Sightings - Thursday 31st October 2013

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 1 still at Lodmoor
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Durlston
Red-necked Grebe - 1 still in Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 4 Holes Bay
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor, 2 Arne Moors
Merlin - 1 Durlston
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Portland Bill
Jack Snipe - 1 West Bexington
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Little Gull - 1 past Durlston
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Black Redstart - 4 Portland Bill, 2 Durlston, 2 Poundbury (and another nearby at Rainbarrow Farm), 1 Ferndown
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor CP, 1 Abbotsbury
Firecrest - 4 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill

Long-tailed Duck at Lodmoor © Phyl England

Sightings - Wednesday 30th October 2013

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 26 Arne
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham Pt.
Hen Harrier - 1 Swineham Pt.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill
Green Sandpiper - 11 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 14 Brownsea Is, 1 Lytchett Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Swineham Pt.
Black Redstart - 1 Peverel Pt. Swanage, 1 Blacknor Portland.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Brambling - 8 Portland Bill

Redshank eating crab- Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Tuesday 29th October 2013

Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Hbr.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Hbr.
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 1 Radipole
Hen Harrier - 1 ad, 1 juv Warehan Channel, 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 2 Portland Bill, 2 fem Hartland Moor, 1 Middlebere, 1 Durlston CP.
Golden Plover - 200 Monkeys Jump
Common Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor 
Green Sandpiper - 8 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 15 Brownsea Island
Sabine's Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Arctic Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Bay
Black Redstart - 1 St, Leonard's
Wheatear - 1 Monkey's Jump
Ring Ouzel - 1 Winspit, 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor

Vis mig 
Stock Dove - 106 Durlston CP.
Woodpigeon - c600 Portland Bill, 40 Durlston CP.
Skylark - 20 Durlston CP.
Meadow Pipit - 68 Durlston CP
Fieldfare - 7 Durlston CP
Redwing - 35 Durlston CP
Swallow - 20, Portland Bill, 4 Durlston CP.
Chaffinch - c150 Portland Bill, 820 Durlston CP.
Goldfinch - c600 Portland Bill, 490 Durlston CP
Linnet - c300 Portland Bill, 340 Durlston CP.
Lesser Redpoll - 8 Durlston CP.

Spotted Redshank - Brownsea Island © John Hammick

Peregrine - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 28th October 2013

Black Brant - 1 Poole Harbour mouth
Surf Scoter - 1 Chesil Cove
Long-Tailed Duck - 1 Portland Castle
Red-Necked Grebe - 1 Portland Castle
Storm Petrel - 6 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Swineham
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Durlston, 1 Swineham
Grey Phalarope - 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 4 Portland Bill
Yellow-Legged Gull - 7 Middlebere, 1 Portland Bill Common
Arctic Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Roseate Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Ruff - 1 Bestwall
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 1 Swineham
Jack Snipe - 1 Wick
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Castle
Pallas's Warbler - 1 briefly Southwell
Firecrest - 1 Durlston


Avocet at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell

Shoveler at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Sunday 27th October 2013

Leach's Petrel - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Head spit.
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Cove, 4 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 12+ Portland Bill
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Swineham GPs
Sabine's Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Coastguard/West Bexington, 1 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Roseate Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Swineham GPs, 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland (Reap Lane)
Ring Ouzel - 4 Portland (Penn's Weare undercliff)
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head


Avocets at Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 26th October 2013

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Leach's Petrel - 1 Chesil Cove
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors
Marsh Harrier - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Lodmoor
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Sabine's Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Coastguard/West Bexington, 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 West Bexington
Arctic Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Golden Plover - 30+ Milborne St Andrew
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Little Stint - 2 Brownsea Is
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Is
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - 4 Portland Castle
Firecrest - 12+ Abbotsbury Gdns, 4+ Arne car park, 1 Brownsea Is, 3 Portland (Pennsylvania Castle)
Brambling - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland (Pennsylvania Castle)

Late News:  Jack Snipe at Sunnyside Farm yesterday.


Sabine's Gull at West Bexington © Mike Morse

Peregrine with Starling at Hengistbury Head © Joseph Murphy

Sightings - Friday 25th October 2013

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 juvenile still at Swineham GPs, 1 female at Radipole
Velvet Scoter - 1 from Mudeford Quay
Merlin - 1 Durlston, 1 Maiden Castle
Arctic Skua - 1 past Durlston
Great Skua - 1 past Durlston
Little Gull - 1 Durlston
Roseate Tern - 1 adult Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 juvenile still at Ferrybridge, 1 Mudeford Quay
PALLID SWIFT - 1 again in Stanpit/Two Riversmeet area of Christchurch but reported taken by Sparrowhawk early afternoon, RIP. (See www.chog.org.uk for more photos)
Ring Ouzel - 2 Durlston, 1 West Bexington, 1 still at Swineham GPs, 1 Portland Top Fields
Redwing - 2065 over Durlston
Garden Warbler - 1 Durlston
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Ringstead
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 still at Portland Bird Observatory, 1 Pennsylvania Castle
Firecrest - 6+ Pennsylvania Castle area, 2 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill
Snow Bunting - 1 between St. Aldhelm's Head and Chapman's Pool

Pallid Swift at Christchurch © Brett Spencer

Sightings - Thursday 25th October 2013

Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 juvenile at Swineham GPs
Bittern - 1 (possibly 2) at Lodmoor 
Merlin - 2 Portland
Hobby - 1 Ringstead/White Nothe
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Arctic Tern -1 juvenile still at Ferrybridge
Hoopoe - 1 flew over Poole Harbour entrance towards Sandbanks
Ring Ouzel - 2 Windmills area on Portland, 1 still at Swineham GPs, 1 Durlston
PALLID SWIFT - 1 over Stanpit/Two Riversmeet area of Christchurch
Pallas's Warbler - 1 at  Studland (South Beach)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed at Portland Bird Observatory
Garden Warbler - 1 Durlston, 1 Ringstead/White Nothe
Firecrest - 5 Studland (South Beach), 3 Durlston
Tree Sparrow - 2 along West Cliffs, Portland, 1 over Durlston

Sightings - Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Black Brant - 2 at Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay
Storm-petrel - 1 Chesil Cove
Bittern - 1 again at Lodmoor 
Spoonbill - 27 at Shipstal Point, Arne
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Blacknor
Spotted Redshank - 7 Brownsea Island
Grey Phalarope - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern -1 Ferrybridge
Ring Ouzel - 1 Swineham GPs

Black Brant at Ferrybridge © Brett Spencer


Spotted Redshank on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell




Sanderling at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Spoonbills at Arne © John Hammick

Sightings - Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Garganey - 1 still at Radipole
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Weymouth Esplanade
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor 
Great White Egret - 1 off Shipstal Point, Arne
Spoonbill - 28 at Shipstal Point, Arne
Hen Harrier - 1 male Poole Harbour
Merlin - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Poole Harbour
Pomerine Skua - 1 reported past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 off Branksome
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Woodlark - 2 over Mudeford Quay
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stanpit

Red-brested Merganser at Ferrybridge © Roger Green
Avocet on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell


Garganey at Radipole Lake © Dave Chown

Sightings - Monday 21st October 2013

Garganey - 1 Radipole
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Spoonbill - 26 Arne
Merlin - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston, 1 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Durlston
Little Gull - 2 Durlston, 1 Chesil Cove
Firecrest - 1 Brownsea Island

Dipper at Lyme Regis © Brett Spencer




Merlin on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Sunday 20th October 2013

Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere; 6 Upton CP
Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Briantspuddle
Firecrest - 1 Portland


Black-tailed godwit, Lodmoor (c) Andrew Maynard


Great grey shrike, Briantspuddle (c) Jayson Grove

Sightings - Saturday 19th October 2013

Black-necked Grebe - 11 Middle Beach
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury
Pomarine Skua - 1 Ferrybridge
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston; 1 Hengistbury Head
Turtle Dove - 1 Kimmeridge

Sightings - Friday 18th October 2013

Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pale bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge with 1020 dark-bellied birds
Little Gull - 1 Radipole Lake; 1 Mudeford quay
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford
Hawfinch - 1 Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Portland


Black brant, Ferrybridge (c) Steven Carey


Pale bellied brent, Ferrybridge (c) Steven Carey

Sightings - Thursday 17th October 2013

Very few reports today.

Short-toed Lark - 1 Portland, reportedly taken by a merlin


Another picture of yesterday's roseate tern at Hengistbury (c) Joe Murphy

Sightings - Wednesday 16th October 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Durlston
Little Gull - 9 Portland; 2 Mudeford
Long-tailed Skua - 1 Mudeford
Grey Phalarope - 1 Durlston; 1 Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 1 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 7 Brownsea Island
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Short-toed Lark - Still present late afternoon on Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head

Probable roseate tern, Hengistbury (c) Joe Murphy  (*Joe sent this picture to the website asking for confirmation that is is a roseate tern. If any viewers think it isn't perhaps they would comment on it please  -  dorsetbirdclub@hotmail.com - Chris Parnell, uploader)

Sightings - Tuesday 15th October 2013

Great White Egret - 1 Arne
Short-toed Lark - 1 Portland Bill until 0740
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Hump Portland

Redshanks Hengistbury Head copyright Joseph Murphy

Sightings - Monday 14th October 2013

Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake and Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 34 Arne
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Short-toed Lark - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill

Brent Goose at Hengistbury Head copyright Joseph Murphy

Sightings - Sunday 13th October 2013

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 4 past Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 30 Arne, 2 Wytch Channel
Golden Plover - 200 Beaminster Downs
Spotted Redshank - 14 Wytch Channel
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill
Short-toed Lark - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Southwell Portland, 1 Portland Obs, 1 Durlston
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Durlston

Glossy Ibis at Radipole Lake copyright Dave Helliar

Sightings - Saturday 12th October 2013

Merlin - 2 Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Short-toed Lark - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 The Nothe Weymouth, 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 Avalanche Road Hump Portland, 1 Southwell Portland, 1 Easton, 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Lapland Bunting - 2 Portland Bill, 1 over Lodmoor
Serin - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Friday 11th October 2013

Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Glossy Ibis - 1 North over Portland Bill, 1 Radipole Lake (pos. same).
Marsh Harrier - 1 Radipole Lake
Hen Harrier - 1 male Poole Hbr.
Hobby - 1 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 2 Radipole Lake
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Radipole Lake
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Short-toed Lark - 1 again Portland Bill
Thrush Nightingale - 1 retrapped Portland Bill Obs.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Fieldfare - 1 Southwell Portland
Song Thrush - 25 Hengistbury Hd.
Redwing - 122 over Southwell, 90 Lytchett Bay, 31 over Lytchett Matravers, 23 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Southwell Portland

Short-toed Lark - Portland Bill © Brett Spencer

Sparrowhawk with prey - Merley Park © John Hammick


Sightings - Thursday 10th October 2013

Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 24 Arne spit, 1 Lodmoor
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Spotted Redshank - 12 Brownsea Lagoon
Turtle Dove - 1 Lodmoor
Short-toed Lark - 1 Portland Bill
Woodlark - 3 Avon CP, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Redwing - 55 over Weston Street & 4 Portland Bill
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 remained Camp Rd. Wyke Regis
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Firecrest - 1 Brownsea Is, 1 Weston Portland.
Brambling - 1 at least over Lodmoor a.m.
Lapland Bunting - 1 over south Culverwell a.m.

Sightings - Wednesday 9th October 2013

Red-Crested Pochard - 1 remains at Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Island
Green Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island
Spotted Redshank - 12 Brownsea Island
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Island
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Thrush Nightingale - 1 trapped and ringed on Portland (Observatory Quarry)
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Worth Matravers churchyard
Crossbill - 6 Durlston CP

Sightings - Tuesday 8th October 2013

Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 10 Brownsea Lagoon, singles at Middlebere & Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 9 Middlebere - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Roseate Tern - 1 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch Hbr late p.m.
Pied Wagtail - 200+ Harch Pond
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP.
Redwing - 5 over Lytchett Matravers early a.m.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Weston Portland
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 still in field at Camp Road Wyke Regis
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still Camp Road  Wyke Regis
Crossbill - 2 over Durlston CP.

Sightings - Monday 7th October 2013

Black Brant - 1 Lynch Cove on the Fleet
Osprey - 1 over Durlston CP.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Redshank - 14 Brownsea Is.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Is, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Woodlark - 1 over Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 at Coast Guards Bld. Hengistbury Hd.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed Culverwell Portland Bill.
Red-breasted Flycatcher - still Camp Road Wyke Regis.
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Portland Bill

Of interest - a probable Todd's Canada Goose or intergrade Abbotsbury Swannery.

Grey Phalarope - Brownsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Sunday 6th October 2013

Black Brant - 1 The Fleet (Littlesea)
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 The Fleet (Littlesea)
Balearic Shearwater - 43 Portland Bill
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor, 32 Shipstal Point
Marsh Harrier - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Brands Bay, 1 Lodmoor, 4 Middlebere, 1 Morden Bog
Hobby - 3 Arne Moors, 1 Durlston CP, 1+ Lodmoor, 1 Morden Bog
Grey Plover - 1 Brownsea Island
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Pectoral Sandpiper - a possible at Middlebere
Greenshank - 4 Stanpit
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - 1 Durlston CP
Wheatear - 50 Crouch Hill
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Martinstown, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Castle, 1 Portland (Verne Common), 1 Portland (Southwell),
Red-Breasted Flycatcher - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis

Late news:  Yellow-Browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Roseate Tern all at Durlston yesterday.


Red-Breasted Flycatcher at Bridging Camp © Peter Moore

Grey Plover at Brownsea © Tim Balmer

Sightings - Saturday 5th October 2013

Balearic Shearwater - 7 Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit
Spoonbill - 1+ Lodmoor
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 subadult male Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Portland East Weares, 3 Weymouth
Grey Plover - 8 Stanpit
Knot - 18 Brownsea Island, 2 Stanpit
Little Stint - 3 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 13 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 15 Brownsea Island, 4 Stanpit
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Island
Long-Tailed Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 1 Stanpit, plus a possible at Mudeford Quay
Richard's Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Portland (Langly Close)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stanpit
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Portland (Perryfields)
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Portland (Penn's Weare), 1 Portland (Southwell), 1 Weymouth (Littlesea Wood)
Red-Breasted Flycatcher - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Brambling - 1 Hengistbury Head (first of the autumn there)
Tree Sparrow - 1 Portland Bill


Marsh Harrier at Middlebere © Paul Thompson

Hen Harrier at Middlebere © Paul Thompson

Kestrel at Stanpit © Clinton Whale

Spoonbill at Lodmoor © Andrew Maynard

Sightings - Friday 4th October 2013

Red-Crested Pochard - 1 Longham Lakes
Quail - 1 Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Abbotsbury Hill
Marsh Harrier - 3 west Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 2 females Middlebere, 1 subadult male west Poole Harbour
Hobby - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 2 west Poole Harbour, 1 Ringstead/White Nothe
Merlin - 1 west Poole Harbour

Golden Plover - 1 Ringstead/White Nothe
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Little Stint - 2 Brownsea Island
Spotted Redshank - 12 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 4 Lytchett Bay, 1 Hengistbury Head, 4 Middlebere
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Island

Ring-Billed Gull - 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts
Arctic Tern - 1 Hengistbury Head
 

Turtle Dove - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head Barn Field 
Redstart - 1 Middlebere, 1 West Bexington
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Middlebere, 2 Ringstead/White Nothe, 1 West Bexington
Wheatear - 1 Brownsea Island, 9 Ringstead/White Nothe
Red-Breasted Flycatcher - 1 Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis


  
Greenshank at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell



Sightings - Thursday 3rd October 2013

Red-throated Diver - 2 past Durlston
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston
Spoonbill - 32 at Shipstal Point (Arne), 7 Lodmoor
Osprey - 1 at Christchurch Harbour
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Hobby -  2 Lodmoor, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Knot - 1 Lodmoor
Grey Phalarope - 1 off Mudeford Quay, 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Sabine's Gull - a juvenile past Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 1 past Durlston
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 2 Portland Bill
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis

Sightings - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with 250 Brents at Ferrybridge
Red-crested Pochard - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Durlston
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 10 Brownsea Island, 9 over Stanpit, 7 Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 male over Harland Moor
Osprey - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Merlin - 1 Durlston, 1 Ferrybridge
Hobby - up to 10 at Radipole RSPB, 3 in West Bexington/Cogden area, 2 Lodmoor, 1 Durlston
Avocet - 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 at entrance to caravan park in Bowleaze, Weymouth
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still at the Bridging Camp, Wyke Regis
Lapland Bunting - 1 heard over Barn Field, Hengistbury Head


Hobby at Cogden Beach © Mike Morse

Whinchat at Camp Road, Wyke Regis © Will Bown



Sightings - Tuesday 1st October 2013

Red-crested Pochard - 1 Longham Lakes
Hobby - 3 West Bexington
Spoonbill - 7 Lodmoor
Avocet - 300 Brownsea Island lagoon
Spotted Redshank - 12 Brownsea Island lagoon
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Obs, 1 Southwell
Red-backed Shrike - 1 Bridging Camp