Sightings - Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Hardly any news today

Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury
Red Kite - 3 Wareham Forest, 1 Ulwell

Sightings - Monday 21st May 2018

Manx Shearwater - 225 off Abbotsbury Beach this evening
Red Kite - small numbers still moving in the south of the county

Bee-eater - 1 over Portland Bill, 1 heard over Wareham near train station at 16:30
Whinchat - 1 Seatown, near Chideok

Sightings - Sunday 20th May 2018

Nightjar - 2 distantly off Chesil Cove late evening

Egyptian Goose - Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Saturday 19th May 2018

Black-tailed Godwit - 130 Brownsea Lagoon
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Gull - 1 2cy Abbotsbury Swannery
Short-eared Owl  - 1 in the Lorton Valley, Lodmoor RSPB

Stonechat - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 18th May 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 4 past Chesil Cove
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 near Wareham Forest
Tree Sparrow - 3 Portland Bill

Siskin - West Moors © Roy Nicklin

Pochard - Radipole Lake RSPB © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 17th May 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Red Kite -  1 over Wareham Forest
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Common Sandpiper - 1 Hatch Pond, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Nightjar - 1 Brownsea Island
Spotted Flycatcher - 6 Portland, 1 Winspit
Whinchat - 2 Portland

Further information about yesterdays sightings : It has been reported that, based on their colour rings, the two Cranes over Horton are Soar and Humbug from the Somerset Great Crane Project.

Also a Sandwich Tern seen at Abbotsbury Swannery yesterday was ringed at Lady's Island Lake, (County Wexford, Ireland), in 2015, then wintered in Namibia; it's next sighting was in Lancashire in 2017 before appearing at Abbotsbury.

Sightings - Wednesday 16th May 2018

Red Kite -  1 over Wareham
Osprey - 1 over Blacknor (Portland), 1 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 2 Swineham, 1 Portland Bill
Crane - 2 over Horton
Whimbrel - 2 over Portesham
Arctic Tern - 12 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 2cy at Radipole RSPB
Cuckoo - 1 Swineham
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 6 Portland Bill, 4 Winspit Valley
Nightingale - 1 Lydlinch Common
Tree Sparrow - 1 Portland Bill

Cranes over Horton © John Wareham

Yellow-legged Gull at Radipole RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Tuesday 15th May 2018

Scaup -  1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red Kite -  good numbers reported from coastal and some inland sites: highest
count 58 over Abbotsbury
Whimbrel - 6 Christchurch Harbour
Sanderling - 9 Hengistbury Head
Purple Sandpiper - 14 on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pomarine Skua - 1 Weymouth Bay
Garden Warbler - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury
Nightingale - 1 Reap Lane (Portland)

Sanderling and Dunlin at Hengistbury Head © Clive Hargrave

Skylark at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Purple Sandpiper - The Cobb, Lyme Regis on 12th May © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Monday 14th May 2018

Scaup -  1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red Kite - 12+ over 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, up to 5 over Bournemouth and Christchurch, 4 over Crossways, 3 over Briantspuddle, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Bere Regis, 1 Canford
Whimbrel - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Sanderling - 13 Hengistbury Head
Greenshank - 5 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Abbotsbury, 2 Hengistbury
Red-spotted Bluethroat - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury

Red-spotted Bluethroat at Lodmoor RSPB © Daragh Croxson
Red-spotted Bluethroat at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill
Red-spotted Bluethroat at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill
Red Kite over Briantspuddle © Roger Hewitt


Red Kite over Morden Bog © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Sunday 13th May 2018.

Shelduck - 118 - Brownsea Island Lagoon
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, North lake - Longham Lakes
Common Scoter - 40 Durlston CP
Manx Shearwater - 134 Durlston CP
Red Kite - 1 Wimbourne - Cranborne Road
Whimbrel - 4 Durlston CP
Bar tailed Godwit - 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Pomarine Skua - 1 Chesil Cove, 3 Durlston CP, 
Arctic Skua - 3 Durlston CP
Wood Warbler - 1 Verne Cemetery, Portland
Continental Coal Tit - 1 Pennsylvania Castle, Portland
Tree Sparrow - 1 Reap Lane, Portland

Oystercatcher - Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Saturday 12th May 2018.

Common Scoter - 35 Portland
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland
Manx Shearwater - 200+ feeding off the Bill, Portland 
Osprey - 1 over Bridport, 1 over Abbotsbury, Swannery
Great Skua - 2 Portland
Pomarine Skua - 2 Portland
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland
Tree Sparrow - 1 the Obs/huts area, Portland

Sightings - Friday 11th May 2018.

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Black throated Diver - 1 Portland
Great Northern Diver - 7 Portland
Red Kite - 1 flew north over Winterbourne, Whitechurch
Pomarine Skua - 3 Portland, 1 past Burton Bradstock
Roseate Tern - 1 Burton Bradstock
Continental Coal Tit - 1 Penn's Wood, Portland

Sightings - Thursday 10th May 2018.

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 flew over Briantspuddle heading towards Wareham
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel, Poole Harbour
Hooded Crow - 1 Flew south west over Lodmoor RSPB


Hooded Crow - Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill



Reports of interest, Wednesday 9th May 2018

Manx Shearwater - 6 Durlston CP, 50+ distantly past Hengistbury Head.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Great Skua - 1 Durlston CP.
Cuckoo - 1 Wick.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 8th May 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Red Kite - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Weymouth.
Osprey - 1 Arne.

Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes.
Whimbrel - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Hengistbury sandspit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes.
Cuckoo - 1 Arne, 1 Morden Bog.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Ferrybridge.
SAVI'S WARBLER - 1 heard Radipole Lake this morning.

Late news:  The Osprey seen over Portland yesterday has been identified at Kielder Water today, where it was ringed as a pullus in 2016.




Green Woodpecker at Wallisdown © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Monday 7th May 2018.

Mandarin Duck - 2 Thorncombe.
Red Kite - 1 Chickerell, 4 Coombe Valley, 5 Lytchett Matravers, 1 Portland.
Osprey - 2 Morden Bog, 1 Portland (Weston).
Whimbrel - 1 Coombe Valley, 23 Ferrybridge, 3 Lytchett Bay, 7 Three-Legged Cross.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Pomarine Skua - 3 Portland Bill.
Cuckoo - 1 Badbury Rings, 1 Lytchett Matravers.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Redstart - 2 Morden Bog.
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Nightingale - 3 Ringstead.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Ringstead.




Wheatear at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Mallard chick jumping at flies, Holton Lea © Brian Smith

Reports of interest, Sunday 6th May 2018

Red-Throated Diver - 2 Chesil.
Red Kite - Many birds reported from coastal and near-coastal areas (total about 30 individuals).
Merlin - 1 Chesil.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Chesil.
Whimbrel - 80 Chesil, 5 Christchurch Harbour, 7 Ferrybridge.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Arctic Tern - 26 Chesil.

 

Linnet at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Whimbrel at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 5th May 2018

Scaup -  1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay (Overcombe end)
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 9 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Whimbrel - 7 Lodmoor, 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge
Puffin - 5 Dancing Ledge
BONAPARTE’S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Hobby - 6 Poole Harbour, 1 Cold Harbour (Wareham Forest)
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 briefly at High Angle Battery (Portland )
Whinchat - 5 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury, 2 over Abbotsbury

Puffin at Dancing Ledge © Ian & Helen Mears
Black-headed Gulls on Brownsea Island DWT reserve © Lorne Bissell




Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Friday 4th May 2018

Common Scoter - 22 past Chesil Cove
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Gigger's Island
Red Kite - 1 west over St. Leonards
Goshawk - 1 over Wareham Channel
Whimbrel - 2 Portland Bill, 2 Chesil Cove, 1 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Wareham Channel, 2 Brownsea shore, 1 Longham Lakes
Arctic Skua - 1 past Chesil cove
Great Shua - 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 27 Chesil Cove
'Commic Terns' - 137 Chesil Cove
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 3CY Longham Lakes
Hobby - 2+ Hartland Moor, 1 Slepe Heath
Wheatear - 20+ Portland Bill, 8 Sunnyside Farm
Yellow Wagtail - 1 over Chesil Cove
Whimbrel - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
















Wheatear - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale






















Little Owl - Portland Bill © Clive Hargrave
















Whimbrel Portland Bill © Clive Hargrave




Sightings - Thursday 3rd May 2018

Scaup - 1 fem Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 male Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red Kite - 1 south Moors Valley CP.
Osprey - 1 Wareham Forest, 1 Wareham Channel (pos. same), 1 over Christchurch Hbr.
Whimbrel - 23 Swineham Pt, 13 over Stanpit, 4 Ferrybridge, 2 Middlebere, 1 Brand's Bay
Little Tern - 9 Ferrybridge
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 3CY Longham Lakes
Hobby - 6 Wareham Channel area, 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Golden Oriole - 1 imm. Wyke Regis off Camp Rd. behind Value House.
Whitethroat - 3 Sucthumb Quarry, 1 Barleycrates Lane
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Wick Fields, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Lytchett Fields
Pied Flycatcher - 1 female Reap Lane
Redstart - 1 female Portland Bill (Top Fields)
Whinchat - 2 Portland Bill (Top Fields), 1 Barleycrates Lane
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Ferrybridge

Whimbrel - Swineham Pt. © Neil Gartshore















Green Woodpecker - Hengistbury Hd. © David Wareham




















Mute Swan - Canford © Roger Peart




Sightings - Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Scaup - 1 drake Longham Lakes
Common Scoter - 20 Chesil Cove, 16 Portland Bill
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Diver, 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 16 from Dancing Ledge
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Whimbrel - 6 Mudeford Quay, 2 Ferrybridge, 3 Middlebere
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Little Tern - 22 past Chesil Cove
Common Tern - 510 Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 2 Mudeford Quay
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 3CY Longham Lakes
Hobby - 3 Arne, 1 Middlebere, 1 Blacknor
Golden Oriole - 2 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 3 King Down
Wheatear - 15 Ferrybridge, 3 Arne, 2 Middlebere

Osprey from Middlebere © Joe Baldwin


















Linnet - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham













Sightings - Tuesday 1st May 2018

Manx Shearwater - Steady passage past Portland
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham Point
White Stork - 1wandering individual, seen over Canford Heath, Magna Academy and Stoborough
Glossy Ibis - Lytchett Fields and then seen at Arne
Greater Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Mandarin Duck - 2 on River Stour near Canford School
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wareham Channel
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor
Great Skua - 2 past Portland
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Longham Lakes
Redstart - 4 Portland, 1 Durlston
Golden Oriole - 1 male, 1 female/first summer male Portland

Glossy Ibis - Lytchett Fields RSPB © R.A. Howes
                                        

Glossy Ibis in flight © R.A. Howes
                                           

Green Woodpecker - Colehill garden © Trevor Wilkinson
          

Common Whitethroat - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
                                 




Sightings - Monday 30th April 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Red Kite - 2 Shell Bay drifting NE, 1 over Lytchett Bay
Hoopoe - 1 Portland
Tree Pipit - 1 Holton Lee
Redstart - 1 Portland, 1 Hill Bottom, Worth Matravers
Whinchat - 2 Sunnyside
Wood Warbler - 1 Hill Bottom, Worth Matravers
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Portland, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Hill Bottom, Worth Matravers
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hill Bottom, Worth Matravers
Golden Oriole - 2 Portland top fields (1male, 1female). Only female seen later


Female Golden Oriole - Portland Bill © Pete Coe
                                   

Sightings - Sunday 29th April 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Greater Scaup - 1 female Abbotsbury
Common Scoter - 3 off Cogden Beach
Red Kite - 1 Badbury Rings
Marsh Harrier - 1 female Cowards Marsh
Montagu's Harrier - 1male West Compton, seen from private garden
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Arne from Coombe Heath Viewpoint
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd winter Dancing Ledge at Blackers Hole
Hoopoe - 1 Portland in Grove Stadium area
Tree Pipit - 2 Portland, 1 Town Common, Christchurch
Redstart - 24+ Portland, 2 St Aldhelms Head, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 St Catherines Hill, Christchurch, 1 Lytchett Fields
Whinchat - 12+ Portland
Blackcap - 60 Abbotsbury Swannery
Garden Warbler - 65 Portland, 40 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whitethroat - 31 Portland
Wood Warbler - 2 Portland, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Chiffchaff - 40 Worth Matravers
Willow Warbler - 500+ Portland, 400+ Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Portland, 3 Worth Matravers, 1 Ballard Down
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Portland, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Bridport
Golden Oriole - 2 Portland
Crossbill - 6 Winspit
Corn Buntings - 3 Badbury Rings

Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Whimbrel - Holloway's Dock, Hengistbury Hd, © Clinton Whale
                              

Swallow - River Tarrant ©Brian Smith
                                        


Sightings - Saturday 28th April 2018

Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay off Bowleaze Cove
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Greater Scaup - 1 female Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Scoter - 28 past Hengistbury Head
Whooper Swan - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 60+ past Hengistbury Head
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Hengistbury Head
Common Sandpiper - 5 Longham Lakes
Whimbrel - 20 Lytchett Fields, 6 past Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 2 past Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Iceland Gull - 1 at private site
Bonaparte's Gull - 2nd summer Longham Lakes
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland, flew over High Angle Battery
Woodlark - 1 Portland Heights
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 4 Portland yesterday

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissel



Sightings - Friday 27th April 2018

Black-throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Durlston
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Scoter - 28 past Mudeford Quay, 17 past Ferrybridge, 39 past Durlston
Black-tailed Godwit - 710 Lytchett Fields
Bar-tailed Godwit - 13 past Ferrybridge, 11 past West Bexington, 17 past Durlston
BONAPARTE’S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Roseate Tern - 2 past Ferrybridge
Common Tern - 9 past Mudeford Quay, 40 Abbotsbury
Little Tern - 38 Ferrybridge
Great Skua - 2 past Mudeford Quay
Arctic Skua - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Common Swift - Christchurch Harbour, Kingcombe, Shaftesbury, Ferrybridge
Swallow - 800 Ferrybridge
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Southwell Portland, 1 Portland Obs
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Obs
Whinchat - 4 Reap Lane Portland

Sightings - Wednesday 25th April 2018

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Hobby - 1 Arne, 1 Morden Bog, 1 Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 11 Bowleaze Cove
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
BONAPARTE’S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Tern - 1 off Mudeford Quay

Greenshank Brownsea Island copyright Clinton Whale


Sightings - Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Hobby - 1 Durlston, 1 Thorncombe
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Whimbrel - 16 Lodmoor
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
BONAPARTE’S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Tern - 7 off Mudeford Quay
Hoopoe - 1 Southwell Portland
Swallow - 37 Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 Boscombe, 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Monday 23rd April 2018

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Hobby - 1 Stour Meadows, Blandford
Purple Sandpiper - 18 Hengistbury Head, Christchurch
Bonaparte's Gull - second summer - Longham Lakes
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Short eared Owl - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wick, by wooden bridge, Christchurch Harbour
Corn Bunting - 4 Point Field, Badbury


Swift  - Lodmoor © Edmund Mackrill


Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes,
Velvet Scoter - 2 past Portland 
Gannet - 1 Knoll Beach
Red Kite - 1 Corfe Castle
Bonaparte's Gull - adult at Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 4 past Portland
Hoopoe - 1 south of Eight Kings Quarry, Portland
Wood Warbler - Top Fields, Portland

Sightings - Saturday 21st April 2018

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Beesands Ley 
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Red Kite - 2 Lytchett view point, 3 Melbourne St Andrew
Avocet - 11 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Knot - 2 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Dunlin - 80 Brownsea Island Lagoon NT
Green Sandpiper - 1 South Haven
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Greenshank - 6 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Black tailed Godwit - 130 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Bar tailed Godwit - 11 Brownsea Island lagoon, NT
Whimbrel - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bonaparte's Gull - adult at Longham Lakes
Little Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Sandwich Tern - 35 Brownsea Island, NT
Common Tern - 15 Brownsea Island, NT
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
* Late news for yesterday Friday 20/04/2018 - Swift - 1 Stourton Caundle*
Whinchat - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Wood Warbler - 1 Reap Lane, Portland, 1 Weston Road, Portland, 1 Radipole Lake Gardens,RSPB


Wood Warbler - Radipole Lake RSPB  © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Friday 20th April 2018.

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery still
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 3 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
Osprey 1 Weymouth, Granby Industrial estate at 14.25, 1 Stoney Lane, Christchurch 17.45
Red Kite - 5 Durlston, 5 Ballard Down
Black Kite - 1 north east over Durlston CP 08.30
Marsh Harrier - 1 Ballard Down
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail - West Bexington
Black tailed Godwit - 400+ Middlebere.
Bonaparte's Gull - adult still at Longham Lakes
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cuckoo - 1 Swineham, 2 Middlebere
Yellow wagtail - 1 Ballard Down, 1 Burning Cliff
Whitethroat - 15 Ballard Down
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Ballard Down
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Ballard Down
Sedge Warbler - 2 Swineham
Willow Warbler - 10 Ballard Down
Nightingale - Burning Cliff
Continental Coal Tit - 1 Portland Bill Lighthouse


Arctic Tern - Lodmoor RSPB - © Daragh Croxson

Cuckoo,  Swineham © Clive Hargraves

Sightings - Thursday 19th April 2018

Scaup - 1 drake still Longham Lakes, 2 past Durlston
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes, 1 E past Durlston at 9am
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 3 past Durlston, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 N over Hartland Moor
Red Kite - good numbers moving along the coast today
Hoopoe - 1 still Portland Grove Stadium
Whinchat - 2 Hartland Moor
Pied Flyctacher - 1 Arne RSPB
Hawfinch - 8 Lower Bryanston

Sightings - Wednesday 18th April 2018

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Crane - 1 over Coward's Marsh, 3 W over Wareham 
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes
Whimbrel - 4 Swineham
Osprey - 1 over Wallisdown
Ring Ouzel - 1 Reap Lane
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Grove Stadium, 1 Portland Bill
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Reap Lane still
Continental Coal Tit - 2 Portland Bill
Hawfinch - 8 Lower Bryanston, 6 Leigh Churchyard

Sightings - Tuesday 17th April 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 32 W through Weymouth Bay
Eider - 1 Weymouth Bay
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes
Whimbrel - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Common Sandpiper - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Bill
Hawfinch - 8 Lower Bryanston

Bonaparte's Gull - Longham Lakes © Mike Gibbons

Common Sandpiper - Longham Lakes © Mike Gibbons

Hawfinch (male with tick) - Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman

Hawfinch (female with tick) - Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman

Mandarin - Lodmoor RSPB © Daragh Croxson