Sightings - Thursday 30th April 2015

Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 4 past St Aldhelm's Head
Red Kite - 1 Winfrith
Osprey - 1 Tincleton
Hobby - 2 Tadnoll, 1 Poole, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Talbot Heath (Bournemouth), 1 Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 8 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge,
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Arne
Swift - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Ring Ouzel - 1 Coombefield Quarry (Portland)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sedge Warbler at Hengistbury Head © Corinne Yarwood

Whitethroat at Hengistbury Head © Corinne Yarwood

Sightings - Wednesday 29th April 2015

Red-Throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill.
Black-Throated Diver - 2 Branksome Chine.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 1000+ Portland Bill.
Red Kite - 1 Cranborne.
Knot  -1 Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 5 Portland Bill.Great Skua - 2 Portland  Bill.
Arctic Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland Bill.
Arctic Tern - 2 Portland Bill.
Roseate Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Little Tern - 18 Mudeford Quay.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Chickerell Downs.

Redstart - 2 Portland Bill.
Nightingale - 1 Corfe Castle.

Sedge Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill.

Late news: Hoopoe in Bockhampton yesterday.


Mute Swan at Christchurch © Clinton Whale


Sightings - Tuesday 28th April 2015

Scaup - 1 female Langham Lake
Long-tailed Duck - 1 female Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 4 Lytchett Bay, 3 Brownsea Is.
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Ringed Plover - 1 over Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge
Whimbrel - 7 Lytchett Bay, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbry Hd.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is.
Greenshank - 2 Brownsea Is.
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Brownsea Is.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Whinchat - 1 Ferrybridge
Wheatear - 7 Ferrybridge, 7 Hengistbury Hd, 6 Portland Bill
Pied Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill

Purple Sandpiper & Dunlin - Hengistbury Hd. © Joe Murphy


Sandwich Tern - Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Monday 27th April 2015

Long-tailed Duck - 1 fem Abbotsbury Swannery
Hobby - 1 Morden Bog
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Hengistbury Hd.
Whimbrel - 27 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Is.
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Brownsea Is.
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Martinstown
Tree Pipit - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Redstart - 20 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP, 1 West Bexington, 1 Ferrybridge
Whinchat - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Verne Common
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill


Spotted Redshank & Greenshank - Brownsea Is © Lorne Bissell
Sand Martin - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Stonechat - Morden Bog © Trevor Wilkinson

Sightings - Sunday 26th April 2015

Garganey - 1 drake Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 4 Arne
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields, 1 N. Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 65 Ferrybridge, 8 Poole Hbr, 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Great Skua - 8 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Little Tern - 8 Ferrybridge, 2 Poole Hbr mouth.
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Bridport
Swift - 4 Longham lakes
House Martin - 3 Lytchett fields, 2 Langham Lakes
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Culverwell Portland, 1 Longham Lakes
Wood Warbler - Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 3 Portland, 1 Culverwell

Sightings - Saturday 25th April 2015

Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Medford Quay
Spoonbill - 2 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 2 Morden Bog, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Golden Plover - 2 Mudeford Quay
Whimbrel - 26 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Brownsea Is.
Swift - 8 Lodmoor
Nightingale - 1 Lodmoor, 1+ Corfe Castle
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd.

Sightings - Friday 24th April 2015

Mandarin - female on eggs, Canford school grounds
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 Thorncombe
Osprey - 1 over Easton
Merlin - 1 Durlston
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Little Tern - 5 Chesil beach
Turtle Dove - 1 near Portland Obs
Red-throated Pipit - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Yellow Wagtail - several Durlston, 5 Christchurch Harbour
Nightingale - 1 Wick
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Wick

Scaup at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell

Bullfinch at Upton CP © Clive Hargrave


Sightings - Thursday 23rd April 2015

Egyptian Goose - 1 West Knighton Heath
Manx Shearwater - 26 Chesil Beach
Red Kite - 2 West Morden, 1 Beaminster
Little Ringed Plover - 1 West Knighton Heath, 5 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 1 Swineham, 109, Chesil Beach, 18 Stanpit, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Swineham, 3 Stanpit
Cuckoo - 1 Compton Abbas
Woodlark - 5 West Knighton Heath
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Chesil Beach, 1 Stanpit, 5 Reap Lane (Portland)
Nightingale - 1 Ringstead Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Swineham
Whinchat - 1 West Bexington, 3 Hamm Beach, 4 Verne Common Road
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 West Bexington

Rooks at Arne © Lorne Bissell

Robin at Arne © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 6 Lytchett Bay
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lytchett Bay
Black-tailed Godwit - c.180 Upton CP
Whimbrel - 1Holes Bay, 3 Lytchett Bay, 16 Portland, 14 Christchurch Harbour
Greenshank - 2 Holes Bay, 2 Lytchet Bay, 1 Portland, 3 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 3 Longham Lakes
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Barleycrates Lane (Portland), 1 Longham Lakes
Swift - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 West Moors
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Radipole
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Portland, 18 Christchurch Harbour
Nightingale - 1 Challow Hill, Corfe
Whinchat - 1 Challow Hill, Corfe
Ring Ouzel - 1 Verne Common (Portland)
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Tuesday 21st April 2015

Garganey - 1, Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1, Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 over West Moors, 1 Holt Heath
Little Ringed Plover - 4 RSPB, Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 2, Stanpit
Pomarine Skua - 1, Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1, Longham Lakes
Hoopoe - 1, Lulworth army camp
Yellow Wagtail - 1, St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Reap Lane
Whinchat - 3 Blacknor
Ring Ouzel - 1, Portland Obs
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Wick/Hengistbury
Firecrest - 2 Portland Obs, 1 Blacknor
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Portland Castle
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Castle, 2 Avalanche Road

Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Purple Sandpiper at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Sightings - Monday 20th April 2015

Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 Tadnoll
Osprey - 1 over Lytchett Bay
Crane - 2 over Abbotsbury, Portland and Ferrybridge
Whimbrel - 23 past St Aldhelm's Head, 12 Christchurch Harbour
Mediterranean Gull - 206 past Hengistbury Head
Caspian Gull - 1 Radipole & Weymouth Bay
Black Tern - 1 past Chesil Cove
Puffin - 1 Dancing Ledge
Ring Ouzel - 2 Suckthumb Quarry Portland, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Stanpit, 1 Southwell Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Stanpit

Sightings - Sunday 19th April 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 over Christchurch Harbour, 1 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 The Fleet
Caspian Gull - 1 Radipole Lake
Glaucous Gull - 1 Radipole Lake
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Radipole Lake
Hoopoe - 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Suckthumb Quarry

Caspian Gull Radipole Lake © Dave Chown 














Glaucous Gull Radipole Lake © Gregor Tims 

Sightings - Saturday 18th April 2015

Black-throated Diver - 1 past St Aldhelm's Head
Garganey - 1 Longham Lake
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Night Heron - 1 Hurn
Hoopoe - 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland

Sightings - Friday 17th April 2015

Great Northern Diver - 1 West Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 past St Aldhelm's Head, 1 past Chesil Cove
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Garganey - 1 Longham Lake, 1 Hengistbury Head
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Common Scoter - 54 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 2 over Portland
Manx Shearwater - 100 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 past St Alddhelm's Head
Great Skua - 1 past Chesil Cove
Hoopoe - 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland, 1 Tout Quarry
Willow Warbler - 130 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Avalanche Road Portland
Ring Ouzel - 1 West Cliffs Portland, 1 Broadcroft Quarry Portland

Spotted Redshank Brownsea Island lagoon © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 16th April 2015

Red Kite - 4 West Bexington, 1 Marshwood Vale, 1 Wareham, 1 Wyke Down.
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lychett Fields.
Short-eared Owl - 1 off the sea towards Kimmeridge.
Barn Owl - 1 Ryland's Barn Farm.
Swift - 3 Longham Lakes, 2 Lodmoor.
Hoopoe - 2 Worth Matravers, 1 Wick Hams, 1 West Bexington.
Wryneck - 1 Lychett Heath.
Tree Pipit - 2 over Wick, 1 over Lodmoor.
Yellow Wagtail - 7 over Christchurch Harbour, 1 Wick Meadows, 1 West Bexington.
Nightingale - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Ringstead.
Black Redstart - 1 West Bexington.
Common Redstart - 3 West Bexington, 1 Ryland's Barn Farm.
Common Whitethroat - 7 Wick Meadows, 3 Lodmoor, 2 Ringstead.

Hoopoe – West Bexington © Mike Morse.

Red Kite – Wyke Down © Dave Hill.

Sightings - Wednesday 15th April 2015

Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Lychett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Pamphill.
Little Gull - 1 in a feeding flock of Mediterranean and Black-headed Gull over Stanpit.
Turtle Dove - 1 Badbury Rings area.
Cuckoo - 1 Soldiers Road, 1 Stoborough Heath, 1 Thorncombe.
Swift - 1 Lodmoor.
Common Redstart - 1 Winspit.
Whinchat - 1 Crouch Hill.
Garden Warbler - 1 North Scrubs Christchurch.
Common Whitethroat - 1 Lodmoor.

Garganey – Longham Lakes © Roger Peart.

Grey Heron – Longham Bridge © Trevor Wilkinson.

Dunlin & Ringed Plover – Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Tuesday 14th April 2015

Garganey - 1 still at Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 still at Longham Lakes.
Goosander - 11 Cowards Marsh.
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Sherford Pool, 1 Langton Matravers.
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Long Groyne Hengistbury Head.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Cowards Marsh, 1 Sherford Pool.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Hatchpond.
Cuckoo - 1 West Bexington.
Tree Pipit - 2 Powerstock Common.
Common Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Common Whitethroat - 4 Durlston, 2 Wick.

Sand Martin – The Long Gryone Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Red Kite – Wyke Down © Bernie Champ

Sightings - Monday 13th April 2015

Osprey - 1 over Middlebere.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Sherford Pools.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Sherford Pools, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Tadnoll NR.
Cuckoo - 1 Warre Wood, nr. Abbotsbury.
Swallow - 100+ over Barn Field, 10 over Lychett Bay, 8 over Brands Bay, 4 over South Haven, 4 over Old Harry Rocks.
Tree Pipit - 4 Barn Field Hengistbury.
Wheatear - 85 Wick, 6 Old Harry, 6 Ridge Wharf, 3 Greenland Farm, 2 South Haven, 1 Hampreston Fields.
Redstart - 7 Wick, 1 Old Harry.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Cowards Marsh.
Grasshopper Warbler - 7 over Wick, 1 Langton Matravers.
Willow Warbler - 300+ over Wick, 22 Old Harry, 1 Merley School, 1 South Haven.

Sightings - Sunday 12th April 2015

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 14 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
ALPINE SWIFT - 1 over Verwood
Cuckoo - 1 Avalanche Road Hump Portland
Common Redstart - singles Top Fields Portland, the Verne and Lytchett Fields
Ring Ouzel - 1 Bridging Camp, 1 Coombe Valley Road Weymouth

Sightings - Saturday 11th April 2015

Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Manx Shearwater - 76 Portland Bill, 2 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Hobby - 1 over Martinstown
Green Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Hengistbury Head
Whimbrel - 2 Hengistbury Head
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 1 Durlston


Turnstone at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Garganey at Longham Lakes © Trevor Wilkinson
Green Sandpiper at Longham Lakes © Trevor Wilkinson







Sightings - Friday 10th April 2015

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black-Throated Diver - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Red Kite - 1 Preston, 1 Wimborne.
Grey Plover - 1 Chesil, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Herbury Gore   
Whimbrel - 1 Chesil, 2 Durlston NR, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hampreston, 2 Radipole Lake
Great Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 2 Winspit
Arctic Skua - 2 Chesil, 5 St Aldhelm's Head
Puffin - 2 St Aldhelm's Head
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Durlston NR, 3 Hengistbury Head, 7 Portland Bill
Tree Pipit - 5 Portland Bill
Common Redstart - 1 Langton Herring, 10+ Isle of Portland, 1 Wick
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston NR, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill, 4+ Verne Common (Portland).
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston NR
Firecrest - 4 Abbotsbury, 1 Durlston NR, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Tree Sparrow - 2 Durlston NR.

Late news:  Osprey over Wimborne on 4th April.


Sand Martins at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Scaup at Longham © Lorne Bissell



































Sightings - Thursday 9th April 2015

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Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Garganey - 2 males Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Abbotsbury
Spoonbill - 6 Lytchett Bay
Red Kite - 1 over Lorton Lane (Weymouth), 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black-winged Stilt - 1 still at Abbotsbury on Meadow Pool
Stone Curlew - 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields
Purple Sandpiper - 20 Hengistbury Head
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 11 Chesil Cove, 1 West Bexington
Little Gull - 15 St Aldhelm's Head, 7 Chesil Cove, 2 Durlston, 1 Hengistbury Head
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 near Studland village
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill, a possible reported from Durlston
Tree Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over South Haven, 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston
Redstart - 2 trapped at Portland Bird Obs, 5 Hengistbury Head, 2 Durlston, 1 Barleycrates/Reap Lane, 1 The Verne (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 4 Hengistbury Head, 4 The Verne (Portland)
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Barleycrates/Reap Lane
Sedge Warbler - 1 trapped at Portland Bird Obs
Reed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Seacombe
Siberian Chiffchaff - a probable Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 1 West Bexington, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Verne Common (Portland)


Grey Heron at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart




Chiffchaff at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Dunlin at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

 
Tufted Duck at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Wednesday 8th April 2015

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Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.
Garganey - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Longham Lakes, 4 St Aldhelm's Head.
Black-Necked Grebe - 2 St Aldhelm's Head.
Red Kite - 1 Ashmore, 1 Merley, 1 Wyke Down.
Osprey - 1 reported Ferrybridge.
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Chesil, 1 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 2  St Aldhelm's Head.
Ruff - 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hampreston, 1 Stanpit.
Short-Eared Owl - 2 Wyke Down.
Common Redstart - 1 Weymouth.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Challow Hill (Corfe), 4 Durlston CP, 4 Portland Bill, 1 Preston, 2 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland), 12 Verne Hill area (Portland).
Reed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Winspit.



Short-Eared Owl at Wyke Down © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Tuesday 7th April 2015

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Mandarin - 2 River Stour near Wimborne.
Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes.
Goosander - 1 Chesil.
Red-legged Partridge - 1 at Lytchett Bay is the first there since 2008.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 in summer plumage off Chesil.
Manx Shearwater - 28 Chesil.
Spoonbill - 4 Lytchett Bay.
Red Kite - 1 west of Dorchester, 1 Martinstown, 1 over Wareham
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Osprey - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 over Portland.
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Chesil, 1 Stanpit.
Ruff - 7 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hampreston, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Radipole Lake.
Common Redstart - 1 Suckthumb (Portland).
Ring Ouzel - 2+ Portland Bill, 2 Weston (Portland).
Reed Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Serin - 1 Portland Bill
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 Garganey at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Monday 6th April 2015

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Migrants were on the move today, with many reports of the more common early movers.

Common Scoter - 234 St Aldhelm's Head.
Velvet Scoter - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Manx Shearwater - 5 St Aldhelm's Head.
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere.
Red Kite - 1 Boyshill, 1 Cerne Abbas, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Old Harry Rocks, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Worth Matravers.
Osprey - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland West Cliffs.
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Jack Snipe - 2 near Hurn.
Spotted Redshank 1 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank 1 Lytchett Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Little Gull - 3 St Aldhelm's Head.
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Isle of Portland.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill.
White Wagtail - 1 Boyshill.
Tree Pipit - 1 reported Durlston CP.
Common Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1-2 Isle of Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Suckthumb (Portland).
Sedge Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Late news:  Arctic Skua and two Great Skua past St Aldhelm's Head yesterday
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Fulmar at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Red Kite in north Dorset © Tim Balmer


Skylark in north Dorset © Tim Balmer

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Sightings - Sunday 5th April 2015

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 1 Abbotsbury
Garganey - pair Abbotsbury, 1 male Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Abbotsbury
Red-throated Diver - 5 Durlston, 4 Chesil Beach
Black-throated Diver - 1 Chesil  Beach, 1 Durlston
Great Northern Diver - 1 Durlston
Manx Shearwater - 34 Chesil
Red Kite - 1 near Upwey, 1 over West Knighton GPs
Osprey - 1 over Parley Common, 1 over Portland Harbour/Wyke Regis
Black-winged Stilt - 1 still on Meadow Pool Abbotsbury
Whimbrel - 5 past Chesil
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Beach, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston
Great Skua - 1 Chesil Beach, 1 Durlston
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Radipole Lake
White Wagtail - 3 Reap Lane (Portland)
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Ring Ouzel - 2 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland)
Whitethroat - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill, 2 Durlston

Garganey at Longham Lakes © John Mann

Sightings - Saturday 4th April 2015

Garganey - 1 male Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham lakes, 2+ Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Abbotsbury
Manx Shearwater - 1 off Durlston
Red Kite - 1 near Portesham, 1 Ashington
Osprey - 1 reported over Radipole
Black-winged Stilt - 1 Abbotsbury
Golden Plover - c600 Eggardon Hill
Black-tailed Godwit - c250 Brand's Bay, c400 Brownsea
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hampreston Fields
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea, 1 Stanpit
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Radipole
Common Tern - 1 Weymouth Bay
Puffin - 2 near Dancing Ledge, 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Durlston, 3 Abbotsbury sub-tropical gardens, 2 Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Godlingston
Serin - 1 Corfe Castle


Firecrest at Norden © Colin & Gail Davis

Garganey at Longham Lakes © Rose Kempshall

Bonaparte's Gull at Radipole Lake © Jayson Grove



Sightings - Friday 3rd April 2015

Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Merlin - 1 California (Durlston)
Black-winged Stilt - 1 Meadow Pool, Abbotsbury
Golden Plover - c600 Eggardon Hill
Purple Sandpiper - 22 Long Groyne, Christchurch Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hampreston Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Radipole
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Godlingstone Heath

Wheatear near Acton © Dominic Greves

Jays in West Moors © Roy Nicklin

Sightings - Thursday 2nd April 2015

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Golden Plover - 6 Eggardon Hill
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hampreston meadow
Mediterranean Gull - 209+ Longham Lakes
Little Owl - 1 Cowgove (near Wimborne)
Firecrest - 3 Portland Obs garden

Sightings - Wednesday 1st April 2015

Garganey - 1, off Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Long Groyne, Hengistbury Head
Sandwich Tern - 2 Wey Bay, 1 Durlston
Woodlark - 1 Wareham Forest, 2 Avon Heath CP
Sand Martin - 4 Lodmoor
Swallow - 2 Boscombe
Willow Warbler - 4 Lodmoor
Firecrest - 1 Southdown (Weymouth), 1 Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest
Brambling - 1 Avon Heath CP

Purple Sandpiper on Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy