Sightings - Monday 31st March 2014


Red-breasted Goose - 1 at Stanpit and Mudeford Quay
Mandarin Duck - pair over Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 Portland Bill
Long-tailed Duck - 1 past Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Common Scoter - about 450 past Portland Bill
Surf Scoter - 1 still in Brand's Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Poole Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Portland Bill
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 1 past Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 76 Portland Bill, 4 Hengistbury Head, 4 Portland Harbour,
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Wyke Regis
Glaucous Gull - 1 past West Bexington
Puffin - 4 Dancing Ledge
Swallow - 2 Durlston, 1 Hilfield
Firecrest - 1 Durlston

Late news from yesterday : a Cuckoo was calling at Arne Farm.

Mediterranean Gulls at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell