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



Sightings - Sunday 30th March 2014

Red-breasted Goose - 1 Fitzworth Point (Poole Harbour): no public access
Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Eider - 2 Poole Harbour
Surf Scoter - 1 Brand's Bay
Goosander - 2 Coward's Marsh
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 4 Weymouth Bay, 1 Brand's Bay
Bittern - 1 booming at Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 1 Brand's Bay
Red Kite - 4 over Compton Abbas airport, 2 over Christchurch Harbour, 1 over Lodmoor
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor, 2 Radipole, 1 Coward's Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Hurn
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 8 Chesil Cove
Iceland Gull - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Puffin - 2 at Dancing Ledge
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -1 Holton Heath
Tree Pipit - 1 Boveridge Heath (near Verwood)
Water Pipit - 1 Priory Marsh
Willow Warbler - 1 Holton Heath
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Saturday 29th March 2014

Garganey - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 4 Portland Bill, 2 Ferrybridge beach
Black-throated Diver - 1 off Hengistbury Head
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour (from Sandsfoot Castle)
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour (from Sandsfoot Castle)
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour (from Sandsfoot Castle)
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at Morden Bog
Osprey - 1 over Corfe Mullen, 1 over Poole (Fleetsbridge)
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Brownsea Island
Golden Plover - about 80 West Compton
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island
Arctic Skua - 1 past Ferrybridge beach
Little Gull - 23 past Portland Bill, 19 Ferrybridge beach & 1 by car park, 1 Poole (Fleetsbridge)
Mediterranean Gull - at least 99 Wimborne flood meadows
Iceland Gull - 1 Ferrybridge & Portland Castle, 1 Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 26 Ferrybridge, 17 Portland Bill, 5 Hengistbury Head
Common Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Sand Martin - 7 Hengistbury Head, 4 Ferrybridge
House Martin - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Hilfield, 1 Southwell (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Tout Quarry (Portland)
Willow Warbler - 5 Portland Bill, 2 Wick (Christchurch Harbour)
Firecrest - 3 Abbotsbury Gardens, 1 trapped at Portland Bill


Redstart at Hilfield © Gregor Tims
Redstart at Hilfield © Gregor Tims




Sightings - Friday 28th March 2014

Red-throated Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Hen Harrier - 2 ringtails over Middlebere
Osprey - 1 over Middlebere
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Swineham Point
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 past Portland Bill
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge/Chesil Cove
Sandwich Tern - 3 Ferrybridge, 3 Mudeford Quay, 3 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill

Spotted Redshank on Browsea Island © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 27th March 2014

Garganey - 1 Hengistbury Head
Common Scoter - 24 Durlston Head, 55 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland
Marsh Harrier - 1 West Bexington
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 West Bexington
Meadow Pipit - 670+ Hengistbury Head
Cuckoo - 1 Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Chiffchaff - 1 eastern-type at Stanpit
Firecrest - 1 Durlston Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest (Sugar Hill)

Sightings - Wednesday 26th March 2014

Long-Tailed Duck - 1 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Cowards Marsh
Osprey - 1 Baiter Park; 1 Cowards Marsh; 1 Weymouth

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Bay
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill

Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Bay, 6 Brownsea Island
Iceland Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Brownsea Island
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Portland (Culverwell)
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill

Late news:  Single Red Kites at Burton yesterday, at Mockbeggar on 23rd, and at Lytchett Bay on 16th.



Iceland Gull at Ferrybridge © Michael Trew



Sightings - Tuesday 25th March 2014

Surf Scoter - 1 Brand's Bay Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Durlston, 1 Middlebere, 1 Portland
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay Poole Harbour
Iceland Gull - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Ferrybridge
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Castle
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Sugar Hill Wareham Forest
Firecrest - 1 Portland Obs
Sand Martin Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Iceland Gull Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Sightings - Monday 24th March 2014

Red-breasted Goose - 1 reported at Middlebere with Brent Geese before flying off
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Castle
Swallow - 1 Dorchester
Iceland Gull - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 off Whitepits Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Tern - 2 Chesil Cove
Firecrest - 1 Portland Obs

Sightings - Sunday 23rd March 2014

Surf Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Red Kite - 1 over Wimborne
Black Guillemot - 2 Portland Castle
Manx Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Swallow - 2 Seaborough
Herring Gull - 220 Rodden Hive
Iceland Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Northern Wheatear - 13 Portland East Cliff
Black Redstart - 3 West Bexington
Willow Warbler - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Friday 21st March 2014

Spoonbill - 6 Middlebere
Hoopoe - 1 Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Longham Lakes; 2 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Thursday 20th March 2014

Iceland Gull - 1 Chesil Cove; 1 Lodmoor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest
Black Redstart -1 Verne Common housing estate
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head
Whinchat (?) - reported at Hartland Moor

Sightings - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Iceland Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Scaup - 3 on the Fleet off Tidmoor rifle range
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor; 1 Swineham Point
Swallow - 2 Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stanpit Marsh

Siberian chiffchaff, Stanpit (c) Lorne Bissell



Sightings - Tuesday 18th March 2014

Iceland Gull - Lodmoor; Stanpit Marsh
Glaucous Gull - Abbotsbury
Black Guillemot - Portland Harbour
Great Grey Shrike - Wareham Forest
Sand Martin - 4 Longham

Bittern at Lodmoor

This news is posted post this on behalf of Dorset RSPB.

‘There is a booming bittern at Lodmoor! He has been going strong for 3 days now and was in fine voice pre-dawn this morning. There have been a handful of local birders and some staff and vols turning up dusk and dawn to witness this first hand, although they were unlucky not to hear him last evening. Peak booming seems to be from about 4.45 until 6am so if anyone wants to experience this amazing sound then it will call for an early rise. I was there until 6.30 this morning when he was tailing off booming slowed to every 12-15 minutes or so rather than every 2 or 3 minutes earlier on. If we are lucky enough to keep him and he is lucky enough to attract a mate then these times might change according to the changing day length. We have had several very short booms from birds in the past at this time of year presumably from birds departing for the Somerset Levels bittern factory but this just may be the year when one stays, fingers tightly crossed. Contact the RSPB Weymouth Wetlands Discovery Centre at Radipole for further information on 01305 778313. Toby Branston’

Sightings - Monday 17th March 2014

Black-throated Diver - 3 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 7 Weymouth Bay p.m. 1 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 east over Stanpit Marsh
Red Kite - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Bulbarrow
Sparrowhawk - 4 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd/W Radipole Lake, 1imm flew towards Christchurch Hbr.
Sandwich Tern - 4 Durlston Bay, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Sand Martin - 3 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Wheatear - 4 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Longham Lakes, 2 Stanpit by Priory Marsh/Golf Course.
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Rook - 16 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.

Siberian Chiffchaff - Stanpit Marsh © Lorne Bissel

Sightings - Sunday 16th March 2014

Egyptian Goose - 8 near Hurn Airport
Goosander - 7 Coward's Marsh
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Is.
Red Kite - 1 over Hurn, 1 Witchampton, 1 Came Down
Little Ringed Plover - 1 near Hurn Airport (2nd day)
Golden Plover - 40 over Tarrant Rushton
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 1 flew into Christchurch Hbr, 1 past Portland Bill, 1 Lyme Regis
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Hbr flew into Weymouth Bay.
Sand Martin - 3 over Durlston Bay, 2 Portland Bill
House Martin - 1 Durlston CP.
White Wagtail - 1 Priory Marsh
Wheatear - 4 Portland Bill, 3 Tarrant Rushton airfield
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Longham Lakes, 2 Stanpit Marsh
Willow Warbler - 1 Stanpit Marsh (1st)

Sightings - Saturday 15th March 2014

Red-throated Diver - 4 past Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP, 1 between Farrington & Sutton Waldron
Hen Harrier - 1 fem Middlebere
Iceland Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Hd (over Barn Field)
Glaucous Gull - 1 imm. seen to flew out of Poole Hbr mouth a.m.
Cuckoo - 1 heard singing again from Stapehill near to Abbey 12.00-1300hrs.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 3 Sherford Bridge
Sand Martin - 3 over Priory Marsh
White Wagtail - 2 Priory Marsh
Black Redstart - 2 West Bexington
Wheatear - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury (Barn Field)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stanpit Marsh (between Golf course & Priory Marsh)
Firecrest - 9 Abbotsbury  Gardens.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Oak Hill Wareham Forest

Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Sherford Bridge © Ian Ballam


Sightings - Friday 14th March 2014

Iceland Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Glaucous Gull - 1 2nd/winter released on Brownsea Lagoon
Swallow - 1 Cranbourne p.m.
House Martin - 3 Portland Bill
Meadow Pipit - 150 over Southwell
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Ferrybridge
Chiffchaff - 20 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Melcombe Bingham
Great Grey Shrike - 1 remains at Oak Hill Wareham Forest.

Leucistic Magpie - Bhompston Farm Stinsford - © Chris Courtaux

Dartford Warbler - Arne © Phyl England


Sightings - Thursday 13th March 2014

Egyptian Goose - 2 Priory Marsh
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Holes Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 Portland Bill
Hen Harrier - 1 Tarrant Rushton
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Portland (West Cliffs)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Priory Marsh
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Stanpit
Water Pipit - 1 Priory Marsh
Rock Pipit - 1 littoralis-form Ferrybridge
Black Redstart - 1 Portland (Reap Lane)   
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stanpit golf course
Firecrest - 1 Stanpit golf course
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest

Sightings - Wednesday 12th March 2014

Iceland Gull - 1 Boscombe Pier, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Cuckoo - 1 reported heard in Stapehill is exceptionally early.
White Wagtail - 4 Priory Marsh
Sand Martin - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 2 Portland (Reap Lane)
Wheatear - 3 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stanpit golf course
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Durlston CP

Late news:  Five Red Kite reported at West Bexington on Monday; Jack Snipe on Canford Heath yesterday; Great Grey Shrike in Wareham Forest yesterday.



Goldeneye at Poole Park © Lorne Bissell 

Sightings - Tuesday 11th March 2014

Egyptian Goose - 2 Avon Country Park North
Red-Throated Diver - 10 Portland Bill
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Swanage, 1 Wareham Forest
Hen Harrier - 1 Blandford
Grey Plover - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Golden Plover - 46 Tarrant Rushton
Woodcock - 1 Portland (Suckthumb Quarry)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Iceland Gull - 1 Chesil Beach
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 2 Wareham Forest
Water Pipit - 1 Priory Marsh
Sand Martin - 1 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 Portland (Southwell), 1 Tarrant Rushton
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Crossbill - 2+ Sherford Bridge


Sparrowhawk at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 10th March 2014

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Red Kite - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Grey Plover  - 5 Christchurch Harbour
Glaucous Gull - 1 West Bexington
Iceland Gull - 1 Upton Country Park
Sandwich Tern - 9 Brownsea Island
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 3 Wareham Forest

Meadow Pipit - 110 Durlston CP, 330 Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 2 Priory Marsh
Wheatear - 2 Baiter, 2 Durlston Head, 5+ Hengistbury Head, 1 Peverils Point, 2+ Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston Head, 1 Portland (Reap Lane)
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Bournemouth (Gervis Rd)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 4 Stanpit
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Brambling - 1 Durlston Head, 1 Hengistbury Head; 1 at Portland Bill was the first there this year
Crossbill - 4 Sherford Bridge

Sightings - Sunday 9th March 2014

Spoonbill - 22 Arne
Hen Harrier - 1 Morden Bog
Crane - 2 still south of Cheselbourne
Iceland Gull - 3 Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Glaucous Gull -  3 still at West Bexington
Water Pipit - 2 Priory Marsh
White Wagtail - 2 Priory Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 East Lulworth
Wheatear  -  1 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Chiffchaff - 3 Stanpit golf course
Firecrest - 1 Wick (Christchurch Harbour)

Sightings - Saturday 8th March 2014

Grey Partridge - 3 Maiden Castle
Red-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 12 Portland Harbour, 1 Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge
Spoonbill - at least 3 at Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Crane - 2 still near Cheselbourne
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor
Golden Plover - about 205 Maiden Castle
Little Gull - 1 Chesil Beach at Ferrybridge 
Iceland Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 West Bexington
Glaucous Gull -  3 West Bexington, 1 Portland Harbour (from Portland Castle)
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour (from Portland Castle)
White Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Brownsea Island
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Brownsea Island
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest (Oak Hill)
Corn Bunting - 3 Maiden Castle


Iceland Gull at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Iceland Gull at Hengistbury Head © Michael Gibbons



Glaucous Gull at West Bexington © Roger Harris

Mandarin at Merley Park © John Hammick


Sightings - Friday 7th March 2014

Eider - 3 Hengistbury Head
Velvet Scoter - 3 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 2 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Bittern - 1 Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 5 Arne, 3 Middlebere, 2 Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Mudeford
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 7 Lytchett Bay
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
Iceland Gull - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Glaucous Gull - 1 West Bexington.
Kumlien's Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stanpit
Firecrest - 1 Sherford Brook, 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler -1 Studland (Knoll Beach)

Sightings - Thursday 6th March 2014

Surf Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour (Newton Bay)
Velvet Scoter - 1 Hengistbury Head
Goosander - 1 female Poole Park Lake
Black-throated Diver - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour, 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Hengistbury Head
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Poole Park Lake, 1 Poole Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off-shore at Ferrybridge
Spoonbill - 15 Arne, 1 Brownsea Island
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Crane - 2 Cheselbourne
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 2 Stanpit, 1 Lytchett Bay
Little Gull - 2 Hengistbury Head
Iceland Gull - 2 Chesil Cove/Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Glaucous Gull - 1 Portland Bill, 1 West Bexington, 1 probable at Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stanpit
Firecrest - 2 Durlston, 2 Portland (The Hump)



Sightings - Wednesday 5th March 2014

Spotted Redshank - 1, Hengistbury
Iceland Gull - 1, Hengistbury; 2 Chesil Cove/Ferrybridge/Portland Hbr
Black Guillemot - 1, Portland Harbour
White Wagtail - 1, Portland
Water Pipit - 3, Stanpit
Black Redstart - 1, Portland Harbour; 1 Hengistbury
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2, Stanpit


Iceland Gull, Hengistbury.  Copyright Joe Murphy

Sightings - Tuesday 4th March 2014

Goosander - 1, Poole Park
Black-necked Grebe - 1, Poole Park; 19 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1, Portland Harbour
Black Guillemot - 1, Portland Harbour
Iceland Gull - 2, Chesil Cove/Ferrybridge; 1 Poole Park
Kumlien's Gull - 1, Portland (West Cliffs)
Great Skua - 1, Ferrybridge
Red Kite - 1, Shaftesbury
Dipper - 2, Lyme Regis
Black Redstart - 1, Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Great-Grey Shrike - 1, Wareham Forest (Oak Hill)
Chiffchaff - 2, eastern type birds, Stanpit
Firecrest - 1, Portland (Suckthumb Quarry)


Spotted Redshank, Christchurch Harbour.  Copyright Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday, 3rd February 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 25, Poole Harbour (Jerry's Point)
Manx Shearwater - 1, Portland
Spoonbill - Lodmoor
Iceland Gull - 1, Poole Park; 1 Chesil Cove; 1 Hengistbury
Glaucous Gull - 1, Lodmoor
Kumlien's Gull - 1, West Bexington
Spotted Redshank - 2, Stanpit
Great Grey Shrike - 1, Wareham Forest (Oak Hill)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1, Hengistbury


Iceland Gull, Poole Park. Copyright Ian Ballam


Great-Grey Shrike, Wareham Forest.  Copyright Roger Hewitt

Sightings - Sunday 2nd March 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 1, Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1, Portland
Marsh Harrier - 1, Radipole
Common Crane - 2, Cheselbourne
Bittern - 1, Radipole
Spotted Redshank - 1, Stanpit; 1 Lytchett Bay
Kumlien's Gull - 1, Abbotsbury & West Bexington
Glaucous Gull - 1, West Bexington
Iceland Gull - 1, Stanpit; 2 Portland
Little Gull - 1, Christchurch Harbour
Stonechat - 1 'continental', Portland

Sightings - Saturday 1st March 2014

Scaup - 8 The Fleet off Chickerell Rifle Range
Red-throated Diver - 10 past Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour off Portland Castle
Red Kite - 1 Fontmell Down area
Purple Sandpiper - 34 Hengistbury Head
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Iceland Gull - 2 Hengistbury Head area, 2 Chesil Cove/Portland Harbour
KUMELIN'S GULL - 1 West Bexington Mere
Glaucous Gull - 1 West Bexington
Little Gull - 1 Cogden Beach, 1 Abbotsbury Beach
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest, south of Bloxworth
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2, possibly 3, Stanpit
Firecrest  - 11 Abbotsbury Gardens, 4 Durlston

Iceland Gull Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy