Reports of interest, Wednesday 16th January 2019

Brent Goose - 38 Ferrybridge.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 past Durlston CP.

Black-Throated Diver - 1 past Mudeford Quay.
Grey Plover - 10 Mudeford Quay.
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove (Portland).

Reports of interest, Tuesday 15th January 2019.

Grey Partridge - 5 Coombe Valley (NE of Weymouth).
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-Necked Grebe - 9 Portland Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 2-3 Lodmoor.

Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St Andrew.
CRANE - 1 over Hartland Moor before sunrise went SW.
Golden Plover - c.380 Maiden Castle.
Grey Plover - 11 Butterstreet Cove.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 1 still at Lodmoor.

Green Sandpiper - 3 Bere Regis cressbeds.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Holton Shore (west Poole Harbour), 1 Wyke Down.
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove (Portland).
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor.

Late news:  Red-Necked Grebe in Weymouth Bay yesterday.

Hen Harrier at Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman.

Little Egrets at Canford © Roger Peart.

Little Egrets at Canford © Roger Peart.

Reports of interest, Monday 14th January 2019.

Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour.
Black-Necked Grebe - 2 Brands Bay.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 15 Bride valley, 7-8 East Holme, 40 Portesham railway track.
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Reports of interest, Sunday 13th January 2019.

Egyptian Goose - 2 Sturminster Marshall, 4 Wareham Channel.
Great White Egret - 1 Sturminster Marshall.
Cattle Egret - 7 Holme Lane (Frome Valley).
Spoonbill - 20 Arne.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham.
Crane - 1 Arne Moors.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Jack Snipe - 1 Lodmoor.
Purple Sandpiper - 14 Lyme Regis, 6 Portland.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Swineham.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 still at Lodmoor.
Water Pipit - 2+ Swineham Point.
Black Redstart - 1 Lyme Regis bowling club, 1 Chiswell (Portland), 1 Church Ope Cove (Portland).
Yellow-Browed Warbler -  1 Lodmoor.
Dusky Warbler - 1 East Fleet campsite.

Sightings - Saturday 12th January 2019.

Black Brant - Fleet, Cuttcleaves Cove, 
Mandarin Duck - 1 Drake - Poole Park
Ring Necked Duck - 1w drake, Radipole Lake RSPB
Goldeneye - 3 Poole Park
Long-tailed Duck - 1w Abbotsbury Swannery,  
Pochard - 160+ Longham Lakes
Black-throated Diver - Bincleaves, Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 6 Hive Point, Chickerell 
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay, Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail - Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 8 The Cobb, Lyme Regis
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1w Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1- Trapped & Ringed - Charmouth, 1 Lodmoor RSPB,
Dusky Warbler - 1 East Fleet camp Site, East Fleet, Chickerall
Black Redstart - 1 Car Park at Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis

Sightings - Friday 11th January 2019.

Ring-necked Duck - 1w Drake Radipole Lake
Scaup - 2 1w Drakes Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 
Red-breasted Merganser - 4 - Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - South Deep
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Round Island, Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Arne RSP, 6 Shell Bay, Studland
Cattle Egret - 6 Holme Lane, East Holme, 2 Lytchett Minster, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 
Spoonbill - 19 - Arne RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1- Ringtail Lytchett Bay
Red Kite - 1- Cosmore
Avocet - 550 - Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Black-tailed Godwit - 360 Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Greenshank - 1 Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Redshank - 110 Middlebere, Poole Harbour Spotted Redshank - 2 - Middlebere, Poole Harbour, 2 Lytchett Bay, Poole Harbour 
Lesser Yellow Legs - 1 - Lodmoor RSPB
Chiffchaff - 4 - Norden Sewage Farm
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Holes Bay, Poole Harbour, 
Black Redstart - 1- Blacknor, Portland, 1 Durlston CP
Water Pipit - 1 Swineham

Sightings - Thursday 10th January 2019.

Ring Necked Duck - 1 1st Winter, Radipole Lake RSPB
Scaup - 1- Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1- Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 1- Sandsfoot Castle, Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1- Sandsfoot Castle, Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 18- Sandsfoot Castle, Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe 1 - Bowleaze Cove
Cattle Egret - 35 Portesham, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes, 5 Lytchett Minster
2 Red Kite at Wyke Down, Sixpenny Handle
Spotted Redshank - 5- Middlebere, Poole Harbour
Lesser Yellow Legs - 1- Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth
Short eared Owl - 3 - Redcliff Point, 2 Bowleeaze Cove
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -1- Sherford River, Morden Bog
Chiffchaff-15- Abbotsbury Sewage Works,
Dusky Warbler - 1, East Fleet, Chickerell

Lesser Yellowlegs at Lodmoor RSPB © Roger Peart

Ring-necked Duck at Radipole RSPB © Roger Peart

Ruff at Lodmoor RSPB © Roger Peart


 

Sightings - Wednesday 9th January 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury Swannery, 4 East Holme
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - c10 Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Studland Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holmebridge
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Redstart - 1 Lyme Regis by bowling green, 1 Church Ope Cove (Portland)
Crossbill - 20+ Bere Heath, 8 Morden Bog

Chiffchaff at Norden STW © Clive Hargrave

Gadwall at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Grey Wagtail at Norden STW © Clive Hargrave


Shoveler at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Sightings - Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Eider - 1 East Fleet, 1 Lyme Regis, 1 Mudeford Quay..
Red-breasted Merganser - 50+ Portland Harbour.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 5 East Fleet, 2 Portland Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 11 Litton Cheney/Little Bredy areas.
Great White Egret - 1 Sturminster Marshall area.  *
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor.
Lapwing - c350 Sturminster Marshall area.  *
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Sturminster Marshall area.  *
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Snipe - 60+ Salt Hurns Christchurch Harbour.
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Weymouth.

* Sturminter Marshall looking towards White Mill Bridge.

Lesser Yellowlegs – Lodmoor RSPB © Peter Clinch.

Sightings - Monday 7th January 2019.

White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham.
Red-throated Diver - 3 past Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 50+ Portesham, 6 Worgret.
Ringed Plover - 37 Stanpit Marsh.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay.
Sandwich Tern - 2 Blue Lagoon, 1st w, 1 adult.
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 Sherborne Sewage Farm.

Sightings - Sunday 6th January 2019.

White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham.
Eider - 1 off Mudeford Quay.
Goosander - 4 Waddock Cross.
Red-throated Diver - 3 past Portland Bill.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour, 1 off Mudeford Quay.
Cattle Egret - 6 in Wareham Channel area.
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Waddock Cross.
Woodcock - 4 Cranborne Common.
Firecrest - 1 Norden Sewage Farm.
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Chickerell, 1 Church Ope.

Mandarin drake – Poole Park © David Wareham.



Sightings - Saturday 5th January 2019.

White-fronted Goose - 1 Bestwall.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole RSPB.
Eider Duck - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Goosander - 4 over Christchurch Harbour area, 1 m over Holme Bridge.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 20 Portland Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 7 Holme Lane, 1 Buckland Ripers.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Swineham, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Langton Herring.
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge.
Golden Plover - 1 over Portland Bill.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Church Ope, 1 Golden Cap.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 Rodden Hive.
Marsh Tit - 1 Holme Bridge, 1 Rushcombe Bottom, 1 Wareham Forest.
Crossbill - 50+ Wareham Forset.

Sightings - Friday 4th January 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Eider - 2 Weymouth Bay, 1 Lyme Regis
Red-throated Diver - 15 between Abbotsbury & West Bexingto
Black-throated Diver - 1 Sandsfoot Castle
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay
Bittern - 1 at the mouth River Frome a.m.
Cattle Egret - 30+ Portesham
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 White Mill Sturminster Marshal
Spoonbill - 25 Arne RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Sandsfoot Castle
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 3 Redcliffe Pt.
Merlin - 1male Wick Hams
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Beachdown Way Lodmoor RSPB
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Lyme Regis by Marine Theatre

Ring-necked Duck / Tufted Duck - Radipole RSPB © Mike Gibbons















Lesser Yellowlegs - Lodmoor RSPB © Nick Hull


















Yellow-browed Warbler - Lodmoor RSPB © Nick Hull



Imm. Male Eider - Monmouth Beach © Roger Boswell



















Sightings - Thursday 3rd January 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - Sturminster Marshall GP.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Sandsfoot Castle
Great Northern Diver - 1 Sandfoot Castle
Cattle Egret - 22 Portesham
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 White Mill Sturminster Marshal
Spoonbill - 40 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Bowleaze Cove
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Sandsfoot Castle
Red Kite - 1 Sutton Waldron
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Great Skua - Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 Beachdown Way Lodmoor RSPB
Dusky Warbler - 1 East Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Blacknor, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Hanbury Rd Swanage

Bearded Tit - Radipole Lake RSPB © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-fronted Goose - 1 imm. Bestwall Meadows
Mandarin - 1 Poole Park
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-throated Diver - 1 Sandsfoot Castle
Great Northern Diver -  3 Poole Hbr Mouth, 1 Sandfoot Castle
Cattle Egret - 41 Portesham, 3 Holme Lane Fm, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes, 1 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 17 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Bowleaze Cove
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Sandsfoot Castle
Black-necked Grebe - 15 Sandsfoot Castle, 8 Poole Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 Keysworth (private)
Golden Plover - 1000 Maiden Castle
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Jack Snipe - 1 Winterborne Steepleton
Barn Owl - 1 Middlebere
Little Owl - 1 Holton Lee
Firecrest - 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Upton CP.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Dusky Warbler - 1 East Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Blacknor, 1West Mead area Bridport, 1 Whitecliffe
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor RSPB

Ruff & Lesser Yellowlegs - Lodmoor RSPB © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Tuesday 1st January 2019

Dorset Bird Club would like to wish all our blog visitors a 

Happy and Bird Filled 2019.


White-fronted Goose - 1 imm. Bestwall Meadows
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 East Fleet
Black Brant - 1 East Fleet
Mandarin - 1 Poole Park
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 East Fleet
Black-throated Diver - 1 Sandsfoot Castle
Great Northern Diver - 3 Bowleaze Cove, 2 Brands Bay, 1 Baiter, 1 East Fleet
Cattle Egret - 35+ Portesham, 6 Worgret Meadows (viewed from Holme Lane)
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Little Sea.
Spoonbill - 21 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Bowleaze Cove
Slavonian Grebe - 4 East Fleet, 1 Middle Beach Studland.
Black-necked Grebe - 17 Sandsfoot Castle, 12 Middle Beach, 6 Bramble Bush Bay.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail West Poole Hbr, 1 Manswood
Goshawk - 1 Manswood
Golden Plover - 6 Swineham Pt.
Ruff - 1 Swineham Pt, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Sanderling - 31 Bramble Bush Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Lyme Regis on The Cobb.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 1st/w Lodmoor RSPB
Sandwich Tern - 1 Baiter Park
Short-eared Owl - 1 Bowleaze Cove
Firecrest - 2 Arne RSPB
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1+ Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Dusky Warbler - 1 East Fleet
Black Redstart - 1 East Fleet
Water Pipit - 1 Lodmoor RSPB

Red-breasted Merganser - Poole Park © David Wareham