Sightings - Wednesday 29th June 2016

Storm Petrel - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Ruff - 1 summer-plumage male at Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Great Skua -  1 Mudeford Quay.

Sightings - Tuesday 28th June 2016

Storm Petrel - 4 at Portland Bill last night.
Manx Shearwater - "hundreds per hour" past Chesil Cove and Portland.

Arctic Skua - 2 Chesil Cove.
Puffin - 1 Durlston NR.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston NR is early for the site.

Sightings - Monday 27th June 2016

Ruff - 1 sum/plum Lytchett Fields (Sherford Pools)
Cattle Egret - 1 Radipole RSPB on meadow at north end.
Hobby - 5 Mordon Bog

Dartford Warbler - Talbot Heath © David Wareham

Gadwall - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Sunday 26th June 2016

Common Scoter - 11 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 60 Portland Bill
Greenshank - 1 Brand's Bay
Swift - 305+ Langton Matravers

Sightings - Saturday 25th June 2016

Common Scoter - 22 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 200 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - Coward's Marsh, 2 Morden Bog.

Oystercatcher - Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 24th June 2016

Hobby - 1 over Wick
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island
Bee-eater - at least 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Common Scoter - 32 past Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 30 past Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit Bight.
Common Sandpiper - 1 West Weare.
Arctic Skua - 3 past Portland Bill.
Sandwich Tern - 2 past Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Briantspuddle.

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd June 2016.

Marsh Harrier - 5 Radipole Lake. 3 young took their first flight today with their parents in attendance.
Dunlin - 3 Stanpit.
Curlew - 9 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Radipole Lake.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea.

Jay – Talbot Heath © David Wareham.    

Sightings - Tuesday 21st June 2016.

Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea in summer plumage.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Nightingale - 1 nr Weymouth Rugby Club.


Little Egret – Holes Bay © David Wareham.    

Sightings - Monday 20th June 2016.

Black-throated Diver - 1 off Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit Bight.
Curlew - 4 Stanpit Bight.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.

Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel a late report from yesterday.


Skylark – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.   

Sightings - Sunday 19th June 2016

Very few reports today, just:

Hobby - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 1 still at Portland Bill

Sightings - Saturday 18th June 2016

Red Kite - 1 over Pymore (near Bridport)
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - 1st summer still at Reap Lane Portland
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Bee-eater - 1 along West Cliffs at Portland Bill
Greenish Warbler -1 trapped and ringed at Portland Bird Observatory

Sightings - Friday 17th June 2016

Manx Shearwater - 200 Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Thursday 16th June 2016

Manx Shearwater - 100 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - 1 Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Down
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, Portland

Sightings - Wednesday 15th June 2016

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor and Radipole Lake
Green Sandpiper - 1 Puddletown
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - 1 Reap Lane Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 14th June 2016

Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill 
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - no sign on Portland
Woodchat Shrike - 1 Martinstown 
Reed Bunting Wick © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 13th June 2016

Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill (yesterday)
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - 1 Portland
Woodchat Shrike - 1 Martinstown 
Serin - 1 Seacombe (yesterday)

Green Woodpecker © David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 12th June 2016

Black Kite - possible over Butterstreet Cove
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO - 1 Portland
Woodchat Shrike - 1 Martinstown area

Sightings - Saturday 11th June 2016

Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake.
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Rushton.
Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 Portland.
Cuckoo - 1 West Bexington.
Woodchat Shrike - 1 Martinstown.

Sightings - Friday 10th June 2016

Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 Portland Bill.
Woodchat Shrike - 1 near Martinstown, please follow these instructions: "At Great Hill 2km S of Martinstown, in the narrow fenced valley on the S side of Great Hill on 1:25k OS map), SY641870 but ranging along the SW-NE fence line. Looks like a first-summer female.
Not visible from a public right of way, but footpaths nearby along north side of Great Hill leading to cut silage field (with prominent tumuli) S of the valley, should be OK to stray east off path (also a foot path on S side of the cut field if approaching from minor road at Cotton Hill)) to use slope in north part of this field to view the bird. Its favouring the fence on the S side of the valley, showing best if fence line not approached too closely.

If anyone does come for it please don't attempt to view the valley from the Great Hill side as this will involve trampling uncut vegetation, and please don't try to avoid the walk in by using the private track from Martinstown. 

Woodchat Shrike near Martinstown by Dave Chown

Woodchat Shrike near Martinstown by Brett Spencer



Sightings - Thursday 9th June 2016

Egyptian Goose - 5 Parley.
Hobby - 1 West Knighton.

Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 Portland Bill.
Cuckoo - 1 Middlebere.


Sand Martin at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham
 

Sightings - Wednesday 8th June 2016


Golden Plover - 2 apparently of the 'northern' form at Stanpit.
Common Tern - 5 passed through Christchurch Harbour apparently heading inland.
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 Reap Lane, Portland.
Cuckoo - 2 Hengistbury Head.


Meadow Pipit at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham


Sightings - Tuesday 7th June 2016

Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 1st/sum Reap Lane Portland.

Common Swift - Hengistbury Head ©Joe Murphy




















Stonechat - Dorset © Brett Spencer

















Reed Warbler - Christchurch Hbr © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 6th June 2016

Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 1st/sum Portland Bill
Nightjar - 1 Portland Bill

juv Sand Martin - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

















Nightjar - Dorset © Brett Spencer

Sightings - Sunday 5th June 2016

Curlew Sandpiper - 1 this evening Ferrybridge
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 1st/sum Reap Lane and Portland Obs.
Golden Oriole - 1 Lodmoor briefly in private garden.
Red-backed Shrike - 1 Radipole.

Red-backed Shrike - Radipole © Brett Spencer

















Reed Warbler - Christchurch © David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 4th June 2016

Hobby - 1 Holton Lee
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge
Turtle Dove - 1 Wick
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 1st.sum Reap Lane a.m Portland Obs p.m.

Common Whitethroat - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Friday 3rd June 2016.

Common Crane - 1 over A35 nr. Baker's Arms.
Turtle Dove - 1 Wick.
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 still on Portland.

Late news from yesterday. Short-eared Owl - 1 Ferrybridge.

No locations given for the photographs.
Great Spotted Woodpecker © Brett Spencer.

Woodlark © Brett Spencer.

Tree Pipit © Brett Spencer.

Sightings - Thursday 2nd June 2016.

Red Kite - 1 over Canford Heath.
Hobby - 1 Portland Bill.
Roseate Tern - 1 off Beach Huts, Christchurch Harbour.
Turtle Dove - 1 Wick.
Cuckoo - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1 still on Portland.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Red Kite - 1 over near Knowlton Church, Cranborne area.
Hobby - 1 through at Blacknor.
Turtle Dove - 1 reported at Wick.
Great Spotted Cuckoo - 1still on Portland.