Sightings - Tuesday 30th September 2014

Pintail - 10 Brand's Bay
Red-throated Diver -1 off Cogden Beach
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Spoobill 30 + at Brownsea lagoon
Marsh Harrier - 3 Middlebere, 2 Juveniles, 1 Sub adult
Hen Harrier - 1 Juvenile male, Swineham /Arne Moors
Peregrine - 1 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay
Avocets - 354 Middlebere
Grey Plover - 3 Brand's Bay, 3 Brownsea Island
Knot - 4 Brownsea Island
Black-tailed Godwit - 1029 Middlebere
Whimbrel - 4 Brand's Bay
Spotted Redshank  - 17 Brownsea Island, 7 Middlebere
Greenshank - 4 Brand's Bay, 7 Middlebere
Mediterranean Gull - 6 Middlebere, 8 Brand's Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Middlebere
Turle Dove -1 West Bexington
Kingfisher - 1 Brand's Bay
Fieldfare - 2 over Durlston

Sightings - Monday 29th September 2014

Great White Egret - 2 Little Sea
Spoonbill - 8 Brownsea Lagoon, 30 +  Arne Bay
Merlin - 1  Durlston, 1 Over Whitepits, Christchurch,
Turtle Dove - 1 West Bexington
Wryneck - 1 North Scrubs Christchurch
Sand Martin - 20 Over Durlston
Swallow - 900 Over Durlston, 1400 over Christchurch Harbour
House Martin - 750 Over Durlston, 220 over Christchurch Harbour
Tree Pipit - 1 Durlston
Meadow Pipit - 1400 Over Christchurch Harbour
Redstart - 2 Durlston
Whinchat -1 West field, Christchurch
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston, 1 Long field, Christchurch

Turle Dove - West Bexington © Mike John Morse

Sightings - Sunday 28th September 2014

Spottted Redshank - 14 Brownsea Island lagoon
Dotterel - 1 over near Abbotsbury, same or other over Culverwell Portland
Spoonbill - 10 Brownsea Island lagoon
Great White Egret - 2 Little Sea
Balearic Shearwater - 8 past Portland Bill
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Hooded Crow - 1 the Grove Pig Farm Portland
Barred Warlebr - 1 Portland Bill 

Sightings - Saturday 27th September 2014

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury
Osprey - 1 off Durlston
Spottted Redshank - 17 Brownsea Island lagoon
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Spoonbill - Brownsea Island lagoon
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Swallow - 25500 over urlston
House Martin - 800 over Durlston
Wryneck - one ringed at Portland Obs
Meadow Pipit - 2030 over Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 2 Hengistbury Head
Barred Warbler - 1 Portland Obs
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Portland
Firecrest - 2 Brownsea Island
Chiffchaff - 200 Portland Bill

Common Buzzard © John Hammick

Sightings - Friday 26th September 2014

Hen Harrier - 1 Durdle Door, 1 Middlebere
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay and Middlebere
Wryneck - 1 Portland
Whinchat - 4 Coward's Marsh
Firecrest - 1 Brownsea Island

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REQUEST for surveyors: River Frome WEBs count (Oct - Mar)

Dorset Wildlife Trust is calling for surveyors to take part in monthly wetland bird counts along the River Frome.  Surveys are carried out on Saturday mornings on the following dates;

October 11th 
November 15th
December 13th
January 10th
February 14th
March 14th

We are looking for competent birders who can confidently identify gulls, waders and ducks on the ground and on the wing, to join our team of knowledgeable surveyors. New volunteers will join small survey teams of experienced surveyors who are familiar with the survey methodology and the survey sections.

If you are interested in helping please contact Ali Quinney, DWT Frome WeBS coordinator, on 01305 264620 or aquinney@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk


Ali Quinney
Assistant Conservation Officer
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Brooklands Farm
Dorchester


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Sightings - Thursday 25th September 2014

Garganey - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Great White Egret - 1 Little Sea
Meadow Pipit - 500 over Christchurch Harbour, 500 over Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - Stanpit Marsh
Stonechat - 50 Christchurch Harbour
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Chiffchaff - 250 Christchurch Harbour, 150 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Reap Lane Southwell
Firecrest - 1 Parkstone, 1 Avalanche Road Portland
Hooded Crow - 1 The Grove Pig Farm, Portland
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Christchurch Harbour

Juvenile Great Black-backed Gull, Southborne, ringed as a pulli at Portland Port © Joe Murphy 

Oystercatchers, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Wednesday 24th. September 2014.

Teal - 917 Lychett Bay.
Osprey - 1 over Coombe Heath.
Red Kite - 1 over Tollard Royal.
Green Sandpiper - 9 Lychett Bay, 1 West Knighton Heath.
Ruff - 1 Lychett Bay, 1 Lodmoor.
Spoon-bill - 25 Brownsea.
Mediterranean Gull - 8 West Knighton Heath.
Arctic Tern - 1 Overcombe.
Roseate Tern - 1 Chesil Cove.
Kingfisher - 3 Lodmoor.
Yellow Wagtail - 10 Stanpit, 1 Durlston CP.
White Wagtail - 24 East Cliffs Portland Bill.
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury, 1 Durlston CP.
Ring Ouzel - 1 over Lodmoor.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle.
Firecrest - Hengistbury.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 South Haven, 1 Lychett Bay.

Wheatear - Stanpit©Clinton Whale.

Great White Egret - Brands Bay©Steve Smith.


Sightings - Tuesday 23rd. September 2014.

Barn Owl - 1 Forston.
Tree Pipit - 3 Stanpit, 1 Durlston CP.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Warren Hill.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 2 Stanpit.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Weymouth.
Tree Sparrow - 2 Durlston CP.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Durlston CP.

Merlin - West Bexington☺Mike Morse.

Sightings - Monday 22nd September 2014.

Golden Plover - 1 Durlston CP.
Ruff - 8 Hengistbury Head.
Swallow - c3200 over Durlston CP.
House Martin - c4400 over Durlston CP.
Sand Martin - 170 over Durlston CP.
Meadow Pipit - c2100 over Durlston CP all in a space of two hours.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Chewton Bunny.
Redstart - 1 South Haven.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 South Haven.
Tree Pipit - 1 South Haven.

Ruff - Hengistbury Head☺Joe Murphy.

Lesser Whitethroat - Hengistbury Head☺Jimmy Main.

Sightings - Sunday 21st September 2014.

Teal - 600 Langton Herring.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Langton Herring.
Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay area.
Red Kite - 1 over Shaftesbury.
Snipe - 40+ Lychett Bay.
Whimbrel - 1 Wick Hams.
Mediterranean Gull - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Turtle Dove - 1 Perryfields.
Wryneck - 1 Lychett Matravers.
House Martin - 363 over Hengistbury Head.
Swallow - 296 over Hengisbury Head.
Meadow Pipit - 2000 Portland Bill, 882 Ballard Down, 222 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 10 Wick Fields.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Ballard Down.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Portland Bill. 
Firecrest - 1 Upton Country Park.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Ballard Down.


Sightings - Saturday 20th September 2014

Spoonbill - 9 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 1 Portland Bill
Knot - 10 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Brownsea Is.
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 7 Brownsea Is, 5 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Holes Bay
Ruff - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Is, 1 Holes Bay, 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Hbr.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
House Martin - 240 Hengistbury Hd.
Meadow Pipit - 332 Hengistbury Hd.
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Hooded Crow - 1 still Portland Bill

Spoonbill & Avocet - Brownsea Is. © Lorne Bissell

Avocet - Brownsea Is. © Lorne Bissel

Sightings - Friday 19th September 2014

Spoonbill - 9 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 possibly a 1st/sum Male Durdle Door
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 6 Brownsea Is.
Ruff - 1 Ferrybridge
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor
Wheatear - 4 Stanpit Marsh

Little Egret& Spotted Redshank - Brownsea Is. © Lorne Bissel

Northern Wheatear - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 18th September 2014

Great White Egret - 1 Little Sea
Osprey - 1 Little Sea Studland
Hobby - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Brownsea Is.
Ruff - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Firecrest - 1 Constitution Hill Poole.

Gannet - off Southbourne © Joe Murphy


Sightings - Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Studland Bay
Red Kite - 1 over QE School Wimborne.
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay
Hobby - 1 Thorncombe
Little Stint - 3 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Brownsea Is.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Wryneck - 1 Nothe Fort, 1 West Bexington
Tawny Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Nightingale - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 2 Eggarden
Barred Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Dartford Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Tuesday 16th September 2014

Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay
Spoonbill - 20 Brownsea Island
Marsh Harrier - 1 Portland (Reap Lane), 1 Radipole Lake
Hobby - 1 Durlston CP
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Knot - 14 Stanpit
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Radipole Lake
Curlew Sandpiper - 5 Brownsea Island, 1 Lytchett Bay, 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Brands Bay, 7 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island
Wryneck - 1 West Bexington
Meadow Pipit - 850 past Durlston CP in an hour, 150+ Hengistbury Head, 600 over Portland Bill in 30 minutes.
House Martin - 1270 Durlston CP; c. 3500 Hengistbury Head
Swallow - 5000 Hengistbury, 400+ Poole Bay
Redstart - 8 Durlston CP
Whinchat - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Studland
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston CP
Serin - 3 Winspit
Crossbill - 2 Durlston CP


Curlew Sandpiper at Brownsea © Lorne Bissell

Green Sandpiper at Middlebere © Dave Hill

Sightings - Monday 15th September 2014

Garganey - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes, 2 Studland Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Studland
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour (from Middlebere to Brownsea)
Golden Plover - 3 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Bay
Knot - 14 Stanpit
Little Stint - 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Radipole Lake
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 4 Christchurch Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 1 Hengistbury Head
Bonaparte's Gull - a rather doubtful report from Lodmoor.
Swift - 1 Stoborough
Meadow Pipit - 1800 Durlston CP, 870 Hengistbury
House Martin - 3500 east over Durlston CP; 10500+ east over Hengistbury by 10am, and a further 5000+ still present then.
Swallow - 1200 Durlston CP, 3000 Hengistbury, 400+ Poole Bay
Whinchat - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Durlston CP, 1 Studland
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP

Pied Flycatcher - 1 Studland
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland)

Late news:  It seems that the Great White Egret seen at West Bexington on 24th July is not the Studland bird.  See Steve Smith's blog http://birdingpooleharbourandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/ for more details.

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

Sightings - Saturday 13th September 2014

Brent Goose - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 6 past Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Garganey - 1 Stanpit
Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Studland
Spoonbill - 18 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Hobby - 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Bay
Ruff - 2 Hengistbury Head, 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Swineham
Grey Plover - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Knot - 6 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Radipole Lake
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island, 3 Stanpit
Greenshank - 7+ Lytchett Bay, 3 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Hengistbury Head, 2 Holes Bay, 1 Radipole Lake
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Bay
House Martin - 14000 east over Hengistbury before 11am
Swallow - 6500 east over Hengistbury before 11am
Meadow Pipit - 310 east over Hengistbury before 11am
Nightingale - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 3 Hengistbury Head
Grasshopper Warbler -  2-3 Hengistbury Head
Melodious Warbler - 1 Greenlands Farm
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head 



Wheatear at Baiter Park © P Brown

Spoonbills at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell

Sightings, Friday 12th September 2014

Spoonbill - 16, Brownsea
Spotted Redshank - 2, Brownsea
Little Stint - 1, Ferrybridge; 1, Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 1, Middlebere, 2, Stanpit
Black Tern - 1 Hengistbury
Arctic Tern - 1, Mudeford Quay
Marsh Harrier - 1, Middlebere
Honey Buzzard - 1, Durlston
Merlin - 1, Portland
Osprey - 2, Stanpit; 1 Arne
Hobby - 4, Christchurch Harbour; 1 Arne
Ring Ouzel - 1, Durlston
Wryneck - 1, Durlston

Sightings - Thursday 11th November 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 1, Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 17, Brownsea; 2, Lodmoor & Radipole
Osprey - 3+ Poole Harbou
Marsh Harrier - 1, Portland; 3 Swineham
Curlew Sandpiper - 2, Brownsea; 2, Lodmoor
Little Stint - 1, Brownsea; 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 4, Brownsea; 1, Lodmoor; 1 Radipole
Avocet - 380, Brownsea
Knot - 7, Brownsea; 4, Stanpit
Wood Sandpiper - 1, Stanpit
Roseate Tern - 2, Hengistbury
Arctic Tern - 1, Hengistbury
Wryneck - 1, Portland
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Radipole
Whinchat - 1, Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 2, Hengistbury
Lapland Bunting - 1, Portland


Spoonbills, Brownsea, copyright Lorne Bissell

Sandwich Tern, Hengistbury, copyright Joe Murphy



Sightings - Wednesday 10th September 2014

Great White Egret - 1, Brand's Bay/Studland
White-winged Black Tern - 1, Poole Harbour (am); later Swineham Gravel Pits
Merlin - 1, Stanpit
Osprey - 1-2, Hengistbury; 2 Wareham Channel
Wryneck - 1, Portland
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Radipole
Whinchat - 1, Hartland/Soldier's Road
Pied Flycatcher - 1, Hartland/Soldier's Road
Icterine Warbler - 1, Portland


Sightings - Tuesday 9th September 2014

Balearic Shearwater - 1, Durlston
Black-necked Grebe - 1, Longham Lake
Great White Egret - 1, Studland (Little Sea)
Marsh Harrier - 1, Hengistbury
Osprey - 1, Studland
Merlin - 1, Portland
Hoopoe - 1 reported from private garden in Corfe Mullen
Wryneck - 1, Roddon; 1 Portland (Barleycrates Lane)
Firecrest - 1, Portland; 1 Lodmoor
Icterine Warbler - 1, Portland
Redstart - 1 inland record, trapped at Longham Lakes; 2 Hengistbury
Pied Flycatcher - 1, Portland
Ring Ouzel - 1, Durlston
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Radipole

Sightings - Monday 8th September 2014

Spoonbill - 2, Lodmoor, Brownsea
Great White Egret - 1, Studland (Little Sea)
Cattle Egret - 1, Abbotsbury
Osprey - 1, Middlebere; 1 Ferrybridge
Merlin - 1, Durlston
Little Stint - 2, Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1, Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1, Durlston; 1 West Bexington; 1 Portland; 1 Stanpit
Tree Pipit - 1, Sturminster Gravel Pits
Icterine Warbler - 1, Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1, West Bexington
Nightingale - 1, Portland
Firecrest - 1, Rushcombe
Whinchat - 6, Hengistbury; 5 West Bexington
Pied Flycatcher - 1, Durlston
Red-backed Shrike - 1, Radipole



Spotted Redshank, Lodmoor.  Copyright Will Bown


Grey Wagtail, Hengistbury.  Copyright Joe Murphy

Sightings - Sunday 7th September 2014

Balearic Shearwater - 5 past Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere (later over Newton Bay and on Littlesea, Studland)
Spoonbill - 2 Lodmoor
Osprey - 4 Poole Harbour area (inc. Middlebere)
Little Ringed Plover - 1 over Portland Bill
Little Stint - 3 Rodden Hive/Herbury, 2 Lodmoor, 1 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Rodden Hive/Herbury
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 10 Middlebere
Cuckoo - 1 Middlebere
Nightjar - 1 Martinstown
Wryneck - 1 Suckthumb Quarry, 1 Barleycrates Lane (Portland), 1 Verwood
Yellow Wagtail - 35 Sutton Waldron
Ring Ouzel - 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland)
Barred Warbler - 1 near Suckthumb Quarry
Red-backed Shrike - 1 still at North Hide Radipole RSPB
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over Portland Bill

Last night: a Nightjar over the Chickerell Downs Woodland trust site.
 
Turnstone at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
 

 

Sightings - Saturday 6th September 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 16 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 2 Arne, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Middlebere, 1 Radipole
Little Stint - 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Brownsea Island
Ruff - 3 Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 1 over Kingston
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Cuckoo - 1 past Bestwell
Nightingale -1 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Lytchett Bay, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head
Marsh Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed at Hengistbury Head
Barred Warbler - a possible at Portland Bill
Red-backed Shrike - 1 juvenile at Radipole RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 4 Portland Bill, 1 south of Martinstown
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Friday 5th September 2014

Scaup - the long staying bird still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 2 Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 juvenile at West Bexington
Osprey - 3 Poole Harbour/Hartland Moor
Ruff - 1 Ferrybridge
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit, 1 over Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Durlston
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Swift - 1 Durlston, 1 Stanpit
Wryneck - 1 Cogden, (also 1 reported at Elwell Fruit Farm, near Waytown, yesterday)
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Icterine Warbler - 1 trapped at Portland Bird Obs
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Durlston
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Southwell, 1 Reap Lane (Portland)
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Portland Bill
 
Correction: There were 7 Curlew Sandpipers on Brownsea Island yesterday, not 2 as reported.
 
Yellow Wagtail at Longham Lakes © Paul Boult
 
 
 

Sightings - Thursday 4th September 2014

Spoonbill - 16 Brownsea Island, 2 Lodmoor, 2 Middlebere
Honey Buzzard - a possible south of West Cliffs (Portland)
Osprey - 2 Middlebere, 1 Abbotsbury, 1 over Weston (Portland)1 Brand's Bay, 1 Lytchett Bay
Little Stint - 5 Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Ferrybridge
Ruff - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Island, 1 Abbotsbury
Caspian Gull - a possible juvenile briefly at Lodmoor
Cuckoo - 1 Middlebere
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Goldcrest - 38 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Lodmoor CP, 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Portland Bill
Hooded Crow - 1 still at The Grove (Portland)
 

Spoonbills on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell
 

 

Sightings - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Still plenty of migrants being reported today including good numbers of  Tree Pipit, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Whitethroat, and Yellow Wagtail.
 
Garganey - 3 Christchurch Harbour
Osprey - 4 Christchurch Harbour area, 1 Middlebere, 1 over Southwell (Portland)
Knot - 27 Christchurch Harbour
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Suckthumb Quarry (Portland), 1 Christchurch Harbour
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Middlebere
Whinchat - 25 between West Bexington and Cogden Beach
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Studland Church, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Hengistbury Head
 
Osprey at Middlebere yesterday © Colin Miller
 
Spotted Flycatcher at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 

Sightings - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Spoonbill - 17 Swineham, 16 Arne, 2 Lodmoor
Osprey - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Middlebere, 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Langton Matravers, 1 Brand's Bay, 1 Arne
Avocet - 5 Ferrybridge
Knot - 12 Stanpit
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit, 1 Lytchett Bay
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit, 1 Brand's Bay, 1 Arne
Arctic Skua - 1 off  Hengistbury Head
Roseate Tern - 1 off  Hengistbury Head
Turtle Dove - 1 Durlston
Swift - 1 West Bexington, 1 Durlston
Tree Pipit - 9 Durlston, 7 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Lorton Valley
Swallow - 3000+ over Christchurch Harbour during two hours this morning
Redstart - 8 Lorton Valley, 7 Seacombe, 4 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Hartland Moor, 3 Durlston, 3 Langton Matravers, 1 West Bexington, 1 Lodmoor CP
Whinchat - 9 Christchurch Harbour, 6 West Bexington, 3 Seacombe, 3 Lorton Valley, 2+ Lytchett Bay, 2 Langton Matravers, 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Durlston
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston
Spotted Flycatcher - 11 Lorton Valley, 6 Seacombe, 5+ Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lodmoor CP
Pied Flycatcher - 1 trapped at Portland Bird Obs, 1 Seacombe, 1 Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Monday 1st September 2014

Balearic Shearwater: 1 off Portland Bill
Spoonbill: 17 off Swineham Point
Osprey: 3 in Wareham Channel/Lytchett Bay area; 1 Abbotsbury
Ruff: 3, Lytchett Bay
Curlew Sandpiper: 1, Lytchett Bay
Little Stint: 3, Lytchett Bay
Knot: 1, Lytchett Bay
Greenshank: 6 Lytchett Bay, 7 between Roddam Hive & Abbotsbury
Common Sandpiper: 2, between Roddam Hive & Abbotsbury
Green Sandpiper: 3, Lytchett Bay
Yellow-legged Gull: Wareham Channel
Swift: 2, Portland Bill
Tree Pipit: 10 at Portland Bill, 3 at Durlston
Yellow Wagtail: 17 on Hartland Stud, 40 Portland Bill, 30 Durlston, 46 West Bexington, 15 between Rodden Hive & Abbotsbury
Redstart: West Bexington, Portland (5), Durlston (4), Abbotsbury (1)
Whinchat: West Bexington, Durlston
Wheatear: West Bexington (3), Durlston (5), Rodden Hive (3)
Grasshopper Warbler: Durlston
Spotted Flycatcher: West Bexington
Pied Flycatcher: Portland Bill