Sightings - Sunday 14th September 2014

Mandarin - 40+ Merley Park
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Studland
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor
Marsh Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Portland
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Bay, 2 Swineham
Knot - 8 Brands Bay, 9 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 1 Brands Bay, 2 Stanpit

Little Stint - 1 Radipole Lake
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Brands Bay, 3 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Bay
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill
House Martin - 12000 east over Hengistbury from 7am to 9am; 2000 Stanpit. 
Meanwhile, one is still taking food to a nest in Purbeck.
Swallow - 650 east over Hengistbury from 7am to 9am
Whinchat - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland), 1 Swineham
Red-Breasted Flycatcher - a possible seen very briefly at Studland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland)
Firecrest - 1 Studland, 2 Swineham
Tree Sparrow - 5 Wick

Late news:  A first-winter Mediterranean Gull at Lodmoor on 9th Sept was ringed at L'├«le de Noirmoutier, France, on 29th June (details from Camille Duponcheel via Will Bown).


Green Sandpiper at Middlebere © John Hammick