Sightings - Friday 31st October 2014

Whooper Swan - 4 reported from Middlebere
Common Scoter - 5 Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 11 Studland
Spoonbill - 42 Brownsea Island
Marsh Harrier - 6 roosting in western Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 1 Hartland
Merlin - 1 Middlebere, 1 Durlston, 2 Hartland
Black-tailed Godwit - 4 Holloway's Dock
Arctic Skua - 1 Durlston
Barn Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Wood Lark - 2 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 2 Arne Farm, 1 Market Street in Poole, 1 West Bexington, 1 Portland Bill, 2-3 Puddletown
Pallas's Warbler - Portland Observatory garden
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Knoll Beach car park
Firecrest - 3 Knoll Beach car park
Brambling - 1 Studland
Corn Bunting - 18 Wyke Down


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Wood Pigeon 1200+ Middlebere, 1300 Hengistbury Head
Goldfinch - 970 Hengistbury Head
Linnet - 345 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Thursday 30th October 2014

Wigeon - 600+ Holes Bay
Spoonbill - 32 Brownsea Island
Merlin - 1 at Maiden Castle
Great Bustard - 1 at West Bexington
Golden Plover - 100+ Maiden Castle
Black-tailed Godwit - 320+ Holes Bay
Redshank - 150+ Holes Bay
Black Redstart - 1 West Bexington, 8 Westcliff Road, Portland and 1 Briantspuddle
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Lodmoor country park, 2 Langton Matravers and 1 Brownsea Island
Brambling - 1 Middle Beach, Studland


Sightings - Wednesday 29th October 2014

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury, 1 Radipole
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Merlin - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Swift sp. - 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Redstart - 3 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 1 Middlebere, 1 Portland Bill
Siberian Chiffchaff -  a possible at Portland Castle
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Radipole (Buddleia Loop), 1 South Beach Studland
Firecrest - 3 Hatch Pond, 3 South Beach Studland, 1 Portland Bill
 

Sightings - Tuesday 28th October 2014

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Radipole
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 19 Studland Bay
Spoonbill - 42 Brownsea Island
Red Kite - 1 over West Christchurch
Merlin - 1 Durlston
Spotted Redshank - 12 Brownsea Island, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 1 Studland Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 1 East Cliffs, Portland
Woodlark - 4 over Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Portland Bird Obs , 1 Radipole (Buddleia Loop), 1 Durlston, 1 DWT Brooklands Farm
Firecrest - 3 Verne Common (Portland), 2 Durlston, 1 Abbotsbury
 
Some VisMig counts today:
Golden Plover -1 Hengistbury, 1 Durlston
Wood Pigeon - 9100 Hengistbury, 670 Durlston
Stock Dove - 56 Durlston
Woodlark - 2 Durlston
Swallow -8 Durlston
House Martin - 3 Durlston
Tree Pipit -1 Hengistbury
Meadow Pipit - 130 Hengistbury, 41 Durlston
Skylark - 148 Hengistbury, 57 Durlston
alba Wagtail - 190 Hengistbury, 57 Durlston
Song Thrush - 4 Durlston
Redwing - 2 Hengistbury, 6 Durlston
Jackdaw - 380 Hengistbury, 300 Durlston 
Rook - 45 Durlston
Starling - 245 Hengistbury, 115 Durlston
Chaffinch - 530 Hengistbury, 108 Durlston
Brambling -4 Hengistbury, 18 Durlston
Greenfinch - 210 Hengistbury, 9 Durlston
Goldfinch - 1100 Hengistbury, 520 Durlston
Siskin - 17 Hengistbury, 32 Durlston
Linnet - 820 Hengistbury, 310 Durlston
Lesser Redpoll - 3 Durlston
Bullfinch - 12 Durlston
Yellowhammer - 1 Durlston
Reed Bunting - 135 Hengistbury, 3 Durlston
 
Curlew at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 
Red Kite, Christchurch © Michael Gibbons
 

Sightings - Monday 27th October 2014

Brent Goose - 2260 t Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury, 1 Radipole
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 or 2 over Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill
Stone Curlew - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill, 1 from Mudeford Quay
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Black Guillemot - 1 still from Portland Castle
Black Redstart - 2 Castletown (Portland), 1 Chickerell, 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Radipole (Buddleia Loop), 2 Durlston, 1 Avalanche Road Hump, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 between Osmington & Ringstead, 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Tilleycombe (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - a probable at Tilleycombe (Portland)
Firecrest - 7 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 Weston (Portland)
Bullfinch - 33 over Durlston
Goldfinch 1670 over Durlston, 1000 over Hengistbury Head, 570 over Portland Bill
 
Dartford Warbler at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 
Black Redstart at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 

Sightings - Sunday 26th October 2014.

Velvet Scoter - 1 off Christchurch Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 1 passing Christchurch Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Middle Beach Studland.
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Middle Beach Studland.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Swineham, 2 Middlebere.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Radipole.
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Groyne S9 Christchurch Harbour.
Arctic Skua - 2 off Christchurch Harbour.
Pomarine Skua - 1 off Christchurch Harbour.
Great Skua - 3 off Christchurch Harbour.
Meditteranean Gull - 125 Radipole.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Upton CP.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Radipole, 1 Jubilee Wood Dorchester, 1 Ringstead Bay,
1 South Beach Studland.

Sightings - Saturday 25th October 2014.

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Radipole VC
Velvet Scoter - 2 heading west off Durlston.
Eider Duck - 10 heading east off Christchurch Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 heading west off Christchurch Harbour.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wick Fields.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Durlston.
Raven - 10 Christchurh Harbour, 3 Manor Farm Hampreston.
Redpoll - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Durlston.

VisMig. Durlston.  600+ Goldfinch, 350 Linnet, 120 Chaffinch, 20 Siskin, 30 Brambling.

Teal – Brownsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell.

Oystercatchers - Brownsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell.

Sightings - Friday 24th October 2014.

Dark Bellied Brent Geese - 260 Ferrybridge.
Shelduck - 2 Wick Fields Christchurch.
Goosander - 1 Stanpit.
Great White Egret - 1 Ower shoreline.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Meditteranean Gull - 250 Ferrybridge, 5 Stanpit.
Sandwich Tern - 2 Stanpit.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Portland.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston, 1 Lychett Bay.

Movement past Portland.
50 Arctic Skuas, 16 Common Scoter, 9 Pomarine Skuas, 6 Brent Geese,
3 Great Skuas and 1 Sooty Shearwater.

VisMig. at Durlston.
780 Goldfinch, 165 Linnets, 70 Chaffinch, 23 Siskins, 18 Skylarks,
64 Meadow Pipits.  46 House Martins and 27 Swallows.

Gadwall – Radipole © Clinton Whale.

Sightings - Thursday 23rd October 2014.

Long-tailed Duck - 1 3rd day at Radipole VC
Marsh Harrier - 8 now roosting in the Wareham Channel area.
Great Bustard - 1 over west Weymouth.
Short-eared Owl - 1 heading west over Durlston.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 The Fleet.
Firecrest - 3 Christchurch(2 The Wood. 1 Wick Fields) 2 Durlston.

VisMig at Durlston.
425 Goldfinch, 85 Linnet, 62 Chaffinch, 27 Siskin, 2 Woodlark, 15 Skylark,
70 Meadow Pipit, 14 Pied Wagtail. 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin.

Late news from Sunday 19th.
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis.

Juvenile Brent Goose – Stanpit © Clinton Whale.

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Sparrowhawk - 7 Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 48 Brownsea Island lagoon
Short-eared Owl - 1 Ferrybridge
Woodpigeon - 2300 over Christchurch Harbour
Skylark - 240 over Christchurch Harbour, 1940 over east Bexington
Firecrest - 1 Durlston
Yellow-browed Warbler -  2 West Bexington in private garden, 1 Avalanche Road hump Portland
Little Bunting - 1 briefly West Bay
Hawfinch - 1 over Durlston
Reed Bunting - 60 over East Bexington

Sightings - Tuesday 21st October 2014

Great Northern Diver - 1 off Poole Quay
Black Brant - 1 with 900 Brent Geese Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with 900 Brent Geese Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 over Brownsea Island
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Grey Phalarope - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 1 off Poole Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 off Poole Quay
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Durlston
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston

Kingfisher Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy











Guillemot Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell














Sightings - Monday 20th October 2014


Black Brant - 1 with 1100 Brent Geese Ferrybridge
Black-necked Grebe - 9 Middle Beach
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Stock Dove - 146 over Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Arne
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Durlston, 1 Avalanche Road Hump Portland
Raven - 26 Christchurch Harbour
Linnet - 1800 over Hengistbury Head
Goldfinch - 780 over Hengistbury Head
Reed Bunting - 33 over Durlston

Spoonbills © Tim Balmer



Little Grebe Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Sunday 19th October 2014

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with Brents Ferrybridge
Great White Egret - Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 49 Brownsea Island
Marsh Harrier - 3 Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 3 Stubhampton Bottom, Ashmore, 1 Fontmell Down
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Mudeford Quay
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Ring Ouzel - 1 RSPB Arne, 1 Wick
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Swineham
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Obs, 1 Avalanche Road Hump Portland
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Obs
Linnet - 1990 over Hengistbury Head
Goldfinch - 910 over Hengistbury Head

Great White Egret and Spoonbillls Brownsea Island 18/10 © Dominic Greves 

















Peregrine Falcon Brownsea Island 18/10 © Dominic Greves 

Sightings - Saturday 18th October 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 4 middle beach Studland
Balearic Shearwater - Portland
Great White Egret - Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 41 Brownsea Island
Marsh Harrier - 6 roosting around Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Winspit, 2 Hartland Moor
Merlin - 3 Hartland Moor, 1 Mudeford Quay, Greenland's Farm, 2 Portland Bill
Greenshank - 27 Brownsea Island, 2 Holloway's Dock
Spotted Redshank - 17 Brownsea Island
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Firecrest - 2 Littlesea nature trail, 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Stanpit, 1 Knoll Beach, Studland
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Rose-coloured Starling - Portland

Sightings - Friday 17th October 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Shell Bay
Spoonbill - 41 Brownsea Island, 5 Arne
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island then Brand's Bay
Common Scoter - 7 Middle beach (Studland)
Hen Harrier - 1 Swineham, 1 Hartland Moor
Marsh Harrier - 5 Swineham (first light)
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 8 Brownsea Island
Yellow-browed warbler - 1 Lodmoor CP (near entrance), 2 Portland
Richard's Pipit - 1 Cogden Beach
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane (Portland)
Black Redstart - Christchurch Harbour

vis mig - some counts from Christchurch Harbour

Goldfinch - 2300
Linnet - 1200
Siskin - 75
Meadow Pipit - 410
Alba Wagtail - 410
Swallow - 370
House Martin - 48

Sightings - Thursday 16th October 2014

Bittern - 1 from Radipole visitor centre
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Studland
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Great Skua - Hengistbury Head
Nightjar - 1 Langton Matravers
Ring ouzel - 1 Winspit, 3 Christchurch Harbour
Chiffchaff - 50 Christchurch Harbour
Goldcrest - 80 Christchurch Harbour
Firecrest - 3 Studland, 1 Durlston

Vis mig: some of today's counts from Durlston and Hengistbury Head.

Meadow pipit - 800 Hengistbury Head, 305 Durlston
Sky Lark -135 Hengistbury Head
Jackdaw - 90 Hengistbury Head
Linnet - 750 Hengistbury Head, 615 Durlston
Goldfinch - 200 Hengistbury Head, 410 Durlston
Greenfinch - 150 Hengistbury Head
Chaffinch - 120 Hengistbury Head
Reed Bunting - 126 Hengistbury Head
Swallow - 1120 Hengistbury Head, 1520 Durlston
House Martin - 525 Hengistbury Head, 406 Durlston
Black-tailed godwit - 75 Hengistbury Head
Sandwich Tern - 16 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Wednesdaty 15th October 2014

Scaup - 1 female still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Hen Harrier - 1 from Swineham Point
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Merlin - 1 Durlston
Hobby - 1 Stanpit
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Lytchett Bay
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head
Richard's Pipit - 1 still at Cogden Beach
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - 2 Blacknor (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 10 Hengistbury Head, 9 Portland Bill, 2 heard at Durlston, 2+ Chesil Cove, 1 Tidmoor Cove (The Fleet)
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 2 Wakeham (Portland), 1 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Hawfinch - 1 over Stanpit

Vis Mig : some of today's counts from Durlston and Hengistbury Head.
Sand Martin - 1 Durlston
Swallow - 675 Durlston, 43 Hengistbury Head
House Martin  168 Durlston, 130 Hengistbury Head
Meadow Pipit - 3070 Durlston, 1500 Hengistbury Head
alba Wagtail - 144 Durlston, 520 Hengistbury
Chaffinch - 240 Durlston, 310 Hengistbury
Goldfinch - 1029 Durlston, 670 Hengistbury Head
Linnet - 1720 Durlston, 2200 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Tuesday 14th October 2014

Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon and 2 in Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 47 Arne Bay, 2 Brownsea Island lagoon
Red Kite - 1 over Durlston, 1 over Winspit,1 Buckland Ripers, 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 2 Wareham Channel
Osprey - 1 Moonfleet
Merlin - 2 over Durlston, 1 Ballard Down
Common Crane - 2 flew south from Portland
Common Sandpiper - 1 Avon Heath
Spotted Redshank - 10 Brownsea Island lagoon, 1 Fisherman's Bank (Christchurch Harbour)
Black Guillemot - 1 from Portland Castle
Woodlark - 2 over Durlston, 1 over Hengistbury Head
Richard's Pipit - 1 reported at Cogden Beach
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Ring Ouzel - 2 Durlston, 1 South Haven, 1 Ballard Down, 1 Moonfleet
Dartford Warbler - 2 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler -  1 Southwell, 1 calling at Avalanche Road hump (Portland)
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still at Reap Lane Portland
Tree Sparrow - 1 over Durlston
 

Sightings - Monday 13th October 2014

Great White Egret - 1 Jerry's Point Studland
Spoonbill - 45 Arne Bay, 4 Brownsea Lagoon
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Osprey - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Merlin - 1 Durlston, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 9 Brownsea Lagoon
Grey Phalarope - 1 from Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Ring Ouzel - 4 Durlston
Dartford Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston, 1 Stanpit
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still at Reap Lane Portland


Spoonbill & Peregrine at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell
 
Avocet at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell
 
 

 

Sightings - Sunday 12th October 2014

Black Brant - 1 Butterstreet Cove
Garganey - 1 Chalbury Basin Littlemoor.
Scaup - 2 past Hengistbury Hd.
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Skylark - 400 Milborn St Andrew
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP.
Ring Ouzel - 5 Glebelands Ballard Down
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Swineham GP, 1 Studland, 1 Ballard Down, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Church Ope Portland.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane Portland

VisMig From Hengistbury & Durlston CP.
Anser Sp. - 16 Durlston
Woodlark - 5 Durlston, 2 Hengistbury
Swallow - 670 Durlston, 92 Hengistbury
House Martin - 86 Durlston, 55 Hengistbury
Meadow Pipit - 280 Durlston, 760 Hengistbury
alba Wagtail - 610 Durlston, 370 Hengistbury
Song Thrush - 10 Durlston,
Redwing - 5 Durlston
Jackdaw - 385 Hengistbury
Rook - 48 Hengistbury
Chaffinch - 320 Hengistbury
Brambling - 3 Durlston
Goldfinch - 1685 Durlston, 850 Hengistbury
Siskin - 14 Durlston, 23 Hengistbury
Linnet - 1225 Durlston, 1100 Hengistbury
Bullfinch - 22 Durlston
Little Bunting - 1 Durlston
Reed Bunting - 53 Hengistbury

Ringed Plover - Hengistbbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 11th October 2014

Garganey - 1 Chalbury Basin Littlemore.
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Is.
Spoonbill - 47 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Merlin - 1 Poole Hbr.
Ruff - 4 Swineham Pt, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Grey Phalarope - 2 a.m, 1 p.m Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 Baiter Park
Sandwich Tern - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Durlston CP.
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Ring Ouzel - 1 Horselynch, 1 Durlston CP.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 West Bexington, 1 Studland, 1 Durlston CP.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juv. Reap Lane.
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over Blacknor Portland.

VisMig.
Woodlark - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Durlston CP.
Skylark - 400 Portland Bill, 130 Dorlston CP, 87 Lodmoor, 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 1650 Durlston CP, 650 Hengistbury Hd.
House Martin - 310 Hengistbury Hd, 90 Durlston CP.
Meadow Pipit - 780 Hengistbury Hd, 115 Durlston CP.
alba Wagtails - 300 Hengistbury Hd, 170 Durlston CP.
Jay - 15 Durlston CP.
Jackdaw - 53 Hengistbury Hd.
Starling - 60 Hengistbury Hd, 8 Durlston CP.
Chaffinch - 440 Hengistbury Hd, 260 Durlston CP.
Serin - 1 Durlston CP
Goldfinch - 620 Hengistbury Hd, 375 Durlston CP.
Siskin - 16 Durlston CP, 10 Hengistbury Hd.
Linnet - 2600 Hengistbury Hd, 1070 Durlston CP.
Reed Bunting - 155 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Durlston CP.

Rock Pipit - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Friday 10th October 2014

Dark-bellied Brent - 135 Ferrybridge, 9 Durlston CP.
Common Scoter - 27 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Durlston CP.
Spoonbill - 1 over Christchurch Hbr.
Merlin - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Chesil Cove.
Golden Plover - 8 West Compton late p.m.
Grey Phalarope - 3 Chesil Cove, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Tadnoll DWT.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Overcombe Corner.
Little Gull - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Sandwich Tern - 15 Hengistbury Hd, 3 Durlston CP.
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Short-eared Owl - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Swallow - 500 on wires West Compton
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill Obs.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Knoll Beach Studland.

VisMig from Durlston & Christchurch
Swallow - 4905 Durlston CP, 260 Christchurch Hbr.
House Martin - 180 Durlston CP.
Woodlark - 4 Durlston CP.
Meadow Pipit - 820 Christchurch Hbr, 195 Durlston CP.
Grey Wagtail - 5 Christchurch Hbr, 5 Durlston CP.
Alba Wagtail - 470 Durlston CP, 320 Christchurch Hbr.
Redwing - 1 Durlston CP.
Jackdaw - 44 Durlston CP.
Tree Sparrow - 3 Durlston CP.
Chaffinch - 220 Durlston CP, 45 Christchurch Hbr.
Brambling - 1 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Durlston CP.
Goldfinch - 735 Durlston CP, 620 Christchurch Hbr.
Linnet - 2072 Durlston CP, 1100 Christchurch Hbr.
Reed Bunting - 21 Christchurch Hbr, 3 Durlston CP.

Bar-tailed Godwit - Christchurch Harbour © Joe Murphy


Sightings - Thursday 9th October 2014

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 6 past Durlston CP.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Durlston CP.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP.
Petrel sp. - 1 off Chesil Cove
Spoonbill - 25 Brownsea Is, 16 Arne.
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP.
Great Skua - 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 1 Durlston CP.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 1st/w Lodmoor
Little Gull - 1 past Durlston CP.
Sandwich Tern - 2 Baiter Park
Common Swift - 1 over Ridgeway
Vismig
Meadow Pipit - 70+ Durlston CP
Pied Wagtail - 59 Durlston CP.
Chaffinch - 40 Durlston CP.
Goldfinch - 125 Durlston CP.
Linnet - 13040 - Durlston CP.

Sightings - Wednesday 8th October 2014

Scaup - 1 female still at Abbotsbury
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater -  6 Portland Bill, 4 Chesil Cove
Merlin - 2 Durlston, 2 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Durlston
Golden Plover - 3 Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Skua - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Portland Bill
Long-tailed Skua - 1 Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour (from Portland Castle)
Wryneck - 1 Pymore (near Bridport)
Woodlark - 1 over Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Castle
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Southwell (Portland)
Firecrest - 2 Arne RSPB car park, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Durlston, 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland), 1 Portland Bill
Rose-coloured Starling - juvenile still at Reap Lane (Portland)
 
Mediterranean Gull at Lodmoor yesterday © Will Bown
(Ringed as pullus  at Jablines, France on 22 June 2014)
 

Sightings - Tuesday 7th October 2014

Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay, 1 Brownsea Island.
Spoonbill - 16 Brownsea Island.
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor (and elsewhere in west Poole Harbour).
Osprey - 1 Brands Bay.
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hartland Moor.
Hobby - 1 Arne Moors.

Sanderling - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Arctic Tern - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Ferrybridge.
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP.

Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit, 2 Studland.        
Rose-Coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane (Portland), plus an unconfirmed report from Sandford.
Brambling - 2 Stanpit.
Serin - 1 Durlston CP.

Late news:  Jack Snipe at Parley yesterday.  Osprey over Christchurch yesterday.


Turnstone at Hengistbury on Saturday © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 6th October 2014

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Manx Shearwater - 2 Durlston CP.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Durlston CP.
Leach's Petrel - 3 Mudeford Quay.
Great White Egret - 1 at Lytchett Bay arrived from Brownsea Island.
Osprey - 2-3 at a private site near Sherborne.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Hobby - 1 Portland Bill.
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Knot - 3 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Sanderling - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Arctic Skua - 8 Branksome Chine.
Little Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Arctic Tern - 1 Baiter, 2 Branksome Chine, 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Firecrest - 2 Portland Bill.
Rose-Coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane (Portland).
 

Shoveler at Brownsea Island on Saturday © Clinton Whale.





Sightings - Sunday 5th October 2014

Garganey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Great White Egret - 2 Studland, one of which was on Brownsea Island earlier
Spoonbill - 47 Brownsea Island; believed to be a national record for a single flock.
Marsh Harrier - 5 Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 1 Sherford Bridge
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hartland Moor
Golden Plover - 1 Brands Bay, 2 Durlston CP, 1 Solent Meads (Hengistbury)
Grey Plover - 3 Brands Bay, 1 Durlston CP

Ruff - 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Chard Junction GPs (first site record), 1 Lytchett Bay

Spotted Redshank - 14 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Arctic Tern - 1 Durlston CP
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Whinchat - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Durlston CP
Firecrest -  9 Abbotsbury Gardens, 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Lytchett Bay
Rose-Coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane (Portland)
Brambling - 1 Durlston CP

Late news:   Ring Ouzel at Sherford Bridge yesterday


Pectoral Sandpiper at Chard Junction GPs © Dave Helliar

Spoonbills at Brownsea Island © Tim Balmer

Great White Egret © Tim Balmer

Sightings - Saturday 4th October 2014

Balearic Shearwater - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island.
Spoonbill - 24 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor.
Osprey - 1 Brands Bay.
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor.
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Grey Plover - 1 Brands Bay.
Ruff - 2 Stanpit.
Little Stint - 1 Hengistbury beach huts.
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 3 Brands Bay, 2 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank -     2+ Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell (Portland).
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 2 Portland Bill.
Rose-Coloured Starling - 1 Reap Lane (Portland).


Pectoral Sandpiper at Lytchett Bay © Ian Ballam



Spotted Redshank at Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale



Sightings - Friday 3rd October 2014

Great White Egret – Brownsea Island lagoon
Merlin – Hengistbury Head (2), Portland (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper – Lytchett
Curlew Sandpiper – Stanpit (2)
Ruff – Solent Meads gold course (2), Stanpit (6)
Spotted Redshank - Stanpit
Turtle Dove – Bockhampton Dairy
Ring Ouzel – Stanpit north scrubs
Firecrest – Stanpit north scrubs, Portland

Bearded Tit – Hengistbury Head (11)
Rose-coloured Starling - Portland

Sightings - Thursday 2nd October 2014

Wigeon - 547 Holes Bay
Teal - 52 Holes Bay, 335 Upton CP
Great White Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 40 again at Brownsea Island
Hen Harrier -1 Juvenile male Hartland Moor
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Durlston
Hobby - 2 Juveniles Arne Moors
Black-tailed Godwit - 247 Holes Bay, 140 Upton CP
Common Sanpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Redshank - 123 Holes Bay
Kingfisher - 1 Holes Bay
Whinchat - 1 West Bexington
Wheatear - West Bexington

Sightings - Wednesday 1st October 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 1  off Mudeford Quay
Spoonbill - 40  Brownsea Lagoon
Marsh Harrier - 4 West Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Juvenile male Hartland Moor
Osprey -1 Brand's Bay
Grey Plover - 3 Brand's Bay
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 female Brand's Bay

Chiffchaff  @ Hengistbury Head © Joseph Murphy