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

Sightings - Tuesday 29th November 2016

Barnacle Geese - 8 West Bexington
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 5 Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 2+ Brand's Bay, 1 West Bexington
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 12 Holes Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Jerry's Point Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 9 off Jerry's Point Brand's Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 male Wyke Down
Little Stint - 1 Longham Lakes
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Jack Snipe - 2 Radipole Lake
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Athelhampton
Black Redstart - 1 male St. Mary's School Swanage
Water Pipit - 4 Overcombe Lodmoor.

3 Great White Egret & Little Egret Longham Lakes © Aidan Brown
















Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © P. Brown

















Marsh Harrier - Christchurch Harbour © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Monday 28th November 2016.

Barnacle Goose - 22 Rodden Hive.
Scaup - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Eider - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Common Scoter - 15 Christchurch Harbour.
Velvet Scoter - 1w past Mudeford Quay.
Red-breasted Merganser - 1e past Christchurch Harbour.
Goosander - 1 Redhead on the river Christchurch.
Red-throated Diver - 6w, 1e past Christchurch Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Chesil Beach.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Athelhampton.


Oysterctchers – Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy.
Great White Egret & Little Egret – Longham Lakes © Peter Rudland.
Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © Trevor Wilkinson.
Great White Egrets & Little Egrets – Longham Lakes © Trevor Wilkinson.



Sightings - Sunday 27th November 2016.

Barnacle Goose - 22 Swineham.
Brent Goose(Pale bellied) - 8 Ferrybridge.
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge.
Goldeneye - 12 Poole Harbour.
Eider - 6 off Christchurch Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 6 past Christchurch Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 3 past Hengistbury Head, 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Portland Harbour.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Brands Bay.
Knot - 6 Brands Bay.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP.
Brambling - 1 Ferndown.

Black-tailed Godwit – Holes Bay © Clinton Whale.

Sightings - Saturday 26th November 2016

Red-throated Diver - 8 Hengistbury Head
White -fronted Goose - 2 Lodmoor, then Brand's Bay
BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 2 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 3 Wyke Regis
Spoonbill - 33 Brownsea Island lagoon
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Bay
Water Pipit - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - Athelhampton
Firecrest - 10 Abbotsbury Gardens
Lapland Bunting - 1 East Fleet

Kestrel Stanpit Marsh copyright Geoff Norquoy


Shoveler Lodmoor copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 25th November 2016

Bewick's Swan - 2 Radipole Lake before flying east over Lodmoor
Barnacle Goose - 17 Lodmoor
Goosander - 13 The Fleet
Scaup - 7 Lodmoor
Black-necked Grebe - 13 Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 from Poole Harbour Bird Boat
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 Lytchett Fields
Swallow - 1 The Fleet
Water Pipit - 2 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove
Redshank Hengistbury Head copyright Joe Murphy


Barnacle Geese over Lodmoor copyright Neil Gartshore 

Map for DBC Conference

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The car park just south of the "University Roundabout" is quite small but there is ample parking to the north and south of the Wallace Lecture Theatre. There is no charge for parking.

Note that a cafe will be open in the area labelled "AskBU at the Base"

Sightings - Thursday 24th November 2016

Barnacle Goose - 24 Lytchett Bay
Goosander - 13 Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 Hatch Pond, 2 over West Bexington
Red-throated Diver - 7 past Hengistbury Head
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Auk - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields

Sightings - Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 34 Arne
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 Lytchett Fields
Iceland Gull - 1 reported Radipole Lake
Great Grey Shrike - possible reported Eggardon
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head
Snow Bunting -1 over West Bay

Sightings - Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road).
Goosander - 13 in Pirate's Cove (The Fleet).
Short-eared Owl - 1 at Portland Bill.
Lesser Yellowlegs - still on Lytchett Fields.
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 still at Portland Bird Obs.

Oystercatcher - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
Brent Goose - Studland © David Wareham

Dorset Bird Club Conference - 26th November 2016

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There will be no cash entry on the day.

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A Joint Dorset Bird Club & BTO Conference

The Changing Methods of Bird Monitoring

To be held at

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

Saturday 26th November 2016
From 9:00 –17:00

Conference Fee: £20
Includes welcome coffee/tea and lunch 

Everyone is Welcome!


Organised by Dorset Bird Club representatives

Supported by Dorset Bird Club & The British Trust for Ornithology

Programme

09:00  Doors Open & Delegate Registration

09:40  Welcome  Marcus Lawson, DBC Manager

09:45  BirdTrack
Nick Moran (BTO)

10:15  37 years of Nest Recording at Canford
Roger Peart

10:35  Interval

11:05  Recreational Disturbance & Key Heathland Species
Durwyn Liley (Footprint Ecology)

11:35  Conflict In The Uplands
            Mark Avery

12:30 Lunch
This will also provide an opportunity to have a look around the trade/display stands.

Chair:  Jol Mitchell

13:45  The Hen Harrier in Dorset - An Enthusiast's Perspective
            Peter Hadrill

14:15  Rare Breeding Birds Panel
            Dawn Balmer (BTO)

14:45  The Future of Bird Tracking Technology: From Goldcrest to 
            Eagles.
            Sarah Levett (Biotrack)

15:15  Interval

15:45  The Sound Approach & Birds of Poole Harbour - Night-time Revelations.
Paul Morton

16:15  Managing Britain's Rare Breeding Birds
Mark Thomas (RSPB Senior Investigations Officer)

16:55  Summing up and close.

Sightings - Monday 21st November 2016

Black Brant - 1 still at Ferrybridge.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6 at Ferrybridge.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery view only distantly from New Barn Road.
Scaup - 5 at Lodmoor.
Great White Egret - 1 at Littlesea (Studland).
Purple Sandpiper - 1 at Preston Beach (1st Lodmoor area record for 33 years)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 still on Lytchett Fields.
Caspian Gull - 1 1w at Culverwell briefly this evening.
Sandwich Tern - 11 in Poole Harbour.
Water Pipit - 5 at Lodmoor, 2 at Lytchett Bay.
Firecrest - 1 at Canford Cliffs.

Sightings - Sunday 20th November 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery.
Great Northern Diver - 3 in Poole Harbour, 1 in Portland Harbour, 1 in Shell Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 in Shell Bay then flew into Poole Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 11 off Middle Beach, 9 in Portland Harbour, 8 in Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 Littlesea (Studland).
Hen Harrier - 3 in Poole Habrour, 1 at Spetisbury.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 on Lytchett Fields.
Spotted Redshank - 12 on Brownsea Lagoon.
Lesser Yellowlegs - still on Lytchett Fields.
Short-eared Owl - 1 over Ferrybridge.
Swallow - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery.
Water Pipit - 2 in Lytchett Bay.
Black Redstart - 1 at Lulworth Cove, 1 at Melcombe Bingham.
Siberian Lesser Whitethoat - 1 at PBO and 1 at Highcliffe.


Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Nuthatch - © John Child
Black Redstart - Melcombe Bingham © Jon Ross



Sightings - Saturday 19th November 2016

Black Brant - 1 at Ferrybridge.
Scaup - 2 at Lodmoor.
Great Northern Diver - 1 in Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 9 off Middle Beach, 6 in Portland Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 Littlesea (Studland).
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 on Lytchett Fields.
Purple Sandpiper - 9 at Lyme Regis.
Lesser Yellowlegs - still on Lytchett Fields.
Siberian Lesser Whitethoat - 1 at PBO and 1 at Highcliffe.

Purple Sandpiper - Lyme Cobb © Roger Boswell

Turnstone - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Friday 18th November 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 12 Ferrybridge
Black-throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour entrance
Spoonbill - 4 Lytchett Fields
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour entrance
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Winterborne Herringston
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Stanpit, 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 County Hall Dorchester
Water Pipit - 1 Grimmery Bank Stanpit

Curlew at Stanpit © Clinton Whale

Pied Wagtail at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Thursday 17th November 2016

Scaup - 9 Lodmoor
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 12 Ferrybridge, 2 Barn Bight Hengistbury
Black-throated Diver - 2 past Mudeford Quay
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Golden Plover - c200 over A35 near Kingston Russell
Jack Snipe - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Mudeford Quay
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Durlston, 1 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 3 Durlston Bay, 1 Poole Harbour
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Canford Heath (at SZ03309595)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Sherborne sewage works
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Castle

Sightings - Wednesday 16th November 2016

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 1 through Christchurch Harbour
Bittern - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour
Common Crane - 3 over Christchurch Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Hengistbury Head
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 still at Morden Bog
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Portland Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Poole

Buzzard at Holes Bay © David Wareham

Kestrel at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Purple Sandpiper at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Tuesday 15th November 2016

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Eider - 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 12 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 2 over Christchurch Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Middle Beach Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 8 off Middle Beach Studland, 1 Shell Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at Tarrant Rushton Airfield
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head

Snipe at Lodmoor on 13th November © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 14th November 2016

Pale-bellied Brent - 1 Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 Hamworthy Park Poole
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Durlston CP.
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Sandsfoot Castle
Marsh Harrier - 10 Poole Hbr
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 seen Holton Lee & Lytchett Fields today
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Brownsea Is.
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP.
Starling - 1200 in off sea Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP.
Wheatear - 1 still Longham Lakes
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields
Brambling - 5 Durlston CP, 3 west Stanpit Marsh
Crossbill - 3 Durlston CP.
Cirl Bunting - 1 female West Bay

Wheatear - Longham Lakes © Trevor Wilkinson


Sanderling - Sandbanks © Clinton Whale


Carrion Crow - Tucson garden © Dave Hill






Sightings - Sunday 13th November 2016

Whooper Swan - 1 Middlebere
Barnacle Goose - 7 Rodden Hive
Pale-bellied Brent - 1 Middle Beach Studland
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 4 Lodmoor
Eider - 1 Brand's Bay Poole Hbr.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goldeneye - 2 Lodmoor
Goosander - 9 Ferrybridge, 5 Brand's Bay, 3 redheads Lytchett Bay
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Goat Horn Poole Hbr.
Spoonbill - 24 Arne
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Middle Beach Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Middle Beach Studland, 1 South Haven
Red Kite - 3+ Fontmell Down
Golden Plover - 750 Maiden Castle
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Bailey's Plantation Ringwood Forest.
Swallow - 1 West Compton
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 (Horse Field) Wick
Black Redstart - 1 private garden Poundbury Dorchester
Wheatear - 1 Langham Lakes
Water Pipit - 1 Coward's Marsh
Lapland Bunting - 2 on stubble field east Moonfleet Manor.

Great White Egret - Lodmoor © David Wareham


Sanderling - Sandbanks © Clinton Whale
Turnstone - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


































Sightings - Saturday 12th November 2016

Pale-bellied Brent - 3 Ferrybrudge
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Goosander - 4 Sandsfoot Castle, 3 Ferrybridge
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Firecrest - 2 Highcliffe undercliff
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Poole South Western Cresent, 1 Lulworth Cove
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields

Gadwall - Holes Bay © Nick Hull

Sightings - Friday 11th November 2016

       

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 4 Lodmoor, 1 off Shipstal Pt.
Common Scoter - 7 Poole Hbr.
Goosander - 7 Redheads Newton's Cove, 3 Studland, 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor (Overcome), 1 Arne
Spoonbill - 20 Brownsea Is, 2 Arne
Golden Plover - 900 Maiden Castle
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland Hbr.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields (French's Pools)
Woodcock - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Poole Hbr.
Firecrest - 2 Avalanche Rd 'Hump'
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Ringstead Bay
Willow Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Thursday 10th November 2016.

Egyptian Goose - 7 Christchurch Harbour then headed north.
Pintail - 6 heading w Christchurch Harbour.
Scaup - 3 Lodmoor.
Eider - 1 past Christchurch Harbour.
Goosander - 1 Blandford Bridge.
Black-throated Diver - 1 e past Christchurch Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Purple Sandpiper - 24 Christchurch Harbour.
Lesser Yellowlegs - still on Lytchett Fields.
Black Redstart - Church Ope Cove.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Lodmoor.
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Portland Observatory.
Firecrest - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Redshank – Holes Bay © Tony Adamcik.

Wigeon – Holes Bay © Tony Adamcik.

Teal – Holes Bay © Tony Adamcik.

Sparrowhawk – Wareham Garden © Neil Gartshore.

Sightings - Wednesday 9th November 2016.

Common Scoter - 14 Poole Harbour, 9 past Portland Bill.
Goosander - 3 on the Stour Spetisbury.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour.
Golden Plover - 1 over Portland Bill.
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 3 past Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Short-eared Owl - 1 in off the sea Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Firecrest - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Wigeon – Hengistbury Head © Geoff Norquoy.  

Sightings - Tuesday 8th November 2016.

LYTCHETT FIELDS ARE NOW OPEN.

Scaup - 10 at Abbotsbury, 1 off Shipstal Pt.
Pintail - 2 Holes Bay.
Eider - 1 nr. Green Island, Poole Harbour.
Goldeneye - 11 Poole Harbour.
Goosander - 6 nw past Ferrybridge, 5 w past Durlston CP, 1 w past Christchurch Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 4 past Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 1 e past Ferrybridge.
Black-necked Grebe - 23 Middle Beach, Studland.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Shipstal.
Common Crane - 4 over Ower/Rempstone Heath late am, then west over Portland Harbour at mid-day.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 still Lytchett Fields.
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Studland.
Ring Ouzel - 1 at Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Wheatear - 1 Longham Lakes.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Lodmoor.