Sightings - Thursday 18th October 2018

Great Egret - 5 past Abbotsbury, Charmouth and West Bexington, 1 past West Bay, 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 2 Frome floodplain Wareham, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 
Spoonbill - 66 from Shipstal Arne
Osprey - 1 Langton Herring
Merlin - 3 Hengistbury Head
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Skylark - 2000 over Abbotsbury Swannery, 2230 over West Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson Sewage Works
Yellow-browed Warbler - 3 Ringstead Bay, 1 Reap Lane Portland
Ring Ouzel - 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Top Fields Portland, 1 Blacknor
Lapland Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 

Hengistbury Head vis mig
1 Hawfinch, 730 Chaffinch, 35 Redpoll, 730 Chaffinch, 750 Siskin, 2800 Linnet, 3200 Goldfinch, 530 albaWagtail, 1700 Meadow Pipit, 435 Skylark, 111 Starling


West Bay vis mig 
5 GW Egret, Merlin, 3 Woodlark, 2 Corn Bunting, 5 Brambling, Lapwing, 3 Bullfinch, 2230 Skylark, 1525 Chaffinch, 1230 Wood Pig, 20 Stock D 1355 Linnet, 560 Goldfinch, 510 Starling, 88 M Pipit, 46 alba, 34 Siskin, 21 Reed Bunt, 13 Greenfinch, 3 Redpoll, 2 Swallow

Sightings - Wednesday 17th October 2018

Great Egret - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Littlesea Studland
Cattle Egret - 3 past Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane Portland
Hawfinch - 1 over Durlston CP
Little Bunting - 1 Top Fields Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 16th October 2018

Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury
Spoonbill - 45 Shipstal Point
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Cuckoo - 1 Hartland Moor
Redstart - 1 Hartland Moor
Wheatear - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Durlston
Yellow-browed Warbler - 4 Grove Sports Stadium, 1 Easton YMCA Portland, 1 Ballard Down, 2 Lyme Regis
Chiffchaff - 40 Christchurch Harbour
Brambling - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Linnet - 400 over Christchurch Harbour
Siskin - 180 over Christchurch Harbour
Little Bunting - 1 Portland Obs

Black-tailed Godwits Hengistbury Head copyright Clinton Whale









Sightings - Monday 15th October 2018

Great Egret - 2 Radipole Lake
Hobby - 1 Portland Bill
Ring Ouzel - 2 Suckthumb/Coombefield, 3 Crown Estate Fields Portland Bill, 1 Middlebere, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Obs
Yellow-browed Warbler - singles at PC World Drain, Abbotsbury Swannery, Portland Obs, Suckthumb/Coombefield
Chiffchaff - 45 Christchurch Harbour
Siberian Chiffchaff - singles at PC World Drain and Suckthumb/Coombefield
Firecrest - 1 Hartland Way

Sightings - Sunday 14th October 2018.

Great Egret - 1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch, 2 Lodmoor RSPB Weymouth
Cattle Egret - 2 Wareham - Swanage road
Marsh Harrier -1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fileds RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB Weymouth
Grey Phalarope - 1 Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
Arctic Tern - 1 Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
Redstart - 1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Yellow browed Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed Portland Bill, 1 Easton/Wakeham

Brent Goose - Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch © Clinton Whale






Sightings - Saturday 13th October 2018.

Great Northern Diver -1 Durlston
Cattle Egret - 2- Wareham by Swanage Road, 1 Bridport between Station and Burton Roads,
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Radipole Lake RSPB reserve, Weymouth
Grey Phalarope - Lyme Regis the Cobb
Arctic Skua - 1 Durlston
Great Skua -  1 Durlston
Little Gull - 1 Durlston
Med Gull - 260 Durlston
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay 
Black Tern - 2 Lyme Regis the Cobb
Yellow-browed Warbler -1 Obs Garden Portland Bill, 1 Swanage Hospital


Peregrine, Bournemouth Eastcliff © David Wareham




 
 

Sightings - Friday 12th October 2018.


Common Scoter - 4 Branksome 
Eider - 1 Branksome
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB reserve, Weymouth
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere NT
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Radipole Lake RSPB reserve, Weymouth
Grey Phalarope - 1 Charmouth outfall
Black Tern - 1 Charmouth outfall
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere NT
Merlin - 1 Middlebere NT
Peregrine -1 Middlebere NT

Dunlin - Hengistbury Head, Christchurch © Clinton Whale


Sightings - Thursday 11th October 2018

Red-throated Diver - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 2 Wareham Causeway
Great White Egret - 1 Stanpit
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Osprey - 1 Portland West Cliffs
Hobby - 1 Slepe Heath
Merlin - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Hartland Moor
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 8 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Great Skua - 1 past Durlston CP
Black Tern - 1 juv over Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Arctic Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Iceland Gull - 1 past Mudeford Quay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Ferrybridge
Woodlark - 2 E Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 PBO, 1 Winspit
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 trapped at PBO
Ring Ouzel - 1 Tillycombe (Portland), 1 Trapped at PBO
Redstart - 1 female at Woodville (nr Stour Provost)
Hawfinch - 3 E Durlston CP
Linnet  - 1720 E Durlston CP
Crossbill - 24 E Durlston CP
Goldfinch - 1830 E Durlston CP
Siskin - 630 E Durlston CP

Sightings - Wednesday 10th October 2018

Cattle Egret - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Wareham Bypass
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole RSPB
Spoonbill - 8 Arne RSPB, 1 Brownsea Is.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay
Whimbrel - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wick
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea Is.
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Coombe Heath Arne RSPB
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Hd wood, 1 Arne RSPB car park

Great White Egret - Radipole Lake RSPB © David Wareham
















Sightings - Tuesday 9th October 2018

Brent Goose - 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 3 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Honey Buzzard - 1 Church Ope Quarry Portland
Marsh Harrier - 1 Holton Lee
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Turtle Dove - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Woodlark - 2 Ferrybridge
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Ballard Down, 1 Winspit Valley

eclipse drake Shoveler - Hatch Pond © Clinton Whale


Great Crested Grebe - Radipole Lake  RSPB © David Wareham

Sightings - Monday 8th October 2018

Cattle Egret - 1 with cattle by Wareham By-pass
Spoonbill - 8 Brownsea Lagoon, 8 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
pos. sub/ad American Herring Gull - 1 adukt Weymouth Beach
Turtle Dove - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Merlin - 1 Lytchett Bay
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Ballard Down, 1 privare garden Southwell
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill Obs quarry.

Linnet Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale




















Possible American Herring Gull - Weymouth Beach © Edmund Mackrill

Possible American Herring Gull - Weymouth Beach © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Sunday 7th October 2018

Brent Geese - 22 Shipstal Pt, 10 briefly Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 2 Wareham Causeway, 1 Coward's Marsh
Great White Egret - 3 Radipole RSPB, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Little Sea
Spoonbill - 39 Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 Radipole RSPB, 1, Lodmoor RSPB
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Durlston Bay
Turtle Dove - 1 Abbottsbury Swannery
Short-eared Owl - 1 Middlebere
Woodlark - 2 Shepaerd's Dinner West Wears Portland, 1 over Durlston CP.
Skylark - 347E 69W West Bexington, 15 NE Stanpit, 6 NE Swineham Pt.
Swallow - 170E 1W West Bexington
House Martin - 45E West Bexington
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 The Grove by old engine shed
White Wagtail - Holton Lee
Alba Wagtail - 334E 3W West Bexington
Meadow Pipit - 129E 4W West Bexington
Brambling - 1 West Bexington
Linnet 400 E West Bexington
Goldfinch - 100E 6W West Bexington
Kestrel - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale
Ruff - Lodmoor RSPB © David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 6th October 2018

Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland yesterday
Cattle Egret - 2 next to road on Wareham to Stoborough causeway
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea
Osprey - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 12 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Firecrest - 1 in trees opposite Bournemouth Arts University building

Hobby copyright Joe Kaplonek

Lesser Yellowlegs copyright Joe Kaplonek
Osprey copyright Joe Kaplonek



Sightings - Friday 5th October 2018

Spoonbill - 25 Brownsea, 2 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Abbotsbury
Red Kite - 2 over Blandford Forum
Merlin - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay
Turtle Dove - 1 Hengistbury Head
Hoopoe - 1 Portland, from the end of Moorfield Road, later seen at Bumpers Lane
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Sunnyside
Redstart - 2 Portland at Broadcroft Quarry
Redwing - 2 heard north of Poole Harbour last night
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Lytchett Heath

Meadow Pipit, Stanpit Marsh copyright Clinton Whale



Sightings - Thursday 4th October 2018

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 35 Shipstall Point
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - Middlebere
Greenshank - 1 Wytch Lake
Osprey - 1 Lodmoor flew west
Marsh Harrier - 2 Hartland Moor
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Milbourne St Andrew
Great Skua - 1 off Portland
Hoopoe - 1 Portland from the end of Moorfield Road, Easton
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland at Culverwell Stables
Firecrest - 1 Bournemouth at Manor/Gervis Road

Sightings - Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Velvet Scoter - 4 Durlston flew west
Wigeon - 381 Holes Bay
Cormorant - 200+ - Lytchett Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Bowleaze Cove
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 3 Arne
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit, 1 Lodmoor
Hobby - 1 Lodmoor
Avocet - 150+ Arne
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Arne
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Arne
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor
Knot - 1 Holes Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Stanpit, 4 Lytchett Bay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Lodmoor flew east
Hoopoe - 1 Portland from edge of Moorfield Road, Easton
Woodlark - 2 Durlston
alba Wagtail - 650 roosting at Lytchett Bay
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Stanpit
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 unconfirmed Durlston
Firecrest - 1 Lytchett Heath
Redpoll - 4 Hengistbury Head
Hawfinch - 1 Durlston
Great White Egret, Lodmoor, copyright Clive and 
Rosemary Hargreaves
Hoopoe, Portland, copyright Roger Hewitt
Ringed Plovers and Dunlin at Hengistbury Head,
copyright David Wareham 

Ruff, Lodmoor , Clive and Rosemary Hargreaves









Sightings - Tuesday 2nd October 2018.

Common Scoter - 7 Studland Bay.
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Studland Bay.
Great White Egret - 2 possibly 3 Lodmoor RSPB.
Red Kite - 1 Arne Moors RSPB.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Merlin - 1 Top Fields, Portland.
Hobby - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Golden Plover - 1 Ballard Down.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 1CY and 1 2CY Portland Bill.

Dunlin – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.   

Sanderling – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.

Sightings - Monday 1st October 2018.

Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Merlin - 2 Portland Bill.
Golden Plover - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Hoopoe - 1 Portland.
Skylark - 65+ St. Aldhelm's Head.
Woodlark - 5 Rempstone Heath.
Wheatear - 6 Stanpit Marsh, 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Redwing - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB.

Black-tailed Godwit – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 

Osprey – Rodden Hive © Elizabeth Thomas.

Lesser Yellowlegs – Lodmoor RSPB © David Wareham.