Sightings - Sunday 30th November 2014

Black Swan - 3 Canford Bridge
Goosander - 1 Swineham.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay.
Red-Throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill, 1 West Bexington, 1 Weymouth Bay.
Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Langton Herring, 27 Studland Bay (roost count).
Red-Necked Grebe - 1 Shell Bay.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Red Kite - 1 c. two miles N of Blandford.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor.
Golden Plover - 2 Swineham.
Grey Plover - 24 Poole Harbour mouth.
Ruff - 1 Stanpit.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury.
Ring-Billed Gull - 1 Swineham Point/Frome mouth.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Castle.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit.
Rock Pipit - 4 littoralis-form Stanpit
Hoopoe - 1 Portland (north over Osprey Quay)
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 3+ Portland Castle, 3 Portland (Blacknor)
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor CP, 2 Moreton, 1 Swineham

Late news:  11 Firecrest at Abbotsbury Gardens yesterday.  Water Pipit at Lodmoor yesterday.

Sightings - Saturday 29th November 2014.

White-fronted Goose - 1 N over Stanpit.
Goldeneye - 12 Redhorn Quay.
Goosander - 9 Lower Avon Valley.
Red-breasted Merganser - c60 Redhorn Quay.
Black-necked Grebe - 26 Middle Beach, 8 Redhorn Quay.
Lapwing - 650 Christchurch Harbour, 379 Lychett Bay, 370 Tarrant Rushden Airfield.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lychett Bay.
Black Guillemot - 1 still in Portland Harbour.
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Castle.
Black Redstart - 4 Portland Castle, 2 Blacknor Portland, 1 Corfe Castle, 1 Worth Matravers.
Corn Bunting - 40 in several small flocks Tarrant Rushden Airfield.


Oystercatchers – Bournemouth Beach © David Wareham.

Female Hen Harrier -  Wyke Down ©Joe Murphy.



Sightings - Friday 28th November 2014

Common Scoter - 2 off Baiter, 2 Poole Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor, 9 Brownsea, 30+ Shipstal Point
Marsh Harrier - 4 Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Lytchett Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks, 18 Hengistbury
Short-eared Owl - 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Stoborough, 1 Arne, 1 Knoll Beach,  Studland
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Coombe Heath, Arne
Lapland Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Thursday 27th November 2014

Red-throated Diver - several at West Bexington
Great Northern Diver - several at West Bexington
Mediterranean Gull - "good numbers" at West Bexington
Black Redstart - 3 at Blacknor (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Weston (Portland), 1 Winspit
Firecrest - 1 Winspit, 1 Longham

Sightings - Wednesday 26th November 2014

Brent Geese - 200 Ferrybridge
Velvet Scoter - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 5 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour
Avocet - "large flock" Middlebere
Black-tailed Godwit - 35 Stanpit
Mediterranean Gull - 200 Ferrybridge
Barn Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Hoopoe - 1 Durlston, 1 (same individual?) Winspit (private garden)
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor (Portland)
Firecrest - 1 Durlston

Sightings - Tuesday 25th November 2014

Goosander - 2 the Fleet (bridging camp narrows)
Green Sandpiper - 3 on R. Frome downstream from Holme Bridge
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Woodlark - c.20 on stubble near Holme Bridge
Black Redstart - 1 at Blacknor (Portland)
Firecrest -2 at Durlston CP, 2 at Holme Bridge

Sightings - Monday 24th November 2014

Apologies for not making a post yesterday, had electrical problems.

Great Northern Diver - 2 Shell Bay.
Great White Egret - 1 Littlesea.
Little Egret - 51 Littlesea, both species roosting there.
Marsh Harrier - 5 Swineham.
Hen Harrier - 2 including a Ringtail Swineham.
Merlin - 1 Swineham.
Spoonbill - 43 Shipstal Point, 32 Brownsea Island.
Golden Plover - 250 Maiden Castle.
Lapwing - 110 Brands Bay, 100 Maiden Castle.
Woodcock - 4 West Morden.
Black-tailed Godwit - 65 Hampreston Meadows.
Spotted Redshank - 13 Brownsea Island.

Late news from yesterday 1 Snow Bunting and 1 Wheatear at Ferrybridge.

Male Goosander – Iford © Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Saturday 22nd November 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Sandbanks.
Goosander - 5 w over Mudeford Quay.
Woodcock - 1 Durlston CP.
Golden Plover - 12 Maiden Castle, 3 e over Mudeford Quay.
Sanderling - 40+ Sandbanks.
Black Guillemot - 1 still in Portland Harbour.
Firecrest - 9 Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, 3 Durlston CP. 



Long-tailed Duck – Sandbanks © Ian Ballam.

Long-tailed Duck – Sandbanks © Alan Hayden.

Sightings - Friday 21st November 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 2 The Fleet
Red Kite - 3 Sutton Waldron
Spotted Redshank - 6 Middlebere
Sabine's Gull - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Short-eared Owl - 4 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Richard's Pipit - 1 in a private area, The Fleet
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor
Firecrest - 7 Durlston, 2 Hengistbury Head

Grey Partridges Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman

Sightings - Thursday 20th November 2014

Goosander - 1 The Fleet, 1 past Portland Bill
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour entrance
Spoonbill - 26 Poole Harbour 
Red Kite - 2 Cranborne Chase
Great White Egret - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Great Bustard - 2 flew over Langton Matravers
Little Gull - 1 Durlston
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Hoopoe - 1 Southwell
Black Redstart - 6 Church Ope Cove Portsmouth, 6 Reap Lane, 1 West Bexington
Ring Ouzel - 1 West Bay, 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Portland Obs, 1 Longham Lakes
Dusky Warbler - 1 Blacknor Portland
Serin - 2 Winspit

Firecrest Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Sightings - Wednesday 19th November 2014

Goosander - 4 The Fleet
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour entrance
Spoonbill - 20+ Shipstal Point
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Hengistbury Head
Little Gull - 1 West Bexington, 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Water Pipit - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Avalance Hump Portland
Dusky Warbler - 1 Blacknor Portland
 
Goldcrest Christchurch Harbour ©  Lorne Bissell
Common Teal Christchurch Harbour ©  David Wareham 

Sightings - Tuesday 18th November 2014

Goosander - 7 The Fleet
Great White Egret - Poole Harbour
Common Crane - 2 flew north-west Cogden Beach
LITTLE BUSTARD - 1 West Bexington (all pictures below © Mike Morse)
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Hoopoe - 1 near Avalanche Road Portland
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill, 2 Wyke Down
Black Redstart - 2 Reap Lane, 1 Nothe Fort, 1 Seacombe
'Continental' Stonechat ssp. rubicola - 1 still in Wick Fields (Hengistbury Head)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Obs, 1 Lodmoor
Firecrest - 1 Durlston





Sightings - Monday 17th November 2014

Goosander - 1 female West Bexington
Great Northern Diver - 8 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Golden Plover - about 50 at West Compton
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island
Jack Snipe - 1 possible on Brownsea Island
Hoopoe - 1 Weston Street (Portland)
Black Redstart - 3+ Portland Castle, 3 Reap Lane, 2 Hatch Pond, 1 Pymore , 1 West Bexington
'Continental' Stonechat ssp. rubicola - 1 still in Wick Fields (Hengistbury Head) 

Shoveler on Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell
 

Sightings - Sunday 16th November 2014

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 still at Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Rodden Hive
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 male Wyke Down
Golden Plover - 1 Rodden Hive
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit
Short-eared Owl - 2 over Portland Bill, 1 Barleycrates Lane, 1 Wyke Down, 1 Hartland Moor
Black Redstart - 6-8 Portland Castle, 3 Durlston, 5 Portland Bill, 1 nr Marshwood, 1 Hengistbury Head
Wheatear - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Castle
Siberian Stonechat - a possible in Wick Fields (Hengistbury Head)
Dusky Warbler - 1 still present at Avalanche Road (Portland)
Firecrest - 2 Wyke Regis
ISABELLINE SHRIKE -1 still in Wick Fields (Hengistbury Head)

Sightings - Saturday 15th November 2014

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Velvet Scoter - 2 females Ringstead Bay,  1 off Shipstal Point
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Sandbanks, 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Durlston
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Arne
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 37 Arne
Merlin - 1 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Wyke Down, 1 Piddlehinton
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks
Jack Snipe - 1 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Stanpit
Sandwich Tern - 5  off East Dorset Sailing Club (Poole Harbour)
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 2+ Wyke Down, 1 Arne, 1 Durlston
Hoopoe - 1 Weston (Portland)
House Martin - 1 Portland Bill
Swallow - 3 Durlston, 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 2+ Swanage Town Centre, 2 Reap Lane, 1 West Bexington, 1 Sandbanks, 1 Ferrybridge , 1 Langton Matravers, 1 Tatnam (Poole), 1 Durlston, 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Wheatear - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston, 1 Loud's Mill (nr Dorchester)
Ring Ouzel - 1 still at Boys Hill
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor CP
Dusky Warbler - 1 still at Avalanche Road (Portland)
Firecrest - 2 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland), 1 Arne, 1 Durlston
ISABELLINE SHRIKE -1 Wick Fields (Hengistbury Head)
Twite - 1 Hengistbury Head
 
Isabelline Shrike at Hengistbury Head © Lorne Bissell
 
 

Sightings - Friday 14th November 2014

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with DbBrent Stanpit Marsh
Eider - 4 past Mudeford Quay
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury
Velvet Scoter - 4 flew into Studland Bay across the harbour mouth.
Goosander - 8 over west Stanpit Marsh
Great Northern Diver - 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Portland Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Hengistbury sandspit, 1 front Haven Hotel
Ruff - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Snipe - 40 north over Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 West Bexington
Great Skua - 2 Durlston CP.
Arctic Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Sandwich Tern - 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Hartland Moor.
Swallow - 2 Durlston CP.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 3 Sherborne
Ring Ouzel - 1 Penn's Weare
Dusky Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Portland.
Firecrest - 1 Verwood, 1 Easton
Hawfinch - 2 Durlston CP.

Long-tailed Duck - Radipole Lake © Nick Hull

Sightings - Thursday 13th November 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Surf Scoter - 1 1st/w drake reported towards West Fleet.
Great Northern Diver - 1 over Weymouth Bay
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Merlin - 1 Brand's Bay
Golden Plover - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Weymouth at base of the concrete pier.
Great Skua - 4 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Little Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay
Sandwich Tern - 4 Brand's Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Puffin - 2 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Monmouth Rd Dorchester.
Northern Wheatear - 1 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 1 nr. The Corfe River meadows
Dusky Warbler - 1 reported heard only early a.m. Avalanche Rd Portland
Goldcrest - 40 Hengistbury Wood
Brambling - 5 Hengistbury Hd.

Sightings - Wednesday 12th November 2014

Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury, 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 11 Durlston
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Swallow - 1 Blacknor
Black Redstart - 1 Poole Old Town, 2 West Morden, 1 Church Ope, Portland, 1 Penn. Castle, Portland.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Stanpit
Dusky Warbler - 1 Portland
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Portland
Firecrest - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Penn. Castle, Portland
Lapland Bunting - 1 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Tuesday 11th November 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Radipole
Red-throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Hbr.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Hbr.
Leach's Petrel - 1 Branksome Chine
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Golden Plover - 250 West Compton
Jack Snipe - 1 Radipole Lake
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Is.
Sabine's Gull - 1 briefly Mudeford Quay
Sandwich Tern - 3 Baiter Park
Short-eared Owl - 1 in off sea Branksome Chine
Northern Wheatear - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.
Red-backed Shrike - 1 Portesham (in private garden)

Sightings - Monday 10th November 2014

Long-Tailed Duck - 1 Ferrybridge and the Fleet, 1 Radipole Lake.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Hengistbury sandspit.
Sanderling - 5 Hengistbury sandspit.
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.

Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down.
Tree Pipit - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Swallow - 1 Sixpenny Handley
Black Redstart - 1 Baiter, 1 Peveril Point.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Boyshill.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston CP
Red-backed Shrike - 1 Portesham in a private garden.

Sightings - Sunday 9th November 2014

Surf Scoter - a first-winter male Abbotsbury (The Fleet).
Velvet Scoter - 2 Ringstead Bay.
Mandarin - 1 Boyshill.
Grey Partridge - heard at Wyke Down.
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit, 1 Swineham.
Hen Harrier - 1 Swineham.
Great Bustard - 1 east over Weymouth and Lodmoor before 8am.
Grey Plover - 3 Hengistbury Head.
Jack Snipe - 1 West Bexington.
Woodcock - 1 Portland (Easton).
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Hengistbury sandspit.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Little Gull - 1 Durlston CP.
Little Tern - 1 Lodmoor.
Black Tern - 1 Lodmoor.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Ring-necked Parakeet - 3 Studland.
Short-eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Wyke Down.
Swallow - 2 Durlston CP, 3 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Boyshill, 3 Hartland Moor.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland (Avalanche Road).
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head, 3 Lytchett Bay, 2 Rushcombe Bottom.



A one-footed Turnstone at Hengistbury © Joe Murphy



Jack Snipe at West Bexington © Mike Morse

Sightings - Saturday 8th November 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury (the Fleet)
Great Northern Diver - 3 Branksome Chine, 2 Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Leach's Petrel - 1 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 Abbotsbury, 7 at roosts in Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 2 at roosts in Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Golden Plover - 100 Tarrant Hinton
Grey Plover - 3 Hengistbury Head
Woodcock - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Hengistbury sandspit
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Branksome Chine, 2 Mudeford-Hengistbury, 1 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 4 Branksome Chine, 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 3 Branksome Chine, 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-Legged Gull - 2 Abbotsbury (the Fleet)
Little Auk - 1 Abbotsbury (the Fleet), 3 Portland Bill
Swallow - 1 Brands Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Marshwood, 1 Portland (Blacknor)
Firecrest - 2 Arne, 2+ Hengistbury Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Milborne St Andrew

Purple Sandpiper on Hengistbury sandspit © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Friday 7th November 2014

Velvet Scoter - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 3 Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 1 Chesil Cove, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 2 Chesil Cove, 1 Ferrybridge into Portland Harbour
Merlin - 1-2 Hengistbury-Mudeford
Woodcock - 1 Hengistbury Head
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Great Skua - 1 Chesil Cove, 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 3 Hengistbury Head, 3 Chesil Cove
Little Auk - 1 Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit

Sightings - Thursday 6th November 2014

Green-winged Teal - 1 on Meadow Pool at Abbotsbury Swannery
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Velvet Scoter - 1 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 4 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 4 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 1 Hengisbury Head
Pomarine Skua - 32 past Portland Bill, 1 past Branksome Chine, 1 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 9 past Branksome Chine, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 2 Hengistbury Head, 7 past Portland Bill
Kittiwake - about 1000 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 8  Portland Bill, 7 past Branksome Chine, 5 Chesil Cove
Little Auk - 3 past Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - 5 Portland Castle
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Hump (Portland)
 

Sightings - Wednesday 5th November 2014

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Black-necked Grebe - 3 off Middle Beach Studland
Great White Egret - 1 Upton Country Park, 1 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 46 Arne, 2 Lytchett Bay
Jack Snipe - 1 West Bexington, 1 Lytchett Bay
Woodcock - 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 12 Brownsea Island
Black Guillemot - 1 still in Portland Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill 
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Winspit
Ring Ouzel - 1 over Portland Bill, 1 Durlston, 1 Winspit
Whitethroat - 1 Lodmoor
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Braidley Road Bournemouth, 1 Portland Craft Centre
Firecrest - 2 Arne
 
Wood Pigeons were again on the move this morning, mainly in a west or south west direction. Counts included:
21,500 west over Poole
20,000 west over Weymouth
17,000 south west over Christchurch Harbour
6,800 west past West Bexington
13,360 past East Bexington
5,900 over Portland Bill
 
Pintail at Upton Country Park © Trevor Wilkinson

 
Great White Egret (and a tipsy Little Egret) at Upton Country Park © Trevor Wilkinson 
 
 
 

 

Sightings - Tuesday 4th November 2014

Garganey - 1 on Fleet at Abbotsbury
Scaup - 4 on Fleet at Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 2 on Fleet at Abbotsbury, 1 Radipole Lake
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Middle Beach Studland
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Hen Harrier - 3 Middlebere
Purple Sandpipier - 5 Hengistbury Head
Black Guillemot - 1 still in Portland Harbour
Black Redstart - 10 around Portland Castle/Marina area, 3 Lulworth Camp, 2 Church Ope Cove, a probable at Durlston, 1 Richmond Hill (Bournemouth)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Kings Park (Boscombe)
Firecrest - 1 Poole garden
Hawfinch - 3 over West Bay
 
Wood Pigeons were on the move this morning. Some sample counts -
4,000+ over Poole
5-6,000 south over Weymouth
c12,000 south over Portland Bill
1,700 west over Stanpit
 
Little Egret at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy 
 

 
Raven at Hengistbury Head © Tony Adamcik
 

Sightings - Monday 3rd November 2014

Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 2 on Fleet at Abbotsbury, 1 still at Radipole
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 33 Brownsea Island
Hen Harrier - 3 Poole harbour area
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island
White-winged Black Tern - 1 juvenile briefly at Radipole
Black Redstart - 4 Blacknor (Portland), 1 Marshwood, 1 Brooklands Farm
Firecrest - 1 Lytchett Bay
Hooded Crow - 1 still at The Grove (Portland)
Lapland Bunting - 2 still at Hengistbury Head
 
Lapland Bunting at Hengistbury Head on 01/11/14 © Joe Murphy 
 

Sightings - Sunday 2nd November 2014

Black-necked Grebe - 17 Knoll Beach
Manx Shearwater - 1 Wyke Regis
Little Egret - 74 Littlesea
Great White Egret - 1 Littlesea, 1 Brands Bay
Spoonbill - 26 Brownsea
Marsh Harrier - 2 Swineham
Avocet - 320 Wytch Channel
Golden Plover - 300+ West Compton
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 1 Fitzworth
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wytch Channel
Greenshank - 4 Blue Lagoon
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Black Redstart - 1 Knoll Beach, 1 Ferrybridge
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Knoll Beach boat park
Firecrest - 2 Swineham, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Brambling - 1 Puddletown, 1 Brownsea Island
Lapland Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head
Corn Bunting - 26 Wyke Down



Sightings - Saturday 1st November 2014

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury
Velvet Scoter - 2 Ringstead Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Spoonbill - 32 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Avocet - 100 Middlebere
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour (groyne 57)
Jack Snipe - 1 Moonfleet
Greenshank - 15 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 5 Lytchett Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 off Portland Castle
Short-eared Owl - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Border Road (Lytchett Bay), 1 Arne
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Portland
Firecrest - 10 Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, I Puddletown, 1 Lytchett Bay
Lapland Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head


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Wood Pigeon - 250 Lytchett Bay, 3000 Weymouth, 5000 Durlston
Stock Dove - 1000 Durlston