Sightings - Friday 31st July 2015

Goosander - 3 over Christchurch Harbour
Balearic Shearwater - 6 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 125 Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Penn Hill (Poole)
Avocet - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 6 Lodmoor, 5 Christchurch Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 10+ Lytchett Fields, 2 Lodmoor, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill, 1 West Bexington
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 2 West Bexington
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston, 1 West Bexington, 1 Lytchett Bay

Dunlin at Hengistbury Head yesterday © Geoff Norquoy

Buzzard at Wyke Down © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Thursday 30th July 2015

Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Black-tailed Godwit - 36 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Barn Owl - 1+ Middlebere
Yellow Wagtail - 1 The Batters, Christchurch Harbour
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 ringed Durlston am, 1 Whitepits, Christchurch Harbour


Sightings - Wednesday 29th July 2015

Osprey - 1, Wareham Channel
Green Sandpiper - 2+ Lodmoor, 1 Milborne St Andrew
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Lodmoor

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Radipole © Dave Chown

Sightings - Tuesday 28th July 2015

Manx Shearwater - "many" off Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - "few"  off Portland Bill
Osprey - 1, Middlebere
Golden Plover - 1 Crouch Hill, Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 13 Christchurch Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 1, Middlebere
Common Tern - 6 Christchurch Harbour, 12 Ferrybridge

Sightings - Monday 27th July 2015

Manx Shearwater - many off Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 11+ off Portland Bill
Golden Plover - 1 Crouch Hill, Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 15 Christchurch Harbour
Sandwich Tern - 20 Holloway's Dock, Christchurch Harbour
Common Tern - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 8+ Portland Bill
Little Tern - 9 Christchurch Harbour
Black Guillemot - 1 Chesil Cove
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Sunday 26th July 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 3 off Hengistbury Head.
Ringed Plover - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Brands Bay, 1 South Haven.
Golden Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Lapwing - 40 Lychett Fields.
Sanderling - 10 Christchurch Harbour.
Snipe - 5 Lychett Fields.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Brands Bay.
Whimbrel - 5 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Brands Bay.
Greenshank - 5 Lychett Fields.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lychett Fields.
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Black Tern - 1 off Hengistbury Head.
Willow Warbler - 3 Hengistbury Head.

Sightings - Saturday 25th July 2015

Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea.
Ringed Plover - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Golden Plover - 1 Crouch Hill.
Knot - 1 in summer plumage Brands Bay.
Sanderling - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Brownsea.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 7 Brands Bay.
Whimbrel - 6 Brands Bay, 2 Brownsea.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea, 1 Lychett Fields.
Greenshank - 11 Brownsea, 6 Lychett Fields, 1 Lodmoor.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Green Sandpiper - 6 Lychett Fields, 4 Lodmoor.
Commom Sandpiper - 9 Brownsea, 5 Brands Bay, 5 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Lodmoor, 1 Swineham.
Garden Warbler - 1 Barn Field.
Willow Warbler - 4 Wick.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Holt Heath.

Golden Plover – Crouch Hill ©Clinton Whale. 

Gannet – Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Friday 24th July 2015

A few reports today all from Mudeford Quay.

Little Ringed Plover - 1
Golden Plover - 1
Grey Plover - 1
Sanderling - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1

Canada Geese & Great Crested Grebes - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell.

Sightings - Thursday 23rd July 2015

Kestrel - 6 family party over Winspit.
Ringed Plover - 2 Stanpit
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 19 all in the Stanpit Area.
Mediterranean Gull - 12 East Marsh.
Sandwich Tern - 20 off Mudeford Quay.
Common Tern - 9 off Mudeford Quay.
Northern Wheatear - 1 Stanpit.
Sedge Warbler - 35 Stanpit.
Willow Warbler - 4 Stanpit.

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd July 2015


Manx Shearwater - 6 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit.
Sanderling - 9 Ferrybridge, 4 Mudeford Quay.

Common Sandpiper - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Stanpit.
Wheatear - 1 Durlston NR.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Thorncombe (west Dorset).
Crossbill - 2 over Priory Marsh (Christchurch).

Sightings - Tuesday 21st July 2015

Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes.
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere (one colour-ringed).
Red Kite - 1 Winfrith.

Whimbrel - 2 Holes Bay, 5 Stanpit.    
Black-Tailed Godwit - 2 of 163 in Holes Bay wore coloured rings.  One seen at Brownsea Island last week was ringed at Seaton (Devon) in January 2015.
Turnstone - 1 in summer plumage Brownsea Island.
Knot - 1 in summer plumage Brownsea Island.
Greenshank - 3 Brownsea Island.
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Island.

Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay, 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Stanpit.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 2 Holes Bay.

Reed Bunting at Hengistbury © Joe Murphy
 














Sedge Warbler at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Monday 20th July 2015


Balearic Shearwater - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Golden Plover - 1 Crouch Hill (Christchurch Hbr).
Whimbrel - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 5 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 2 Wick (Christchurch Hbr).
Common Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Black-Headed Gull - a ringed bird present at Mudeford Quay in autumn 2013 and recorded in Grevelingdam in Holland on 13th July 2015 was at Mudeford again today.

Sightings - Sunday 19th July 2015

Common Scoter - c. 60 Abbotsbury Beach.
Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes.
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 1 RSPB Lytchett Bay.
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour.
Golden Plover - 1 Crouch Hill (Christchurch Harbour).
Whimbrel - 5 Brands Bay, 5+ Christchurch Harbour, 3 past Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Greenshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Lodmoor, 6 RSPB Lytchett Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 11+ RSPB Lytchett Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Brands Bay, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Longham Lakes.

Arctic Skua - 1 Abbotsbury Beach, 1 Portland Bill.
Bee-Eater - 2 Weston (Portland).

Late news:  Goshawk reported Chideock area yesterday.

Sightings - Saturday 18th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 Holton Lee
Whimbrel - 17 Stanpit, 5 Brand's Bay, 1 Rodden Hive
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 3 Brand's Bay, 2 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 juvenile Portland Bill
Mediterranean Gull - 75 Ferrybridge, 29 Brand's Bay
Crossbill - 2 over Durlston CP, 1 over Wick (Christchurch Harbour)

Great Crested Grebe at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Friday 17th July 2015

Quail - 1 heard at Durlston CP
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Mediterranean Gull - 25 Christchurch Harbour


Tufted Duck at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell

Black-necked Grebe at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell


Goldfinch at Radipole © David Wareham

Mediterranean Gulls at Lodmoor © David Wareham



Sightings - Thursday 16th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Mediterranean Gull - 76 Christchurch Harbour, 231 Lodmoor
Little Gull - 1 Ferry Bridge
Bee-eater - 1 Portland Obs

Sightings - Wednesday 15th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover  - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 7 Lytchett Fields
Common Redstart - 1 Lulworth Camp

Sightings - Tuesday 14th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill

Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel

Sightings - Monday 13th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Greenshank - 4 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 6 Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Arctic Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Common Tern Brownsea Island (yesterday) © Tim Balmer






Sightings - Sunday 12th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 still Langham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 adult Middlebere
Whimbrel - 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay on Sherford Pools
Common Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 past Porland Bill
Cuckoo - 1 Middlebere

Mallard - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissel

Mediterranean Gull - Brownsea Island © Tim Balmer

Sightings - Saturday 11th July 2015

Garganey - 1 drake Lytchett Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Langham lake
Red Kite - 1 over Hayes nr. Wimborne
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes
Avocet - 1 Brownsea Is.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is, 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 5 Brownsea Is. 2 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Longham lakes
Yellow-legged Gull - 1pr Brownsea Is, 1 past Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - min. 105+ fledge young Brownsea Is.
Common Tern - 1 Canford Bridge

Juv. Stonechat - Hengistbury Head  © Joe Murphy 


Sightings - Friday 10th July 2015

Common Scoter - 52 past Portland Bill
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham lakes
Manx Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 2 trapped early morning Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit 1 Wick.
Bee-eater - 2 over Easton Portland.

Black-necked Grebe - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Thursday 9th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 sum/plum Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 5 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 early a.m. Corfe Castle
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 1 Moredon Bog
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh
European Bee-eater - 1 heard over Durlston CP
Hoopoe - 1 Longham Lakes seen flying north.
Redstart - 1 juv Blandford

Dunlin - Stanpit Marsh © Trevor Wilkinson

Sightings - Wednesday 8th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields

Sightings - Tuesday 7th July 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 2 Brownsea Island lagoon
Greenshank - 3 Brownsea Island lagoon
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Monday 6th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Arctic Skua - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Mediterranean Gull - 42 Ferrybridge
Bee-eater - 1 heard over Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Sunday 5th July 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Bay

Sightings - Saturday 4th July 2015

Garganey - 1 briefly at Stanpit
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Common Sandpiper - 7 Morden Bog, 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Stanpit

Barn Owl at Forston © Allan Reece

Spotted Flycatcher at Nether Cerne © Allan Reece

Sightings - Friday 3rd July 2015

Manx Shearwater - 10 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 Arne
Hobby - 4 Morden Bog
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Morden Bog
Common Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor

Hobby at Morden Bog © Paul Wilkins

Hobby at Radipole © Joe Murphy

Marsh Harrier at Radipole © Joe Murphy

Ruff at Morden Bog © Paul Wilkins

Sightings - Thursday 2nd July 2015

Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 1 Weston, Portland

Siskin at West Moors © Roy Nicklin

Sightings - Wednesday 1st July 2015

Manx Shearwater - 108 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 7 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
White Wagtail - 1 Southwell

Hobby at Morden Bog © Dave Hill

Juvenile Bearded Tit at Radipole yesterday © Joe Murphy