 Portland Bill
Balearic - 1 Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Portland Bill
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor
Mediterranean Gull - 17 Portland Bill, 12+ Lodmoor
Sand Martin - 70 moving through Portland Bill

Pair Yellow-legged Gull - Brownsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell
Juvenile Black-headed Gull - Browsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Thursday 4th July 2013

Red-crested Pochard - 1 eclipse drake Radipole Lake
Common Scoter - 27 past Hengistbury Hd. 
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Dunlin - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Is.
Little Tern - 5 Christchurch Hbr.

Sightings - Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Manx Shearwater - 4 Durlston, 18 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Brownsea
Little Tern - 3 Mudeford Quay
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Swineham
Whimbrel - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea, 3 Peveril Point, 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea, 3 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea

Sightings - Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Red-Crested Pochard - the male is still at Radipole, though elusive.
Manx Shearwater - 19 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 10 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Swineham
Whimbrel - 1 Durlston, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea, 2 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea
Cuckoo - the calling male is still at Swineham
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill

Late news: Roseate Tern yesterday at Brownsea

Sightings - Monday 1st July 2013

Manx Shearwater - 1 Durlston Head.
Red Kite - 1 Stanpit.
Hobby - 1 Swineham.
Little Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay.
Whimbrel - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Mudeford Quay.
Greenshank - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Short-Eared Owl - the long-staying bird is still at Portland Bill.
Crossbill - 3 Durlston Head.

Late news:  Cuckoo yesterday at Portland Bill.