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

Sightings - Tuesday 8th October 2019

Garganey - 1 Longham Lake
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Is, 1 in flight between Lodmoor & Radipole RSPB, 1 west Abbotsbury Swannery
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
(American) Black Tern  - 1 Longham Lakes (South Lake)
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill (Hut Field)
Merlin - 2 Male & female Hartland Moor, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 over Scotland Farm, 1 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 2 Wakeham Portland, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bearded Tit - 38 Lytchett Bay
Wood Lark - 2 over Portland Bill
Swallow - 1200 Durlston CP.
House Martin- 450 Durlston CP.
Ring Ouzel - 1 west Durlston CP.
alba Wagtail - 220 Durlston CP.
Linnet - 1240 Durlston CP, 530 Portland Bill
Goldfinch - 560 Durlston CP.

(American) Black Tern - Longham Lakes © Aidan Brown
Meadow Pipit - Brownsea Island © Lorne Bissel


Sightings - Monday 7th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 imm. drake still at Longham Lakes.
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour.
Whimbrel - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 8 Christchurch Harbour.
Knot - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Kittiwake - 1 past St. Aldhelm's Head.
Little Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
(American) Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes.
Wryneck - 1 Hut Fields, Portland.
Redwing - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Poole Harbour.
Firecrest -  2 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Penns Wood, 2 Wakeham.

Black Tern – Longham Lakes ©Lorne Bissell.    

Sightings - Sunday 6th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.
Great White Egret - 1 Weymouth, fishing in a garden pond.
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Black-tailed Godwit - 1874 Wareham Channel.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Wareham Channel.
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Wareham Channel.
(American) Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Skylark - 561 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Meadow Pipit - 572 St. Aldhelm's Head.
"alba" Wagtail - 272 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Whinchat - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania Castle Woods.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 The Nothe, Weymouth. 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Portland.
Tree Sparrow - 5 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Linnet - 767 St. Aldhelm's Head.

Garganey – Longham Lakes © David Foster.
Spotted Flycatcher – The Nothe © Edmund Mackrill.

Scaup – Longham Lakes © David Foster. 
Grey Phalarope – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.
Greenshank – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.  
Little Gull – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.
Spotted Flycatcher – The Nothe © Edmund Mackrill.

Black Tern – Longham Lakes © David Foster.






Sightings - Saturday 5th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay.
Balearic Shearwater - 65 past Portland Bill.
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Gigger's Island.
Goshawk - 1 over Wareham Channel.
Sparrowhawk - 2 Durlston CP.
Hobby - 1 Durlston CP.
Merlin - 1 Brownsea Lagoon 1 Poundbury.
Ruff - 1 over Longham Lakes 10.30 this morning.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Lagoon.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Juv. Durlston CP.
Sabine's Gull - 1 Juv. Durlston CP.
American Black Tern -1 Longham Lakes.
Sand Martin - 4 Durlston CP.
Swallow - 850 Durlston CP, 250 Christchurch Harbour, 200+ Poundbury.
House Martin - 1055 Durlston CP, 25 Christchurch Harbour.
Redwing - 3E Stanpit Marsh, 1 over Poundbury.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP, Portland Bird Observatory.
Firecrest - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Wakeham Wood, Portland, 1 Portland Bird Observatory.

Chiffchaff – Bournemouth © David Wareham.

DBC Walk - Sunday 6th October 2019

Sunday 6th October 2019
Normandy Marsh  09:30 – 14:00 approx.
Meet in the car park near Lymington Sailing Club (SZ 333950) – charges apply.
Category A.

Sightings - Friday 4th October 2019.

Garganey - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 imm. drake Longham Lakes.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
Osprey - 1 off Cobbs Quay.
Marsh Harrier - 5 West Poole Harbour, 1 over Holton Pools, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 2 between Rempstone & Norden.
Peregrine Falcon - 1 juv. over Wareham Channel.
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor.
Spoonbill - 28 Wareham Channel.
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Redwing - 1 Ferrybridge.
Wheatear - 3 Portland Bill.
Reed Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chard Junction GP.
Spotted Flycatcher -  2 Portland Bird Observatory, 1 Thumb Lane, Portland.

Yellow-browed Warbler – Chard Junction GP © Dave Helliar.

















Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.



















Stonechat – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Thursday 3rd October 2019

Garganey - 1 immature/female Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 immature male Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver -1 St. Aldhelm's Head
Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - at least 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 3 Holes Bay, 1 Poole Quay
Merlin - 3 East Bexington, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Sanderling - 1 Hengistbury Head
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank -1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pomarine Skua - 1 Weymouth Bay
Arctic Skua - 18 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head, 1 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Portland Bird Obs
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Coombefield Quarry (Portland)
Redwing - 2 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Portland South

Sightings - Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Goosander - 3 Stanpit Bight
Greylag Goose - 90+ over Silverlake
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - c30 Poole Harbour
Osprey - up to 9 in Poole Harbour area
Sparrowhawk - 6+ Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Ringstead, 1 Stanpit
Golden Plover - 1 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Grey Phalarope - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery near tank teeth
Spotted Redshank -3 Brownsea Island, 2 Stanpit
Jack Snipe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Ringstead
Goldcrest - 18 ringed at Durlston CP
Firecrest - 3 Brownsea Island
Ring Ouzel - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Littlesea (Studland)
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Ringstead
Whinchat - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Redstart - 1 trapped and ringed at Longham Lakes
Yellow Wagtail - 14 Lodmoor RSPB

Migration numbers reported today included:
Meadow Pipits - 770+ St Aldhelm's Head, min 1,500 at Ringstead 
Hirundines (mainly Swallows and House Martins) - several thousand at both St Aldhelm's Head and Wilkswood Farm near Langton Matravers
Skylark - c550 St Aldhelm's Head


Redstart trapped and ringed at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Yellow Wagtail at Lodmoor RSPB © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Manx Shearwater - 1 Durlston NNR.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Durlston NNR.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor.       
Marsh Harrier - 5-6 Wareham Channel.
Osprey - 1 over Arne, 1 west over Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Merlin - 1 Durlston NNR.
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor, 3 Hyde's Heath (Arne).
Grey Plover - 3+ Brownsea Island.
Knot - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.           
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor.
Arctic Skua - 2 Durlston NNR.
Little Gull - 1 Durlston NNR.
Whinchat - 1 Durlston NNR.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston NNR.
Firecrest - 2 Durlston NNR.

Reports of interest, Monday 30th September 2019.

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.
Red-Throated Diver  - 3 Mudeford Quay.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill, 6 St Aldhelm's Head.
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bay.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor.       
Osprey - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Winspit.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Great Skua - 2 St Aldhelm's Head.
Arctic Skua - 9 Portland Bill, 12 St Aldhelm's Head.
Pomarine Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor.       
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland (Watery Lane).
Woodlark - 6 Winspit were presumably migrants.
Whinchat - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Eye Mead, 2 Maiden Castle.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland (Suckthumb Quarry).
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland Bill.



Migration:  Large numbers of Meadow Pipits, Goldfinch and Swallow on the move today including over 1100 pipits past St Aldhelm's Head by 10am, and 550 Swallow over Christchurch Harbour in a 90-minute sample count.

Late news:  A Bittern reported from Leigh Rd (Wimborne) at the weekend; 500+ Canada Geese over Sturminster Marshall Gravel Pits on Saturday.

Sightings - Sunday 29th September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Storm-petrel - 2 past Chesil Cove, 1 past Charmouth
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Wareham/Swineham GPs, 1 Spetisbury
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hobby - 1 Swineham
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Golden Plover - 31 over Christchurch Harbour area
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh this morning for two hours
Grey Phalarope - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Chesil Cove
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 16 Chesil Cove, 3 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Portland Bill
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 2 Chesil Cove, 2 Christchurch Harbour
Kittiwake - 335 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery then flew down The Fleet
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 17 Swineham, 1 Sunnyside Farm, 1 Stanpit

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Stanpit Marsh © Alan Hayden

Grey Phalarope at Stanpit Marsh © Mike Gibbons

Grey Phalarope at Stanpit Marsh © Alan Hayden

Reports of interest, Saturday 28th September 2019.

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes.   
Balearic Shearwater - 22 past Portland Bill.
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
GREAT SHEARWATER - 1 past Portland Bill.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere; 5 at a Poole Harbour roost.
Osprey - 1 Brands Bay, 1 Holes Bay, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.
Hobby - 2 Arne moors, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Middlebere.
CRANE - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Grey Plover - 4 Brownsea Island.
Whimbrel - 1 Middlebere.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit.           
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island.   
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 7 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill.
Roseate Tern - 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Whinchat - 1 Crouch Hill.
GREAT REED WARBLER - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Bournemouth, 1 Portland Bill.

Reports of interest, Friday 27th September 2019.

Balearic Shearwater - 2 Durlston CP, 47 Portland Bill, 52 St Aldhelm's Head.
Spoonbill - 50 Arne.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 1 Slepe Moor.
Osprey - 1 Arne, 1 Holton Lee, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Grey Plover - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.           
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Bay RSPB.   
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 4 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
GREY PHALAROPE - 1 past Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.       
Arctic Skua - 1 through Christchurch Harbour, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Ringstead, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
LONG-TAILED SKUA - 1 past Mudeford Quay.
SABINE'S GULL - 1 past Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Arctic Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Whinchat - 2 Crouch Hill.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Thursday 26th September 2019

Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Common Scoter - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 142 past Portland Bill, 1 past Ringstead Bay
Great White Egret - 6 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 over Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 3 Hyde's Heath, 2 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Swineham, 1 Durlston CP
Whimbrel - 1 Middlebere
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Brownsea Island
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston CP
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Reap Lane (Portland)
Yellow Wagtail - 5 Swineham
Richard's Pipit - 1 heard over Portland Bill
Meadow Pipit - 9,250+ heading W over Durlston CP in morning, c5,000 South over Portland Bill

Juvenile Stock Doves in nest at Canford © Roger Peart



Eider at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell
Scaup at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart
Common Scoter at Radipole Lake RSPB © Vaughan Ashby

Sightings - Wednesday 25th September 2019

Greater Scaup - 1 drake Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB from Discovery Centre (identified from photos)
Common Scoter - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 Poole Harbour
Hobby - 3 Poole Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Greater Scaup Longham Lakes copyright Lorne Bissell


Sightings - Tuesday 24th September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 12 past Portland Bill, 5 west St Aldhelm's Head
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Ferrybridge
Spoonbill - 6 over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Osprey - 1 Arne
Hen Harrier - 1 probable ringtail flew east along Slepe Heath
Hobby - 1 Arne
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Upton CP, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 8 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields
Black Tern - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Wood Lark - 1 Arne
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Wick
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Wick

Sightings - Monday 23rd September 2019

Wigeon - 110 Stanpit Marsh
Teal - 446 Lytchett Fields
Greater Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 1 off Branksome Beach
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
White Stork - 1 reintroduced bird Warmwell Heath
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Knot - 30 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 12 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 12+ Lytchett Fields, 4 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 juv Lodmoor RSPB
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow Wagtail - 6 at least Wick
Redstart - 1 Wick
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wakeham



Sightings - Sunday 22nd September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 2 past Portland
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham GPs
Spoonbill - 1 Swineham Point
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh yesterday
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 juv Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wakeham

Sightings - Saturday 21st September 2019

Osprey - 1 Holton Pools, 1 Holes Bay
White Stork - 1 over A31 near Wimborne
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Pymore
Cattle & Great White Egrets Lodmoor copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 20th September 2019

Osprey - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Swineham
Spoonbill - 42 Wareham Channel
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor
Wryneck - 1 Lodmoor
Long-billed Dowitcher Lodmoor copyright Will Bown


Sightings - Thursday 19th September 2019

Wigeon - 203 Holes Bay
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Poole Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 4 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 30 Wareham Channel
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor
Short-eared Owl - 1 West Cliffs Portland
Ring Ouzel -1 Durlston

Sightings - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Honey Buzzard - 1 over Portland Bill
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 East Bexington
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Purple Heron - 1 Barleycrates Lane/Reap Lane then over West Cliffs
White Stork - 1 Lyme Regis
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Knot - 54 Stanpit Marsh
Great Reed Warbler - 1 Portland Obs
Black Redstart - 1

Sightings - Tuesday 17th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 36 Brownsea Island
White Stork - 1 Lyme Regis (unringed)
Common Crane - 1 seen lifting off a.m. Keysworth (private)
Golden Plover - 3 Ringstead
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Baiter Park shore
Greenshank - 12 Brownsea Is, 4 Stanpit Marsh
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 1 Ringstead
Hobby - 3 over Arne Moors
House Martin - 35 Wick Fields
House Martin/Swallow - 2200 in 1 hour White Nothe
Chiffchaff - 12 Hengistbury Hd.
Whitethroat - 6 Hengistbury Hd, 4 Hog Hill
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Thumb Lane Portland
Whinchat - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 St Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Hog Hill
Wheatear - 16 Ridgeway (Pumphouse), 15 Hog Hill, 2 Baiter Park
Meadow Pipit - 125 Wick Fields

Sightings - Monday 16th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Radipole RSPB a.m.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay a.m. 1 Middlebere a.m
Golden Plover - 5 W White Nothe
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 4 Stanpit Marsh
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Hobby - 2 Middlebere
Swallow - 50 Ringstead-White Nothe, 50 Hengistbury Hd.
House Martin - 1000 E Ringstead-White Nothe, 950 Hengistbury Head
Chiffchaff - 30 Hengistbbury Hd, 11 PC World drain.
Blackcap - 35 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 1 in garden at Ye Old George Inn Christchurch
Stonechat - 15 Ringstead-White Nothe
Wheatear - 11 Ringstead-White Nothe
Yellow Wagtail - 56 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Meadow Pipit - 50 Ringstead-White Nothe

Great White Egret - Lodmoor RSPB ©Will Bown

Sightings - Sunday 15th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret -  2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Hole Bay NW a.m, 1 Lytchet Fields RSPB p.m.
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Red Kite - 1 over Moordown Bmth.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 3 N of Buckland Ripers, 2 juv Arne Moors, 1 ad Slepe Heath
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 7 Stanpit Marsh, 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Swineham Pt. 2 Brand's Bay
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Nightjar - 1 Arne RSPB
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Swallow - 7500 West Bexington
House Martin - 1000 West Bexington
Yellow Wagtail - 30 St Adhelm's Hd, 26 Acton, 10 Lytchett Fields, 5+ West Bexington, 4 Wick, 2 Bestwell.
Redstart - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Arne RSPB
Whinchat - 3 Lytchett Fiellds RSPB, 1 St. Adhelm's Hd, 1 West Bexington, 1 Swineham Pt.
Wheatear - 14 Stanpit Marsh, 2 West Bexington, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB a.m.
Whitethroat - 3 Wick, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 West Bexington
Blackcap - 17 Wick
Chiffchaff - 45 Wick, 5+ West Bexington
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Sunnyside Fm.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Cogden coastal path
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Hd Golf Course

Common Whitethroat - Hengistbury Hd ©David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 14th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Swineham.
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Milborne St. Andrew
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 5 Christchurch Hbr.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Turtle Dove - 1 Reap Lane Portland Bill
Nightjar - 4 trapped & ringed Durlston CP
Swift - 1 Durlston CP.
Wryneck - 1 still Portland Bird Observatory.
Swallow - 7,700 over Christchurch Hbr.
House Martin - 80 Christchurch Harbour.
Meadow Pipit - 1400 over Christchurch Hbr.
Tree Pipit - 11 Christchurch Hbr.
Yellow Wagtail - 45 Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Wagtail - 17 Christchurch Hbr.
Whinchat - 16 Milborne St. Andrew, 3 Christchurch Hbr. 1 Portland Bill, 1 Abbotsbury
Wheatear - 38 Christchurch Hbr.
Blackcap - 230 Christchurch Hbr., 30 Durlston CP.
Whitethroat - 22 Christchurch Hbr.
Chiffchaff - 1 75 Christchurch Hbr.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill east cliff, 1 Cogden
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Portland Bill Top Fields


Little Stint - Lytchett Fields RSPB © Stuart Jones

Sightings - Friday 13th September 2019.

Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham.
Osprey - 1 at mouth of Frome River, 1 Holton Lee, 1 Lytchett Bay(catching a fish).
Marsh Harrier - 2 over Arne/Hartland Moors, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Holton Pools.
Goshawk - 1 female east over Slepe Heath.
Hobby - 2 Arne/Hartland Moors, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Merlin - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 14 Stanpit Marsh.
Knot - 32 Stanpit Marsh.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 8 Lychett Fields RSPB, 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Wryneck - 1 still Portland Bird Observatory.
Swallow - 50 Christchurch Harbour.
House Martin - 120 Christchurch Harbour.
Meadow Pipit - 1000 over Lodmoor RSPB/Weymouth Bay.
Tree Pipit - 1 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Yellow Wagtail - c25 leaving roost at Wick, 15 Christchurch Harbour.
Wheatear - 22 Crouch Hill, 20 Hengistbury Head.
Whinchat - 18 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Holton Pools, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Garden Warbler - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Coombe Valley.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Cogden Coastal Path, 1 Portland Bill.
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over Weston.

Long-billed Dowitcher – Lodmoor RSPB © Peter Calladine.  

Peregrine Falcon – Bournemouth  © David Wareham.

Sightings - Thursday 12th September 2019.

Brent Goose - 21 past Portland Bill.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Balearic Shearwater - 19 past Portland Bill.
White Stork - 1 over Christchurch Harbour.
Osprey - 1 over Holes Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 1 quartering Middlebere.
Hobby - 5 Slepe/Hartland areas.
Black-winged Stilt - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 juvenile Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Stanpit Marsh.
Knot - 21 Stanpit Marsh.
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Great Skua - 3 past Portland Bill.
Little Gull - 1 off Fisherman's Bank.
Arctic Tern - 1 juvenile off Fisherman's Bank.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 PC World drain.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 PC World drain.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland.



Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.



Sightings - Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Brent Goose - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 1 summer plumage Weymouth Bay.
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB.
White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm.
Osprey - 2 over Wytch Lake.
Marsh Harrier - 3 West Poole Harbour.
Whimbrel - 2 Holes Bay.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 18 Christchurch Harbour, 1(poss.2) Holes Bay.
Knot - 15 Holes Bay, 7 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Holes Bay.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Great Skua - 1 off Mudeford Quay.
Black Tern - 1 off Mudeford Quay.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 over Wick.
Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 Abbotsbury.
Whinchat - 8 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill.

Dowitcher sp. 1 Lodmoor RSPB.

Leucistic type Swallow – Cerne Abbas © Adrian Coombe.  


Sightings - Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
White Stork - 1 still Sunnyside Farm.
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Hobby - 1 Osmington Mills, 1 Portland Bill.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 7 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge.
Knot - 17 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Wryneck - 1 Portland(Hut Fields).
Tree Pipit - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Redstart - 2 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle, 2 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Wheatear - 21 St. Aldhelm's Head, 16 Christchurch Harbour, 8 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Whinchat - 6 St. Aldhelm's Head, 3 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle, 2 West Stafford Lakes.
Garden Warbler - 1 Osmington Mills, 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Whitethroat - 22 Christchurch Harbour, 9 St. Aldhelm's Head, 4 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Osmington Mills.
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Wick, 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Linnet - c200 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Corn Bunting - 4 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Monday 9th September 2019

Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
White Stork - 1 still at Sunnyside Farm near Ridge
Spoonbill - 23 Arne RSPB, 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Middlebere
Whimbrel -1 Stanpit
Knot - 8 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 juv Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Wick
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 6 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill in Obs quarry
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Wick, 2 Stanpit

Sightings - Sunday 8th September 2019

Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Arne RSPB
White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm (colour ringed bird presumed reintroduced at Knepp)
Spoonbill - 17 Brownsea Island
Grey Partridge - 12 St Aldhelm's Head
Osprey - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Swineham
Hobby - 2 Swineham
Whimbrel -1 Brownsea Island
Knot - 2 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 10 Brownsea Island, 3+ Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Brand's Bay, 1 heard at St Aldhelm's Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill in Obs quarry
Whinchat - 2 Sunnyside Farm (Ridge), 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Hartland Moor
Redstart - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Ringstead, 1 Middlebere
Spotted Flycatcher - 14+ Brownsea Island, 5 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Lodmoor RSPB,1 Ringstead
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Brownsea Island
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Crown Estate Fields (Portland Bill) this morning only

Bar-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge  © Will Bown
Whinchat at Stanpit Marsh © Mike Gibbons

Wheatear at Ferrybridge  © Will Bown

Reports of interest, Saturday 7th September 2019.

Goosander - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Balearic Shearwater - 35 Portland Bill.       
White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm (Ridge).

Spoonbill - 4 Arne, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 13 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Osprey - 1 Arne, 1 Christchurch Harbour.       
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP.           
Hobby - 1 Arne, 2 Canford School, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.           
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.   
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Arctic Skua - 5 Portland Bill.
Arctic Tern - 5 Portland Bill.
Nightjar - 1 Arne.
Swift - 2 Durlston CP.
WRYNECK - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Whinchat - 2 Durlston CP.
Redstart - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Durlston CP, 3 Hengistbury Head, c.10 southern Portland.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.

Ruff at Lytchett Fields RSPB © Stuart Jones 

 

Reports of interest, Friday 6th September 2019.

White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm is from the reintroduction scheme at Knepp, West Sussex.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit       
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 4 Poole Harbour roost.
Osprey - 1 Brownsea Island.   
Hobby - 1 Sunnyside Farm, 1 over Wareham town centre.
Knot - 4 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Lee pools, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge.
Swift - 7 Durlston CP.
WRYNECK - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Dipper - 1 Wimborne.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Late news: - White Stork over Stoborough NR yesterday.

Sightings - Thursday 5th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 1 Bog Lane near Wareham
White Stork - 1 over Corfe Castle, 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 16 Poole Harbour
Hobby - 1 East Bexington, 1 Middlebere, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 2 Middlebere
Knot - 30 over Swineham, 19 Stanpit Marsh, 5 past East Bexington, 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 2 Middlebere
Wryneck - 1 Durlston CP this morning, 1 Portland Bill in Obs quarry
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis, 1 Wimborne on River Allen
Whinchat - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Maiden Castle near CP, 1 East Bexington, 1 Stanpit
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill

Dipper at Lyme Regis © Richard Cook

Sightings - Wednesday 4th September 2019

Grey Partridge - 6 Maiden Castle
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 9 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Hogchester Farm NR (nr Charmouth), 1 east of West Bexington car park
Dipper - 1 Wimborne on River Allen
Whinchat - 4 Maiden Castle, 2 East Bexington
Redstart - 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Hogchester Farm NR  (nr Charmouth), 1 Studland

Reports of interest, Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Goosander - 2 Shapwick.
Grey Heron - a flock of 17 flew down the Piddle Valley.
Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay.
Cattle Egret - 3 Lytchett Bay.
Spoonbill - 22 Brownsea Island, 8 Lytchett Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel.
Osprey - 1 Charmouth, 2 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 1 Charmouth, 1 Shapwick, 2 Wareham Channel.
Knot - 1 Lytchett Bay, 6 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit, 1 Wareham Channel.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island, 4 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wareham Channel, 1 Wick Meadows.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 7 Brownsea Island, 2 past Stanpit.
Swift - 1 Swineham GPs.
Whinchat - 2 Charmouth, 1 Stanpit, 1 Swineham.
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Charmouth.
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Charmouth.
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
ORTOLAN - 1 Charmouth.

Reports of interest, Monday 2nd September 2019.

Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 2+ Lodmoor.
White Stork - 1 high over Canford Park SANG.
Spoonbill - 25 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour (one heading up the Piddle Valley).
Osprey - 2 Rodden Hive.
Knot - 12 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 3 Rodden Hive, 8 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit.  2 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 12 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Arctic Skua - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Stanpit.
Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Wick (Christchurch Harbour).
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Portland Bill.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1+ Durlston CP.


Great White Egret on Lodmoor © Will Bown

Little Egret on Lodmoor © Will Bown

Sightings - Sunday 1st September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 36 past Portland yesterday
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland yesterday
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 3 Middlebere, 2 Arne, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Fields, 3 yesterday Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 7 Ferrybridge
Knot - 9 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 3 Town Common, Christchurch, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Sunnyside Farm
White-winged Black Tern - 1 Lodmoor, later Abbotsbury Swannery
Wryneck - 1 West Bexington
Yellow Wagtail - 8 Sunnyside Farm
Tree Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields
Whinchat - 1 West Bexington
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Grasshopper Warbler - Good numbers Durlston CP

Other news - Porter's Rustic moth trapped overnight at Southwell, Portland.


Sightings - Saturday 31st August 2019

Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor, 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Garganey - 1 juv Brownsea Island
Spoonbill - 23 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 juv Brands Bay
Goshawk - 1 over the Grove, Portland
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Hobby -  1 Brands Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Lulworth
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 12 Lytchett Bay, 2 Brands Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Sherford Pools,
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge
Knot - 20 Brownsea Island, 1 Brands Bay, 1 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Little Gull - 1 Middlebere
Yellow Wagtail - 42 St Adhelm's Head, 1 Lytchett Fields
Tree Pipit - 1 Lulworth, 1 St Adhelms Head
Dipper - 1 Wimborne on River Allen upstream of Mill Lane Antiques
Whinchat - 18 Lulworth, 18 Milborne St Andrew, 5 St Adhelms Head, 2 Lytchett Fields
Redstart - 1 Lulworth, 1 St Adhelms Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland, 1 Creekmoor
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Lulworth
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Lulworth

Marsh Harrier, Middlebere copyright Brian Smith



Green Sandpiper, Middlebere copyright Brian Smith




Sightings - Friday 30th August 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 20+ off Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - Good passage, over 1000+ in ten minutes
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 22 Brownsea Island NT, 19 from Osprey cruise, 4 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 2 Arne, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Lyme Regis flying east
Honey Buzzard - 4 south Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 juv female Slepe Heath
Spotted Redshank - 7 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Island NT
Sanderling - 1 Brownsea Island NT
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black Tern - 1 from MS Barfleur
Wryneck - 1 Durlston CP
Yellow Wagtail - 7 Sunnyside Farm
Wheatear - 37 between Ringstead and White Nothe
Whinchat - 10 between Ringstead and White Nothe, 4 St Adhelms Head, 1 Morden Bog
Redstart - 1 Soldier's Road
Pied Flycatcher - 1 White Nothe cottages and 1 on coast path, 1 Coombe Heath, 1 Swineham Point
Spotted Flycatcher- 1Coombe Heath
Ring-necked Parakeet - 8 Swanage

Other news - Long-tailed Blue butterfly seen in a Stanpit garden by experienced observer on 27.8.19.

Grey Heron chasing Great White Egret Lodmoor copyright Rebecca Porter



Sightings - Thursday 29th August 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill yesterday
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 22 Brownsea Island NT, 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 3Wareham Channel from Osprey Cruise, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Montagu's Harrier - 1 probable Durlston CP yesterday
Spotted Crake - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Fields, 1 juv Brownsea Island NT
Wryneck - 1 Portland, 1 Durlston CP yesterday
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Flycatcher 1 Durlston CP

Moth news - 1 Passenger trapped overnight at Portland Bill

Yellowhammer - Maiden Castle copyright Nigel Tooth