Sightings - Saturday 21st July 2018.

Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere.
Avocet - 1 Middlebere(limping).
Whimbrel - 1 Ferrybridge.
Knot - 4 Ferrybridge.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Crown Estate Fields, Portland. Ringed at Portland Observatory earlier this year.

Stonechat – Middlebere © Trevor Wilkinson.

Sightings - Friday 20th July 2018.


Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Great White Egret - 6 over Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 NE over Christchurch Harbour.
Purple Heron - 1 juv briefly Littlesea.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 heard over Stanpit Marsh.
Whimbrel - 10 Stanpit Marsh.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Lagoon.

Sandwich Tern – Brownsea Lagoon © Clinton Whale.

Sandwich Tern with chick – Brownsea Lagoon © Clinton Whale.
Sandwich Tern – Brownsea Lagoon © Lorne Bissell.

Linnet – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.





Sightings - Thursday 19th July 2018

Goosander - 2 Rodden Hive
Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury
Purple Heron - Little Sea (seen at 1430)
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Whimbrel - 2 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 3 Abbotsbury, 2 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Abbotsbury
Green Sandpiper - 20 Lytchett Fields

Sightings - Wednesday 18th July 2018

Mute Swan - 319 Christchurch Harbour
Purple Heron -1 Little Sea, Studland
Osprey - 1 over Briantspuddle
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Island lagoon

Purple Heron Little Sea (last night) copyright Steve Smith

Sightings - Tuesday 17th July 2018

Egyptian Goose - 8 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 Coombe Heath
Purple Heron - 1 Littlesea Studland
Cattle Egret - 1 Littlesea Studland
Red Kite - 1 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 9 Stanpit Marsh
Egyptian Geese Longham Lakes copyright Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Monday 16th July 2018

Purple Heron - 1 juv Littlesea, Studland this evening
Red Kite - 1 Avon Causeway
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 23 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields, 9 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon

Juvenile Kestrel Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 15th July 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Lagoon
Greenshank - 7 Middlebere
Roseate Tern - 1 Poole Harbour

Late news for yesterday: Pomarine Skua on Abbotsbury Beach.

Whitethroat - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Whimbrel - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Peregrine - Durlston CP © Lee



Sightings - Saturday 14th July 2018

Garganey - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Great White Egret - 7 briefly on Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 2 Middlebere
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Greenshank - 5 Middlebere

Song Thrush - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Yellowhammer - Ringstead Bay © Bill Robins




Sightings - Friday 13th July 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Linnet - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

juv Kestrel - Durlston CP © Clive Hargrave

juv Kestrels - Durlston CP © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Thursday 12th July 2018

Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Green Sandpiper - 26 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brand's Bay
Ruff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Hobby and Buzzard © Clive Hargrave

Skylark - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Garganey - 1 - Standpipt Marsh, Christchurch
Cory's Shearwater - 1 -  2.5 miles south of Bridport 1 mile off West Bay this evening
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 2 - Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 1 - juv, Brownsea Island Lagoon
Knot - 1 - Brownsea Island Lagoon
Greenshank 4 - Brownsea Island Lagoon


Sightings - Tuesday 10th July 2017.

Osprey - 1 flew over Swineham GP
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lees
Greenshank - 1 Holton Lees
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Whitethroat - Standpit © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 09th July 2018.

Dunlin - 9 Holloways Dock, Hengistbury.

Sandwich Terns - Hengistbury © Clinton Whale


Dunlin - Hengistbury © Clinton Whale





Sightings - Sunday 8th July 2018

Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Marsh Harrier - 1 south over Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit, 1 Holloway's Dock, Hengistbury Head
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit

Spotted Flycatcher at Witchampton © Brian Smith

Stonchats on Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Whimbrel on Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 7th July 2018

Few reports today eyes on the World Cup perhaps.

Spoonbill - 1 adult Brownsea Is.
Avocet - 6 Brownsea Is. Lagooon
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Brownsea Is. lagoon
Whimbrel - 2 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch.
Sanderling - 2 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch
Common Sandpiper - 10 north shore Brownsea Is. 4 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch

Sightings - Friday 6th July 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Manx Shearwater - 21 past Abbotsbury Beach
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB a.m, 1 briefly Wareham Forest.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 juv. Stanpit Marsh
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Greenshank - 2 Middlebere
Little Gull - 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Also a mixed flock of 200+ hirundine head towards West Bexington past Abbotsbury Beach.
Kestrel - 1 of 5 Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

House Martin - Southbourne © Clinton Whale

House Martin - Southbourne © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 5th July 2018

Very few reports today.

Cuckoo - 1 adult Middlebere, 1 juvenile Hartland Moor.

Sightings - Wednesday 4th July 2018

Spoonbill - 2 Lytchett Bay
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lodmoor, 2 Ferrybridge a.m.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchet Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Linnet - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Juvenile Robin - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Reports of interest, Tuesday 3rd July 2018.

Hobby - 2 Stoborough, 1 Longham Lakes.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Longham Lakes, 12 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Grey Plover - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 2 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Green Sandpiper - 17 RSPB Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 2 Stanpit.

Reports of interest, Monday 2nd July 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor.
Hobby - 1 Holt Heath.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Head sandspit.
Cuckoo - 1 Radipole Lake.


Young Jackdaws at Bournemouth Hospital © Clinton Whale

Common Tern at Lodmoor © Clive Hargrave

Common Tern at Lodmoor © Clive Hargrave

Lapwing at Lodmoor © Clive Hargrave

Reports of interest, Sunday 1st July 2018.

Quail - 1 calling Charminster/Charlton Down area.
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Wareham Forest.

Reports of interest, Saturday 30th June 2018.

Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes.

Greenshank - 4 Stanpit.

Sightings - Friday 29th June 2018

No significant news today

Sightings - Thursday 28th June 2018

Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel, 1 Morden Bog
Cattle Egret - 1 Arne Moors
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lynch Cove, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 12 Lychett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lychett Fields

Hooded Crow Winspit (yesterday) copyright Steve Smith

Sightings - Wednesday 27th June 2018

Marsh Harrier - 4 juveniles Lodmoor
Redshank - 75 Lytchett Fields
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Black-tailed Godwits - 131 Lytchett Fields
Green Sandpiper - 8 Lytchett Fields
Hooded Crow - 1 Worth Matravers/Winspit

Common Starling Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham




Sightings - Tuesday 26th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 2 Wareham Channel
Great White Egret - 1 flying towards Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields
Black-tailed Godwit - 156 Lytchett Fields
Roseate Tern - 1 Portland Harbour
Sandwich Tern Brownsea Island lagoon copyright Clinton Whale
Oystercatcher Brownsea Island lagoon copyright Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 25th June 2018.

Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Red Kite - 1 over Broadstone.
Greenshank - 3 Middlebere.
Herring Gull - 1000+ off Portland Bill attracted by Whitebait.
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Rose-ringed Parakeet - 2 Broadstone.

Sightings - Sunday 24th June 2018.

Great White Egret - 1 over Middlebere.
Spoonbill - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, both unringed, 1 Middlebere.
Osprey - 1 Morden Bog. An  unringed bird.
Hobby - 1 Middlebere.
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Middlebere.
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.

Black-headed Gull – Brownsea Island DWT ©Lorne Bissell.

Sand Martins – Hengistbury Head ©Clinton Whale.

Pochard – Radipole Lake RSPB © David Wareham.  

Gadwall family – Brownsea Island DWT ©Lorne Bissell.

Sightings - Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Red Kite - 1 over Blandford.
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Dunlin - 24 Ferrybridge.


Chaffinches – Fontmell Down © Roger Peart.  


Sightings - Friday 22nd June 2018.

Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Lapwing - 25 Stanpit Marsh.
Dunlin - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB. Colour-ringed bird returned for a 3rd autumn.

Lapwing – Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.   

Shelduck – Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.

Sandwich Tern – Brownsea Island © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Oystercatcher – Brownsea Island ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Common Tern – Brownsea Island ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave. 



Sightings - Thursday 21st June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB and Bowleaze Cove
AMERICAN ROYAL TERN - 1 in Weymouth Bay early this morning but not reported since

Swallows at Lodmoor RSPB © David Wareham

Sightings - Wednesday 20th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay
Common Crane - 2 over Knowlton Church
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Holton Lee
Green Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
AMERICAN ROYAL TERN - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB this evening, then in Portland Harbour (from Billy Winters) before flying off

Yesterday- report of a Rose-coloured Starling in a private garden in Bournemouth for a second day.

Corn Bunting at Tarrant Rushton © Trevor Wilkinson

Skylark at Badbury Rings © Trevor Wilkinson

Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale