Sightings - Tuesday 18th September 2018

Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 4 Portesham, 4 Radipole Lake RSPB
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 14 past Portland Bill, 1 past Lyme Regis
Spotted Redshank - 8 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Cattle Egret x3 - Portesham © Sue Wingett

Wheatear - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale 

Sightings - Monday 17th September 2018

Cattle Egret - 8 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Barrs Lane, Charmouth, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery,
Osprey - 1 Canford Bottom

Sandwich Tern - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Sunday 16th September 2018

Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Nottington, 2 Portesham  
Great White Egret - 2 over Holes Bay, Poole Harbour
Spoonbill - 20 Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 Rodden Hive, Chesil Beach
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Golf Course Embankment, Christchurch


Ringed Plover  - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 15th September 2018.

Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret  - 2 By old railway line at Portesham, 2 NW over Abbotsbury Swannery
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour 
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill

Dunlin Stanpit Marsh - © Clinton Whale


Sightings - Friday 14th September 2018

Common Scoter - 11 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery, 4 Radipole Lake RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper 2 Juvs - Standpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Parky Meade Rail, Christchurch
Grey Phalarope - 1 Portland
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill

Kestrel - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 13th September 2018

Wigeon - 25 Stanpit
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Cattle Egret - 3 Ogber
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit, 1 Middlebere, 1 West Harbour, Poole
Ringed Plover - 50 Ferrybridge
Grey Plover - 5 Middlebere
Knot - 16 Middlebere, 8 over Hengistbury Head, 1 Ferrybridge
Sanderling - 6 Stanpit, 5 Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Fields
Dunlin - 65 Hengistbury Head, 50 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 2 Hengistbury Head, Holloways Dock
Short-eared Owl - 1 yesterday Portland
Tree Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Hengistbury Head
Redstart - 4 Hengistbury Head, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Fieldfare - 4 Arne
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 PC World drain, Holes Bay
Tree Sparrow - 1 Hengistbury Head

Good numbers of Willow Warblers recorded today.

Other news - Second male Osprey S1 has made it to Gambia.





Sightings - Wednesday 12th September 2018

Spoonbill - 19 from Shipstal Hide, Arne
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Avocet - 85 Brownsea
Sanderling - 4 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 juvs Brownsea
Dunlin - 87 Brownsea, 70 Ferrybridge, 60 Hengistbury Head
Knot - 4 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 9 Brownsea, 2 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 first winters Portland Bill, 2 first winters Mudeford Quay
Redstart - 1 Badbury Rings

                                            Osprey at Middlebere copyright Phyl England



Sightings - Tuesday 11th September 2018

Common Scoter - off Mudeford Quay
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Great White Egret - 1 - Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Portland
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Hobby - 1 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Mudeford
Little Gull - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Black Tern - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Sandwich Tern - 57 off Mudeford Quay
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 13 Brownsea, 1 Middlebere
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Greenshank - 2 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Black-tailed Godwit - 540 Middlebere
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Dunlin - 30 Hengistbury Head sandspit
Sanderling - 4 Hengistbury Head sandspit

                             Sanderling at Hengistbury Head sandspit copyright Clinton Whale


                          Black-tailed Godwit at Lodmoor RSPB copyright David Wareham




Sightings - Monday 10th September 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 possibly 2 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wick, 1 Holton Lee
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Holton Lee
Sanderling - 1 Stanpit
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea
Mediterranean Gull - 1 leucistic individual Radipole
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston

                                          Cattle Egret, Radipole copyright David Wareham



Sightings - Sunday 9th September 2018

Balearic Shearwater - 14 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 2 Radipole RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 1 Piddle Valley Swineham
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Brownsea Is, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1juvenile Ferrybridge
Caspian Gull - 1 juvenile Lodmoor RSPB
Firecrest - 3 Brownsea Is near Castle.
Yellow Wagtail - 30 Piddle Valley Swineham

Juvenile Caspian Gull - Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

















Juvenile Great Crested Grebe - Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Sightings - Saturday 8th September 2018

Common Scoter - 6 west St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Balearic Shearwater - 6 St. Adhelm's Hd.
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Cattle Egret - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Coward's Marsh, 2 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Coombe Arne RSPB
Marsh Harrier - 1 Holton Lee
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Brownsea Is, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Hobby - 4 Verwood
Whitethroat - 9 Ringstead, 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2+ Sunnyside Fm
Redstart - 3 Sunnyside Fm, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Ringstead
Whinchat - 2 Sunnyside Fm, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow Wagtail - 18 Portland Bill, 8+ Sunnyside Fm. 2 St. Adhelm's Hd.
Grey Wagtail - 7 Portland Bill, 2 Ringstead

Avocet over Poole Harbour © Nick Hull


Spoonbill Poole Harbour © Nick Hull

Sightings - Friday 7th September 2018

Balearic Shearwater - 131 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 13 Shipstal Arne, 5 Brownsea Is, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit March, 1 Middlebere
Knot - 14 Middlebere
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Is.
Common Sandpiper 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge
Hobby - 1 Forston
Whitethroat - 11 Christchurch Hbr.
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Yellow Wagatil - 11 Christchurch Hbr.

Dunlin & Ringed Plover - Hengistbury Hd,© Clinton Whale



















Sanderling - Hengistbury Hd © Clinton Whale



Sightings - Thursday 6th September 2018

Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 4 seen from Arne RSPB, 1+ Lytvhett Bay
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Is.
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Is.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 4 Middlebere,  1 past Durlston CP.
Nightjar - 2 Durlston CP.
Wryneck - 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland
Hobby - 1 Greenland's Fm.
Blackcap - 120+ Durlston CP, 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lesser Whitethroat - 8 Durlston CP.
Whitethroat - 50+ Durlston CP.
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Arne RSPB, 3 Upton CP, 2 Durlston CP, 2 Winspit, 2 Rushcombe, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Redstart - 5 Durlston CP, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Winspit, 1 Rushcombe.
Whinchat - 2 Durlston CP, 2 Stanpit Marsh
Wheatear - 5 Reap Lane, 3 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Wagtail - 5 Durlston CP.
Yellow Wagtail - 20+ LytchettFields RSPB, 13 Greenlands Fm, 4 Ferrybridge, 2 Reap Lane Portland
Ortolan Bunting - 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd. nr. Haysom Quarry


Cattle Egret - Lytchett Fields RSPB © Ian Ballam





















Ortolan Bunting - St. Aldham's Head © Steve Smith




















Reports of interest, Wednesday 5th September 2018

Manx Shearwater - 18 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 8 Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 5 over Hengistbury, 1 Stanpit.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lytchett RSPB.
Osprey - 2 Lytchett RSPB.
Hobby - 1 Portland (Barleycrates Lane), 1 Studland.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit.
Knot - 3 Lytchett RSPB, 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 7 Lytchett RSPB, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit.
Yellow Wagtail - 19 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge, 8 Lytchett RSPB, 59 Portland Bill, 31 Ringstead, 8 Studland.
Alba wagtail - 9 Portland Bill.
Redstart - 5 Portland, 1 Ringstead.
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 4 Studland.
ORTOLAN - 2 Fancy's Farm (Portland).

Hirundines were on the move today with substantial numbers reported from several coastal sites.
Note: The elevated number of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.  For more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer


Wheatear on Hengistbury © Clinton Whale

Ortolan on Portland © Roger Hewitt

Reports of interest, Tuesday 4th September 2018.

Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit, 1 Wick.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit.
Knot - 20 Hengistbury sandspit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
WRYNECK - 1 Wick.
Yellow Wagtail - 10 Christchurch Harbour.
Redstart - 1 Portland.
Whinchat - 3 Fancy's Farm (Portland), 2 Stanpit.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 5 Portland.
ORTOLAN - 2 Fancy's Farm (Portland).


Stonechat on Hengistbury © Clinton Whale

Turnstone at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Monday 3rd September 2018.

Spoonbill - 7 Brownsea Island.
Red Kite - 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Osprey - 2-3 Lytchett RSPB.

Hobby - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Grey Plover  - 1 Durlston NR.

Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.

Greenshank - 8 Brownsea Island, 2 Hengistbury Head, 3 Lytchett RSPB, 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island.
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Island.
STONE CURLEW - 1 Durlston area.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Brownsea Island.
WRYNECK - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow Wagtail - 9 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Durlston NR, 2 Ferrybridge, 50+ Forston, 1 St Aldhelms's Head.
Redstart - 2 Ashley Chase, 14 Durlston NR, 1 Martinstown, 2 St Aldhelms's Head.
Whinchat - 1 Ashley Chase, 5 Martinstown, 2 St Aldhelms's Head.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston NR.
Spotted Flycatcher - 9 Ashley Chase, 4 Durlston NR, 1 Wick.
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
ORTOLAN - 1 Ferrybridge, 2 Fancy's Farm (Portland).

Note: The elevated number of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.  For more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Greenshank at Holloways Dock, Hengistbury © Clinton Whale

Oystercatcher at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Reed Bunting on Hengistbury © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Sunday 2nd September 2018

Pintail - 5 Brand's Bay
Garganey - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Osprey -  2 Lytchett Bay, 1 juv Brand's Bay
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour 1 Portland Bill
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juv still on Brownsea Island lagoon
Sanderling - 2 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 2 Longham Lakes, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Greenshank - 1 Brand's Bay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Wick Fields (Hengistbury)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 2 Portland Bill
Redstart - 3 Durlston CP, 1 Studland
Whinchat - 9 Portland Bill, 4+ Studland
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Portland Bill, 4 Wick, 1 Durlston CP

Note:
The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, for more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Black-tailed Godwit at Stanpit © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 1st September 2018

Great White Egret - 1 briefly at Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 19 Brownsea Island, 2 Middlebere, 1 Hengistbury
Osprey -  1 over Weymouth Bay, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Brand's Bay
Whimbrel - 2 Brand's Bay
Knot - 13 briefly at Ferrybridge, 4 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juv Brownsea Island
Common Sandpiper - 2 Longham Lakes
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wick
Spotted Redshank - 1 heard at Hengistbury, 1 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 15 Brownsea Island, 4 Christchurch Harbour ( 3 at Stanpit, 1 at Wick)
Short-eared Owl - 1 Durlston CP
Nightjar - 2 ringed at Durlston CP
Wryneck - 1 Hengistbury Head
Blackcap - 55 ringed at Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 ringed at Durlston CP
Redstart - 5 Greenlands Farm
Whinchat - 13 Wallsend Cove, Portland, 5 Ringstead, 2 Greenlands Farm
Blue-headed Wagtail - a probable at Abbotsbury Swannery briefly this evening
Hawfinch - 1 over Durlston CP

Yesterday: A blue-headed Wagtail trapped and ringed at Hengistbury yesterday evening.

Note:
The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, for more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Sightings - Friday 31st August 2018

Balearic Shearwater - 17 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Purple Heron - 1 Littlesea, Studland NNR
Spoonbill - 18 Brownsea Island, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Osprey -  1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Brand's Bay, 1 over Moreton Forest, 1 over Swineham
Merlin - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 3 Portland Bill, 2 Brand's Bay
Knot - 3 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juv Brownsea Island
Common Sandpiper - 1 Brand's Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Hengistbury
Green Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit
Greenshank - 3 Brand's Bay, 1 Stanpit, 1 Portland Bill
Nightjar - 3 trapped at Durlston CP, 1 still at West Bexington
Swallow - several 1000's east over West Bexington
Redstart - 1 trapped at Durlston CP, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 West Bexington
Whinchat - 4 West Bexington , 2 Portland Bill, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow Wagtail - 45 Portland Bill, 44 Christchurch Harbour
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over Portland Bill

Yesterday - 6 Grasshopper Warblers ringed at West Bexington

Reminder:
The elevated numbers of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, for more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Ringed Plover at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 30th August 2018

Balearic Shearwater - 26 Portland Bill
Little Egret - c 67 Lytchett Bay area
Spoonbill - 1 Hengistbury Head
Osprey -  4 Lytchett Bay, 1 south over Ferrybridge, 1 west along Fleet at Wyke Regis
Merlin - 1 Abbotsbury
Whimbrel - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Brand's Bay
Knot - 3 Abbotsbury
Common Sandpiper - 3+ Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit
Wood Sandpiper - 1 heard near Wick (Christchurch Harbour)
Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 Durlston CP
Wryneck - yesterday's bird re-trapped at PBO
Redstart - 8  Durlston CP, 2 Sturminster Marshall GP, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Ballard Down,  1 Brand's Bay
Whinchat -  11 Abbotsbury, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Durlston CP
Yellow Wagtail - 150 Abbotsbury, 45 over Hengistbury, 3 over Portland

Sightings - Wednesday 29th August 2018

Spoonbill - 12 Poole Harbour, 1 Hengistbury Head
Hen Harrier - 1 juv male Wareham Harbour area (for 9th day)
Osprey - 2 Middlebere, 5 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Lower Walditch, Bridport, 1 Middelbere
Whimbrel - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Middlebere
Common Sandpiper - c5 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 near Portesham
Greenshank - 7 Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 possible reported Middlebere Channel but not relocated
Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Nightjar - 2 trapped at Durlston CP, 1 West Bexington
Wryneck - 1 trapped at Portland Bird Observatory
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 3 Portland Bill, 3 West Bexington,  2 Middelbere, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
House Sparrow - 185+ St Aldhelm's Head
Yellow Wagtail - 16 St Aldhelm's Head, 13 Hengistbury, 2 Ferrybridge

Last night - 2 Ortolan Bunting over Portland Bird Observatory

Reports of interest, Tuesday 28th August 2018.

Spoonbill - 16 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit.
Osprey - 1 Studland, 4-5 migrant birds and 2+ translocated birds Poole Harbour.
Hobby - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Lytchett Matravers.
Ruff - 2 Christchurch Harbour plus a flock of 19 over Hengistbury Head.
Whimbrel - 3-10 Christchurch Harbour.
Knot - 2 Brownsea Island.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Wick (Hengistbury).
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 3 Brownsea Island.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Swift - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Stanpit.

Redstart - 2 Durlston NNR.
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury Head.

Note: The elevated number of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.  For more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer


Wheatear at Stanpit © Clinton Whale

Reports of interest, Monday 27th August 2018.

Spoonbill - 2+ Poole Harbour, 1 Stanpit.
Marsh Harrier - 2-3 Poole Harbour.
Osprey - 1 Greenlands Farm, 5 Poole Harbour, 1 Ridge.
Hobby - 1 Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Arctic Skua - 3 Mudeford Quay.

Arctic Tern - 1 Poole Harbour.
Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.

Yellow Wagtail - c.10 Eggardon Hill.
Redstart - 1 Greenlands Farm, 1 West Moors.
Whinchat - 1 Greenlands Farm, 1 Martinstown.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Greenlands Farm, 1 Stanpit.

Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Martinstown.
Melodious Warbler - 1 probable at Martinstown.


Note: The elevated number of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.  For more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer


Sandwich Tern at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Spoonbill on Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Redstart in West Moors © Roy Nicklin

Wryneck in Pimperne on Friday © Christine Corry

Reports of interest, Sunday 26th August 2018.

Manx Shearwater - 20 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 6 Portland Bill.
Sooty Shearwater - 4 Portland Bill.
Great Shearwater - 1 past Mudeford Quay is the first species record for Christchurch Harbour.
Purple Heron - 1 Studland.
Spoonbill - 4 Stanpit.
Osprey - 2 Lytchett RSPB.
Hobby - 1 Wick (Hengistbury).
Green Sandpiper - 10+ Lytchett RSPB.   
Common Sandpiper - 2+ Lytchett RSPB.
Greenshank - c. 10 Lytchett RSPB.

Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit.
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 2 Mudeford Quay.
Black Tern - 1 past Chesil.
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Lytchett RSPB, 15 Portland Bill.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland (Old Hill).


Late news:  A Wryneck was seen in Pimperne on Friday.

Note: The elevated number of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.  For more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Ringed Plover at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Reports of interest, Saturday 25th August 2018.

Manx Shearwater - 47 Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 8 Portland Bill.

Purple Heron - 1 possible Poole Harbour.
Spoonbill - 11 Brownsea, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Arne Bay, 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Hen Harrier - 1 Keysworth.
Honey Buzzard - 1 St Leonards.
Osprey - 3 Poole Harbour, plus 2 translocated young birds (see note below).
Hobby - 1 Stour Valley LNR.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 3 Arne, 1+ Brands Bay, 1 Ferrybridge, 3 Hengistbury Head, 1+ Holes Bay, 3 Ringstead.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Brownsea Island, 2 Holes Bay, 1 Longham Lakes, 3 Lytchett RSPB, 1 Stanpit.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island.
Green Sandpiper - 18 Lytchett RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett RSPB.
Greenshank - 15 Brownsea Island, 1 Holes Bay, 2 Holloway's Dock (Hengistbury), 10 Lytchett RSPB.
Nightjar - 1 ringed Durlston Head NNR.
Swift - 5+ Longham Lakes.
Yellow Wagtail - 25 Greenlands Farm, 2 Hengistbury Head, 3 Holes Bay, 10+ Lytchett RSPB,  44 Portland Bill, 19 Ringstead, 10 Wareham Common.
Redstart - 1 Arne, 4 Greenlands Farm, 2 Rushcombe Bottom.
Whinchat - 1+ Arne, 2 Hengistbury Head, 8 Portland Bill.
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Brownsea Island, 2 Greenlands Farm, 1 Hengistbury Head, c. 4 Longham Lakes,  1 Stour Valley LNR.
Pied Flycatcher - 3 Brownsea Island.
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Ringstead.


Note: The elevated number of Osprey in Poole Harbour at present is due to the Osprey translocation scheme which is being carried out by the Birds of Poole Harbour charity and The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.  For more information on this project follow the link below.
https://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/osprey-translocation-project-schools-summer

Kestrel at Stanpit © Brian Smith

Wheatear at Stanpit © Brian Smith

Greenshank at Hengistbury © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Friday 24th August 2018.

Balearic Shearwater - 45 past Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 11 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Common Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 16 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 over Wick Water Meadows.
Greenshank - 12 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 7 Middlebere.
Black Tern - 1 juvenile Rodden Hive.
Tree Pipit - 7 Portland Bill,  4 over Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Yellow Wagtail - c200 Rodden Hive, 59 Portland Bill,  c20 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 10 Reap Lane, Portland, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis.
Whinchat - 1 Portland Bill.
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Langton Herring.

Sightings - Thursday 23rd August 2018.

Purple Heron - 1 Littlesea, Studland.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Poole Harbour.
Grey Plover - 9 Middlebere.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 juvenile Lodmoor RSPB.
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit Marsh.
Ruff - 2 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Middlebere, 1 Ferrybridge,  Longham Lakes.
Spotted Redshank - 1 juvenile Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 6 Middlebere, 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 juvenile Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow Wagtail - 9 Portland Bird Observatory, 3 over Hengistbury Head, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Tree Pipit - 6 Portland Bird Observatory, 3 over Hengistbury Head.
Whinchat - 5 Portland Bird Observatory.
Pied Flycatcher - 3 Portland Bird Observatory.

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB heading W.
Purple Heron - 1 juvenile still Littlesea.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wytch Channel.
Osprey -1 through Bowleaze Cove, 1 Middlebere, 2 juveniles Wytch Channel.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juvenile Ferrybridge.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere, 1Wick.
Tree Pipit - 18 Portland Bill, 1 over Ringstead Bay.
Yellow Wagtail - 25 Portland Bill, 10+ Lodmoor RSPB, 7 Hartland Moor, 4 Stanpit Marsh, 3 Ringstead Bay, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whinchat - 2 Hartland Moor.
Willow Warbler - 135 Portland Bill.
Garden Warbler - 1 Wick..
Melodious Warbler 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Portland Bird Observatory, 3 Ballard Down, 1 Tarrant Rushton Airfield, 1 Wick.
Pied Flycatcher - 12 Portland Bird Observatory, 1 Ballard Down.

Sightings - Tuesday 21st August 2018.

Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Spoonbill - 8 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Stanpit.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Swineham.
Grey Plover - 9 Middlebere(3 in summer plumage).
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Tree Pipit - 5 Portland Bill.
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Portland Bill.
Whinchat 2 Barn Field, Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge.
Willow Warbler - 55 Portland Bill.
Melodious Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.

Chiffchaff – Bournemouth © David Wareham. 

Sightings - Monday 20th August 2018

Great Egret - 2 Holes Bay
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Sunnyside Farm, Ridge
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit Marsh
Woodchat - 1 West Bexington
Swift - 10 Hengistbury Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Sunnyside Farm, Ridge
Willow Warbler - 25 Hengistbury Head

Wood Sandpiper Sunnyside Farm copyright Jol Mitchell







Sightings - Sunday 19th August 2018

Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Great Egret - 2 Lodmoor
Osprey - 2 Middlebere, 3 Wareham Channel
Ringed Plover - 75 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 14 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-legged Gull - 7 Tarrant Rushton pig farm
Arctic Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Obs
Woodchat - 1 West Bexington

Woodchat West Bexington copyright Mike Morse 



Sightings - Saturday 18th August 2018

Osprey - 3 Wareham Channel, 2 Middlebere earlier
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling -13 Stanpit Marsh

Sightings - Friday 17th August 2018

Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 2 Lodmoor
Purple Heron - 1 Littlesea
Whimbrel - 13 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Lambert’s Castle, 1 Portland Obs
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Obs
Common Whitethroat - 20 Christchurch Harbour
Willow Warbler - 18 Christchurch Harbour, 24 Portland Obs

Sightings - Thursday 16th August 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Heron - 1 in roost this evening Little Sea, Studland.
Storm Petrel - 2 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Holton Lee
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Portland Bill

Sandwich Tern - Hengistbury Road © Clinton Whale

Magpie - Bournemouth © David Wareham


Sightings - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Spoonbill - 2 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Whinchat - 2 Hengistbury, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Tuesday 14th August 2018

Garganey - 1 still Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 still Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 8 Brownsea Lagoon, 2 Stanpit
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 over Bridport
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 9 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Tree Pipit - 20 Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher  - 1 Lulworth Cove, 5 Portland, 2 Durlston CP

Great White Egret (x3) - Lodmoor RSPB © Clive Hargrave

Great White Egret - Lodmoor RSPB © Clive Hargrave

Whimbrel - Stanpit © Clinton Whale
Common Tern - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale 


Sightings - Monday 13th August 2018

Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Heron - juv into roost at Little Sea, Studland.
Spoonbill - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 6 Middlebere
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Lambert's Castle, 1 West Bexington
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Aquatic Warbler - 1 trapped on The Fleet

Aquatic Warbler - The Fleet © Freddy Alway

Aquatic Warbler - The Fleet © Freddy Alway

Aquatic Warbler - The Fleet © Freddy Alway

Nightjar - Briantspuddle © Roger Hewitt

 




Sightings - Sunday 12th August 2018

Garganey - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 10 past Portland Bill 
Sooty Shearwater 1 past Portland Bill
Gannet - 20+ - Studland Beach
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 6 Middlebere
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 15 Brownsea Island lagoon
Bar tailed Godwit - 9 Brownsea Island lagoon
Arctic Tern 1 - past Mudeford Quay
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill 




Sightings - Saturday 11th August 2018

Garganey - 1 Juv Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 6 Arne RSPB
Grey Plover - 5 Middlebere
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black tailed Godwit - 306 Middlebere
Bar tailed Godwit - 20 Brownsea Island lagoon
Spotted Redshank 2 - Middlebere, 5 Brownsea Island lagoon, 
Greenshank - 6 Brownsea Island lagoon
Redshank - 67 Brownsea Island lagoon
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Whinchat 1 - Durlston CP
Wheatear 1 - Durlston CP
Garden Warbler - 2 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston CP


Wheatear - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale