Sightings - Saturday 31st December 2016

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Cattle Egret - 1 Bockhampton Dairy Farm (Winkton)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wool (along path to Giddy Green SY827868)
Rose-coloured Starling - still at 103 Damers Road, Dorchester (also on Marie Road)

Late news for yesterday:
Golden Plover - c1500 Maiden Castle


Redwing - Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 30th December 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from road)
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 12 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from road)
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 1 Lodmoor
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor


Oystercatcher - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Avocet - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy



Sightings - Thursday 29th December 2016

Bewick's Swan - 1 yesterday c1km south of Avon Causeway
Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Eider - 3 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Portland Harbour
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Cattle Egret - 1 Bockhampton
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Little Sea (Studland)
Spoonbill - 22 on Brownsea Lagoon, 19 off Swineham Point
Spotted Redshank - 2 Holes Bay, 4 Brownsea Lagoon
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 1 Upton CP
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes
Woodlark - 8 Crossways
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Coward's Marsh
Great Grey Shrike - singles at Hartland Moor, Godlingston Heath and Canford Heath
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 1st-winter at 103 Damers Road, Dorchester


Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © Martin Wood

Teal - Stanpit Marsh © Joe Murphy

Snipe - Lodmoor © David Wareham
Bittern - Radipole © Colin Mitchell
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Sightings - Wednesday 28th December 2016

Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Eider - 1 Ferrybridge
Goosander - 13 Ferrybridge
Cattle Egret - 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Little Sea (Studland)
Purple Sandpiper - 3 North Haven
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes
Firecrest  - 1 Slough Lane Lytchett Bay
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 1st-winter at 103 Damers Road, Dorchester

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Oystercatcher - Christchurch © David Wareham

Sightings - Tuesday 27th December 2016

Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Goosander - 13 Ferrybridge
Cattle Egret - 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 over Wareham Channel
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes
Firecrest  - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Slough Lane Lytchett Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Warmwell/Crossways at SY7687 by old WW2 hangers
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Pools

Yesterday : Report of a 1st winter Caspian Gull at Poole Park. Also 2 Spoonbills and 22 Barnacle Geese at Lytchett Bay.

Turnstone at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 26th December 2016

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Eider - 2 Mudeford Quay, 2 Portland Harbour
Goosander - 13 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 East Holme
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Black Redstart - 1 Nothe Fort Weymouth
Richard's Pipit - 2 still at Abbotsbury Swannery

Yesterday : A female Hen Harrier and a Black Brant were at Middlebere, and three Cattle Egrets were reported at Nottington.

Common Gull at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Wigeon in Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 24th December 2016

Seasons greetings from the Dorset Bird Club

Green-winged Teal - 1 drake Lytchett Fields
Eider - 1 Mudeford Quay
Cattle Egret - 2 Bockhamton Dairy Farm Winkton, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 21 Shipstal Point Arne
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wool (Giddy Green)
Black Redstart - 2 Poundbury

Sightings - Friday 23rd December 2016

Scaup - 12 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 3 Mudeford Quay
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 2 Bockhamton Dairy Farm Winkton
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head
Richard's Pipit - 1 behind cafĂ© at Abbotsbury Swannery

Great White Egret at Longham Lakes © Martin Wood

Peregrine at Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Thursday 22nd December 2016.

Red-throated Diver -1 past Portland Bill.
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Brownsea.
Grey Plover - 123 Brownsea, 4 Stanpit Marsh.
Lapwing - c500 Stanpit Marsh, c150 Longham Lakes.
Knot - 51 Brownsea.
Spotted Redshank - 7 Brownsea.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 3 Brownsea, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Canford Heath, 1 Hartland Moor.
Siskin - 80 Brownsea.

Gadwall – Longham Lakes © Joe Murphy.          



Sightings - Wednesday 21st December 2016.

Goldeneye - 2 Poole Harbour.
Eider - 10 Portland Harbour area.
Common Scoer - 10 past Portland Bill, 1 Portland Harbour.
Goosander - 10 Portland Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 11 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour.
Grey Plover - 2 Poole Harbour.
Knot - 3 Poole Harbour.
Sanderling - 41 Poole Harbour.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Blandford, 1 Portland.

Sightings - Tuesday 20th December 2016,

Eider - 3 Portland Harbour, 2 Christchurch Harbour,
Common Scoter - 12 Christchurch Harbour, 9 past Portland Bill.
Goosander - 13 Ferrybridge.
Red-throated Diver - 27 past Portland Bill, 12 past Mudeford Quay.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Mudeford Quay.
Black-necked Grebe - 1 off Sandsfoot Castle.
Cattle Egret - 2 Bockhampton Farm, near Bransgore.
Golden Plover - c500 Maiden Castle/Monkey Jump areas.
Lapwing - c250 Maiden Castle/Monkey Jump areas.
Ruff - 1 Upton CP.
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor.
Dipper - 2 possibly 3 on River Hooke Nr. Kingcombe.
Black Redstart - 2 Blacknor. Portland.
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP.
Marsh Tit - 5 Kingcombe NR.
Crossbill - 12 Wareham Forest.
Corn Bunting - 50+ Maiden Castle/Monkey Jump areas.

Sightings - Monday 19th December 2016.

Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Eider - 3 off sandspit Christchurch Harbour, 2 of Hamm Beach.
Red-throated Diver - 5 past Portland Bill, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 settled, 1 E.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour, 1 off Ferrybridge.
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 1 East Holme.
Spoonbill - 15+ Shipstal.
Ruff - 1 Holes Bay.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Black Redstart - 1 Peverill Point.
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Hartland Moor.

Sightings - Sunday 18th December 2016

Barnacle Geese - 22 Swineham Pt.
Green-winged Teal - 1 drake Lytchett Bay/Fields
Scaup - 12 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 3 off Hamm Beach
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 4 Nottington, 2 Bockhamton dairy Farm Winkton, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Little Sea Studland
Hen Harrier - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Swineham Pt.
Ruff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Redshank - 1 from Fisherman's Bank Christchurch Hbr.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 still Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 2 Radipole Lake, 1 Slepe Heath
Puffin - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Canford Heath, 1 Lower Hyde Heath
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 2nd Paddock south Avalanche Rd. 'Hump'
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Avalanche Rd. 'Hump'
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Reap Lane, 1 Blacknor
Water Pipit - 5 Lodmoor from Overcombe car park

Green-winged Teal - Lytchett Fields © Nick Hull

Sightings - Saturday 17th December 2016

Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Scaup - 12 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 3 Portland Hbr, 2 off Sandspit Hengistbury Hd.
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Hbr.
Cattle Egret - 5 Nottington, 2 Bockhamton Fm nr Winkton, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Is.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 2 Radipole Lake
Iceland Gull - 1 West Lexington
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Brownsea Is. nr Villa
Humes Leaf Warbler - 1 paddock south Avalanche Rd 'Hump'
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Avalanche Rd 'Hump'
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Blacknor, 1 Hamm Beach
Richard's Pipit - 2 behind Abbotsbury Swannery behind cafe
Brambling - 1 on feeders Cold Harbour

Kestrel - Stanpit Marsh © Joe Murphy




Sightings - Friday 16th December 2016

Cattle Egret - 1 East Holme, 1 nr. Norris Mill Farm between Tincleton & Kingston Maurwood
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Sandsfoot Castle
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 corner 2nd paddock south of Avalanche Rd. 'Hump"
Water Pipit - 3 Lytchett Fields

Cattle Egret - nr Norris Mill Farm © Roger Hewitt


Mediterranean Gull - Shell Bay © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 15th December 2016

Barnacle Geese - 22 Swineham Pt. area
Scaup - 9 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Hbr off Portland Castle
Cattle Egret - 1 by Norris Mill Farm between Tincleton & Kingston Maurward (SY737911)
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 33 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Hume's Warbler - 1 South of Avalanche Rd Hump edge 2nd Paddock
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Castle, 1 Blacknor
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery flew into area with no access west of Swannery Cafe
Water Pipit - 1 Longham Lakes

Robin - Studland © Nick Hull

Sightings - Wednesday 14th December 2016

Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury
Goosander - 13 Portland Harbour 
CATTLE EGRET - 5 Nottington, 1 East Holme, 2 south-west of Bransgore
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 24 Patchin's Point Arne
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury
HUME'S WARBLER - 1 Avalanche Hump Portland
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Arne
Starling - 5,000 roosting at Cogden Beach
Reed Bunting Hengistbury Head copyright Joe Murphy
Kestrel Stanpit Marsh copyright Geoff Norqouy

Sightings - Tuesday 13th December 2016

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Ferrybridge
BLACK BRANT - 2 Ferrybridge
Eider - 4 Portland Harbour, 2 Hengistbury Head
CATTLE EGRET - 4 Nottington, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Athelhampton

Sightings - Monday 12th December 2016

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Ferrybridge
BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Eider - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 Mudeford Quay
Scaup - 1 Sturminser Marshall GPS
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor Cove The Fleet
CATTLE EGRET - 2 Nottington, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Canford Heath



Cattle Egret - Nottington © Mark Wright

Sightings - Sunday 11th December 2016

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Holes Bay
BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Arne
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 13 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 35 Middle Beach, 11 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 5 Poole Harbour, 3 Portland Harbour
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 Lytchett Fields
Spoonbill - 23 from the Poole Harbour Bird Boat
CATTLE EGRET - 5 Nottington
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Swallow - 1 Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Athelhampton
Curlew Hengistbury Head copyright Joe Murphy

Great White Egret Longham Lakes copyright John Wareham


Sightings - Saturday 10th December 2016

Scaup - 2 at Lodmoor
Long-tailed Duck - 1 still at Abbotsbury
Black-necked Grebe - 25 off Middle Beach, 6 in Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - singles at Shell Beach, Middle Beach, Jerry's Point and Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 3 still Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 5 still at Nottington
Little Stint - 1 at Longham Lakes
Jack Snipe - 1 at Longham Lakes
Merlin - 1 Brand's Bay

Hen Harrier - Middlebere 6th December © Simon Kidner

Little and Cattle Egret - Nottington © Phyl England

Shell Bay and Middle Beach guided walk

Join us this Saturday (10th) for a DBC guided walk at Shell Bay and Middle Beach from 09:30 – midday. Meet in the car park (charges apply) by the toll booths on the Shell Bay side of the Sandbanks Chain Ferry (SZ 035863).
Birds we might expect to see are Black-necked Grebe & possibly Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter and Red-breasted Merganser amongst others. On the land, if the weather is good, we may be lucky enough to see Dartford Warbler as well as Stonechat and Reed Bunting.
Telescopes will be on hand to help view the more distant birds on the sea and if you need to borrow a pair of binoculars please let me know. 
Non-members welcome. 
Hope to see you there,
Marcus

Sightings - Friday 9th December 2016

Scaup - 2 at Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 2 still at Longham
Cattle Egret - 2 left their roost at Radipole this morning, 3 at Nottington
Lesser Yellowlegs - still at Lytchett Bay
Little Stint - 1 at Longham Lakes
Jack Snipe - 3+ at Longham Lakes
Water Pipit - 6 at Lodmoor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 at Canford Heath
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 at Beachdown (Lodmoor), 1 at Athelhampton

Little and Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © Rose Kempshall

Cattle Egrets - Nottington © Gerry Shilham

Great Grey Shrike - Canford Heath © Zoe McMinn



Sightings - Thursday 8th December 2016

Scaup - 3 at Abbotsbury (view only from road)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 at Abbotsbury (view only from road)
Lesser Yellowlegs - still at Lytchett Bay
Water Pipit - 1 at Lytchett Bay
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 at Abbotsbury in a private area

Sightings - Wednesday 7th December 2016

Scaup - 5 at Abbotsbury (view only from road)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 at Abbotsbury (view only from road)
Green-winged Teal - drake again at Lytchett Fields
Cattle Egret - 5 at Nottington, 1 over Radipole Lake 
Great White Egret - 3 at Longham Lakes
Little Stint - 1 at Longham Lakes
Lesser Yellowlegs - still at Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 1 at Athelhampton
Jack Snipe - 5 at Longham Lakes showing well on causeway
Swallow - 1 over Ferrybridge
Black Redstart - 2 Poundbury (Ladock Green), 2 at Blacknor
Water Pipit - 1 at Stanpit

Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © Ian Ballam


Sightings - Tuesday 6th December 2016

Scaup - at least 7 on Fleet at Abbotsbury, 4 Lodmoor, 1 Sturminster Marshall GPs
Long-tailed Duck - 1 on Fleet at Abbotsbury
Goosander - 13 Ferrybridge/Portland Harbour, 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 2 Weymouth Bay
Cattle Egret - now 4 at Nottington
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at Arne
Knot - 1 Preston Beach
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Fisherman's Bank
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Jack Snipe - present at Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Water Pipit - 6 Lytchett Fields, 6 Overcombe

Cattle Egret at Nottington © Roger Hewitt

Great Crested Grebe at Holes Bay © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 5th December 2016

Black Brant - 1 Middelbere Channel
Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Goosander -  13 early morning at Lodmoor, 1 off Hamworthy Beach
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour
Bittern - 1 Overcombe
Cattle Egret - 2 Nottington
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 over Littlemoor Road
Spoonbill - 8 Shipstal Point Arne, 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Shell Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 17 Middle Beach Studland, 3 Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Knot - 1 Lodmoor
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 4 Longham Lakes
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland
Water Pipit - 7+ Overcombe, 3+ Lytchett Fields

Late news from Saturday 3rd December : a Snow Bunting on Highcliffe sea front.


Starling in Poole © Paul Morton
Grey Wagtail at Stour Valley © Geoff Norquoy
Goldeneye at Poole Park © Clive Hargrave
Sparrowhawk at Stanpit Marsh yesterday © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Sunday 4th December 2016

Barnacle Goose - 28 Rodden Hive
Cattle Egret - 2 at Nottington
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 20 Arne, 4 Holes Bay
Stone Curlew - 1 Ferrybridge at dusk
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Golden Plover - 2000+ Maiden Castle
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay & Fields
Jack Snipe - 4 Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 Arne
Firecrest - 2 in West Moors garden, 2 Hengistbury Head,  1 Durlston CP
Swallow -1 Blacknor (Portland) briefly in morning
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 still at Athelhampton
Black Redstart - 3 reported at Poundbury, 1 Southbourne cliff top
Water Pipit - 9+ Lodmoor (Overcombe end)

Yesterday : 19 Spoonbill and 8 Spotted Redshank in Brownsea Island lagoon

Great White Egret at Longham Lakes © Mark Wright


Teal at Stanpit Marsh © Joe Murphy



Sightings - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Barnacle Goose - 22 Swineham
Eider - 2 off Mudeford Quay
Red-throated Diver - 6 Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 1 Nottington
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - at least 5 off Middle Beach Studland
Common Crane - 2 over water meadows south of Wareham
Knot - 2 Brand's Bay
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Greenshank - 4 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay & Fields
Jack Snipe - 3 Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 5 Lodmoor (Overcombe end), 1 Stanpit

Late news from yesterday: 13 Goosanders at Ferrybridge and a Black Redstart at the Bridging Camp Wyke Regis

Avocet at Holes Bay © Clinton Whale

Kingfisher at Holes Bay © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Friday 2nd December 2016

Eider - 4 off Mudeford Quay, 1 Poole Hbr.
Goosander - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Red-throated Diver - 3 past Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 3 Bramble Bush Bay, 2 off Arne, 2 Mudeford Quay
Spoonbill - 23 Poole Hbr
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Arne.
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Field
Jack Snipe - 3 Longham Lakes
Sandwich Tern - 5 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Baiter Poole
Water Pipit - 2 Radipole Lake
Brambling - 1 Stanpit Marsh in North Scrubs

Common Buzzard - Holes Bay © Clinton Whale













Grey Heron - Radipole Lake © David Wareham


















Black-tailed Godwit - Stanpit Marsh © Joe Murphy




Sightings - Thursday 1st December 2016

Scaup - 1 Pirate's Cove Wyke, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Goosander - 13 Lodmoor late p.m.
Spoonbill - 20+ Shipstal Pt Arne, 1 Holes Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Jack Snipe - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Priory Marsh Christchurch.
Sandwich Tern - 3 Christchurch Hbr.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury (calling from inaccessible area)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Lodmoor
Water Pipit - 4 Overcombe Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit Marsh

Spoonbill - Holes Bay © David Wareham



















Goldfinch - Stanpit Marsh © Geoff Norquay


















Stonechat - Longham Lakes © Roger Peart



















Little Stint - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell



Sightings - Wednesday 30th November 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Hen Harrier - 1 male Wyke Down
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Athelhampton
Water Pipit - 8 Overcombe Lodmoor.

Longham - Stint © Lorne Bissell





Sanderling - Sandbanks © Clinton Whale

























Common Snipe - Lodmoor © David Wareham