Sightings - Friday 30th November 2018.

Eider - 1m Lyme Regis.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Weymouth Harbour.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Weymouth Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Weymouth Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Weymouth Harbour.
Red-necked Grebe - 3 Ferrybridge.
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Cattle Egret - 5 in meadows near Fiddleford Mill.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St.Andrew.
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP.
Lapwing - 561 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Penns Wood.
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Hengistbury Head.

Cormorant – Poole Park ©  David Wareham.

Sightings - Thursday 29th November 2018.

Scaup - 5+ Abbotsbury Swannery.
Red-throated Diver - 1w past Christchurch Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Christchurch Harbour on the sea.
Cattle Egret - 20+ Clayhanger Farm, Abbotsbury, 15 Nutcracker Lane Wareham.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Great Skua - 1w past Christchurch Harbour.
Little Gull - 1 through Ferrybridge.

Mediterranean Gull – Radipole Lake RSPB © David Wareham.

Sightings - Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Brent Goose - 2 pale-bellied Ferrybridge.
Goosander - 1 Ferrybridge.
Marsh Harrier -1m Lodmoor RSPB.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Ferrybridge.
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane, Portland.

Owing to the bad weather these were the only reports.

Sightings - Tuesday 27th November 2018

Goosander - 1 Ferrybridge/Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 past Branksome Chine
Red-throated Diver - 2 past Branksome Chine
Cattle Egret - 30 Abbotsbury Swannery
Hen Harrier - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Greenshank - 2 Baiter Park
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 Portland Harbour
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings - Monday 26th November 2018

White-fronted Goose - 1 Stanpit
Scaup - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 3 Jerry's Point (Poole Harbour)
Red-throated Diver - 2 Mudeford Quay
Cattle Egret - 25+ Abbotsbury, 18 Stoborough, 17 East Holme
Great White Egret - 1 Littlesea (Studland), 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Jerry's Point (Poole Harbour)
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lapwing - 300+ Tarrant Keyneston
Golden Plover - c650 Maiden Castle
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Dipper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Dusky Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (but no public access)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Sherborne STW
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope Cove (Portland)
Water Pipit - 1 Wick (Christchurch Harbour)

Sightings - Sunday 25th November 2018

Eurasian White-fronted Goose - 1 West Knighton GPs
Black Brant - 1 The Fleet (Butterstreet Cove)
Mandarin - 1 West Bexington
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 Portland Bill
Goosander - 1 drake Ferrybridge
Red-throated Diver - 5 West Bexington, 3 Mudeford Quay, 2 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 20 Abbotsbury, 19 East Holme, 19+ Pallington (near Tincleton), 1 over Wareham Channel, 3+ Stoborough
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 2 or 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 1+ Brownsea Island lagoon
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 male Slepe Heath, 1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Portland Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Portesham
Firecrest - 1 near East Holme bridge
Dusky Warbler - 1 East Fleet Farm (audible from road, but no public access)
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Blacknor (Portland)
Water Pipit - 1 Sunnyside Farm
Serin - 1 Portland Bill

Yesterday: a juvenile male Eider off the Cobb, Lyme Regis

Sightings - Saturday 24th November 2018

Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury Swannery, 6+ Wareham Causeway (Stoborough end), 2 East Holme
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Abbotsbury Swannery
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Portland Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Redstart - 1 Sandbanks

Reports of interest, Friday 23rd November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston.
Egyptian Goose - 2 Holme Lane gravel pit.
Eider - 1 inside Christchurch Harbour.

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 3 Fiddleford, 17 Holme Lane.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lytchett Bay RSPB.

Grey Plover - 12 Stanpit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Stanpit.

Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.

Woodlark - 10+ Knighton Heath.
Black Redstart - 1 Studland.
SERIN - 1 Portland Bill.
Brambling - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Late news - a female Blackbird retrapped at Longham Lakes on Thursday was originally ringed in August 2011.

Reports of interest, Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Ferrybridge.
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge.
Eider - 6 past Hengistbury Head.
Goosander - 1 Sturminster Marshall GPs.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Golden Plover - 1 Portland Bill.
Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge.
Woodcock - 1 Culverwell, 1 Winspit.
Swallow - 1 Ferndown.
Brambling - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Auk passage - 1000 birds/hour past Portland Bill.

Late news - Great White Egret reported from Sturminster Marshall GPs yesterday.



2nd-winter Common Gull at Longham Lakes © Mike Howson

Reports of interest, Wednesday 21st November 2018.

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge.
Golden Plover - 1 over Portland Harbour.
Black Redstart - 1 Ferrybridge.

Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.   


Blackcap at Colehill © Brian Smith

Sightings - Tuesday 20th November 2018.

Tufted Duck - 17 Lytchett Bay RSPB is good for the site (20 is the best ever record).
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Red Kite - 2 Cerne Abbas.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 3 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Woodcock - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Long-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Brambling - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.

Sightings - Monday 19th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Longham Lakes/Hampreston
Egyptian Goose - 8 Portland Harbour towards Weymouth Bay
BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Hive Point The Fleet
Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery
Pintail - 120 off Upton
Goosander - 1 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Littlesea The Fleet
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 17 Nutcrack Lane Stoborough, 16 Abbotsbury, 3 over Chickerell Hive
Avocet - 6 on the sea at Bowleaze Cove was very unusual
Water Pipit - 3 Radipole Lake
Black Redstart- 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 Lyme Regis
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Oak Hill Wareham Forest

Sightings - Sunday 18th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Longham Lakes
BLACK BRANT - 1 Littlesea The Fleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Long-tailed Duck - Littlesea The Fleet
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 5 Radipole Lake
Cattle Egret - 2 Stoborough
Spoonbill - 36 Shipstal Point Arne
Great Bustard - 5 birds from the reintroduction scheme flew down the Fleet, 1 St Aldhelms Head
Red Kite - 2 West Bay
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest (Sugarhill then Docoy Pond)
Ring-necked Parakeet - 9 Swanage Allotments
Chaffinch - 2000 over West Bay
Ring-necked Duck Radipole Lake copyright Ed Mackrill

Sightings - Saturday 17th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
BLACK BRANT - 1 Littlesea The Fleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Ferrybridge then Littlesea The Fleet
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 2 Corfe Mullen, 1 off Coombe Heath
Cattle Egret - 17 Bestwall and Stoborough, 36 east of Abbotsbury
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Arctic Tern - 1 Newton’s Cove
PALLID SWIFT - 1 Chesil Cove 0730 only
Richard's Pipit - 2 over Camp Lane Wyke Regis
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Chesil Cove

Great Egret Radipole Lake copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 16th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
BLACK BRANT - 1 The Fleet
Barnacle Goose - 28 Rodden Hive
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole Lake
Cattle Egret - 17 Stoborough, 20 east of Abbotsbury, 39 roosting at the Swannery
PALLID SWIFT - 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 1 Newton’s Cove
Black Redstart - 2 West Bexington, 1 Ferrybridge

Sightings - Thursday 15th November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Long tailed Duck - 1 Ferrybridge
Red breasted Merganser 42 - Ferry Bridge & Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 7 viewed from Shell Bay ferry slipway, Poole Harbour
Cattle Egret -  7 - Stoborough near Wareham causeway, 2 Bestwall, Poole Harbour 
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Pallid Swift - Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Holton Heath
Woodlark - 5 Broadcroft quarry lane, Portland


Great Egret - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell
















Sightings - Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery,  3 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Ring-necked Duck - 1st winter drake, Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Cattle Egret - 23 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret -  3 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth, 
Merlin - 1 male Milton Abbas  
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Sotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Franklins Gull - 2W Radipole Lake RSPB car park, then in roost at weymouth bay from pier by Brunswick Terrace
Black Guillemot - 1 Poole Harbour viewable from Sandbanks ferry slipway 
Woodlark - 5 Portland
Short-eared Owl - 1 Slepe Heath
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, Portland   


Lesser Yellowlegs - Lodmoor RSPB © SB


















Whooper Swan - Longham Lakes © Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Tuesday 13th November 2018

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Ring-necked Duck - 1st winter drake, Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Great Northern Diver - 1 Shell Bay, Poole Harbour
Slavonian Grebe -1 Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Poole Harbour
Cattle Egret - 19 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth, 1 Lodmoor RSPB Weymouth
Hen Harrier -  2, 1 male 1 female Hartland Moor / Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Purple Sandpiper - 10 The Cobb, Lyme Regis
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Franklins Gull - 1 2nd Winter Radipole Lake RSPB car park, then in roost at weymouth bay  from pavilion Pier 
Black Guillemot - 1 Poole Harbour viewable from Studland Houseboats
Short-eared Owl - 1 top fields, Portland
Water Pipit - 3 Holton Heath
Ring Ouzel - 1 Ballad Down 
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 railway cutting, Wakeham, Portland

Sightings - Monday 12th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juv Hamperston Fields
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Cattle Egret - 38 Abbotsbury Swannery roost
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, Weymouth
Hen Harrier -1 male Melbourne St Andrew  
Goshawk - 1 Juv Milton Abbas   
Franklin's Gull - 2W Radipole Lake RSPB car park, Weymouth, then in roost viewed from Sea-life Tower, Weymouth
Ring-billed Gull - 1 2nd Winter Radipole Lake RSPB car park Weymouth, 
Arctic Tern - 1 Newton's Cove, Weymouth
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, Swanage
Woodlark - 4 Durlston CP, Swanage
Yellow-browed Warbler - Reservoir Copse, Durlston CP, Swanage, 1 Wakeham, railway cutting, Portland, 1 Thumb Lane, Portland.
Twite -1 flew over Durlston CP, Swanage, 

Franklin's Gull with BHG - Radipole Lake RSPB © Gareth Rees.

Sightings - Sunday 11th November 2018

Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w Radipole Lake RSPB
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Radipole Lake RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 South Haven Studland
Cattle Egret - 11 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 2 Radipole RSPB p.m. 1 Lodmoor RSPB a.m.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 off Houseboats Studland, 1 Studland Bay
Hen Harrier -1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Hengistbury Hd.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Tern - 1 Portland Hbr.
Iceland Gull - 1  juv south Bridport
Glaucous Gull - 1 juv Ferrybridge
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Wakenham (Railway cutting)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Thumb Lane Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage
Brambling - 1 in Ferndown garden


Durlston C.P. Visual Migration Highlights
Woodpigeon - 10,000
Brambling - 200
Chaffinch - 2,000
Hawfinch - 3


Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale





















Marsh Harrier - Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

















Goldeneye - Poole Park © David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 10th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juv Hampreston Meadows Longham
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w Radipole Lake RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Hbr.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland `Hbr.
Cattle Egret - 23 Portesham, 9+ Stoborough
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Portland Hbr.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 1 Portland
Sandwich Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 Portland Hbr.
Little Gull - 1 1st/w Ferrybridge
Glaucous Gull - 1 juv Ferrybridge
Common Swift - probably 1 Middle Beach Studland p.m.
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Wakenham (Railway cutting)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Wakeham Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland, 1 Sherborne Girls Schoo; (No access)
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Field
Brambling - 1 in Southwell Garden.

Jackdaw - Gillingham © Mike V. Pike


Sightings - Friday 9th November 2018

Whooper Swan  - 3 west over Ferrybridge, 1 Hampreston Meadows Longham
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/W Radipole Lake RSPB
Scaup - 3 Radipole Lake RSPB
Common Scoter - 12 Shell Bay
Cattle Egret - 6 Athelhampton
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 2 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 3+ Studland
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Glaucous Gull - 1 West Bexington
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 1 Asker's Meadows Bridport
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 still Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland

Whooper Swan - Ferrybridge © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Thursday 8th November 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 7 Ferrybridge
Gadwall - 1 Ferrybridge (unusual at this location)
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/W Radipole Lake RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 2 Chesil Cove
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Peveril Point
Cattle Egret - 6 Athelhamton, 1 Stoborough nr. Wareham by-pass
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 male Morden Bog
Goshawk - 1 juv/fem Milton Abbas
Golden Plover - 300 Compton Abbas
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB (7th week)
Woodcock - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Arctic Skua - 1 flew over Lodmoor RSPB
Sandwich Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Kittiwake - 25 past Hengistbury
Little Gull - 3 Chesil Cove
Woodlark - 1 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Fortuneswell Portland
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage, 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Reap Lane Portland
Twite - 2 report Durlston CP (per info service)

Lesser Yellowlegs - LOdmoor RSPB ©Edmund Mackrill



















Mandarin - Poole Park © David Wareham



















Cattle Egret - Stoborough Wareham by-pass © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave

Sightings - Wednesday 7th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreston Fields
Ring-necked Duck - 1 CY drake Radipole
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 2 Burton Meadows, 1 Stoborough
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 32 Shipstall Point, Arne
Marsh Harrier - 3 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Jack Snipe - 1 Lodmoor
Great Skua - 3 south through Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 6 past Chesil Cove
Glaucous Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Common Tern - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Auk - 1 reportedly flew past Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Lytchett Bay flew north
Water Pipit - 2 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 Portland, near lighthouse
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Durlston, east of Castle

Black Brant, Ferrybridge copyright Roderick Taylor


Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Ferrybridge copyright Roderick Taylor




Sightings - Tuesday 6th November 2018

Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 7 Ferrybridge
Brent Goose - 2120 Ferrybridge
Greater Scaup - 3 juveniles Radipole by tennis courts
Ring-necked Duck - 1CY Radipole by tennis courts
Cattle Egret - 41 Abbotsbury, 21 Swineham, behind Curlew Cottage
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Radipole
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Knot - 1 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit
Black Redstart - Church Opie, Portland
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Durlston, east of Castle
Dusky Warbler - 1 Portland
Firecrest - 2 Canford Heath

Green Sandpiper, Holton Lee copyright Roderick Taylor

Green Sandpiper, Holton Lee copyright Roderick Taylor

Great Crested Grebe, Hatch Pond, Poole copyright Clinton Whale

Peregrine, Bournemouth copyright David Wareham





Sightings - Monday 5th November 2018

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreston Fields
Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Ferrybridge
Great Scaup - 3 Radipole by tennis courts
Ring-necked Duck - 1CY Radipole
Goldeneye - 3 drakes Poole Park Lake
Black-necked Grebe - 9+ Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 30+ Abbotsbury, 20 Swineham, 1 Longham
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1Littlesea, Studland
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Lapwing - 300+ Priory Marsh, Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Stanpit
Woodlark - 5 Broadcroft Quarry, Portland
Water Pipit - 1 Wytch Causeway, Rempstone Heath yesterday
Black Redstart - 2 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Chesil Cove
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stonebarrow Hill, Charmouth

Cattle Egret, Abbotsbury copyright Phyl England

Black-tailed Godwits, Hengistbury Head copyright Clinton Whale

Cattle Egret, Longham Lakes copyright Lorne Bissell








Sightings - Sunday 4th November 2018

Brent Goose - 2100 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Wareham Channel
Greater Scaup - 3 Radipole
Ring-necked Duck - 1 First winter drake Radipole off Tennis Courts
Mandarin - 1 drake Poole Park Lake
Storm Petrel - Unspecified good number seen in Lyme Bay
Leach's Storm Petrel - 1 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 East Holme
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 31 Wareham Channel, 1 Lytchett Bay
Avocet - 1 Sherford Pools
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit
Little Gull - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 First winter Charmouth
Kittiwake - 38 past Portland Bill, 1 past Hengistbury Head
Short-eared Owl - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery

Rock Pipit at Hengistbury Head copyright Clinton Whale

Cattle Egret, Longham Lakes copyright David Foster

Cattle Egret, Abbotsbury copyright Sue Wingett

Short-eared Owl copyright Sue Wingett








Sightings - Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Longham Lakes.
Barnacle Goose - 25 Rodden Hive.
Goosander - 7 Ferrybridge.
Great Northern Diver - 1 on the sea off Christchurch Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 37 Abbotsbury Swannery area.
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down.
Merlin - 1f Milborne St. Andrew.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Glaucous Gull - 1 1w S through Chesil Cove, seen later off Portland Bill.
Black Redstart -2 Church Ope Cove.

Whooper Swan juv. with Mute Swan – Longham Lakes ©Chris Roughley.



Whooper Swan Juvenile – Longham Lakes ©Chris Roughley.

Juvenile Whooper Swan – Longham Lakes ©Lorne Bissell.

Sightings - Friday 2nd November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Longham Lakes.
Brent Goose - 245 Ferrybridge, 66 Christchurch Harbour.
Greater Scaup - 3 juveniles Radipole Lake RSPB.
Eider - 1 Poole Harbour.
Goosander - 4 Ferrybridge, 2 Lytchett Bay.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Middle Beach, 2 Shell Bay, 1 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Merlin - 1m Milborne St. Andrew.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Jack Snipe - 2 Priory Marsh, 1 Bexington.
Yellow-browed Warbler -  4 on Portland.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Crossbill - 15 Canford Heath.
Greenshank – Radipole RSPB © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave. 

Great White Egret – Radipole RSPB © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.

Pied Wagtail – Poole Park © David Wareham. 
Dunlin – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 

Ringed Plover – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 




Sightings - Thursday 1st November 2018.

Whooper Swan - 1 juvenile Hampreton Meadows.
Eider - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 drake past Portland Bill.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour.
Great White Egret - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Cattle Egret - 4 High Tor, Wareham/Wool Road. 1 over north lake Longham Lakes.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere.
Hen Harrier -1f Hartland Moor, 1 Holton Lee.
Merlin - 1m Hartland Moor.
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Lyme Regis.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Jack Snipe - 1 Longham Lakes.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stonebarrow, Charmouth.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chard Junction.
Brambling - 6 Weston Portland.