Sightings - Wednesday 17th January 2018

Scaup - 4 Lodmoor, 3 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from Road)
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour off Brownsea Island
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Middle Beach
Ruff - 5 Lodmoor
Sanderling - 47 Knowledge Beach
Caspian Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Water Pipit - 2 Lodmoor
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Kilson STW
Hooded Crow - 1 Manor Farm Studland
Hawfinch - 40 Bryanston Cliff woods

Sightings - Tuesday 16th January 2018

BLACK BRANT - 1 Middlebere
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour off Brownsea Island
Spoonbill - 13 Arne Bay
Sanderling - 43 Shell Bay
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Kinson STW

Sightings - Monday 15th January 2018

Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
STILT SANDPIPER - 1 Coward’s Marsh
Hawfinch - 65 Bryanston Cliffs Wood

Sightings - Sunday 14th January 2018

Bewick’s Swan - 2 Warmwell GPs
Goosander - 1 Warmwell GPs, 1 Ferrybridge
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Lodmoor
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park, 2 Ferrybridge , 4 Poole Harbour, 2 Shell Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Ferrybridge
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1Weymouth Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Studland, 1 Middlebere
Purple Sandpiper - 20 Highcliffe
STILT SANDPIPER - 1 Coward’s Marsh
Guillemot - 1 Middlebere Channel
Short-eared Owl - 6 Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Warren Edge Road Bournemouth
Water Pipit - 2 Overcombe
Hooded Crow - 1 Manor Farm Studland
Hawfinch - 1 Litton Cheney, 2 South Perrott, 4 Fernery Kingston Lacy, 12 Lower Bryanston, 10 Cattistick Church, 10 Gillingham

Sightings - Saturday 13th January 2018.

Eider - 1 drake Portland Harbour.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 11w past Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 7 Poole Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 11 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 2 both ringtails Middlebere.
Merlin - 2 Chesil Beach, 1 Middlebere.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2 Poole Harbour.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Coward's Marsh.
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Coward's Marsh.(Evidently disturbed by wildfowlers, not been seen since).
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Poole Harbour.
Sandwich Tern - 2 Poole Harbour.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Sherford Bridge.
Water Pipit - 2+ Christchurch Harbour.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Hawfinch - 6 Lower Bryanston, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Norden.

Sightings - Friday 12th January 2018.

Black Brant - 1 Middlebere Channel.
Scaup - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Eider - 1 drake off Ferrybridge.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour, 2 Portland Harbour, 1 over Ferrybridge,1 Poole Park.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Portland Harbour, 4 off Ferrybridge.
Golden Plover - 1000 Rainbow Farm, Dorchester.
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour.
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Coward's Marsh.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Sika Copse, Middlebere.
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis.
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove.
Hawfinch - 6 Lower Bryanston, 1 Blandford.

Hawfinch – Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman.

Spotted Redshank – Holes Bay ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Sightings - Thursday 11th January 2018.

Egyptian Goose - 9 east of Holmbridge.
Tufted Duck - 1 past Ferrybridge.
Eider - 1 off Hengistbury Head.
Common Scoter - 16 off Hengistbury Head, 15 past Portland Bill.
Velvet Scoter - 1 imm. female Poole Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 5 Poole Harbour, 1 Poole Park.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Swineham.
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Spoonbill - 9 Middlebere.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere.
Great Bustard - 3 circled Ferrybridge.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 87 Sandbanks.
Spotted Redshank -  1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Bay.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 reported at Lodmoor RSPB.
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston CP.
Great Grey Shrike -1 Morden Bog.

Sightings - Wednesday 10th January 2018.

Common Scoter - 5 Poole Harbour.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 5 Poole Harbour, 3 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Poole Harbour, 12 Portland Harbour.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 49 Sandbanks.
Little Gull - 1 off Portland Bill.
Iceland Gull - 1 possible off Portland Bill.
Short-eared Owl - 4 Portland Bill, 1 Tout Quarry, Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle.
Firecrest - 4 Pennsylvania Castle Woods/Church Ope Cove, 2 Greenhill, Weymouth.
Hawfinch - 25 Bryanston, 15+ Cattistock Churchyard, 2 Blandford Stout Park, 2 Lytchett Matravers Church.
Snow Bunting - 1s over Ferrybridge.

Great Northern Diver – Poole Park © R.A.Howes.

Goldeneye – Poole Park © R.A.Howes.

Hawfinch – Lytchett Matravers Church © Phyl England.

Pintail – Lodmoor RSPB © Derek Fowler. 

Ruff – Lodmoor RSPB © Derek Fowler.

Turnstones – Lodmoor RSPB © Derek Fowler. 


Sightings - Tuesday 9th January 2018

Black-throated Diver - 3 reported past Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 3 off Portland Castle, 1 off Poole Quay, 1 Poole Park
Black-necked Grebe - 5 off Portland Castle
Great White Egret - 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Avon Causeway, 2 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 1 Lewell Barn
Hen Harrier - male Hartland Moor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Water Pipit - 2 Coward's Marsh
Hawfinch - 21+ Leigh churchyard, 20 Lower Bryanston, 1 Longham Lakes

Greenshank - Holton Lee © Clive Hargrave

Spoonbill - Holton Lee © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Monday 8th January 2018

Scaup - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 1 Lewell Barn
Spoonbill - c15 Patchins Point, 3 Lytchett Bay
Great Northern Diver - 8 Poole Harbour, 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Park
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Preston Beach
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Poole Harbour, 3 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - ringtail Lytchett Bay, 1+ ringtail Tarrant Rushton Airfield
Short-eared Owl - 1 Eggardon Hill Fort
Jack Snipe - 2 Bere Regis CBs
Green Sandpiper - 1 Muckleford, 1 Waddock Farm CBs, 2 Bere Regis CBs
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Norden Sewage Works
Hawfinch - 45+ New Road, Lower Bryanston, 20 Cattistock Churchyard, several Blandford Stour Park, 1 Thorncombe Woods, 2 Sturminster GPs

Sanderling - Bramble Bush Bay © Brad Mear

Sightings - Sunday 7th January 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Cutcleaves Cove
Scaup - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park, 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Cutcleaves Cove
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 still Lewell Barn SY743898
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay
Golden Plover - 1,000 Maiden Castle
Purple Sandpiper - 1 North Haven
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge
Hen Harrier - ringtail Lytchett Bay, male Arne RSPB
Black Guillemot - 1 yesterday off Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Tilly Whim (Durlston)
Hooded Crow - 1 Studland village above Manor Farm
Hawfinch - 1 Blandford Stour Park, 2 Stour Valley LNR (Kinson), 3 Cattistock churchyard, 35 still New Road, Lower Bryanston

Hen Harrier - Arne © Tony Minvalla
Hawfinch - Lower Bryanston © Mike Coleman

Great Northern Diver - Poole Park © Ian Ballam


Great Northern Diver - Poole Park © Martin Wood



Snipe - Lodmoor © Andrew Maynard

Ruff - Lodmoor © Andrew Maynard
Grey Plover and Dunlin - The Fleet © Jayson Grove


Sightings - Saturday 6th January 2018

Scaup - 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 4 Poole Harbour
Velvet Scoter -  1 female still in Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park, 1 Weymouth Bay, 4 Poole Harbour, 2 Studland Bay, 7 Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 9 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 Lewell Barn
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Middlebere Channel
Ruff - 5 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 4 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Holes Bay
Black Redstart - 1 west end of Charles St, Weymouth, 1 Chesil Cove
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Church Ope Cove, Portland
Hooded Crow - 1 Studland
Hawfinch - 30+ New Road, Lower Bryanston, 12 Cattistock Churchyard, 8 Lytchett Matravers St Mary's Church, 1 Milton Abbas, several Leigh Churchyard

Firecrest - Sherborne © Paul Dibben

Firecrest - Sherborne © Paul Dibben

Spotted Redshank - Holes Bay © David Wareham

Blackcap - Portesham © Sue Wingett

Reports of interest, Friday 5th January 2018.

Egyptian Goose - 6 East Stoke, 2 nr Knighton Heath.
Great Northern Diver - 5 Portland Harbour.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 past Mudeford Quay.
Black-Necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 1 Lewell Barn, West Knighton.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.

Harrier sp. - 1 passed through Christchurch Harbour but could not be identified to species.
Red Kite - 2 Iwerne Minster.
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Church Ope.
Firecrest - 2 Church Ope.
Hawfinch - 1 East Stoke, 6-7 Kingston Lacey NT, 6 Lower Bryanston, 2 Lytchett Matravers.


Dunlin, Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
Shoveler, Radipole © David Wareham
 

Reports of interest, Thursday 4th January 2018.

Pale-Bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge.
Goosander - 1 Sturminster Marshall GPs.
Great Northern Diver - 5 Portland Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 reported Sturminster Marshall GPs, 1 Longham Lakes.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor.
Hen Harrier - 1-2 Middlebere, 3-4 west Poole Harbour.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Iceland Gull - 1 Chesil Cove.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere.
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim, 1 Newton's Cove.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle.
Firecrest - 2 Pennsylvania Castle.
Hawfinch - 19 Lower Bryanston.

Wigeon from Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Red-Breasted Merganser in Holes Bay © David Wareham


Reports of interest, Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Common Scoter - 2 Studland Bay.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour mouth, 4 Studland Bay.
Red-Throated Diver - 2 off Christchurch Harbour mouth.
Black-Necked Grebe - 7 Studland Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay.
Merlin - 1 Witchampton.
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 Radipole Lake and car-park.
Sandwich Tern - 1 off Christchurch Harbour mouth.
Firecrest - 1 Studland.
Hawfinch - 50+ Bryanston woods, 1 Blandford.


Bonaparte's Gull - Radipole Lake RSPB © Dave Chown

Dunlin at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Oystercatcher at Bournemouth © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Goosander - 5 Ferrybridge.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour.
Red-Throated Diver - 7 off Hengistbury Head.
Black-Necked Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour.
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake.
Black-Tailed Godwit - 200 Stanpit are new arrivals.
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Hawfinch - 65+ Bryanston (New Road).

Sightings - Monday 1st January 2018

MANY THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2017.
WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

Scaup - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour
Goosander - 5 Portland Harbour near Hamm Beach
Great Northern Diver - 14+ Portland Harbour, 4 Poole Harbour, 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Arne RSPB
Spoonbill -29 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 21 Poole Harbour, 18+ Portland Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Dancing Hill (Sherborne)
Hen Harrier - 3 Poole Harbour area including 1 male at Arne RSPB
Ruff - 5 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Arne Moors
Pomarine Skua - 1 Weymouth Bay
Firecrest - 2 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland), 1 Bournemouth BH2 Centre, 1 Stour Valley LNR, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 4 Kinson sewage works
Black Redstart - 1 Verne Common (Portland)
Water Pipit - 1 Overcombe (Lodmoor)
Hawfinch - 1 Longham Lakes