Sightings - Friday 6th December 2019

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Garganey - female still at Lodmoor RSPB
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay, 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 20 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 15 Shipstal Point
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour, 4 Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Portland Bill
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Caspian Gull - 1 possible at Longham Lakes but flew off.
Swallow - 1 Knowle Beach (Studland)
Black Redstart - 1 Farrington (near Child Okeford)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chad's Copse (Lytchett Bay), 1 Gillingham STW

Water Rail at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Redwing in Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 5th December 2019

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Quail - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour, 2 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 19 Shipstal Point, 1 over Baiter Park
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour near Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Harbour, 9 Middle Beach, Studland Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Wareham Forset (flew in direction of Woolsbarrow Fort), 1 Arne Moors
Goshawk - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Great Bustard - 1 released bird still at West Bexington
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Woodcock - 4 Milborne St Andrew
Short-eared Owl - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Barn Owl - 4 Milborne St Andrew
Ring-necked Parakeet - 5 Studland village near Bankes Arms
Firecrest - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Penns Wood, 1 Brownsea Island
Black Redstart - 1 Osprey Quay (Portland Harbour)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 West Bexington
Corn Bunting - 56 Milborne St Andrew

Black Redstart at Osprey Quay © Rod Taylor

Mediterranean Gull at Radipole Lake RSPB car park © Edmund Mackrill

Ring-necked Paraqueet at Studland village © Peter Calladine

 

Sightings - Wednesday 4th December 2019

Eider - 2 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet), 1 Rodden Hive
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point
Goosander - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Tidmoor Point
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors/Swineham
Great Bustard - 1 released bird still at West Bexington
Golden Plover - c500 Maiden Castle
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Firecrest - 4 Pennsylvania Castle, 2+ Winspit, 1 West Bexington, 1 in garden at Lytchett Bay, 1 West Christchurch garden
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chad's Copse path, Lytchett Bay View

Sandwich Tern at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Yellow-browed Warbler at Lytchett Bay © Ian Ballam

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Garganey - 1 female Lodmoor RSPB
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Long-tailed Duck - 2 from Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Quail - 4 Milborne St Andrew
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour, 2 Ferrybridge/Littlesea
Cattle Egret - 8+ at evening roost,Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 3 East Fleet
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Portland Harbour
Great Bustard - 1 released bird at West Bexington
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 4 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania
Swallow - 1 West BexingtonCastle (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Castle Cove (Portland Harbour)
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Blacknor, 1 Hallelujah Bay (Portland)                       

Bearded Tit at Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Goldcrest at Pennsylvania Castle © Rod Taylor


Sightings - Monday 2nd December 2019

Eider - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Lyme Regis
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck -2 East Fleet, 1 off Jerry's Point (Poole Harbour)
Velvet Scoter - 2 Poole Harbour
Goosander - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge
Cattle Egret - 1 flew up river at Holmebridge
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 21 Shipstal Point (Arne RSPB)
Slavonian Grebe - 2 East Fleet, 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Harbour, 2 Shell Bay, 5 Jerry's Point
Hen Harrier - 1 female Arne Moors
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 1 or 2 Chaldon Down
Purple Sandpiper - 9 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis, 1 Osprey Quay (Portland Harbour)
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog (SW of Decoy Pond), 1 Sugar Hill
Firecrest - 1 Upton Park
Corn Bunting - 48 Winterborne Whitechurch

Slavonian Grebes at Portland Harbour © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Sunday 1st December 2019

Barnacle Goose - 22 Rodden Hive
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 4 between Rodden Hive & Butterstreet Cove
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour at Osprey Quay
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour (off Jerry's Point), 1 Ferrybridge
Great White Egret - 1 Rodden Hive
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Poole Harbour (off Jerry's Point), 3+ Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 between Rodden Hive & Butterstreet Cove
Sanderling - 17 Sandbanks

Sightings - Saturday 30th November 2019

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 2 Ferrybridge, 2 past East Bexington, 1 Eype
Cattle Egret - 22 near Portesham, 1 Stoborough (Bog Lane), 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour
Red Kite - 2 Ashmore
Spotted Redshank -  4 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 1 Melcombe Bingham, 1 Modbury (near Burton Bradstock)

Turnstone, Poole Harbour © Brian Smith


Sightings - Friday 29th November 2019

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis harbour, 1 Portland Harbour
Garganey - 1 female Lodmoor RSPB
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Goosander - 1 Ferrybridge
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 past Eype
Great Northern Diver - 1 Ferrybridge
Cattle Egret - 16+ Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Hampreston fields
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Purple Sandpiper - 4 Lyme Regis Cobb
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Mediterranean Gull - 1,000+ Ferrybridge this afternoon
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Swallow - 1 reported at Radipole Lake RSPB
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB (near new bridge)
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Castle
Water Pipit - 3+ Lytchett Fields RSPB

Yellow-browed Warbler at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Eider in Lyme Regis harbour (photographed yesterday) © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Thursday 28th November 2019

Black Brant - 1 Poole Harbour
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Redhorn Point (Poole Harbour), 1 Littlesea/Tidmoor  (The Fleet)
Common Scoter - 3 Portland Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 Littlesea/Tidmoor (The Fleet)
Goosander - 5 Silverlake, 1 Portland Harbour
Quail - 3  Milborne St Andrew
Red-throated Diver - 1 Overcombe Bay, 2 Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Studland Bay, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 22 Poole Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Littlesea/Tidmoor  (The Fleet), 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 9 Poole Harbour, 8 Studland Bay, 5 Portland Harbour
Woodcock - 1 Elwell (nr Bridport), 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Sugar Hill (Wareham Forest)
Firecrest -  4 Hengistbury Head, 2 Hinton St George, 2 Wakeham (Portland), 1 Upton Park, 1 in a Bournemouth garden, 1 Littlesea/Tidmoor, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (no public access)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB (near new bridge)
Ring Ouzel - 1 near Throop, 1 over Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Littlesea/Tidmoor
Water Pipit - 1 Holloway's Dock (Hengistbury)
Little Bunting - 1 trapped and ringed at East Fleet

Dunlin at Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Redshank at Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Sightings - Wednesday 27th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Ferrybridge
Bittern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Little Gull - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Mudeford Quay
Black Redstart - 1 Lyme Regis, 1 Durlston
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields

Sightings - Tuesday 26th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 9 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 past West Bexington, 1 Mudeford Quay
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Beach
Short-eared Owl - 1 West Lulworth
Great Grey Shrike - 1, possibly 2, Wareham Forest


Sightings - Monday 25th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 8 Ferrybridge
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 Frome flood meadows
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle woods


Sightings - Sunday 24th November 2019

Eurasian White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Brand's Bay
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Lyme Regis
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour, 2 Poole Harbour
Cattle Egret - 10 Bride Valley
Marsh Harrier - 7 Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Lyme Regis
Short-eared Owl - 1 Slepe Heath
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Sandsfoot Gardens
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Pennsylvania Castle Gardens
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle Gardens

Sightings - Saturday 23rd November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6 Ferrybridge
Eider - 2 Portland Hbr.
Common Scoter - 5 Portland Hbr.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Hbr.
Goosander - 3 Portland Hbr.
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Poole Hbr.
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Hbr.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Hbr, 3 Portland Hbr.
Spoonbill - 10 Poole Hbr.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Hbr.
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Hbr, 3 Poole Hbr.
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Lyme Rigis (Cobb), 2 Portland Bill
Common Sandpiper - 1 West Knighton Lakes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 1st/w Stanpit Marsh
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Sugar Hill Wareham Forest
Swallow - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Firecrest - 3 Portland Obs garden
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 briefly Southwell Portland

1st/cy Eider - Portland Hbr © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Friday 22nd November 2019

Whooper Swan - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 2 Brand's Bay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Eype Mouth, 1 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-neccked Grebe - 6 Braand's Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Winspit Valley

Sightings - Thursday 21st November 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Barnacle Goose - 27 Rodden Hive
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 7 Ferrybridge, 8 Rodden Hive (pos some of same)
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 2 Brand's Bay off Jerry's Pt.
Goosander - 1 Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 1 Brand's Bay, 1 off Poole Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Brand's Bay off Jerry's Pt.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP, 2 Pennsylvania Wood, 1 Osmington Mills
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Wood
'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Pennsylvania Wood
Black Redstart - 1 male Durlston CP.

Sightings - Wednesday 20th November 2019

Whooper Swan - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham GP.
Barnacle Goose - 2 Rodden Hive
Pale-bellied Goose - 6 Rodden Hive
Black Brant - 1 Rodden Hive
Garganey - 1 1st/W Lodmoor RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Rodden Hive
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lake
Hen Harrier - 1 Lulworth Estate
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Peveril Pt.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Lytchett fields RSPB
Great Grey Shrike - 1 South of Sugar Hill area Wareham Forest
Pallas's Warbler - 1 by the old Railway Cutting Bridge Portland
'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Pennsylvania Wood Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Milton Abbey (inside)
Crossbill - 12 South of Sugar Hill Wareham Forest

Garganey - Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings -Tuesday 19th November 2019.

White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham.
Eider - 3 Mudeford Quay.
Goldeneye - 2 Mudeford Quay.
Great Northan Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 8 off Middle Beach.
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 f Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Lulworth Estate.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Jack Snipe - 1 Swineham.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Portland Bill.
Caspian Gull - 1 1st w Christchurch Harbour.
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 White Nothe Coastguard Cottages.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Penns Wood.
Firecrest - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.

Sightings - Monday 18th November 2019.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 1st yr male Poole Harbour.
Goosander - 9 Knighton Heath Lakes 1 Ferrybridge.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Cattle Egret - 21 roosting Abbotsbury Swannery.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Heath, 1 Rodden Hive.
Merlin - 1 Rodden Hive.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 37 Brownsea Lagoon.
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Lymes Regis.
Rock Pipit - 35 Church Ope Cove, 1 Brownsea Lagoon.
Black Redstart - 1 Bridging Camp, 1 Ferrybridge.
Whinchat - 2 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Penns Wood.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Penns Wood.
Firecrest - 4 Penns Wood, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 1 The Vineries.

News from yesterday a Hoopoe Priest's Way nr. Swanage.

Whinchat – St. Aldhelm’s Head © Roderick Taylor.

Barn Owl Milborne St. Andrew © Michael Coleman. 

Bittern – Lodmoor RSPB ©Edmund Mackrill.

PurpleSandpipers – Lyme Regis ©Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Sunday 17th November 2019.

Whooper Swan - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
White-fronted Goose - 1 in fields opp. Redclyffe YC.
Barnacle Goose - 20+ Rodden Hive.
Brent Goose - 7 pale-bellied Rodden Hive.
Scaup - 1 1stw f Holes Bay.
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Rodden Hive.
Goosander - 8 Silver Lake.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Studland, 4 Portland Harbour.
Red-throated Diver -1 Bowleaze Cove.
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Studland.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Rodden Hive,1 Swineham GPs.
Goshawk - 1 Wyke Regis.
Merlin - 1 Rodden Hive.
Golden Plover - c1000 east of West Compton.
Knot - 2 Holes Bay, 1 Ferrybridge.
Black Redstart - 1 Langton Herring, 1 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - Pennsylvania Castle.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle.
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania Castle.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.
Brambling - 7 Portland.
Corn Bunting - 38 Badbury Rings.

Whooper Swan – Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill. 


Sightings - Saturday 16th November 2019.

Ring-necked Duck - 1f Sturminster Marshall GP.
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Goosander - 4 Knighton Heath Lakes, 3 Portland Harbour.
Grey Partridge - covey of 12 Milborne St. Andrew.
Black-throated Diver -1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Jerry's Point.
Great White Egret - 1 Holton Pools.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 2 over Child Okeford.
Merlin - 2 m/f Hartland Moor.
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Jerry's Point, 4 Portland Harbour.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2 Baiter Park, 1 Jerry's Point.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Waddock Cross watercress beds.
Woodcock -4 Milborne St. Andrew.
Rock Pipit - 12 Church Ope Cove.
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 Wakenham area.
Firecrest - 3 Wakenham area, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 East Holme.

Reports of interest, Friday 15th November 2019.

White-Fronted Goose - 1 Bestwall.
Black Brant - 1 east Fleet.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6 east Fleet.
Velvet Scoter - 1 east Fleet, 3 Poole Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Eype, 3 Hengistbury Head, 3 Poole Harbour.   
Red-Throated Diver - 1 near Hamworthy Beach, 2 Hengistbury Head.
Black-Necked Grebe - 12 near Hamworthy Beach.   
Great White Egret - 1 east Fleet
Red Kite - 6 east of Iwerne Minster, 1 Langton Matravers.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Swineham.
Great Bustard - 2 Hengistbury Head (male and female) are assumed to be from the Porton reintroduction project.
Grey Plover - c. 50 Brownsea Island, 6 Stanpit.
Knot - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 east Fleet, 9 Stanpit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Sanderling - 1 Lytchett Bay is the first winter record from the site.
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.   
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Swallow - 1 Swineham.
House Martin - 1 Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth.
Firecrest - 1 Eype, 2+ Hengistbury Head, 5 eastern Portland.

Sightings - Thursday 14th November 2019

Mandarin - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 1 female Portland Harbour
Common Scoter - 5 Portland Harbour
Goosander - 3 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Studland Bay (from Middle Beach), 1 Jerry's Point
Cattle Egret - 6 Portesham
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 20 Shipstal Point (Arne RSPB)
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Portland Harbour, 2 from Jerry's Point
Red Kite - 4 Clubmen's Down (near Compton Abbas)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Firecrest - 6 Hengistbury Head, 4 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland), 3 Durlston CP
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 still at Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Sailing Acadamy, 2 Portland East Cliffs

Long-eared Owl at Swineham yesterday (13h November) © Tony Minvalla
Kingfisher at Coward's Marsh © Mike Gibbons

Lapwing at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Wednesday 13th November 2019

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Velvet Scoter - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Goosander - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 5 Portesham
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island lagoon
Hen Harrier - 2 ringtails near Pentridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Merlin - 1 Merley, 1 Durlston CP
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Lee
Long-eared Owl - 1 Swineham (by track between R.Frome and GP)
Firecrest - 5 Wakeham area (Portland), 4 Durlston CP, 3+ Hengistbury Head, 1 Winspit
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Abbotsbury

Sightings - Tuesday 12th November 2019

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay, 1 Jerry's Point
Red Kite - 1 over Upton Heath
Hen Harrier - 1 Lulworth Cove
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Quail - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Portland Bill, 4 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brand's Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Mudeford Quay, 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest - 1 ringed at Longham Lakes, 1 Portland Bill

Cattle Egret at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Monday 11th November 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Jerry's Point
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Goosander - 3 Ferrybridge
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe -  9+ Studland Bay, 3 Brand's Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at White Nothe
Merlin - 1 White Nothe
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Swineham
Caspian Gull - 1 1st winter at Longham Lakes
Wryneck - 1 still at Portland Bill
Firecrest - 4 Church Ope (Portland0, 3 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Pymore
Little Bunting - 1 still at Southwell (Portland)

Apologies for the delay posting this report.

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Wigeon at Holes Bay © David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 10th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 12 Ferrybridge, 6 Rodden Hive
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Rodden Hive (The Fleet)
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 west side of Poole Harbour
Knot - 8 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Portland Bill, 5 on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Short-eared Owl - 1 west side of Poole Harbour
Firecrest - 4 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland Bill
Swallow -1 Hengistbury Head
Eastern Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Church Ope (Portland)
Starling - c16,000 at Cogden Beach roost
Ring Ouzel - 1 Avalanche Road Hump (Portland)
Water Pipit - 8+ Lytchett Fields RSPB on Pool Field
Brambling - 3 Portland Bill

Egyptian Geese on Hampreston Meadows © David Foster


Purple Sandpiper on the Cobb, Lyme Regis © Patrick Cavanagh

Purple Sandpiper on the Cobb, Lyme Regis © Patrick Cavanagh

Sightings - Saturday 9th November 2019

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Egyptian Goose - 2 Longham Lakes
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Velvet Scoter - 1 Brand's Bay, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Goldeneye - 2 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay (from Middle Beach)
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge
Stone-curlew - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 over Ferrybridge
Short-eared Owl - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Firecrest - 1 Pymore

Sightings - Friday 8th November 2019

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 flew down the Fleet from Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 on the Fleet at Ferrybridge
Jack Snipe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 from Mudeford Quay, 1 Ferrybridge
Short-eared Owl - 2 again at Milborne St Andrew
Wryneck - 1 retrapped at PBO
Firecrest - 1 Wakeham (Portland), 1 Alum Chine Rd (Bournemouth), 1 ringed at Forston (2nd in two days)
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 PBO
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove
Brambling - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Little Bunting - 1 still at Southwell (Portland)

Visual migration at Portland Bill included:
4230 Chaffinch
32 Brambling

Sightings - Thursday 7th November 2019

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 2 Poole Harbour (from Jerry's Point), 1 Studland Bay (off Middle Beach), 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 5 Middlebere
Black-necked Grebe - 8+ Poole Harbour (from Jerry's Point), 8 Studland Bay (off Middle Beach), 1 Portland Harbour
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 DWT Townsend NR, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hartland Moor
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Knot - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 4 on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Spotted Redshank - 6 Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 1 heard at Warmwell Quarry
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Swineham (on new scrape)
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 2 Milborne St Andrew
Firecrest - 6 Durlston CP, 2 Wakeham (Portland), 1 ringed at Forston
Swallow -2 Christchurch Harbour
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP
Little Bunting - 1 Southwell (Portland)

Avocet at Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown

Sightings - Wednesday 6th November 2019

Egyptain Goose - 4 past Portland Bill
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Hbr.
Velvet Scoter - 1 (drake) Brand' Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Hbr
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - 1 east Hengistbury Hd.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Brand's Bay, 3 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 (male) Morden Bog
Great Bustard - 1 over Brownsea Is. (presumed Salisbury Introduction)
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Pools
Green Sandpiper - 2 Swineham scarpe, 1 Holton Pools, 1 Ferrybridge
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Swineham (on new scrape)
Firecrest - 5 Hengistbruy Hd, 5 Durlston CP, 3 Wakeham, 1 Swanage
Swallow - 20+ Durlston CP, 1 Wakeham
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wakeham (along railway cutting)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth (by Watch House), 1 Kimmeridge
Water Pipit - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Snow Bunting - 1 over Hengistbury Hd
Little Bunting - 1 in Southwell garden

Visual migration - high counts
Woodpigeon - 50,000 over Poole Hbr, 25,000 Hengistbury Hd. 1750 West Bay
Starling - 22,000 West Bay

Redwing - Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Tuesday 5th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Lynch Cove The Fleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Greater Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Lodmoor
Velvet Scoter - 1 Studland Bay and Poole Harbour, 1 Lynch Cove The Fleet
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Harbour
Marsh Harrier - 10 Poole Harbour
Bittern - 2 Lodmoor
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Western Cattle Egret - 12 Portesham
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 113 past East Bexington
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Richard's Pipit - 1 over PBO
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wakeham, 1 Dorchester, 1 Pennsylvania Castle Woods, 1 PBO
Serin - 1 over PBO
Scaup Lodmoor copyright Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Monday 4th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Greater Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Goosander - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 Brand's Bay
Red-breasted Merganser - 46 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Caspian Gull - 1 Culverwell
Wood Pigeon - 20,000+ Durlston CP
Long-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - 1 probable Durlston CP, 1 over PBO
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Coward's Marsh
Black Redstart - 2 Wakeham, 1 Charmouth
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Sightings - Sunday 3rd November 2019

White-fronted Goose - 1 West Bay
Greater Scaup - 1 Poole Park, 3 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 Durlston, 1 West Bay
Swallow - 1 Bridging Camp
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland, 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 4 West Bay, 1 Sandbanks, 1 Charmouth, 3 Blacknor
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Hump
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wakeham, 1 Stour Valley LNR

Yellow Wagtail Coward's Marsh copyright Alan Hayden

Sightings - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Barnacle Goose - 50 Portland Hbr, 1 Portland Bill
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 17 with Dark-bellieds
Red-throated Diver - 1 South Haven
Greater Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Common Scoter - 1 in a puddle in Charmouth taken into care
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Hbr.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Mudeford Quay
Leach's Petrel - 1 Portland Harbour off Hamm Beach, 3 past Ferrybridge, 1 off Bincleaves, 1 past Castle Cove
Black-necked Grebe - Portland Hbr.
Red Kite - 1 Plush
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Swineham scrape
Woodcock - 2 Moreton
Pomarine Skua - 2 from Chesil Cove, 1 past Feerrybridge
Arctic Skua - 1 through Abbotsbury Swannery
Kittiwake - 160 Portland Hbr
Little Gull - 6 past West Bay, 2 Lyme Regis, 2 Mudeford Quay
Caspian Gull - 1 1st/w Portland Bill
Swallow - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - sev Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 West Bexington
Grey Phalaraope - 3 past West Bay, 1 past Charmouth, 1 Lyme Regis
Black Redstart - 2 West Bexington, 1 Braintspuddle
Wheatear - 1 Hamm Beach

Leach's Petrel - Portland Harbour © Edmund Mackrill

Sighting - Friday 1st November 2019

Red-crested Pochard - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 1 Lynch Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Hen Harrier - 2 west Poole Harbour, 1 west of shore Christchurch
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Bustard - 1 over Studland towards Old Harry (presumed Salisbury Plain reintroduction)
Woodcock - 2 Moreton, 1 Ringstead
Caspian Gull - 1 1st/w Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 pos 2 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Hartland Moor
Firecrest - 20 Portland, 2 Church ope Cove, 2 Avalanche Rd Hump, 1 Abbotsbury
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Southwell garden, 1 Avalanche Rd Hump
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Weston garden, 1 Southwell garden, 1 Wakeham, 1 Creekmoor
Willow Warbler - 1 Avalanche rd Hump
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black Redstart - >5 Portesham, 5 Blacknor, 3 Church Ope Cove, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Eight Kings Quarry, 1 Ringstead, 1 West Bay

Sightings - Thursday 31st October 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Scaup - 3 Stranpit Marsh, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 juv Moonfleet
Velvet Scoter - 2 E Hengistbruy Hd.
Goosander - 1 Moonfleet
Red-throated Diver - 3E + 1W Hengistbury Hd.
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
Great White Egret - 1 Wick Hams
Spotted Redshank - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Caspian Gull - 1 3rd/w Culverwell Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 2 Portland Bill
Hoopoe - 1 Swanage (Bon Accord Rd)
Firecrest - 4 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Church Ope Cove,
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland (behind Mermaid pub), 1 Southwell, 1 Durlston CP
Black Redstart - 6 Charmouth, 2 Moonfleet, 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Durlston CP, 1 Lynch Cove, 1 Portland Bill.
Water Pipit - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Wednesday 30th October 2019

Black Brant - 1 Moonfleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 8 past Hengistbury Hd, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes
Eider - 3 past Hengistbury Hd, 1E Weymouth Bay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Moonfleet
Common Scoter - 84 past Durlston CP, 48 E Weymouth Bay
Velvet Scoter - 7 Hengistbruy Hd, 4 Portland Bill, 1E Weymouth BayGoosander - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Cattle Egret - 23 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Buckland Ripers
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Sanderling - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Gull - 9W Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 2CY Radipole Lake RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Tidmoor Point
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - 1 Holton Lee, 1 Hengistbruy Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Southwell, 1 Long Field Hengistbury Hd.
Ring Ouzel - 2 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 5 Durlston CP, 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Moonfleet, 1 Brownsea Is, 1 West Bexington
Water Pipit - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB

2cy Yellow-legged Gull - Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Reports of interest, Tuesday 29th October 2019.

Barnacle Goose - 46 Portland Bill, 26 Rodden Hive.
Greylag Goose - 8 Portland Bill.
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge.
Velvet Scoter - 4 Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers, 11 Portesham.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Rodden Hive.
Golden Plover - 1 Rodden Hive.   
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury sandspit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Starling - small murmuration of c. 250 Blandford Cemetery.
Woodpigeon - migrant movement of 12000 Poole.     
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland bill top fields.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland.


Marsh Harrier at Lodmoor © Chris Snook.

Reports of interest, Monday 28th October 2019.

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Studland.
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit.
Knot - 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Bay.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay.
GREY PHALAROPE - 1 Charmouth, 1 probable Swineham.
Sabine's Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 2 Christchurch Harbour.   
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Rodden Hive.       
Woodpigeon migration:  1000+ Portland, 7925 Bournemouth Alum Chine Rd.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit.
Black Redstart - 4 trapped and ringed Portland, 1 Tilly Whim.
Redstart - 1 Durlston NNR.
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland Old Hill.
Swallow - 2 Portland.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed Longham Lakes, 1 Portland, 1 Wick Fields.
Firecrest - 10 Durlston NNR, 1 trapped and ringed Longham Lakes, 3 (1 trapped & ringed) Portland, 2 Ringstead.
LAPLAND BUNTING - 1 Durlston NNR.
Tree Sparrow - 1 Durlston NNR.


Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Black Redstart at Woodville © John Bishop

Sightings - Sunday 27th October 2019

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great White Egret - 2 Studland Heath NNR, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 21 Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill
Grey Phalarope - 2 the Cobb, Lyme Regis, 1 probable at Swineham GP
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 past Eype Mouth
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest -Portland (5 at Old Hill, 2 trapped at PBO, 2 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 Inmosthay), 1 ringed Canford Heath, 2 Eype Mouth
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland (Old Hill), 1 Portland (Southwell), 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Weymouth (the Nothe),
Siberian Chiffchaff - Portland (2 at Easton behind Fire Station, 1 trapped at PBO, 1 Old Hill)
Ring Ouzel - 1 past Eype Mouth, 1 Portland (Old Hill)
Black Redstart - Portland (7 Reap Lane, 3 Portland Bill, 3 Chesil Cove), 6 West Bexington, 4 Durlston CP, 2 Weymouth (Charlestown), 1 Poole (Parkstone), 1 Spetisbury (South Farm), 1 Langton Herring village
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland (over Penns Weare)
Water Pipit - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB (French's Pool)
Hawfinch - 1 Holton Heath
Lapland Bunting - 1 Durlston CP

Black Redstart at Durlston CP © David Foster




Black Redstart at Durlston CP © David Foster

Reports of interest, Saturday 26th October 2019.

Manx Shearwater - 1 Durlston NNR.
Sooty Shearwater - 2 Durlston NNR, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Great White Egret - 1 Broadwey (private garden).       
Great Skua - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Black Redstart - 1 Wakeham (Portland)
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill is a very late record.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Weston (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Wakeham (Portland).

Reports of interest, Friday 25th October 2019.

Brent Goose - 1400 at Ferrybridge is noted as an autumn record.   
Long-Tailed Duck - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Marsh Harrier - 8 Poole Harbour.
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Little Gull - 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Black Redstart - 4 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 trapped & ringed Lytchett Heath, 1 Grove Cliffs (Portland).
Firecrest - 2 Portland.

Sightings - Thursday 24th October 2019.

Woodcock - 1 Walls End.
Snipe - 2 Top Fields Portland.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Skylark - 100+ Top Fields Portland.
Swallow - 3 Reap Lane.
Tree Pipit - 1 over Kings Barrow Quarry.
Black Redstart - 59 Portland, 4 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Willow Warbler - 1 singing Old Hill Portland.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 Eight Kings Quarry, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 12 Portland, 1 Brooklands Farm.
Firecrest - 8 Portland, 1 Wareham.

Sightings - Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

Greater Scaup - 1 1st w Chard Junction GP.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Studland.
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Fields.
Cattle Egret - 21 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Hartland Moor, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Merlin - 2 St. Aldhelm's Head, 1 Hartland Moor.
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Wryneck - 1 Crown Field Est, Portland.
Robin - 150 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 25 Portland.
Whinchat - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Ring Ouzel -2 Portland.
Goldcrest - 150 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 20 Portland, 4 Durlston CP.
Lapland Bunting - 1e in off West Cliffs Portland.

Vismig, Durlston CP 17 Swallow, c350 Linnet, c250 Goldfinch.

Greater Scaup – Chard Junction GP © Dave Helliar. 

Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 f Longham Lakes.
Quail - 1 flushed Wallsend.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Red Kite - 2 over Cosmore, Buckland Newton.
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Black Redstart - 1 Verne Common.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland.
Willow Warbler - 1 late bird Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland.
Firecrest - 1 trapped Arne RSPB, 1 Portland, 1 Portland Bird Observatory.


Female Ring-necked Duck – Longham Lakes © Michael Gibbons. 

Bittern – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.


Sightings - Monday 21st October 2019.

Scaup -1 1st w drake Chard Junction.
Great White Egret - 3 Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Bowleaze Cove, 1 Middlebere, 1 Swineham.
Common Crane - 5 over Coombe Heath.
Woodlark - 3 Eype.
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis.
Ring Ouzel - 3 Eype, 3 Portland.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Arne RSPB car park, 1 Broadstone.
Firecrest - 4 Portland, 2 Eype, 1 Middlebere.
Brambling - 3 Eype, 1 Harman's Cross.
Raven - 27 near a sheep carcass Eype.
Tree Sparrow - 1 over Culverwell.

Vismig:-
Abbotsbury Swannery - am 764 Stock Dove, 10 Swallow, 1186 Redwing, 222 Fieldfare, 423 Starling, 197 Chaffinch.
Eype, nr. Bridport - 1200 Stock Dove, 68 Skylark, 240 Meadow Pipit, 1340 Song Thrush, 1700 Redwing, 1220 Fieldfare, 650 Chaffinch.
Poole Harbour - 65 Stock Dove, 46 Chaffinch, 182 Linnet, 420 Goldfinch.

Dipper – Lyme Regis© Roger Boswell.  

Turnstones-1 Redshank- 1 Purple Sandpiper – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.





Sightings - Sunday 20th October 2019

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Little Sea (Studland NNR), 1 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 18 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 31+ Arne RSPB
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 at the Fleet near Wyke Regis, 1 along West Cliffs (Portland), 1 Durlston CP
Skylark - 1,350 over at West Bay
Woodlark - 28 over at West Bay, 2 over South Haven, 1 over West Bexington
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP, 2 Old Hill (Portland), 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Middlebere, 1 Winspit
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Durlston CP, 1 St Aldhelm's Head quarry, 1 Thumb Lane (Portland), 1 Canford Heath, 2 Old Hill (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland West Cliffs, 1 nr Church Ope Cove (Portland), 1 Durlston CP
Brambling - 5 over at West Bay
Greenfnich - 135 ringed at Canford Heath
Hawfinch - 3 over Durlston CP

Sightings - Saturday 19th October 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Rushton Airfield
Merlin - 1 Penn's Weare (Portland)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Pomarine Skua - 1 juv past Portland Bill
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 2 ringed at Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 3 Portland (inc 1 Church Ope Cove & 1 Wakeham), 1 Lulworth Camp
Ring Ouzel - 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Penn's Weare (Portland)
Brambling - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Hawfinch - 1 over Langton Matravers
Serin - 1 over St Aldhelm's Head

Sightings - Friday 18th October 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 11 left roost at Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Clifton Maybank
Great White Egret - 2 Swineham Point, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Middlebere, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Eggardon Hill
Spotted Redshank - 10 Swineham Point
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Swineham Point, 1 Brownsea Lagoon
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 past Durlston CP, 1 Cogden Beach
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Melodious Warbler - 1 near Avalanche Rd Hump (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 2 Durlston CP

Sightings - Thursday 17th October 2019

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret -  2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Ower Bay,1 Brand's Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 46 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Hartland Moor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Pomarine Skua - 1 Hengistbury Head
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Roseate Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 ringed at Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Radde's Warbler - 1 possible briefly at PBO
Melodious or Icterine Warbler - 1 briefly at Portland Bill by Coastguard Cottages
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 ringed at PBO
White Wagtail - 2 Warmwell Caravan Park
Brambling - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 16th October 2019

Eider - 1 drake from the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere, 1 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 55 Arne RSPB, 1 over Swineham GPs
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Water Rail - 1 Durlston CP by ringing station
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 Burton Bradstock
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP
Yellow-browed Warbler -  2 Portland (Penn's Weare), 1 trapped and ringed at Durlston CP
Ring Ouzel - 3 Portland (Penn's Weare), 2 Durlston CP, 1 West Bexington, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Brambling - 1 over Durlston CP

Sightings - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Rodden Hive
Garganey -1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Cattle Egret - 11 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Middlebere
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER -1 Lodmoor
Golden Plover - 350 West Compton
Greenshank - 8 Brownsea Island lagoon
AMERICAN BLACK TERN - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 7 Durlston, 1 Merley
Red-breasted Flycatcher -1 Avalanche Hump
Firecrest - 2 Constitution Hill Poole
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston
Chiffchaff - 30 PC World Drain

Sightings - Monday 14th October 2019

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 1 Lodmoor
AMERICAN BLACK TERN - 1 Longham Lakes
Caspian Gull - 1 reported Longham Lakes
Wryneck - 1 Crown Estate Field PBO
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Hump, 1 ringed PBO
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 2 Avalanche Road Hump

Sightings - Sunday 13th October 2019

Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Avon Valley
Jack Snipe - 1 Lodmoor
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Avocet - 350 Middlebere
Little Stint - 3 Ferrybridge
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1 possible/probable Ferrybridge
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
AMERICAN BLACK  TERN - 1 Longham Lakes
Richard's Pipit - 1 Butterstreet Cove
Ring Ouzel  - 1 Eype

Sightings - Saturday 12th October 2019

Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Pink-footed Goose - 1 West Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Brand’s Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields
Cattle Egret - 9 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Grey Phalarope - 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island Lagoon
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Durlston

Sightings - Friday 11th October 2019

Pink-footed Goose - West Bay (North of Rise Cafe in field by River Brit)
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill, 1 past St Aldhelm"s Hd.
Gannet - 1000+ feeding of Portland Bill, 95 Hengistbury Hd.
Grey White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 8 Holton Lee
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Herbury Gore
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Lee
Greenshank - 2 Holton Lee
Great Skua - 5 Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Sandwich Tern - 51 Hengistbury Hd.
American Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 1st/w Hengistbury Hd.
Merlin - 1 Herbury Gore
Redwing - 1 Portland Bill

Black-tailed Godwit - Lodmoor RSPB © Nick Hull



Sightings - Thursday 10th October 2019

Pink-footed Goose - West Bay (North of Rise Cafe in field by River Brit)
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Wyke Regis (with DbBrent)
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge (with DbBrent)
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 32 Arne RSPB, 3 Lytchett Bay
Crane - 2 in flight Dorset/Somerset Border Bradford Abbas/Clifton Maybank)
Osprey - 1 Pergins Island (Holes Bay)
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Is, 1 Lytchett Bay
American Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Mudeford Quay
Firecrest - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Durlston CP.
Woodlark - 1 over south Penn's Weare Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd (northwest of visitors centre)
Brambling - 1 Mudeford Quay

Sightings - Wednesday 9th October 2019


IMPORTANT

If the American Black Tern is still present
Anyone intending to visit Longham Lakes from Friday 11th October access to the lakes will be severely restricted.  This is due to essential maintenance work on the lakeside banks and will result in the temporary closure of the paths around the lakes.  The work is due to last 2 weeks, but it may be shorter if works progresses well. 
So tomorrow may be your last chance to visit.

If anyone still wants to see the American Black Tern, tomorrow might be the last opportunity (assuming it is still there).

Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole RSPB (north-end), 1 Tidmoor Cove, 1+ Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB over Shipstal Pt.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
American Black Tern - 1 juv Longham Lakes (South Lake)
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bird Obs (ringed & released)
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring Ouzel - 1 King Barrow Portland
Richard's Pipit - 1 Portland Bill (QinetiQ compound)

Purple Sandpiper - Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell



















Drake Teal - Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissel