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

Sightings - Monday 16th April 2018

Scaup - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 10 Chesil Beach
Cattle Egret - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Avon Causeway
Great Northern Diver - 3 past Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes
Iceland Gull - 1 juv past Ferrybridge
Osprey - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Coombefield Quarry
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 still Reap Lane
Hawfinch - 12 still Lower Bryanston, 1 over Portland Bill

Great Skua - Portland Bill © Clive Hargrave

Eider - Chesil Beach © Edmund Mackrill

Jay - Bournemouth © David Wareham


Sightings - Sunday 15th April 2018.

Brent Goose(Pale-bellied) - 3 Weymouth Bay.
Red-throated Diver - 7 past Chesil Cove.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour.
Manx Shearwater - 300 past Chesil Cove.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour.
Red Kite - 3 over Sherborne Lake.
Whimbrel - 4 Swineham, 3 past Chesil Cove, 1 over Longham Lakes.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Chesil Cove.
Arctic Skua - 8 past Portland Bill.
Little Gull - 7 past Portland Bill.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Hoopoe - 1 Hut Fields, Portland, 1 Bridport.
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Observatory.
Redstart - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Wareham.
Wheatear - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland.
Wood Warbler - 1 Blacknor, Portland.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Observatory.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Lesser Redpoll - 20 Canford Heath.
Serin - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB.
Hawfinch - 20 Lower Bryanston, 7 Leigh Churchyard, 1 Portland Observatory.


Great Grey Shrike – Morden Bog © Colin & Gail Davis. 

Sightings - Saturday 14th April 2018.

Velvet Scoter - 4w Ferrybridge.
Goosander - 1 redhead Coward's Marsh.
Red-throated Diver - 1w Ferrybridge.
Great White Egret - 1 Avon Causeway, 1 Hampreston Fields.
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Portland Bill, 1 over Arne.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Arctic Skua - 2 past Chesil Cove.
Little Gull - 1 Coward's Marsh.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Puffin - 2 Dancing Ledge.
Cuckoo - 1 Durlston CP.
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Observatory area, 1 SE of Southwell, Portland.
Meadow Pipit - c250 Hengistbury Head.
Tree Pipit - 4 Portland Bill.
White Wagtail - 3 Portland Bill.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Portland Bill.
Redstart - 15 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Ferndown, 1 Portland Bill.
Wheatear - 60 Portland Bill.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 "blythi"(presumed) Reap Lane, Portland.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Observatory.
Linnet - c20 Hengistbury Head.
Hawfinch - 25 Lower Bryanston.

Peregrine Falcon – Bournemouth © David Wareham.   
Black-tailed Godwit – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.

Hawfinch female – Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman.



Sightings - Friday 13th April 2018.

Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 46 past Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 1 Meadow Pool, Abbotsbury.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wick Hams.
Whimbrel - 1 Portland Bill.
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill.
Tree Pipit - 3 Portland Observatory.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Portland Observatory.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Observatory.
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Portland Bill.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Hawfinch - 28 Lower Bryanston.

Kestrels – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 

Purple Sandpiper – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.

House Sparrow – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.
Woodlark – Morden Bog © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Great Grey Shrike – Morden Bog © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.



Sightings - Thursday 12th April 2018.

Arctic Skua - 1 past Durlston CP.
Cattle Egret - 1 still West Bexington.
Osprey - 2 Wareham Channel, 1 over Barleycrates Lane, Portland.
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit Marsh.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Tree Pipit - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Morden Bog.
White Wagtail - 3 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge.
Yellow Wagtail - 6 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP.
Redstart - 1 Morden Bog, 1 West Bexington.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Crown Est. Fields, Portland.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 "blythi"(presumed)Reap Lane, Portland, 1 West Bexington.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Durlston CP, 1 West Bexington.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Serin - 1 over Durlston CP.
Hawfinch - 10 Lower Bryanston.

Linnet – Hengistbury Head ©Clinton Whale.

Reports of interest, Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Garganey - 4 Holes Bay (Upton Country Park).
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Bowleaze.
Marsh Harrier - 1+ through Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 W over Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still at Longham Lakes now putting on summer plumage.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Jordan Hill (Preston).
Redstart - 3 Hengistbury Head.
Whitethroat - 1+ Portland.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland).
Hawfinch - 12 Lower Bryanston.


Bonaparte's Gull at Longham Lakes © Nick Hull

Bonaparte's Gull at Longham Lakes © Nick Hull

Reports of interest, Tuesday 10th April 2018.

Goosander - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
CRANE - 1 over Upton Heath area.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 N over Christchurch Harbour.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still at Longham Lakes.
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Wood Warbler - 1 Lodmoor.
Hawfinch - 70 Lower Bryanston.


Wood Warbler at Lodmoor © Daragh Croxson
 

Reports of interest, Monday 9th April 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea Island.
Wheatear - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Blackcap - 10+ Stanpit (Purewell stream area).
Hawfinch - 40 Lower Bryanston.


Mediterranean Gull, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale

Greenshank, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale
 

Reports of interest, Sunday 8th April 2018.

Black-Throated Diver - 1 Durlston Head.
Red-Throated Diver - 2 Durlston Head.
Great White Egret - 1 Butterstreet Cove (The Fleet).
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Bill.
Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge.
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge.
"Scandinavian" Rock Pipit - 3 Stanpit.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Portland.
Brambling - 2 central Portland.
Hawfinch - 25 Lower Bryanston.


Siskin in a Lytchett Matravers garden © John Child
 

Sightings - Saturday 7th April 2018

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Hampreston Meadows
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Spoonbill - 4 Arne RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Mudeford Quay
Osprey - 1 over Blacknor (Portland), 1 over Arne RSPB
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - c30 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Cuckoo - 1 Well Bottom (near Ashmore)
Firecrest - 2 trapped at PBO, 1 Durlston CP
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 2 trapped at PBO
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
White Wagtail - 1 Stanpit
Hawfinch -  20 Lower Bryanston, 11 Leigh churchyard, 3 over PBO

Great White Egret on Hampreston Meadows © Lorne Bissell

Turnstone at Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 6th April 2018

Garganey - 2 (m+f) Chesil Cove
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Manx Shearwater - 16 Chesil Cove
Great White Egret - 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Hampreston Meadows
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Spoonbill - 4 Arne RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 over Stoborough, 1 over PBO, 1 Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black-tailed Godwit - 500+ Brownsea Island lagoon
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 6 Chesil Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Sandwich Tern - 127 Chesil Cove, 17 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Tern - 4 Chesil Cove
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Caspian Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole RSPB (different bird from yesterday)
White Wagtail - 1 Longham Lakes
Black Redstart - 2 Reap Lane (Portland), 1 Middlebere
Hawfinch - 6 Lower Bryanston

Hawfinch at Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman

Reed Bunting at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Siberian Chiffchaff at Radipole RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Wren at Eastcliff © David Wareham


Sightings - Thursday 5th April 2018

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 5 or 6 Weymouth Bay
Spoonbill - 6 Arne RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 over Wyke Regis, 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 over Weston &
   Fortuneswell  (Portland)
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Brand's Bay
Little Gull - 15 over Stanpit
Short-eared Owl - 1 over Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury
Swallow - 15 Thorncombe, 3 Kimmeridge,  3 Hengistbury, 1 Arne RSPB 
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole RSPB
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi Reap Lane (Portland)
Whitethroat - 1 Radipole Lane (Weymouth)
Sedge Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Reed Warbler - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole RSPB
Black Redstart - 1 Arne RSPB
Redstart - 1 Monkton Down
Brambling - 5 Arne RSPB
Hawfinch - 20 Lower Bryanston, 1 Durlston CP

Siberian Chiffchaff at Radipole RSPB © Edmund Mackrill
Turnstone at Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham
Hawfinch at Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman



Sightings - Wednesday 4th April 2018

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 16 Durlston CP, 14 Portland Bill, 5 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Durlston CP
Sooty Shearwater - a probable past Durlston CP
Spoonbill - 8 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 over Southwell (Portland)
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 1 ad Radipole RSPB, 1 Hengistbury Head
Sandwich Tern - 25+ Ferrybridge
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury
Swallow - 2 over Wick Hams (Hengistbury)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland)
Hawfinch - 30 Lower Bryanston

Little Gull at Radipole RSPB © Edmund Mackrill


Turnstone at Lyme Regis © Trevor Wilkinson

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 6 RSPB Arne
Red-necked Grebe - 2 p.m. Bowleaze Cove
Red Kite - 2 Iwerne Minster, 1 Sherborne
Hen Harrier - 1 ad male Poole Hbr.
Osprey - 1 RSPB Arne
Purple Sandpiper - 21 Hengistbury Hd.
Green Sandpiper - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 CR bird RSPB Lytchett Fields (2yr it has wintered)
Sandwich Tern - 11 RSPB Lodmoor, 1 Ferrybridge
Common Tern - 1 RSPB Lodmoor
Swallow - 3 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 RSPB Arne
House Martin - 2 Wareham
Willow Warbler - 6 RSPB Lodmoor, 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 Monkton Down
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi Reap Lane Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Reap Lane, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Monkton Down
Redstart - 1 Monkton Down
Wheatear - 4+ Monkton Down, 4 Barleycrates, 1 Stanpit Marsh
White Wagtail - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Brambling - 1 RSPB Arne
Hawfinch - 20 Lower Bryanston, 8 Leigh Churchyard, 2 Gunville Down

Brambling - RSPB Arne © Luke Phillips
Greenfinch & Brambling - RSPB Arne © Luke Phillips

Sightings - Monday 2nd April 2018

Egyptian Goose - 5 Coward's Marsh, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Garganey - 1 past Portland Bill
Scaup - 1 fem Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Scoter - 600+ Portland Bill, 470 Chesil Cove, 171 Camp Rd.
Red-throated Diver - 10 Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove
Black-throated Diver - 1 sum/plum past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 31 Camp Rd, 19 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red Kite - 1 Slepe Heath, 1 Coward's Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Arctic Skua - 4 Portland Bill, 2 Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 69 Portland Bill, 27 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 RSPB Radipole Lake, 1 Coward's Marsh
Merlin - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Goldcrest - 20 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - 2 Wick Fields
Swallow - 3 Coward's Marsh, 1RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 Sunnyside Farm
Chiffchaff - 25 Hengistbury Hd, 7 Stanpit Marsh
Willow Warbler - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Easton Portland, 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Two Riversmeet Sport Centre, 1 Lulworth Cove
Wheatear - 1 Crouch Hill Stanpit, 1 fem Sunnyside Farm
Brambling - 1 RSPB Arne
Hawfinch - 25 Lower Bryanston, 3 North Bestwall Wareham

Little Gull - RSPB Radipole Lake © Edmund Mackrill