Sightings - Sunday 31st July 2016.

Manx Shearwater - 200 past Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 1 Arne.
Avocet - 3 Arne.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields, 1 juv. Ferrybridge.
Knot - 4 Stanpit Bight.
Sanderling - 3 Ferrybridge.
Dunlin - 150 Ferrybridge, 1 taken by a Peregrine Falcon. 18 Lytchett Fields, 8 Stanpit Bight.
Snipe - 6 Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel - 25 Stanpit Bight, 23 Ferrybridge,  2 Brands Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 5+ Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 10+ Lytchett Fields, 6 Stanpit Bight, 2 Swineham.
Greenshank - 4+ Lytchett Fields.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Mediterranean Gull - 170 Ferrybridge, 14 past Portland Bill.
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 past Portland Bill.
Black Tern - 1 past Pilots Point.
Cetti's Warbler - 3 incl. 1 juv. Swineham.
Sedge Warbler - 5 Portland Bill, 3 (Ringed) Portland Observatory,  3 Stanpit.
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill, 1 (Ringed) Portland Observatory.
Willow Warbler - 35 Stanpit, 23 (Ringed) Portland Observatory, 4 Swineham.

Sightings - Saturday 30th July 2016.

Manx Shearwater - 400 past Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 4 past Portland Bill.
Knot -  1 over Christchurch Harbour w.
Sanderling - 4 Ferrybridge.
Dunlin - 134 Ferrybridge, 6 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 over Cuttcleaves Cove, 1 Radipole Lake.
Green Sandpiper - 7 Radipole Lake, 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Common Sandpiper - 6 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Lodmoor, 2 Longham Lakes.
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill.
Mediterranean Gull - 211 Ferrybridge.
Yellow-legged Gull - 4 past Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor.
Swift - 80 over Christchurch Harbour w.
Sand Martin - 90 over Christchurch Harbour w, 21 over Portland Bill.
Swallow - 164 over Portland Bill.
House Martin - 4 over Portland Bill.
Redstart - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Wheatear - 1 Cogden Beach.
Whinchat - 1 Camp Road.
Garden Warbler - 6 Christchurch Harbour.
Blackcap - 2 Portland Bill.
Common Whitethroat - 5 Christchurch Harbour.
Sedge Warbler - 70 Christchurch Harbour, 40 Cuttcleaves Cove, 10 Portland Bill.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill.
Willow Warbler - 50 Portland Bill, 30 Christchurch Harbour.

Wood Sandpiper – Radipole Lake © Roger Hewitt.
Pintail – Radipole Lake ©Brett Spencer.
Green Sandpiper juv. – Radipole Lake ©Brett Spencer.

Whinchat juv. – Camp Road ©Brett Spencer.





Sightings - Friday 29th July 2016

Manx Shearwater - 17 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 18 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields
Knot - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Sanderling - 6 Ferrybridge, 6 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields, 7 Christchurch Harbour
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields

Sightings - Thursday 28th July 2016

Manx Shearwater - 250 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 South Haven
Knot - 5 Stanpit
Sanderling - 3 Mudeford Quay, 3 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 Mudeford Quay
Cuckoo - 1 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed Durlston CP, 1 trapped & ringed at Portland Bill

Reed Bunting at Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquoy

Sightings - Wednesday 27th July 2016

Garganey - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Manx Shearwater - 300 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 21 Christchurch Harbour
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 13 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 7 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Garden Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed at Portland Bill

Sightings - Tuesday 26th July 2016

Water Rail - 15 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 12 Christchurch Harbour
Sanderling - 4 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 4 Christchurch Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 1 Fisherman's Bank, Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 1 Fisherman's Bank, Stanpit
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Garden Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed at Longham Lakes
Melodious Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed at Durlston CP

Melodious Warbler at Durlston CP © Terry Elborn


Lapwing at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 25th July 2016

Garganey - 1 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 10 Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Radipole Lake
Common Sandpiper - 6 Lychett Fields
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Swift - 80 over Christchurch Harbour
Sand Martin -230 over Christchurch Harbour
Sedge Warbler - 150 Priory Marsh Christchurch Harbour 
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Christchurch Harbour

Little Ringed Plover Radipole Lake © Brett Spencer

Sightings - Sunday 24th July 2016

Goosander - 4 Christchurch Harbour
Garganey - 1 Lytchett Fields
Red Kite - 1 Sixpenny Handley
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill
Green Sandpiper - 5 Radipole Lake

Sightings - Saturday 23rd July 2016

Garganey - 1 Brownsea Island
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Island lagoon
Common Tern - 41 Stanpit Marsh
Water Rail - 14 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Bearded Tit Radipole Lake © Brett Spencer

Sightings - Friday 22nd July 2016

Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Fields, 12 Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Bay/Fields
Black-tailed Godwit - 205 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 20 Christchurch Harbour
Swift - 185 Christchurch Harbour
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 West Bexington
Sedge Warber - 30 Christchurch Harbour

Sandwich Tern Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Reports of interest, Thursday 21st July 2016

Common Scoter - 6 Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea.
Avocet - 6 Brownsea.
Whimbrel - 9 Christchurch Harbour..
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Lesser Black-Backed Gull - 70+ Portland Bill
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 10+ Portland Bill.
Black-Headed Gull - a ringed bird in Christchurch Harbour spent the breeding season in Poland.


Dunlin at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sandwich Tern at Brownsea © Clive Hargrave

 Common Tern at Brownsea © Clive Hargrave

 Avocet at Brownsea © Clive Hargrave
 

Reports of interest, Wednesday 20th July 2016

Little Ringed Plover - 12 Lytchett Bay, 1 Radipole Lake.
Whimbrel - 6 Christchurch Harbour.
Black-Tailed Godwit - 150+ Lytchett Bay.
Sanderling - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 5 Christchurch Harbour, 8 Lytchett Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 11 Lytchett Bay.
Sedge Warbler - the first bird of the autumn was ringed at Portland Bill.


Green Woodpecker at Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquoy

Reports of interest, Tuesday 19th July 2016

Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 10 Lytchett Bay.
Avocet - Two of 5 birds at Brownsea had rings.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea.
Common Sandpiper - 6 Christchurch Harbour, 6 Lytchett Bay.
CASPIAN TERN - Unconfirmed report of a group of five off Chesil Beach.


Black-Tailed Godwit at Lytchett Bay © Ian Ballam.

Reports of interest, Monday 18th July 2016

Manx Shearwater - 2 Durlston.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Dorchester.
Hobby - 1 Radipole.
Little Ringed Plover - 8 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 15 Stanpit.
Knot - 1 in summer plumage at Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Bay, 16 Stanpit.
Arctic Skua - 1 Durlston.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 2 Durlston, 3 juveniles Portland Bill.
Black-Headed Gull - 1700 past Durlston in an hour.
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 juvenile Portland Bill.
Redstart - 1 Stanpit.


Juvenile Wheatear at Cogden Beach © Colin Blyth.


 

Sightings - Sunday 17th July 2016

Great White Egret - 1 off Combe Heath Arne.
Spoonbill - 2 over West Bridport
Hobby - 3 over Hartland Moor
Little Ringed Plover - 9 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 9 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 7 Stanpit Marsh, Lytchett Fields
Nightjar - 1 still seen from Arne Cafe
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Stanpit Marsh

Imm. Cormorant - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


Sightings - Saturday 16th July 2016

Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lytchett Fields
Knot - 3 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 11 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Holloway's Dock
Common Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields, 3 Fisherman's Bank.
Nightjar - 1 still Arne Cafe.

Little Egret - Upton Country Park © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 15th July 2016

Goosander - 1 drake on the river Stanpit Marsh
Marsh Harrier - 1 2nd/cal yr and another northeast.
Little Ringed Plover - 7 Lytchett Fields, 3 Lodmoor, 1 over Wick
Knot - 3 Lytchett Bay
Sanderling - 2 Ferrybridge
Whimbrel - 20 Christchurch Hbr, 3 Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 3 west Hengistbuury Hd, 2 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Wick, 1 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 7 Lodmoor, 3 Longham, 3 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Lytchett Bay
Cuckoo - 1 Dancing Ledge
Nightjar - 1 still roosting Arne RSPB by cafe
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Fields
Whinchat - 2 Cogden

Song Thrush - Lytchett Fields © Nick Hull

Sightings - Thursday 14th July 2016

Hobby - 2 over Stanpit Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Bay, 2 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 8 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor
Common Sandpiper - 7 Lodmoor, 4 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Bay
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 (trapped) Lytchett Bay

Gannet - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
Gannet - Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquay

Sightings - Wednesday 13th July 2016.

Common Scoter - 18 past Portland Bill.
Grey Partridge - 1 Morden Bog.
Manx Shearwater - 33 past Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Marsh Harrier - 1 over Wick.
Hobby - 2 Morden Bog.
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lytchett Fields, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Ferrybridge.
Sanderling - 6 Ferrybridge.
Dunlin - 23 Ferrybridge.
Ruff - 2 Stanpit.
Curlew - 28 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 19 Christchurch Harbour.
Redshank - 25 Christchurch Harbour.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Blacknor.
Common Sandpiper - 15 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Roseate Tern - 1 South Marsh Stanpit.
Cuckoo - 1 North Scrubs Stanpit.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Christchurch Harbour, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Garden Warbler - 1 North Scrubs Stanpit.

Sightings - Tuesday 12th July 2016.

Common Scoter - 2 past Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 35 past Portland Bill.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 juv. Ferrybridge.
Sanderling - 4 Ferrybridge, 1 Christchurch Harbour in full summer plumage.
Dunlin - 29 Ferrybridge.
Curlew - 21 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit, 3 Ferrybridge.
Redshank - 29 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper -2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge.
PomarineSkua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua -2 past Portland Bill.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge.
Sandwich Tern - 14 Mudeford Quay, incl. 1 juv.

Late news from yesterday.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Green Sandpiper -2 Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Lytchett Fields.

Curlew – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.

Sightings - Monday 11th July 2016.

Common Scoter - 10 past Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 13 past Portland Bill.
Hobby - 2 Forston.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields.
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge.
Dunlin - 27 Ferrybridge.
Black-tailed Godwit -150+ Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel -2 Holloway's Dock, 1 Ferrybridge.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Portland Marina.
Arctic Skua -1 through Chesil Cove.
Long-tailed Skua - 1 through Chesil Cove.
Sandwich Tern - 1 juv. Ferrybridge.
Common Tern - 3 Mudeford Quay.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Sherford Bridge.

Lesser Black-backed Gull Bournemouth © David Wareham.    


Sightings - Sunday 10th July 2016.

Common Scoter - 41 past Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 13 past Portland Bill.
Hobby - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Ringed Plover - 8 Ferrybridge.
Dunlin - 25 Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 9 Mudeford Quay.
Turnstone - 15 Ferrybridge.
Mediterranean Gull - 2 Mudeford Quay.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Ferrybridge.
Barn Owl - 1 Forston.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill.

Great Black-backed Gull Bournemouth © David Wareham.    

Sightings - Saturday 9th July 2016

Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Radipole 
Whimbrel - 1 Mudeford Quay
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 3 Brownsea Island
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 juvenile Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor, 1 reported on Brownsea Island
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Nightjar - 1 from Arne café (also yesterday)
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Roseate Tern at Abbotsbury Swannery © Steve Groves


Greenfinch at Talbot Heath © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 8th July 2016

Goosander - 1 drake in Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor
Whimbrel - 3 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 5 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lodmoor
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Thursday 7th July 2016

Black-tailed Godwit - 181 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 7 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Middlebere Farm

Sightings - Wednesday 6th July 2016

Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Longham Lakes, 3 Lytchett Bay, 4 West Bexington.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Bay fields, 2 Wick meadows.

Sightings - Tuesday 5th July 2016

Great White Egret - 1 over the A35 near Dorchester
Green Sandpiper - 10 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh

Skylark © Ian Ballam

Sightings - Monday 4th July 2016

Green Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 5 Stanpit Marsh, 3 Lytchett Fields
Serin - Portland Bird Observatory

Common Swift Hengistbury Head  © Joe Murphy














Green Woodpeckers © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Sunday 3rd July 2016

No news of any consequence today

Sightings - Saturday 2nd July 2016

Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes, 1+ Morden Bog
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island

Peregrine in Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 1st July 2016

Common Scoter - 3 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 60 Portland Bill
Ruff - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill

Moorhen at Upton CP © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 30th June 2016

Manx Shearwater - 75 Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 3 Ferrybridge.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.



Juvenile Stonechat at Brands Bay © Robert Lee

Juvenile Stonechat at Brands Bay © Robert Lee