Sightings - Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery,  3 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Ring-necked Duck - 1st winter drake, Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Cattle Egret - 23 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret -  3 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth, 
Merlin - 1 male Milton Abbas  
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Sotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Franklins Gull - 2W Radipole Lake RSPB car park, then in roost at weymouth bay from pier by Brunswick Terrace
Black Guillemot - 1 Poole Harbour viewable from Sandbanks ferry slipway 
Woodlark - 5 Portland
Short-eared Owl - 1 Slepe Heath
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, Portland   

Lesser Yellowlegs - Lodmoor RSPB © SB



















Whooper Swan - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Tuesday 13th November 2018

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Ring-necked Duck - 1st winter drake, Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Great Northern Diver - 1 Shell Bay, Poole Harbour
Slavonian Grebe -1 Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Poole Harbour
Cattle Egret - 19 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth, 1 Lodmoor RSPB Weymouth
Hen Harrier -  2, 1 male 1 female Hartland Moor / Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Purple Sandpiper - 10 The Cobb, Lyme Regis
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Franklins Gull - 1 2nd Winter Radipole Lake RSPB car park, then in roost at weymouth bay  from pavilion Pier 
Black Guillemot - 1 Poole Harbour viewable from Studland Houseboats
Short-eared Owl - 1 top fields, Portland
Water Pipit - 3 Holton Heath
Ring Ouzel - 1 Ballad Down 
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 railway cutting, Wakeham, Portland

Sightings - Monday 12th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juv Hamperston Fields
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Cattle Egret - 38 Abbotsbury Swannery roost
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Hen Harrier -1 male Melbourne St Andrew  
Goshawk - 1 Juv Milton Abbas   
Franklin's Gull - 2W Radipole Lake RSPB car park, Weymouth, then in roost viewed from Sea-life Tower, Weymouth
Ring-billed Gull - 1 2nd Winter Radipole Lake RSPB car park Weymouth, 
Arctic Tern - 1 Newton's Cove, Weymouth
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, Swanage
Woodlark - 4 Durlston CP, Swanage
Yellow-browed Warbler - Reservoir Copse, Durlston CP, Swanage, 1 Wakeham, railway cutting, Portland, 1 Thumb Lane, Portland.
Twite -1 flew over Durlston CP, Swanage, 

Franklin's Gull with BHG - Radipole Lake RSPB © Gareth Rees.

Sightings - Sunday 11th November 2018

Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w Radipole Lake RSPB
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Radipole Lake RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 South Haven Studland
Cattle Egret - 11 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 2 Radipole RSPB p.m. 1 Lodmoor RSPB a.m.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 off Houseboats Studland, 1 Studland Bay
Hen Harrier -1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Hengistbury Hd.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Tern - 1 Portland Hbr.
Iceland Gull - 1  juv south Bridport
Glaucous Gull - 1 juv Ferrybridge
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Wakenham (Railway cutting)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Thumb Lane Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage
Brambling - 1 in Ferndown garden


Durlston C.P. Visual Migration Highlights
Woodpigeon - 10,000
Brambling - 200
Chaffinch - 2,000
Hawfinch - 3


Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale





















Marsh Harrier - Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

















Goldeneye - Poole Park © David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 10th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juv Hampreston Meadows Longham
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w Radipole Lake RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Hbr.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland `Hbr.
Cattle Egret - 23 Portesham, 9+ Stoborough
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Portland Hbr.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 1 Portland
Sandwich Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 Portland Hbr.
Little Gull - 1 1st/w Ferrybridge
Glaucous Gull - 1 juv Ferrybridge
Common Swift - probably 1 Middle Beach Studland p.m.
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Wakenham (Railway cutting)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Wakeham Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland, 1 Sherborne Girls Schoo; (No access)
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Field
Brambling - 1 in Southwell Garden.

Jackdaw - Gillingham © Mike V. Pike


Sightings - Friday 9th November 2018

Whooper Swan  - 3 west over Ferrybridge, 1 Hampreston Meadows Longham
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/W Radipole Lake RSPB
Scaup - 3 Radipole Lake RSPB
Common Scoter - 12 Shell Bay
Cattle Egret - 6 Athelhampton
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 2 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 3+ Studland
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Glaucous Gull - 1 West Bexington
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 1 Asker's Meadows Bridport
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 still Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland

Whooper Swan - Ferrybridge © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Thursday 8th November 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 7 Ferrybridge
Gadwall - 1 Ferrybridge (unusual at this location)
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/W Radipole Lake RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 2 Chesil Cove
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Peveril Point
Cattle Egret - 6 Athelhamton, 1 Stoborough nr. Wareham by-pass
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 male Morden Bog
Goshawk - 1 juv/fem Milton Abbas
Golden Plover - 300 Compton Abbas
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB (7th week)
Woodcock - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Arctic Skua - 1 flew over Lodmoor RSPB
Sandwich Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Kittiwake - 25 past Hengistbury
Little Gull - 3 Chesil Cove
Woodlark - 1 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Fortuneswell Portland
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage, 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Reap Lane Portland
Twite - 2 report Durlston CP (per info service)

Lesser Yellowlegs - LOdmoor RSPB ©Edmund Mackrill



















Mandarin - Poole Park © David Wareham



















Cattle Egret - Stoborough Wareham by-pass © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave

Sightings - Wednesday 7th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreston Fields
Ring-necked Duck - 1 CY drake Radipole
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 2 Burton Meadows, 1 Stoborough
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 32 Shipstall Point, Arne
Marsh Harrier - 3 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Jack Snipe - 1 Lodmoor
Great Skua - 3 south through Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 6 past Chesil Cove
Glaucous Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Common Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Auk - 1 reportedly flew past Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Lytchett Bay flew north
Water Pipit - 2 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 Portland, near lighthouse
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Durlston, east of Castle

Black Brant, Ferrybridge copyright Roderick Taylor


Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Ferrybridge copyright Roderick Taylor




Sightings - Tuesday 6th November 2018

Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 7 Ferrybridge
Brent Goose - 2120 Ferrybridge
Greater Scaup - 3 juveniles Radipole by tennis courts
Ring-necked Duck - 1CY Radipole by tennis courts
Cattle Egret - 41 Abbotsbury, 21 Swineham, behind Curlew Cottage
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - Church Opie, Portland
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Durlston, east of Castle
Dusky Warbler - 1 Portland
Firecrest - 2 Canford Heath

Green Sandpiper, Holton Lee copyright Roderick Taylor

Green Sandpiper, Holton Lee copyright Roderick Taylor

Great Crested Grebe, Hatch Pond, Poole copyright Clinton Whale

Peregrine, Bournemouth copyright David Wareham





Sightings - Monday 5th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreston Fields
Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Ferrybridge
Great Scaup - 3 Radipole by tennis courts
Ring-necked Duck - 1CY Radipole
Goldeneye - 3 drakes Poole Park Lake
Black-necked Grebe - 9+ Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 30+ Abbotsbury, 20 Swineham, 1 Longham
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1Littlesea, Studland
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Lapwing - 300+ Priory Marsh, Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Stanpit
Woodlark - 5 Broadcroft Quarry, Portland
Water Pipit - 1 Wytch Causeway, Rempstone Heath yesterday
Black Redstart - 2 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Chesil Cove
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stonebarrow Hill, Charmouth

Cattle Egret, Abbotsbury copyright Phyl England

Black-tailed Godwits, Hengistbury Head copyright Clinton Whale

Cattle Egret, Longham Lakes copyright Lorne Bissell








Sightings - Sunday 4th November 2018

Brent Goose - 2100 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Wareham Channel
Greater Scaup - 3 Radipole
Ring-necked Duck - 1 First winter drake Radipole off Tennis Courts
Mandarin - 1 drake Poole Park Lake
Storm Petrel - Unspecified good number seen in Lyme Bay
Leach's Storm Petrel - 1 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 31 Wareham Channel, 1 Lytchett Bay
Avocet - 1 Sherford Pools
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Little Gull - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 First winter Charmouth
Kittiwake - 38 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Short-eared Owl - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery

Rock Pipit at Hengistbury Head copyright Clinton Whale

Cattle Egret, Longham Lakes copyright David Foster

Cattle Egret, Abbotsbury copyright Sue Wingett

Short-eared Owl copyright Sue Wingett








Sightings - Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Longham Lakes.
Barnacle Goose - 25 Rodden Hive.
Goosander - 7 Ferrybridge.
Great Northern Diver - 1 on the sea off Christchurch Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 37 Abbotsbury Swannery area.
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down.
Merlin - 1f Milborne St. Andrew.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Glaucous Gull - 1 1w S through Chesil Cove, seen later off Portland Bill.
Black Redstart -2 Church Ope Cove.

Whooper Swan juv. with Mute Swan – Longham Lakes ©Chris Roughley.



Whooper Swan Juvenile – Longham Lakes ©Chris Roughley.

Juvenile Whooper Swan – Longham Lakes ©Lorne Bissell.

Sightings - Friday 2nd November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Longham Lakes.
Brent Goose - 245 Ferrybridge, 66 Christchurch Harbour.
Greater Scaup - 3 juveniles Radipole Lake RSPB.
Eider - 1 Poole Harbour.
Goosander - 4 Ferrybridge, 2 Lytchett Bay.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Middle Beach, 2 Shell Bay, 1 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Merlin - 1m Milborne St. Andrew.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Jack Snipe - 2 Priory Marsh, 1 Bexington.
Yellow-browed Warbler -  4 on Portland.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Crossbill - 15 Canford Heath.
Greenshank – Radipole RSPB © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave. 

Great White Egret – Radipole RSPB © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Pied Wagtail – Poole Park © David Wareham. 
Dunlin – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 

Ringed Plover – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 




Sightings - Thursday 1st November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreton Meadows.
Eider - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 drake past Portland Bill.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Cattle Egret - 4 High Tor, Wareham/Wool Road. 1 over north lake Longham Lakes.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere.
Hen Harrier -1f Hartland Moor, 1 Holton Lee.
Merlin - 1m Hartland Moor.
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Lyme Regis.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stonebarrow, Charmouth.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chard Junction.
Brambling - 6 Weston Portland.

Sightings - Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreston Meadows.
Black Brant - 1 briefly Ferrybridge then flew to Pirate's Cove.
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Christchurch Harbour.
Great White Egret - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Poole Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour, 1m  Maiden Castle.
Rough-Legged Buzzard - 1 over Portland Bill.
Merlin - 1f  Poole Harbour.
Golden Plover - 290 Maiden Castle.
Ring Ouzel -2 Kingbarrow Portland.
Goldcrest - 25 Wick/Hengistbury Head.
Firecrest - 10 Hengistbury Head.
Marsh Tit - 2 Langton Matravers.



Golden Plovers – Maiden Castle © Trevor Wilkinson.

Sightings - Tuesday 30th October 2018

Great Northern Diver - 1 West Bexington
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Studland Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Golden Plover - c300 Maiden Castle
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Glaucous Gull - 1 Weymouth Bay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Museum

Great White Egret at Radipole Lake RSPB © Clinton Whale

Water Rail at Radipole Lake RSPB © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 29th October 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 on R. Stour near Wimborne
Black-throated Diver - 1 E Mudeford Quay
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 7 Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Little Auk - 1 off East Cliffs Portland
Caspian Gull - 1st-winter Abbotsbury Swannery later at West Bexington
Barred Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Obs
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Ringstead

Goldeneye at Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill


Great Black-backed Gull at Radipole Lake RSPB © David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 28th October 2018

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 2 W Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Butterstreet Cove (The Fleet)
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 50 west of Portesham, 40+ left roost at Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Burton Meadows (near Christchurch), 1 Wareham
Spoonbill - 41 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Red Kite - 1 over Eggardon Hill
Merlin - 1 over Stanpit
Golden Plover - c100 between Eggardon Hill & Wynford Eagle, 1 Stanpit
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Jack Snipe - 1 Priory Marsh (Christchurch Harbour)
Short-eared Owl - 1 West Bexington
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 1 over N of Lodmoor RSPB
Black Redstart - 1 West Bexington
Wheatear - 1 West Bexington
Yellow Wagtail - West Bexington

Golden Plover between Eggardon Hill/Wynford Eagle © Sue Wingett

Golden Plover between Eggardon Hill/Wynford Eagle © Sue Wingett

Sightings - Saturday 27th October 2018

Greenland White-fronted Goose - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery
Barnacle Goose - 27 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 3 W Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 39 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Studland Heath, 1 Arne RSPB, 1 E over East Bexington
Spoonbill - 46 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 Cerne Abbas, 1 over Longham Lakes, 1 over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Merlin - 1 East Bexington, 1 S over Durlston CP, 1 over Longham Lakes
Golden Plover - 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Durlston CP
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea Island
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Stock Dove - 154 E Durlston CP
Short-eared Owl - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest - 4 Durlston CP, 1 Rodden Hive
Woodlark - 2 W East Bexington., 1 Durlston CP
Swallow - 9 E Durlston CP, 1 Rodden Hive
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Nothe Gardens (Weymouth), 2 Avalanche Road Hump (Portland), 1 Littlebredy
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP

Little Egret at Compton Abbas © Brian Smith

Reports of interest, Friday 26th October 2018.

Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Ring Ousel - 2 The Verne, Portland.

Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Penn Castle, Portland.
BARRED WARBLER - 1 trapped and ringed Portland Bill.
LAPLAND BUNTING - 1 Portland East Cliffs.
Brambling - 1 Ringstead.


Ruff at Lodmoor © David Wareham


Wigeon at Stanpit © Clinton Whale
Emperor Goose at Stanpit © Clinton Whale


Reports of interest, Thursday 25th October 2018.

Goosander - 1 Studland Littlesea is unusual at the location.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 Studland Littlesea.
Cattle Egret - 6 in off the sea at Portland Bill.
Red Kite - 1 East Bexington.
Hen Harrier - 1 f/r Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP,
Golden Plover - 1 Winspit.
Greenshank - 1 Middlebere.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Radipole Lake.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland arguing with a Sparrowhawk.
Ring-Necked Parakeet - 5 Swanage allotments.
Woodlark - 1 Ballard Down, 7 East Bexington, 1 Middlebere, 1 Morden Bog.
Ring Ousel - 2 Portland.
Black Redstart - 2 Portland.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 3 across Portland.
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Portland Bill.
Tree Sparrow - 2 Winspit.


Great White Egret at Radipole Lake © Clive Hargrave

Great White Egret at Radipole Lake © Clive Hargrave

Reports of interest, Wednesday 24th October 2018.

Goosander - 2 Ferrybridge.
Cattle Egret - 15 Loders, 2 Lodmoor.

Hen Harrier - 1 m Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Golden Plover  - c.40 Eggardon Hill.
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 still at Lodmoor.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge.
Short-Eared Owl - 2 Portland.
Ring Ousel - 1 the Verne, Portland.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 2 Grove area Portland.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 23rd October 2018.

Black-Throated Diver - 1 Poole Harbour mouth.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 East Bexington.
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island.
Cattle Egret - 2 east of Wareham causeway.
Spoonbill - 30 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 f Hartland/Slepe.
Merlin - 1 East Bexington, 1 Slepe.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Arne Moors.
Woodlark - 1 Ballard Down, 2 East Bexington.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury.
Brambling - 3+ Ballard Down, 2 Hengistbury.





Possible wildlife crime at RSPB Lodmoor Nature Reserve:
Dorset Police alerted the RSPB to the presence of five males who have known links to wildlife crime at RSPB Lodmoor nature reserve on the 17th October. They were seen with a large net and drove a black Suzuki Vitara. It’s not known what their intentions were but their behaviour was clearly suspicious and was logged by the Police. A further possible incident took place 21st October when two males were seen lifting a ‘cage’ from the sluice along Preston Beach Road but again there’s no suggestion of their intention. Due to these incidents please look out for anything suspicious at RSPB Lodmoor and report it to the Police via 101 and if you see a crime taking place please do not hesitate to ring 999. More eyes looking the better!

Sightings - Monday 22nd October 2018

Cattle Egret - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Stoborough
Great Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 26 Brownsea Island lagoon
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Avocet - 500 Brownsea Island lagoon
Short-eared Owl - 7 Portland Bill (yesterday)
Fieldfare - 40 Middlebere
Redwing - 7 Christchurch Harbour
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Obs

Possible wildlife crime at RSPB Lodmoor Nature Reserve –

Dorset Police alerted the RSPB to the presence of five males who have known links to wildlife crime at RSPB Lodmoor nature reserve on the 17th October. They were seen with a large net and drove a black Suzuki Vitara. It’s not known what their intentions were but their behaviour was clearly suspicious and was logged by the Police. A further possible incident took place 21st October when two males were seen lifting a ‘cage’ from the sluice along Preston Beach Road but again there’s no suggestion of their intention. Due to these incidents please look out for anything suspicious at RSPB Lodmoor and report it to the Police via 101 and if you see a crime taking place please do not hesitate to ring 999. More eyes looking the better!











Sightings - Sunday 21st October 2018

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields
Osprey - 1 over Char Valley near Wooton
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Short-eared Owl - up to 4 Stanpit Marsh
Wryneck - 1 Longham Lakes
Jackdaw - 2180 over West Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Charmouth, 1 Ballard Down, 1 Osmington Mills, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Blacknor, 2 Reap Lane
Wryneck Longham Lakes copyright David Foster


Sightings - Thursday 18th October 2018

Great Egret - 5 past Abbotsbury, Charmouth and West Bexington, 1 past West Bay, 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 2 Frome floodplain Wareham, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 
Spoonbill - 66 from Shipstal Arne
Osprey - 1 Langton Herring
Merlin - 3 Hengistbury Head
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Skylark - 2000 over Abbotsbury Swannery, 2230 over West Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson Sewage Works
Yellow-browed Warbler - 3 Ringstead Bay, 1 Reap Lane Portland
Ring Ouzel - 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Top Fields Portland, 1 Blacknor
Lapland Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 

Hengistbury Head vis mig
1 Hawfinch, 730 Chaffinch, 35 Redpoll, 730 Chaffinch, 750 Siskin, 2800 Linnet, 3200 Goldfinch, 530 albaWagtail, 1700 Meadow Pipit, 435 Skylark, 111 Starling


West Bay vis mig 
5 GW Egret, Merlin, 3 Woodlark, 2 Corn Bunting, 5 Brambling, Lapwing, 3 Bullfinch, 2230 Skylark, 1525 Chaffinch, 1230 Wood Pig, 20 Stock D 1355 Linnet, 560 Goldfinch, 510 Starling, 88 M Pipit, 46 alba, 34 Siskin, 21 Reed Bunt, 13 Greenfinch, 3 Redpoll, 2 Swallow

Sightings - Wednesday 17th October 2018

Great Egret - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Littlesea Studland
Cattle Egret - 3 past Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane Portland
Hawfinch - 1 over Durlston CP
Little Bunting - 1 Top Fields Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 16th October 2018

Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury
Spoonbill - 45 Shipstal Point
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Cuckoo - 1 Hartland Moor
Redstart - 1 Hartland Moor
Wheatear - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Durlston
Yellow-browed Warbler - 4 Grove Sports Stadium, 1 Easton YMCA Portland, 1 Ballard Down, 2 Lyme Regis
Chiffchaff - 40 Christchurch Harbour
Brambling - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Linnet - 400 over Christchurch Harbour
Siskin - 180 over Christchurch Harbour
Little Bunting - 1 Portland Obs

Black-tailed Godwits Hengistbury Head copyright Clinton Whale