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

Sightings - Tuesday 19th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Buzzard at Upton CP © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 18th June 2018

Petrel species - 1 presumed Storm Petrel off Mudeford Quay
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Cuckoo - 1 at Wick and Whitepits on Hengistbury

Sightings - Sunday 17th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Arne RSPB
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Holton Lee pools
Ringed Plover - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery

Kestrel - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Skylark - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
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Sightings - Saturday 16th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Ringed Plover - Holton Lee pools

Sightings - Friday 15th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Arctic Skua - 2 Abbotsbury Beach

Bullfinch - Oakley © Roger Peart

Bullfinch (juvs) - Oakley © Roger Peart

Peregrine - Bournemouth © David Wareham

Moorhen (juvs) - Lodmoor RSPB © Maurice Budden

Nightjar walk

Friday 15th June 2018
 
Nightjar and Woodcock walk - Leader: Trevor Thorpe
 
White Sheet Plantation, near Wimborne 19:30 – dusk.
Meet in the car park on the bend in the road (SU 048036).
Category A.

Sightings - Thursday 14th June 2018

Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Wednesday 13th June 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Storm Petrel - 9 Trapped - Portland (last night)
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Short eared Owl - 1 Portland
Rose coloured Starling - 1 Blacknor Estate, Portland
Golden Oriole - 1 Culverwell, Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 12th June 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Storm Petrel - 10 Trapped at Portland Bill (last night)
Red Kite - 1 Martinstown, 1 Cerne Abbas
Common Crane - 2  flew east over Fiddleford Mill 
Golden Oriole - 1 Observatory Quarry, Portland


Fledgling Peregrine, Bournemouth © David Wareham




Sandwich Tern, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale



Sightings - Monday 11th June 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch Harbour
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Red Kite - 1 Litton Cheney 
Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lapwing - 12 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Redshank - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black tailed Godwit - 80 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Peregrines, Bournemouth © David Wareham


Sightings - Sunday 10th June 2018.

Hobby - 1 Eight Kings Quarry, Portland
Med Gull - 2 Lytchett Minster
Little Tern - First 2 chicks hatched today - Chesil Beach 
Cuckoo - 2 Bradbury Rings
Rose Ringed Parakeet - 3 Arms Beer Garden
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Eight Kings Quarry, Portland




Sightings - Saturday 9th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Barnacle Goose - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Ferrybridge
Cuckoo - 2 Badbury Rings
Hoopoe - 1 briefly ay Wallsend, Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Friday 8th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Sanderling - 6 Ferrybridge
Cuckoo - 1 Wick, Christchurch Harbour
Subalpine Warbler - 1 female (presumed Western) trapped at PBO

Stonechat at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Thursday 7th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery then flew past Shipmoor Point
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Sightings - Wednesday 6th June 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (released after being taken into care when found injured nearby earlier in year)
Garganey - 1 drake Lodmoor RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 1 Bowleaze Cove
Marsh Harrier - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Bowleaze Cove
Red-footed Falcon - 1 female Morden Bog this evening
Arctic Skua - 2 Bowleaze Cove
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 West Bexington

Juvenile Coot at Radipole RSPB © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Tuesday 5th June 2018.

Garganey - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Hobby - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.




Mute Swan cygnets at Stanpit © Clinton Whale


Kestrel at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Little Tern at Ferrybridge © Clive Hargrave


Pochard at Radipole Lake © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Monday 4th June 2018.

Garganey - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Quail - 1+ calling Tarrant Rushton airfield.
Red-Footed Falcon - a first-summer bird went NE from Anvil Point.
Grey Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Knot - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge.
Puffin - 1 Dancing Ledge.
Corn Bunting - 11 Tarrant Rushton airfield.



Peregrine in Bournemouth © Clinton Whale


Grey Heron at Radipole Lake © David Wareham


House Martins at Spyway Farm © Clive Hargrave


House Martins at Spyway Farm © Clive Hargrave

Reports of interest, Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Quail - 1+ calling Tarrant Rushton airfield.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Hooded Crow - 1 Blacknor (Portland).
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.

Late news:  There were two Rose-Coloured Starling on Portland yesterday (rather than the single bird originally noted).

Reports of interest, Saturday 2nd June 2018.

Spoonbill - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Hobby - 2 Morden Bog.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Ferrybridge.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge, 35 Hengistbury sandspit.
Little Gull - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Red-Backed Shrike - 1 Coombefield Quarry, Portland.
Rose-Coloured Starling - 1 still at Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland.




Hobby at Morden Bog © Simon Buckell


Rock Pipit at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
Great Black-Backed Gull at Bournemouth Eastcliff © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 1st June 2018

Gargarney - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Spotted Crake - 1 singing again at Lodmoor RSPB tonight
Osprey - 2 RSPB Arne off Shipstal
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Hobby - 3 Moreton Forest
Rosy Starling - 1 still Portland Bill, 1 Morden Bog

Lesser Black-backed Gull - East Cliff Bournemouth © David Wareham