Sightings - Wednesday 28th February 2018

Scaup -1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbottsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 5 Lytchett Bay, 3 Lodmoor
Golden Plover - 200+ Burton Breadstick, 6 Lane End
Ruff - 4 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
ROSS'S GULL - 1 ad Radipole p.m. on car park then later at Bowleaze Cove.
Short-eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill
Hawfinch - 38 Bryanston, 6 Cattistock Church, 2 Milborne St. Andrew

Spotted Redshank - Holes Bay © Clive Hargrave

Spoonbill - Lodmoor © Peter Clinch


Black-headed Gull - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissel


The Photograph of the Black-headed Gull above has what looks like a fishing hook caught in the side of the base of the gape, something thats seems to be far to common occurrence.