Sightings - Monday 31st August 2015

Cattle Egret - 2 Cowards Marsh/Ogber.
Great White Egret - 1 Cowards Marsh departed towards Sopley.
Ruff - 3 Stanpit.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Arctic Tern - 8 Christchurch Harbour.
Swift - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill.
Redstart - 3 Portland Bill.
Whinchat - 1 Hardland Moor, 2 Portland Bill.
Nightingale - 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland).
Swallow - 400 past Mudeford Quay in 10 minutes.
Rosy Starling - 1 Reap Lane (Portland).

Late news:    Yesterday's flock of Cattle Egret was seen over Harbridge, Hants, yesterday evening.

Sightings - Sunday 30th August 2015

Garganey - 3 Stanpit.
Balearic Shearwater - 130+ Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 22 in a flock at Cowards Marsh.

Great White Egret - 1 on R. Avon Floods near Sopley.
Spoonbill - 17 Brownsea Island, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Osprey - 1 Cowards Marsh, 3 Poole Harbour, 1 Portland.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Cowards Marsh,
3 Lytchett Fields, 7 Stanpit.
Knot - 3 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.

Little Stint - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Wood Sandpiper -
2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Swift - 13 Portland Bill.
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Redstart - 2 Martinstown, 2 Winspit.
Whinchat - 1 Christchurch Hbr, 2 Studland, 1 Winspit.
Pied Flycatcher -
1 Brownsea Island, 1 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Portland Bill..
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Portland Bill.
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Rosy Starling - 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Saturday 29th August 2015

Garganey - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Balearic Shearwater - c.20 Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Coombe Heath, 1 Middlebere.
Osprey - 1+ Christchurch Hbr, 1+ Lytchett Bay, 4-6 elsewhere in Poole Harbour.
Hobby - 1 Brownsea Island, 2 Middlebere.
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Ruff - 4 Lodmoor, 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Knot - 19 Brownsea Island, 6 Christchurch Hbr, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor.
Spotted Redshank - 7 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 6 Christchurch Hbr, 3 Middlebere.
Green Sandpiper - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 5 Brownsea Island, 6 Christchurch Hbr, 3 Lodmoor, 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island

Bee-Eater - 1 heard over Hengistbury Head.
Swift - 2 Broadstone.
Cuckoo - 1 Coombe Heath
Yellow Wagtail - 55 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Middlebere.
Wryneck - 1 Ringstead Bay.
Redstart - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Middlebere.
Whinchat - 1 Brownsea Island, 4 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Tarrant Rushton airfield.
Bluethroat - 1 ringed at Lytchett Bay.
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Portland Bill.
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Brownsea Island

Late news:  63 Egyptian Geese at Coward's Marsh on Thursday is a Dorset record for the species.


Kingfisher at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 

Sightings - Friday 28th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - c. 150 Portland Bill.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Swineham
Osprey - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 3 Poole Harbour (Brands Bay/Middlebere).
Hobby - 1 Brands Bay, 1 Greenlands Farm (Studland),
Grey Plover - 1 Hengistbury Head
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Turnstone - 1 in summer plumage at Baiter
Whimbrel - 3 Brands Bay, 1 Stanpit   
Ruff - 4 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Knot - 3 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 2 Brands Bay, 5 Christchurch Hbr.
Little Stint - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Coombefield Quarry (Portland), 1 Swineham.
Wood Sandpiper - 4 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 7 Christchurch Hbr.
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Black Tern - 1 at Swineham moved on to Wareham Channel
Yellow Wagtail - 40+ Portland Bill, 11 Greenlands Farm (Studland), 5-6 Swineham
Redstart - 1 Christchurch Hbr, 3 Greenlands Farm (Studland).
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Hbr, 4 Greenlands Farm (Studland).
Nightingale - 1 Portland Bill.
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 ringed at RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Raven - 19 at Christchurch Hbr is an exceptional count.



Greenshank at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Thursday 27th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 13 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 9 Brownsea Is, 5 Middlebere
Osprey - juv Brand's Bay, 1 Maiden Castle
Ruff - 4 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Is.
Wood Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields, 1 Durlston CP.
Nightjar - 1 Morden Bog (13.00hrs)
Swift - 3 Wareham Forest
Wryneck - 1 again Higher light Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Wheatear - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Maiden Castle
Spotted Flycatcher - 20+ Great Ovens Heath, 4 Morden Bog
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP.

House Martin Throop Mill © Lorne Bissell


Sightings Wednesday 26th August 2015

Wigeon - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Manx Shearwater - 14 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 55 Portland Bill, 7 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Spoonbill - 10 Arne (Combe Heath)
Osprey - 2 Arne
Hobby - 1 near Thorncombe
Little Stint - 2 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 7 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 2 West Lexington, 1 Lytchett Fields
Great Skua - 7 Durlston CP.
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Little Gull - 1 Fisherman's Walk (CHOG)
Black Tern - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Roseate Tern - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Arctic Tern - 4 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Fisherman's Walk
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill (Higher Light)
Woodlark - 12 West Knighton Heath
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Stanpit Marsh
Whinchat 1 Combe Heath Arne
Wheatear - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Western Bonelli's Warbler - 1 trapped Portland Bill Obs (approx 12.46hrs not seen since release)

Sightings - Tuesday 25th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 30 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 13 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 2 Brand's Bay
Ruff - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 12 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Black Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay
Hobby - 1 South Haven, 1 Hampreston
Tree Pipit 40+ Durlston CP.

Sightings - Monday 24th August 2015

Spoonbill - 8 Middlebere
Ringed Plover - 86 Stanpit Marsh (best count this season for site), 63 Brand's Bay (site record)
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 3 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Ferrybridge
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Black Tern - 1 Ferrybridge (before heading off in Portland Hbr).
Swift - 2 Mudeford Quay
Wheatear - 40 Portland Bill, 5 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lodmoor
Common Swift - Southbourne  © Mike Gibbons

Sightings - Sunday 23rd August 2015

Garganey - 1 Lodmoor
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury
Balearic Shearwater - 14 past Durlston CP, 8 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Knot - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Stint - 2 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 6+Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 11+ Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 4 Middlebere
Wood Sandpiper - 4 or 5 Lytchett Fields
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black Tern - 3 Mudeford Quay, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Whinchat - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 8 ringed at Lytchett Fields, 1 Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher - 1 ringed at PBO, 1 Lytchett Bay

Sanderling on Preston Beach © Joe Kaplonek

Sanderling on Preston Beach © Joe Kaplonek

Sparrowhawk at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Saturday 22nd August 2015

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury
Balearic Shearwater - 9 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 11 Brownsea, 3 Middlebere
Osprey - 3 or 4 Wareham Channel, 2 Middlebere
Knot - 4 Middelbere, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Holloway's Dock, 1 Stanpit
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Ruff - 3 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere
Common Sandpiper - 6+Lytchett Fields, 6 Lodmoor, 2 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 8+ Lytchett Fields, 4+ Lodmoor, 3 Middelbere
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea, 5 Middlebere
Wood Sandpiper - 4+ Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere
Arctic Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay
Wryneck - 1 Southwell (Portland)
Whinchat - 2 Lytchett Fields
Western Bonelli's Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Obs
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Southwell

Kingfisher at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Knot at Holloway's Dock © Joe Murphy

Spotted Redshank & Redshank at Brownsea © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Friday 21st August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 9+ Portland Bill, 2 Pilot's Point, 1 Durlston CP
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Osprey - 4 Wareham Channel, 2 Middlebere, 1 South Haven
Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields
Little Stint - 1 Lynch Cove (near Weymouth on the Fleet)
Knot - 1 Holloway’s Dock (Christchurch Harbour), 2 Stanpit
Ruff - 3 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere, 1 Wick
Wood Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields, 2 Parky Meade Rail (Christchurch Harbour)
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Pilot's Point, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay
Black Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP

Kestrel at Kimmeridge © Roger Peart

Sightings - Thursday 20th August 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Pilot's Point
Spoonbill - 1 Brand's Bay
Osprey - 4 Wareham Channel , 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Middlebere/Wytch Channel
Ringed Plover - 20 Lytchett Fields
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields
Knot - 2 Holloway’s Dock (Christchurch Harbour), 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 3 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 10+ Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields
Black Tern - 1 Hengistbury Head
Melodious Warbler - 1 Swanage, 1 Portland Bill

Reed Bunting at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell



Sightings - Wednesday 19th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 5 off Durlston, 9 off Portland Bill
Osprey - 5 Arne
Ruff - 3 Lodmoor
Tree Pipit - 12 over Hengistbury Head
Yellow Wagtail - 8 over Hengistbury Head
Whinchat - 3 Durlston, 2 Greenlands Farm, 2 Hengistbury Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Greenlands Farm, 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 18th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 10 off Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 8 Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 over Blacknor
Little Stint - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Ruff - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Brand's Bay
Black-tailed Godwit - c.90 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 10+ Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit, 1 Portland
Wood Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Bay
Barn Owl - 1 Martinstown
Tree Pipit - 4 Martinstown, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Ferrybridge
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Ferrybridge
Redstart - 3 Martinstown, 2 Ballard Down
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Hengistbury Head
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Martinstown, 4 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Ballard Down, 1 Littlesea, 2 Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Monday 17th August 2015

Black-necked grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic shearwater - c.9 off Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little ringed plover - 1 Lodmoor
Ruff - 3 RSPB Lytchett Bay, 3 Lodmoor
Green sandpiper - 9 Lytchett Bay, 1 Lodmoor
Wood sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Bay
Turtle dove - 1 Wick Fields (Christchurch Harbour)
Yellow wagtail - 4 Lytchett Bay, 5 Stanpit, 2 Brands Bay, 3 overhead Christchurch Harbour, 17 overhead Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Dancing Ledge
Grasshopper warbler - 1 Priory Marsh (Christchurch Harbour)
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Acton, 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Brands Bay
Pied Flycatcher - 4 Portland

Kingfisher at Lodmoor © Geoff Barlow

Sightings - Sunday 16th August 2015

Mandarin - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Knot - 1 Holloway Dock
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit
Common Tern - 85 Stanpit
Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wryneck - 1 Wyke Regis
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Christchurch Harbour
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Crouch Hill, 1 Durlston
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston

Juvenile Common Redstart at Turnerspuddle Heath © Roger Hewitt

Sightings - Saturday 15th August 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes.
Osprey - 1 over Fleetsbridge.
Ringed Plover - 9 South Haven.
Lapwing - 4 Sherford Pools.
Knot - 1 Juv. Stanpit.
Sanderling - 2 South Haven.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Juv. Sherford Pools.
Common Sandpiper - 11 Stanpit, 7 South Haven, 1 Sherford Pools, 1 West Bexington.
Greenshank - 4 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 3 Holloway Dock.
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Juv. Sherford Pools.
Roseate Tern - 1 Stanpit.
Black Tern - 2 Studland.
Cuckoo - 1 Juv. Fontmell Down.
Tree Pipit - 4 over Hengistbury Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 over Hengistbury Head.
Redstart - 4 West Bexington,
Northern Wheatear - 6 Stanpit, 1 Ringstead, 1 Mudeford.
Garden Warbler - 2 Wick Hams.
Sedge Warbler - 2 Swineham.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Swineham.
Willow Warbler - c30 Hengistbury Head, 11 Ringstead, 10 Durlston CP, 7 Swineham.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Ringstead, 2 Double Dykes, 1 Lychett Fields, 1 Tyneham.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Tyneham.

Osprey – Fleetsbridge © Ian Ballam.

Dartford Warbler – Hengistbury Head ©Joe Murphy.

Buzzard –Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell.

Ruff – Lodmoor  ©  Phyl England.


Sightings - Friday 14th August 2015

Teal - 20 Brands Bay.
Spoonbill - 1 Juv. Brands Bay.
Ringed Plover - 11 South Haven.
Knot - 1 in summer plumage Brands Bay.
Sanderling - 11 South Haven, 3 West Bexington.
Green Sandpiper - 1 West Knighton Heath, 1 Swineham Point.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Brands Bay, 1 West Bexington, 1 West Knighton Heath, 12 Abbotsbury, 1 Swineham GPs
Arctic Tern - 1 Brands Bay.
Redstart - 1 Upton CP, 1 Foxholes (Poole).
Spotted Flycatcher - 6 Upton CP.
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Upton CP, 1 Swineham.
Little Stint - Ferrybridge.
Scaup - 1 drake at Abbotsbury.
Caspian Gull - 1 ad Swineham Point this evening

Sightings - Thursday 13th August 2015

Stone Curlew - 1 seen twice between West Bexington and Cogden
Teal - 10 Christchurch Harbour, 7+ Brands Bay.
Ringed Plover - c10 South Haven, 5 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Brands Bay.
Golden Plover - 1 over Salt Hurns.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Green Sandpiper - 2 over Salt Hurns.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Holes Bay, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Brands Bay, 1 Littlesea.
Greenshank - 6 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Brands Bay.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 8 Brands Bay.
Whimbrel - 4 Brands Bay.
Yellow-legged Gull - 6 Holes Bay.
Little Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Little Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 40
Common Tern - 10 All off Mudeford Quay.
Redstart - 1 Juv. Foxholes Poole, 1 Upton.
Redwing - 3
Fieldfare - 30 reported at Moors Valley Golf Course.
Common Whitethroat - 20 Hengistbury Head.
Willow Warbler - 30 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Upton CP.

Sightings - Wednesday 12th August 2015

Black Stork - 1 West Bexington until 9am only
Kestrel - 3 fledglings Portesham.
Hobby - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Ringed Plover - 63 Christchurch Harbour.
Golden Plover - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Plover - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Knot - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 6 Christchurch Harbour.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Hengistbury Head, 3 Lodmoor.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Swift - 6
Sand Martin - 220
Swallow - 150
House Martin - 35 All over Christchurch Harbour.
Tree Pipit - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Redstart - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Northern Wheatear - 6 Christchurch Harbour, 4 Portesham.
Whinchat - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Garden Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Forston.
Common Whitethroat - c10 Winspit.
Sedge Warbler - 1 Winspit.
Willow Warbler - 52 Christchurch Harbour, c20 Winspit, 5 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Winspit.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portesham.

Hen Harrier Day South

Some photos from the very successful 2nd Hen Harrier Day South held at Arne. Over £500 was raised for the cause with around 130 people in attendance - some of whom were lucky enough to see the Black Stork as they approached Coombe Heath.

A big thank you to all those who attended.



All photos by Luke Phillips

Request for Osprey sightings in Poole Harbour

A local Parkstone Grammar School Student is carrying out a project this autumn on Ospreys in Poole Harbour. They are after all accounts of Osprey during July, August, September and October of 2015.

For full details please follow this link:

http://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-sightings-wanted……

Follow on Twitter @harbourospreys

Sightings - Tuesday 11th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 5+ Portland Bill.
BLACK STORK - 1 Portland/Weymouth, later at Abbotsbury and West Bexington.
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland (Southwell).
Hobby - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel - 3 Brands Bay, 1 Brownsea Island, 13 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge.
Greenshank - 1 Brands Bay, 7 Brownsea Island, 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 1 Brands Bay, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge, 18 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island, 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Black Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Tree Pipit - 1 Durlston NR was the first of the autumn there.
Redstart - 1 Durlston NR.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston NR.
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Melodious Warbler  - 1 Studland
Grasshopper Warbler  - several at Durlston NR, 1 Lytchett Heath.




Black Stork over Weymouth © Dave Chown


Black Stork over Weymouth © Dave Chown



Melodious Warbler - South Haven © Steve Morrison


Sightings - Monday 10th August 2015


Balearic Shearwater - 1 Hengistbury Head, 6 Portland Bill.

Hobby - 1 Wallisdown.
Grey Plover - 1
Christchurch Harbour.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Sunday 9th August 2015

Manx Shearwater - 5 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
BLACK STORK - 1 Middlebere/Wytch Channel.
Whimbrel - 1 Wytch Causeway.
Ruff - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Whinchat - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Redstart - 1 Ringstead.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston NR.
Nightingale - 1 Christchurch Harbour.


Oystercatcher at Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquoy 


Grey Heron at Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquoy


Sedge Warbler at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
 

 

Sightings - Saturday 8th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill.
BLACK STORK - 1 Arne and Middlebere.
Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Island, 3 Middlebere.

Marsh Harrier - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Hengistbury Head..
Whimbrel - 8 Brands Bay, 1 Brownsea Island, 7 past Hengistbury Head, 1 Holes Bay, 8 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Knot - 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Brands Bay, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head, 5 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 Portland Bill.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Little Stint - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Sanderling - 6 Ferrybridge.

Green Sandpiper - 11 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 2 Middlebere.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island, 8 Holes Bay, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 Portland Bill.

Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Roseate Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Redstart - 1 Durlston CP.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Studland.
Grasshopper Warbler  - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Durlston NR.
Sand Martin at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy 
Swallow at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Oystercatcher at Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissell



Sightings - Friday 7th August 2015

Hobby - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 west Hengistbruy Hd.
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit Marsh, 4 Brand's Bay
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit. 1 Lytchett Fields.
Green Sandpiper - 5 over Hengistbury Hd, 4 Lytchett Fields
Cuckoo - Hengistbury Hd.
Tree Pipit - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Redstart - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Middlebere
Wheatear - 7 Hengistbury Hd.
Grasshopper Warbler - 6 Lytchett Bay
Blackcap - 42 Hengistbury Hd.
Garden Warbler - 8 Hengistbury Hd.
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Hengistbury Hd.1 Lytchett Fields
Whitethroat - 65 Hengistbury Hd.
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Willow Warbler - 130 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Hd., 1 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 1, South Haven, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Southwell.

Sightings - Thursday 6th August 2015

Common Scoter - 11 past Hengistbury Hd.
Balearic Shearwater - 12 Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Dewlish
Arctic Skua - 2 past Medford Quay
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Hengistbury Hd.

Hen Harrier Day

This Sunday (August 9th) Hen Harrier Day South is coming to Dorset. Please come and show your support for the British Hen Harrier and be part of a real force for nature conservation. There will be guest speakers, a raffle and a photo opportunity at the event which aims to raise funds for 'Birders Against Wildlife Crime'.

When: Sunday 9th August from 10:30am

Where: Arne RSPB, nr Wareham - Postcode BH20 5BJ Grid Ref SY971876



The weather looks to be good so with luck there's also the chance to see some birds such as Spoonbill and Osprey which have been seen in the area recently.


Sightings - Wednesday 5th August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 6 past Portland Bill, 1 past Chesil Cove
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 5 Brand's Bay
Greenshank - 1 Brand's Bay
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - Wick
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wick

Sightings - Tuesday 4th August 2015

Scaup - 1 drake Abbotsbury Swannery
Manx Shearwater - steady passage Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Is.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 7 Christchurch Hbr.
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 14 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 6 Lodmoor
Wood Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor mid p.m.
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Fields
Juvenile Green Woodpecker © Roy S Nicklin 

Sightings - Monday 3rd August 2015

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 7 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Kentish Plover - 1 Preston Beach
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 ringed at Ferndown


Kentish Plover on Preston Beach © Daragh Croxson

Black-necked Grebe at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell
Swallows at Edmondsham © Roger Peart

Sightings - Sunday 2nd August 2015

Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 18 Portland Bill
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 45 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Wick

Common Tern at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy



Swallow at Hengistbury Head ©  Geoff Norquoy
 
Sandwich Tern at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
Curlew at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Request for Osprey sightings in Poole Harbour

A local Parkstone Grammar School Student is carrying out a project this autumn on Ospreys in Poole Harbour. They are after all accounts of Osprey during July, August, September and October of 2015.

For full details please follow this link:

http://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-sightings-wanted……


Sightings - Saturday 1st August 2015

Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Island, 2 over Hengistbury Head
Osprey - 1 Brownsea Island
Avocet - 4 Brownsea Island
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island
Common Sandpiper - 16 Brownsea Island, 6 Lodmoor, 2 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 16 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Crossbill - 24 over Studland

Late news from yesterday: an Osprey at Arne from Shipstal Hide

Sand Martin at Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquoy