Sightings - Wednesday 19th June 2019

Eider - 2 off Mudeford Quay
Common Scoter - 8 off Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 2 sum/plumage off Shore Abbottsbury, 1 off West Bexington
Great Egret - 1 flew over West Howe Ind.estate
Glossy Ibis - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay a.m. prob 1 of same over Hydes Heath Arne RSPB.
Whimbrel - 2 Ferrybridge
Little Tern - 2 off Mudeford Quay
Common Tern - 18 off Mudeford Quay
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell, 1 West Bexington
Hobby - 1 over Wick Hams

Sighting - Tuesday 18th June 2019

Great Egret - 1 Herbury Gore a.m. same as 1 Langton Herring
Glossy Ibis - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Stone Curlew - 1 north over Lytchett Heath
Arctic Skua - 1 off Portland Bill

Glossy Ibis - Abbotsbury Swannery © Sue & Tony Wingett
















Whooper Swan - Abbotsbury Swannery © Sue & Tony Wingett

Sightings - Monday 17th June 2019

GLOSSY IBIS - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill

Sightings - Sunday 16th June 2019

Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Saturday 15th June 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake
Quail - 1 Cranborne, 1 Tarrant Rushton airfield (last night)

Sightings - Friday 14th June 2015

Mute Swan - 261 Christchurch Harbour (yesterday)
GLOSSY IBIS - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Rodden Hive
Manx Shearwater - 25 past Hengistbury Head
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor

Long-tailed Tit copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 13th June 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland
Great Northern Diver - 1 Overcombe Corner, Weymouth Bay
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 Godmanstone
Glossy Ibis - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Lagoons
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB


Sightings - Wednesday 12th June 2019

Glossy Ibis - 1 flew over Ferrybridge
Osprey - 2 including translocated male LS1 which has returned to Poole Harbour and was seen interacting with the female
Cuckoo - 1 over Ferrybridge


Glossy Ibis Radipole Lake RSPB copyright Joe Kaplonek

Glossy Ibis Radipole Lake RSPB copyright Joe Kaplonek



Glossy Ibis Radipole Lake RSPB copyright Joe Kaplonek



Sightings - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Quail - 1 or 2 heard at Badbury Rings NT
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Lagoon
Red Kite - 1 Cheselbourne
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Pools
Cuckoo - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Alpine Swift - 1 Durlston CP early evening, then headed north
Rosy Starling - 1 in private garden Southwell, Portland

Other news - 1 Convolvulus Hawk Moth trapped overnight Portland

Nightjar on Brownsea Island copyright Trevor Wilkinson

Sandwich Terns with young Brownsea Island copyright Trevor Wilkinson

Shelduck with young copyright Trevor Wilkinson




Sightings - Monday 10th June 2019

Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 1 at private site in Poole Harbour
Cuckoo - 1 Holton Lee, 1 St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch calling and seen 21.45 yesterday evening

Sightings - Sunday 9th June 2019.

Quail - 3 singing on the downs between Dorchester and Piddlehinton.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Radipole RSPB.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 17 Brownsea Lagoon.
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bill.

Pheasant – Durlston CP © David Wareham.

Sightings - Saturday 8th June 2019.

Quail - 1 calling Came Down GC area.
Manx Shearwater - 7 off Mudeford Quay.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 off Mudeford Quay, 2 off Portland Bill.
Storm Petrel - 3 Christchurch Bay.
Red Kite - 1 over Poole.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 6 past Portland Bill.
Cuckoo - 4 Hartland Moor.
Marsh Warbler - 1 Ringstead Bay.
Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bird Observaory.

Guillemot – Durlston CP © David Wareham. 

Sightings - Friday 7th June 2019.

Common Scoter - 1 inside Christchurch Harbour.
Manx Shearwater - 45 off Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 2 off Portland Bill.
Gannet - c20 off Branksome.
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Puffin - 2 off Portland Bill.

Sightings - Thursday 6th June 2019.

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere Channel.
Hobby - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Cuckoo - 2 Stanpit Marsh.

Whooper Swan – Avon Causeway taken on 5th © Trevor Wilkinson. 

Whooper Swan – Avon Causeway © Peter Calladine.

Sightings - Wednesday 5th June 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Balearic Shearwater - 2 off Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Tuesday 4th June 2019

Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake

Sightings - Monday 3rd June 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole Lake
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Whooper Swan Avon Causeway copyright Mike Gibbons


Sightings - Sunday 2nd June 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Avon Causeway
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Woodchat Shrike - 1 reported Top Fields Portland
Whooper Swan Avon Causeway copyright Alan Hayden

Reports of interest, Saturday 1st June 2019.

LITTLE BITTERN - 1 Lodmoor.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 14 Brownsea Island.
Cuckoo - 1 Chettle Chase Coppice.


Young Starling near Wimborne © Roger Peart

Sightings - Friday 31st May 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole lake RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island
Black Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 1 Fiddleford

Yesterday - 4 Puffins settled off Portland Bill

Meadow Pipit at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 30th May 2019

Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 1 over Bournemouth, 1 over Arne RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 6 Christchurch Harbour
Little Gull - 1st summer still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 1 Badbury Rings
Hoopoe - 1 at West Bexington this morning but not seen since

Reports of interest, Wednesday 29th May 2019.

Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Island.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Wheatear - 1 Coombe Heath.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Spoonbill - 4 Brownsea Island.
Hobby - 1 Brownsea Island, 2 Morden Bog.
Cuckoo - 2 Morden Bog.

Reports of interest, Monday 27th May 2019.

Golden Oriole - 1 Portland Bill came in off the sea.
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog, 1 Moreton.
Garden Warbler - 1 Upton CP.
Firecrest - 1 Upton CP.

Sightings - Sunday 26th May 2019

Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 (1st/sum) still at Abbotsbury Swannery
Cuckoo - 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Badbury Rings, 1 Wick (Christchurch Harbour)


Puffin at Dancing Ledge © Simon Buckell

Razorbill at Dancing Ledge © Simon Buckell

Sightings - Saturday 25th May 2019

Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Manx Shearwater - 73 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island
Red Kite - 3 over Upwey, 1 over Bridport
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 (1st/sum) Abbotsbury Swannery
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell (Portland)
Common Rosefinch - 1 Culverwell (Portland Bill) briefly early morning

Whitethroat at Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 24th May 2019

Red Kite - 1 over Canford School
Great Egret - 1 Rodden Hive
Little Gull - 1 past Rodden Hive, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Golden Oriole - 1 Culverwell/Southwell, 1 Weston Portland
Dartford Warbler Christchurch copyright Michael Gibbons

Sightings - Thursday 23rd May 2019

Garganey - 1 Mudeford
Great Egret - 1 Langton Herring
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swanney
Whinchat - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Serin - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Little Gull - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Golden Oriole - 1 singing Culverwell Portland

Raven Family Bournemouth copyright David Wareham

DBC AGM Wednesday 22nd May 2019

DORSET BIRD CLUB

AGENDA
for the
32nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

to be held:
at the Quarter Jack Suite, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne Minster
on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 doors open 19:00 for 19:30 start


1.    Apologies for absence


2.    Introduction


3.    Minutes of the 31st AGM - to be approved


4.    Chairman’s Report (Marcus Lawson)


5.    Treasurer's Report (Trevor Buck)
approval of Treasurer’s Report
appointment of Auditor


6.    Election of Officers

Chair
Deputy Chair
Treasurer
Secretary


7.    Election of other Committee members


8.    Any other business


Refreshment Break
followed by

 The Birds of Mongolia – a short illustrated talk by Ian Lewis.

Sightings - Tuesday 21st May 2019


Garganey - 1 Radipole Lake
Red Kite - 1 Bournemouth
Little Gull - 1 Herbury Gore
Golden Oriole - 2 Avalanche Road Hump area Portland


Sightings - Monday 20th May 2019

Manx Shearwater - 100 a.m. Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Is.
Little Stint - 2 reported at Ferrybridge
Sandwich Tern - c200 Browbsea Is.
Common Tern - c150 Brownsea Is.
Little Gull - 1 (1st/sum) Abbotsbury Swannery
Mediterranean Gull - 51 east Hengistbury Hd.
Turtle Dove - 1 Burton garden, 1 Southwell garden
Bee-eater - 1 over Portland Bird Obs late a.m.
Golden Oriole - 1 singing Southwell
Spotted Flycatcher - 10+ Portland Bill, 5 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Morden Bog

Sightings - Sunday 19th May 2019

Brent Goose - 1 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh
PURPLE HERON - 1 over Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 1 over the Wareham Channel pos same or another Arne
Little Stint - Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell garden, 1 Burton garden
Cuckoo - 4 Slepe Heath, 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Wick
Nightjar - 1 in a Merley garden
Hobby - 3 Wareham Channel, 1 Hartland Moor

Nightjar - Merley garden © Carolyn Newman


Sightings - Saturday 18th May 2019

Cattle Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Is.
Red Kite - 1 over Upton
Little Stint - at least 1 Stanpit Marsh
Pomarine Skua - 2 E Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 3 Abottsbury Swannery
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell Portland
Cuckoo, 2 Arne RSPB, 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Swineham Pt, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 West Knighton, 1 Wick.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 in off sea Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 39 Portland Bill

Spotted Sandpiper 17th May - Rodden Hive © Freddy Alway

Sightings - Friday 17th May 2019

Common Scoter - 30 past Hengistbury Hd.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
SPOTTED SANDPIPER - 1 Rodden Hive (SY604820) still present late p.m.
Black Tern - 1 past Durlston CP.
Little Gull - 1 1st/sum Lodmoor RSPB
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell Portland
Nightjar - 1 over the reedbed Cogden Beach
Wryneck - 1 Combefield Quarry Portland.

Spotted Sandpiper - Rodden Hive © Paul Harris

Sightings - Thursday 16th May 2019

Garganey - 1 duck Stanpit Marsh
Red Kite - 1 Blandford
Spoonbill - 1 flew west over Christchurch Harbour
Common Crane - 1 Wareham flew towards Middlebere
Avocet - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Littlesea, the Fleet, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Knot - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 11 Stanpit Marsh
Pomarine Skua - 7 past Ferrybridge, 5 past Portland, 4 past Lyme Regis, 4 past Charmouth all east
Little Gull - 1 1st summer Lodmoor RSPB
Turtle Dove - 1 Burton in private garden, 1 Stanpit Marsh,
Cuckoo - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 behind Ridge Wharf, Wareham
Nightjar - 2 or 3 calling Hurn Forest
Bee-eater - 1 Portland

Grey Plover Littlesea, the Fleet copyright Freddy Alway

Common Sandpiper Littlesea, the Fleet copyright Freddy Alway

Linnet Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham



Sightings - Wednesday 15th May 2019

Scoter sp - 29 From Chesil Beach
Garganey - 1 duck Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 8 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Temminck's Stint - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Sanderling - 16 Ferrybridge, 4 Stanpit
Grey Plover - 10 Stanpit Marsh
Pomarine Skua - 1 east past Burton Bradstock
Turtle Dove - 1 in a garden at Burton
Cuckoo - 1 calling West Christchurch/St Catherine's Hill, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Nightjar - 1 Portland
Bee-eater - 7 Durlston CP
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Chesil Beach
Garden Warbler - 3 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Flycatcher 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Burton Bradstock
Corn Bunting - 25 Milborne St Andrew

Guillemot at Durlston CP copyright David Wareham

Ringed Plover and Dunlin Littlesea, the Fleet copyright Freddy Alway

Black-tailed Godwits Littlesea, the Fleet copyright Freddy Alway





Sightings - Tuesday 14th May 2019

Common Scoter - 40 Chesil
Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Wyke Regis at Littlesea
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Greenshank - 10 Stanpit
Sanderling - 143 Chesil
Knot - 4 Chesil
Cuckoo - 1 Tadnoll yesterday
Continental Coal Tit - 1 Portland

Rock Pipit Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham

Pied Wagtail incubating copyright Roger Peart

Swallow copyright Roger Peart

Oystercatcher and chick Abbotsbury Swannery copyright Sue Wingett






Sightings - Sunday 12th May 2019.

Spoonbill - 3 Wareham Channel, 2 Brownsea Lagoon.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere.
Red Kite - 3 Lytchett Matravers, 1 Gunville Down.
Hobby - 2 Portland, 1 Bestwall, 1 Lytchett Matravers.
Knot - 4 Brownsea Lagoon.
Cuckoo - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Badbury Rings.
Yellow Wagtail - 3 N along west cliff Portland, 1 Blue-headed, 2 'flavissima'.



Lesser Whitethroat – Longham Lakes © David Foster.


Whimbrel – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.

Sightings - Saturday 11th May 2019.

Goosander - 1 Knighton Heath Lakes.
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Lagoon.
Hobby - 1 in off the sea Portland.
Whimbrel - 6 Christchurch Harbour.
Cuckoo - 2 Swineham GPs.
Serin - 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Friday 10th May 2019.

Osprey - 1 Middlebere.
Red Kite - 1 over Evershot turning A37, 1 over Lansdowne.
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Portland.
Hobby - 3 Middlebere, 2 Piddle Valley.
Whimbrel - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Cuckoo - 1 Badbury Rings, 1 Hengistbury Head,  Swineham GPs.
Garden Warbler - 10+ around Portland.
Spotted Flycatcher - 100+ around Portland.


Spotted Flycatcher – Middlebere © Mike Gibbons. 

Greenfinch – Luscombe Valley NR ©  David Wareham.




Sightings - Thursday 9th May 2019.

Goosander - 1 redhead Knighton Heath Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 3 over Bog Lane.
Red Kite - 1 Iwerne Minster.
Hobby - 1 over Arne Moors, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Oakers Wood.
Whimbrel - 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Longham Lakes.
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bird Observatory, 1 North Dorset.
Cuckoo - 1 Arne, 1 East Weare, 1 Oakers Wood area, 1 Swineham.
Swift -  200+ Longham Lakes,70+ Swineham.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Sweet Hill.
Crossbill - 2 Oakers Wood.

Reports of interest, Wednesday 8th May 2019.

Ring-Necked Duck - 1 Lodmoor.
Mandarin Duck - 2 Stourpaine.
Cattle Egret - 11 in the Frome valley at Holme Lane.
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island.
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down.
Merlin - 1 Camp Rd (Wyke Regis).
Hobby - 1 Milldown LNR (Blandford).           
Crane - 1 possible flying S near Askerswell.
Whimbrel - 3 Ferrybridge, 3 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Knot - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Ferrybridge.
Sanderling - 4 Ferrybridge.
Great Skua - 2 Chesil Beach.
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Beach.
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill.
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell area (Portland).
Cuckoo - 1 Church Ope Cove, Portland, 1 Swineham GP.
Nightingale - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Weymouth.
Black Redstart - 1 found dead in Sainsbury's car park, Poole.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island.
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Keynston.
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour.
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Poole Harbour, 2 Slepe Heath.           
Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge.
Whimbrel - 1 Ferrybridge, 3 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Knot - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Ferrybridge.
Sanderling - 3 Brownsea Island.
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil.
Pomarine Skua - 4 Chesil.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Chesil.
Turtle Dove - 1 still present Southwell area (Portland).
Hooded Crow - 1 West Bexington.
GOLDEN ORIOLE - 1 Portland Barleycrates area.
Cuckoo - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Redstart - 2 Lambert's Castle.

Sightings - Monday 6th May 2019

Garganey - 1 drake West Bexington
Cattle Egret - at least 1 Lower Frome Valley (visible from Wareham bypass)
Spoonbill - 1 over Weymouth this evening, 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Hobby - 1 over West Christchurch
Black-winged Stilt - 1 Radipole Lakes RSPB
Whimbrel - 11 Ferrybridge, 7 Christchurch Harbour
Sanderling - 3 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cuckoo - 1 Purbeck GC, 1 Rempstone Forest, 1 heard Stanpit
Wryneck - 1 Wyke Regis in a private garden
Hooded Crow - 1 off Portland Bill and 1, probably the same, later at West Bexington
Melodious Warbler - 1 briefly at Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Thumb Lane (Portland), 1 King's Wood (Corfe/Studland road)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 or 2 Thumb Lane (Portland), 1 Wakeham Wood (Portland)
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Redstart - 1 Wakeham Wood (Portland)
Whinchat - 5 Portland Bill, 3 Purbeck GC

Raven at Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 5th May 2019

Garganey - 1 drake West Bexington
Cattle Egret - 7 Lower Frome Valley (visible from Wareham bypass)
Red-necked Grebe - 1 West Bay
Montagu's Harrier - 1 ringtail this morning  around Chalbury Hill (north of Preston)
Osprey - 1 over Christchurch Harbour, 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Stone-curlew - 1 Holt Heath
Whimbrel - 3 past St Aldhelm's Head
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cuckoo - 1 Newton Heath, 1 Middlebere, 1 Ower, also heard at Holt Heath,
              Piddles Wood (Near Sturminster Newton) and Badbury Rings
Wood Warbler - 2 Thumb Lane (Portland)
Garden Warbler - 2 Ringstead
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Ringstead
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Castle
Redstart - 2 Ringstead
Serin - 1 Lulworth Camp

Reports of interest, Saturday 4th May 2019.

Brent Goose - 7 Arne.
Whimbrel - 1 Arne.
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell area (Portland).
Ring-Necked Parakeet - 1 Iwerne Minster.
Cuckoo - 1 Arne.
Whinchat - 3 Durlston CP.
Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill.
Wood Warbler - 2 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1-2 Delph Woods (Broadstone).
Tree Sparrow - 1 nr East Stour.


Ring-Necked Parakeet at Iwerne Minster © Harry McBride.

Reports of interest, Friday 3rd May 2019.

Black Kite - one at The Verne (Portland) is an escaped bird with jesses.
Whimbrel - 3 Ferrybridge.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 9 Ferrybridge.
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell (Portland).
Cuckoo - 1-2 Bere Regis, 1 Fontmell Down.
Jay - a bird ringed at Portland PBO this morning was only the fourth ever ringed there (the most recent being 1993).
White Wagtail - 2 Southwell (Portland).
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Winspit.
Wood Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Garden Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.


Sightings - Thursday 2nd May 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 14 Lower Frome Valley
Great White Egret - 1 Wareham Channel area
Spoonbill - 5 flew south over Arne RSPB.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 over Ferrybridge, 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Hobby - Wareham Channel area, 1 Blandford
Whimbrel - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black Tern - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Turtle Dove - 1 Southwell (Portland)
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head, Avalanche Road (Portland)
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Avalanche Road (Portland)
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury Head
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Stanpit
Serin - 1 Southwell (Portland)

Sightings - Wednesday 1st May 2019

Hobby - 2 West Cliffs Portland
Cattle Egret - 7 Holme Lane
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Whinchat - 3 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Serin - 2 Top Fields Portland

Sightings - Tuesday 30th May 2019

Surf Scoter - 1 past St Aldhelm’s Head
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 Abbotsbury
Purple Sandpiper - 8 The Cobb Lyme Regis, 3 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Swift - 30 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 1 Top Fields Portland
Hooded Crow - 1 East Cliffs Portland
Serin - 1 Southwell, Top Fields Portland

Common Whitethroat Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham


Sightings - Monday 29th April 2019

Red Kite - 1 Lulworth Ranges
Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 24 Knighton Heath Lakes
Pomarine Skua - 4 Chesil Cove
Common Crane - 2 Horton
Serin - 1 Southwell Portland

Sightings - Sunday 28th April 2019

Egyptian Goose - 6 Knighton Heath
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 2 Middlebere
Hobby - 3 Arne Moors
Manx Shearwater - 2 Portland Harbour
Laughing Gull - 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 5 past Portland Bill
Common Crane - 2 Witchampton
Kentish Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Swift - 1 Arne Moors
Melodious Warbler - 1 Culverwell Portland
Hooded Crow - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Saturday 27th April 2019

Cattle Egret - 13 Abbotsbury Swannery
Hobby - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Whimbrel - 8 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Ferrybridge
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 1 Chesil Cove
Melodious Warbler - 1 briefly at Portland Bill in Helen's Field
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head

A fledgling Raven in Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 26th April 2019

Brent Geese - 5 Arne RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 3 Portland Bill, 1 past Chesil Cove
Black-throated Diver - 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Chesil Cove, 1E St Aldhelm's Hd.
Cattle Egret - 12 Lower Frome Wareham.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Swineham GP.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Bill
Serin - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Thursday 25th April 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Common Scoter - 79E St. Adhelm's Hd, 61 Chesil Cove
Velvet Scoter - 1E St Aldhelm's Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 6 Chesil Cove, 4 Portland Bill, 1E St Aldhelm's Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 3 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1E St Aldhelm's Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 49 past St Aldhelm's Hd, 17 Chesil Cove
Cattle Egret - 26 Abbotsbury Swannery, 14 Lower Frome Valley
Great White Egret - 1 seen Trench nr. Sherborne
Spoonbill - 2 flew up the Lower Frome a.m.
Whimbrel - 39E St. Aldhelm's Hd, 13 Portland Bill, 10+ Lytchett Bay, 2 Longham Lakes, 5 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Chesil Cove, 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 18E St Adhelm's Hd, 7 Chesil Cove, 4 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 12E St Aldhelm's Hd, 10 Chesil Cove, 6 Portland Bill, 1 Ferrybridge
Swift - 2 Longham Lakes
Swallow - 15 Portland Bill
Melodious Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed Portland Bird Obs.
Tree Sparrow - 2 Portland Bill

Blackcap - Tadnoll © John Dadds

Sightings - Wednesday 24th April 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Red-throated Diver - past Mudeford Quay
Manx Shearwater - 80 p.m. Camp Rd, 20W MUdeford Quay
Cattle Egret - 12 Swineham GP.
Whimbrel - 37 past Mudeford Quay, 11Camp Rd. 6 Curch Ope, 4 Peveril Pt.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 38 Ferrybridge, 12 Lodmoor RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 2 Mill Bridge Sturminster
Arctic Skua - 3 past Camp Rd.
Great Skua - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Camp Rd.
Common Tern - an arrival of 100 Brownsea Is.
Turtle Dove - 1 in off sea Durlston CP.
Swift - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 1 Camp Rd.
Hobby - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Wood Warbler - 1 trapped & ringed Portland Bill Obs, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Hengistbury Hd.

Sightings - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Garganey - 1 Tidmoor Cove
Ring-necked Duck - 1drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Littlesea The Fleet.
Red-throated Diver - 5E St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1E St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 6 St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Cattle Egret - 9 Lower Frome Meadows below Worgret, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Swineham Pt. GP
Red Kite - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB
Whimbrel - 30 past Hengistbury Hd, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Bar-tailed Godwit - 211 past Portland Bill, 25 Lodmoor RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pomarine Skua - 2 past Portland Bill
Common Tern - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Skua - 11 Portland Bill, 7E St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Great Skua - 2E St. Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 3 Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 4E St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Savi's Warbler - 1 Radipolle Lake RSPB
Tree Sparrow - 2 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 8 Portland Bill, 2N St. Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Bower's Quarry Portland.

Tree Sparrow - Portland Bill © Rich Howes

















Sightings - Monday 22nd April 2019

Barnacle Goose - 2 over Portland Bill
White-fronted Goose - 1 1st winter Swineham GPs
Common Scoter - 81 past Portland Bill
Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 3 past Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1past Portland Bill
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Swineham GPs
Cattle Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 over Lytchett Matravers
Whimbrel - 6 Christchurch Harbour
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1995 past St Adhelm's Head, 745 past Chesil, 218 past Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Little-ringed Plover - 4 Lytchett Fields
Arctic Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 2 east St Aldhelm's Head, 2 east past Portland Bill, 1 east past Chesil
Bonxie - 3 past Portland Bill
Little Gull - 5 past Portland Bill
Little Tern - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland, 1 Stanpit
Nightjar - 2 calling Beaminster on 20th and 21st April
Hoopoe - 1 Portland
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wheatear - 1 Hengistbury Head
Redstart - 3 Hengistbury Head
Savi's Warbler - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Durlston CP
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 2 males Portland
Tree Sparrow - 2 Portland Bill
Brambling - 1 Portland Bill

Bar-tailed Godwit copyright Lee669

Cetti's Warbler copyright Lee669

Bullfinch copyright Brian Smith




Sightings - Sunday 21st April 2019

White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham GPs
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Cattle Egret - 27 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island yesterday
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Seacombe Valley
Black-winged Stilt - 3 Christchurch Harbour at Spellers Point
Whimbrel - 6 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Tern - 10 Ferrybridge
Puffin - 1 Dancing Ledge
Hoopoe - 1 Portland, 1 Langton Herring
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Rempstone Heath
Cuckoo - 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Wyke Down
Yellow Wagtail - 8 Wick Fields
Wheatear - 8 Hengistbury Head
Redstart - 1 Portland
Whinchat - 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland
Savi's Warbler - 1Radipole Lake reeling in reeds opposite tennis courts
Garden Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 2 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 female Hengistbury Head
Serin - 1 Durlston CP

Yellow Wagtail Wick Fields copyright Mike Gibbons