Sightings - Tuesday 29th March 2016

Grey Partridge - 1 heard Maiden Castle.
Red-Throated Diver - 2 past Durlston Head.
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea, 6 Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 north at Blacknor (Portland).
Golden Plover - 52 Maiden Castle.
Greenshank - 2 Brownsea.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea, 2 Middlebere.
Sandwich Tern - 10+ Portland Harbour.
Swallow - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere, 2 in off the sea at Portland Bill.
Sand Martin - 5 Hengistbury Head.
Wheatear - 1 Brownsea, 6 Hengistbury Head, 11 Portland.
White Wagtail - 1+ Durlston NR.
Willow Warbler - 1 Durlston NR, 2 Middlebere.
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Portesham old railway track.
Firecrest - 5 Hengistbury Head.
Woodchat Shrike - 1 reported Tarrant Rushton.

Request for sightings:  The colour-ringed Spoonbill at Middlebere yesterday had a green ring (right leg) and a bare metal ring (left leg).  The green ring had a four-character code beginning with V printed on it; it was ringed in Denmark.  Any further sightings of this bird, especially with the other letters of the code, would be appreciated.

Cormorant at Canford Bridge © Roger Peart

 

Pallas's Warbler at Portesham © Colin and Gail Davis