Sightings - Saturday 28th February 2015

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Mudeford Quay
Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 4 The Fleet, Abbotsbury
Scaup - 5 The Fleet, Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 20 Mudeford Quay

Sightings - Friday 27th February 2015

Common Scoter - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 17 Portland Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere.
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere.
Kestrel - 1 Longham Lakes.
Peregrine Falcon - 1 Durlston, 1 Middlebere.
Black-tailed Godwit - 68 Christchurch Harbour, 20 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Firecrest - 2 PCW drain.
Marsh Tit - 2 Holton Lee.
Corn Bunting - 10 Maiden Castle.

Firecrest – PCW drain © Ian Ballam.

Kestrel – Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell.

Black-tailed Godwits – Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Thursday 26th February 2015

Very few reports today.

Barn Owl - 1 Chickerell/Langton Herring area.
Short-eared Owl - 2 Wyke Down.
Golden Plover - 50 Wyke Down.

Late news from yesterday.

Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Snipe - 30 Poole Harbour.
Woodcock - 20 Poole Harbour.
Mediterranean Gull - 200 Ferrybridge.
Black Guillemot - 1 still Portland Harbour.

Sightings - Wednesday 25th February 2015

Long-tailed Duck - 4 Abbotsbury.
Red Kite - 3 Compton Abbas Airfield.
Merlin - 1 Compton Abbas Airfield.
Golden Plover - c500 Maiden Castle.
Lapwing - 300 Maiden Castle.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 East Holme, 1 Brownsea.
Rock Pipit - 23 Portland, 11 "scandinavian" type Stanpit.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland.
Corn Bunting - 10 Monkey Jump.

Black Redstart  – Portland © Tim Downton.

Rock Pipit  – Portland © Tim Downton.

Sightings - Tuesday 24th February 2015

Scaup - 1 female still at Longham Lakes.
Red-throated Diver - 1 east passing Hengistbury Head.
Spoonbill - 17 Arne, 4 Lodmoor.
Red Kite - 1 Longham Lakes.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Arne.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Rock Pipit - 8 "scandinavian" type Stanpit.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit.

Scaup female – Longham Lakes©Lorne Bissell.

Sightings - Monday 23rd February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Portland Bill
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 Holes Bay (in PC World drain)

Sightings - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury
Red-throated Diver - 27 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 21 Shipstal Point, 5 Middelbere, 3 Lodmoor, 1 Holes Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks (by Haven Hotel)
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
 
Firecrest on Brownsea Island yesterday © Katie Horrocks
 

Sightings - Saturday 21st February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury (Meadow Pool)
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury, 1 female Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury
Red-throated Diver - 5 Hengistbury Head
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Hengistbury Head
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Studland Bay, 1 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 over Studland Heath (heading to Eastern Lake)
Spoonbill - 5 The Moors, (Wareham)
Red Kite - 1 Tolpuddle
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Lyme Regis
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Black Redstart - 2 Weston (Portland)
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Studland Heath (south of Shell Bay)

Sightings - Friday 20th February 2015

Eider - 1 Sandsfoot.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Sandsfoot.
Red-Necked Grebe - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Black-Necked Grebe - 12 Sandsfoot, 24 Studland incl. 2-3 in summer plumage.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Studland.

Spoonbill - 3 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Bay.
Hen Harrier - 1 Sandford, 1 Sutton Hill.
Red Kite - 2 Sutton Hill.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 4 Lytchett Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Tadnoll.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Castle, 1 Tilly Whim.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Dorchester (Louds Hill).
Firecrest - 1 Spring Bottom (Ringstead), 1 Tadnoll.

Sightings - Thursday 19th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 12 Hengistbury Head
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 16 Shipstal Point, 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
 
Black Redstart at Portland Castle yesterday © Katie Horrocks
 

Sightings - Wednesday 18th February 2015

Scaup - 1f Longham Lakes.
Black-Necked Grebe - 4 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island, 3 Lodmoor, 3 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit.
Hen Harrier - 2 reported Middlebere
Whimbrel - 1 Newton Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Castle
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Holes Bay PCWorld drain
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Lodden Lakes (Gillingham).
Firecrest - 1 Holes Bay PCWorld drain, 1 Portland (Avalanche Rd), 2 Puddletown Forest.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 reported Morden Bog.


Purple Sandpiper at Sandbanks © John Mann

Sanderlings at Sandbanks © John Mann

Sightings - Tuesday 17th February 2015

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-Necked Grebe - 16 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour.
Spoonbill - 1 Holes Bay, 2 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit.
Merlin - 1 Ogber, 2 Portland Bill.
Woodcock - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Holes Bay.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Meadow Pipit - 10n Middlebere, 12+n  Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Winspit.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Hooded Crow - 1 Portland (Grove pig farm).

News from yesterday:  Firecrest and Siberian Chiffchaff at Corfe sewage works; Hen Harrier north of Gussage All Saints.

Buzzard at Holes Bay © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 16th February 2015

Few reports were received today:

Red-Throated Diver - 28 past Hengistbury Head, including a flock of 14.
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Hengistbury Head, 4 Portland Bill.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.
Blackcap - 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Sunday 15th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 a.m. Lodmoor, 1 prob.same Abbotsbury
Barnacle Goose - 16 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Goosander - 1 drake Coward's Marsh
Red-throated Diver - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Hbr.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Hbr.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Middle Beach Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 18 Middle Beach
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay (Little Sea later)
Spoonbill - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Arne, 1 Wytch Channel, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Jack Snipe - 2 Winterbourne Abbas
Whimbrel - 1 Green Is. Poole Hbr.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Holes Bay, 1 Swineham,1 Wytch Channel, 1Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Bere Regis Cress Beds.
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Hbr.
Water Pipit - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 West Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Bere Regis Cress Beds, 1 PC World Poole
Firecrest - 6 Abbotsbury gardens, 1 near PC World Poole
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog

Common Sandpiper - Holes Bay © Katie Horrocks

Greenshank - Brownsea Lagoon © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 14th February 2015

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Middle Beach, Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Middle Beach
Spoonbill - 11 Arne, 3 Lodmoor, 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 3 Holes Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 1 West Bay
Black Redstart - 1 West Bay
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Godlingston Heath, 1 Morden Bog

Bearded Tit - Radipole Lake © Katie Horrocks

Sightings - Friday 13th February 2015

The only reports received are as follows:-
Long-tailed Duck - 1 east Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 13 east St Aldhelm's Hd, 10 past Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 St Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 offshore Hengistbury Hd.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Razorbill/Guillemot - 1093 east 12 west St Aldhelm's Hd.
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Hd.

Oysterctacher - Baiter Park © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 12th February 2015

Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 1 fem off Seacombe
Smew - 1 redhead still in Holes Bay
Black-throated Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Holes Bay
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Hbr.
Hooded Crow - 1 Grove pig farm Portland.

One of three Spoonbill - Stanpit Marsh © Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Wednesday 11th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 4 on Fleet from Rodden Hive
Goosander - 1 Christchurch Bay
Grey Partridge - 1 Redcliff Point
Red-throated Diver - 90 Durlston CP, 80 Portland Bill, 22+ Christchurch Bay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Durlston CP
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 16 Portland Harbour, 7 Studland Bay
Spoonbill - 3 Stanpit Marsh,  1 Holes Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill, 3 Sandbanks
Jack Snipe - 1 Corfe Castle
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Great Skua - 2 off Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 1 Poole Harbour (from Baiter Park)
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Sherborne, 1 Durlston CP
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Lodmoor
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Durlston CP
Bearded Tit - 1 Hatch Pond
Hooded Crow - 1 Grove pig farm Portland

Late news from yesterday :  4 Red Kites were over Charlton Down and 4 Hen Harriers and a Short-eared Owl were seen at Wyke Down.

Sightings - Tuesday 10th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury (Meadow Pool)
Barnacle Geese - 16 Rodden Hive
Green-winged Teal - 1 Abbotsbury (Meadow Pool)
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Rodden Hive
Smew - 1 redhead still in Holes Bay
Red-throated Diver - 7 past Portland Bill
Slavonian Grebe - 1 West Bexington
Bittern - Arne Moors
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Holes Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Hooded Crow - 1 Grove pig farm Portland

Sightings - Monday 9th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 still at Abbotsbury
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Smew - 1 redhead in Holes Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Poole Harbour
Spoonbill - 15 Shipstal Point Arne, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Bittern - 1 Radipole, 1 over Hartland Moors
Merlin - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Short-eared Owl - 1 Stoborough Heath
Golden Plover - still about 1,000 Maiden Castle, about 200 at West Compton
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Bearded Tit - 1 heard over Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2+ Arne, 1 Creakmoor Ponds
Corn Bunting - about 50 Maiden Castle 
 
Scaup at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell
 

Sightings - Sunday 8th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Bewick's Swan - 1 still at Tincleton
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Rodden Hive
Smew - 1 redhead still in Holes Bay
Red-throated Diver - 98 past Portland Bill
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Studland Bay, 6 Poole Harbour, 4 Shell Bay
Spoonbill - 20 Poole Harbour, 8 Swineham,  2 Holes Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Swineham
Golden Plover - about 1,000 Maiden Castle
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Hengistbury Head, 6 Portland Bill, 2 Sandbanks
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Redshank - 199 Christchurch Harbour
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Bridging Camp (Wyke Regis)
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
 
Bearded Tit at Radipole © Chris Dresh
 

Black-tailed Godwit at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 

Sightings - Saturday 7th February 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Scaup - 1 South Longham Lake, 2 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Rodden Hive
Goldeneye - 1 South Longham Lake
Red-throated Diver - 11 flying west off Christchurch Harbour
Bittern - 1-3 at mouth of Piddle
Little Egret - 15 Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 2 Hartland Moor
Avocet - 305 Lytchett Bay
Golden Plover - 40 west past Rodden Hive
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Black-tailed Godwit - c.250 Lytchett Bay
Common Gull - 50 Lytchett Bay
Fieldfare - 100+ Hartland Moor, 150 Briantspuddle
Redwing - 200 Briantspuddle


Hen Harrier update from Peter Hadrill: current estimated Poole Harbour population 5 - 1 adult male, 1 sub-adult male, 1 juvenile male, 2 females
 
Little Grebe at Canford Bridge © Roger Peart




Sightings - Friday 6th February 2015

White-fronted Goose - 1 - Overcombe Pool
Barnacle Goose - 16 Rodden Hive
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Rodden Hive
Spoonbill - 3 Holes Bay (PC World outlet)
Golden Plover - 60 Rodden Hive
Lapwing - 375 Rodden Hive
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper 1 Holes Bay (PC World outlet)
Sandwich Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Durdle Door, 1 Reap Lane (Portland)
 
Common Sandpiper at Holes Bay © Joe Murphy
 
Golden Plover at Maiden Castle © Tim Downton
 

Sightings - Thursday 5th February 2015

Egyptian Goose - 8 over Stanpit
Goosander - 2 Cowgrove, River Stour
Bittern - 1+ Arne moors
Red Kite - 1 Stourpaine
Hen Harrier - 3 West Poole Harbour
Merlin - 2 (m&f) West Poole Harbour
Grey Plover - 6 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Woodcock - 1 Stanpit (North Scrubs)
Mediterranean Gull - 25+ Portland Bill
Hoopoe - 1 Piddlehinton
Black Redstart 2 between Charles Street and Cassiobury Road, Weymouth, and 1 Portland Bill
 
Hoopoe at Piddlehinton © Glynis and Colin Blyth
 

Sightings - Wednesday 4th February 2015

Shoveler - 4 Poole Park
Scaup - 1 female South Longham Lake
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Goosander - 15- River Stour (Shapwick to White Mill)
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Studland
Spoonbill - 8 Slepe Moor, several Holes Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Avocet - 704 Middlebere
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - several Holes Bay
Mediterranean Gull - 17 Studland
Skylark - 200 Ryland's Barn Farm, Martinstown
Black Redstart - 2 Portland
Linnet - 50 Ryland's Barn Farm, Martinstown
Yellowhammer - 200 Ryland's Barn Farm, Martinstown
Reed Bunting - 150 Ryland's Barn Farm, Martinstown
Corn Bunting - 3 Ryland's Barn Farm, Martinstown
 
Grey Wagtail at Wick Fields © Joe Murphy
 
Female Scaup at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell
 

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Bewick's Swan - 1 still at Tincleton.
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Shell Bay.
Spoonbill - 24 Arne.
Hen Harrier - 2 Arne, 2 Newton Bay.
Merlin - 2 Arne.
Snipe - 8 Longham Lakes.
Woodcock - 1 Arne, 1 Longham Lakes.
Little Owl - 1 Avon Causeway.
Short-eared Owl - 2 Wyke Down.
Fieldfare - 60 Wyke Down.

Sightings - Monday 2nd February 2015

Shelduck - 200+ Newton Bay.
Wigeon - 300 Holes Bay.
Teal - 200 Holes Bay.
Pintail - 20+ Holes Bay.
Red-throated Diver - passing Durlston.
Gannet - 330 off of Durlston.
Bittern - 1 Radipole.
Spoonbill - 15 Shipstal Point.
Common Crane - 1 Cheselbourne area.
Avocet - 300 Holes Bay.
Ringed Plover - c40 Stanpit Marsh.
Golden Plover - 1000 Maiden Castle.
Lapwing - 200 Maiden Castle.
Dunlin - 200+ Stanpit Marsh.
Black-tailed Godwit - 200 Holes Bay.
Redshank - 200 Holes Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Holes Bay.
Common Gull - 70+ passing Durlston.
Kittiwake - 40+ passing Durlston.
Rock Pipit - 6 "scandinavian" type Stanpit Marsh.
Waxwing - 1 reported Corfe Mullen.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole.
Corn Bunting - 25 Maiden Castle.

Sightings - Sunday 1st February 2015

Bewick's Swan - 1 still at Tincleton
Pintail - 39 Christchurch Harbour.
Smew - 1 (redhead) still in Holes Bay.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 5+ Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 11 Portland Harbour.
Spoonbill - 6 Holes Bay.
Hen Harrier - 1 (ringtail) Langton Matravers.
Woodcock - 7 Newton Heath.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay.
Kingfisher - 1 Portland Harbour.
Skylark - 40 Minterne Magna.
Black Redstart - 1 West Bay.
Firecrest - 6+ Newton Heath area.

Continental Stonechat – Hengistbury Head ©Joe Murphy.