Sightings - Thursday 28th December 2017

Black Brant - 1 from Coombe Arne in Middlebere Channel
Velvet Scoter - 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Goosander - 4 redheads Sturminster Marshall GP.
Red-throated Diver - 1 west Branksome Chine
Great Northern Diver - 4 off Middle Beach Studland, 1 off Old Harry Rocks, 1 off Goathorn
Great White Egret - 1 Coombe Arne, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Goathorn Shore
Spoonbill - 30 Arne, presume some of the same, 22 Long Island, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Middle Beach, 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Cleavil Pt.
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Middle Beach, 3 Bramble Bush Bay
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lower Avon, 2 Middlebere, 2 seen flying south across Poole Bay
Hen Harrier - 2 Poole Hbr. (1 male, 1 imm)
Ruff - 5 Lodmoor
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Lyme regis on 'The Cobb'.
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Is.
Greenshank - 10 Brownsea is.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Sandwich Tern - 2 Brownsea Is, 1 Middle Beach, 1 Peverel Pt, 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Great Ovens (Wareham Forest)
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland
Water Pipit - 3-4 Wytch Causeway
Hawfinch - 38 Cliff Wood Bryanston, 1 Kingston Lacy, 1 Priory Fm

Oystercatcher - Bournemouth © David Wareham



















Common Gull - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell




















Great Crested Grebe - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy