Sightings - Thursday 31st January 2019

Red-throated Diver - 10 past Mudeford Quay
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Lynch Cove, Wyke Regis
Brent Goose - 1 pale-bellied, Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1st winter drakes at Abbotsbury Swannery and Sturminster Marshall Gravel Pits
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Lynch Cove, Wyke Regis
Cattle Egret - 4 in field by River Frome west of Wareham bypass
Spoonbill - 12 in Wareham Channel
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 6 flew into Christchurch Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Wareham Channel
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Waxwing - 5 at Carey Road, Wareham
Black Redstart - 2 Church Opie Cove, Portland
Chiffchaff - 20 Abbotsbury Swannery yesterday

Black-tailed Godwit, Poole Park copyright David Wareham




Sightings - Wednesday 30th January 2019

Red-necked Grebe - 1 from Sandsfoot Castle
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Brent Goose - 1 pale-bellied Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1st winter drake Sturminster Marshall GPs, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 1st winter drake Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 4 Moreton in cattle field between Hurst Bridge and tea rooms, 1 Radipole
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 6 seen yesterday Portland Bill
Waxwing - 5 Wareham at junction of Carey Road, Wessex Oval Road and Farm track
Water Pipit - 5 Stanpit Marsh
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 male Poole in courtyard of the Thistle Hotel, 1 Church Opie Cove, Portland
 Waxwing at Carey Road, Wareham copyright Ian Ballam



Waxwing Carey Road, Wareham copyright Ian Ballam



Waxwing Carey Road, Wareham copyright Ian Ballam


Waxwing, Wareham copyright Nick Hull






Sightings - Tuesday 29th January 2019

Brent Goose - 1 pale-bellied Ferrybridge
Red-throated Diver - 1 west past Hengistbury Head
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Ferrybridge
Ruff - 1 present yesterday Lodmoor
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 yesterday Lodmoor
Common Crane - 1 yesterday Hartland Moor
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail yesterday Hartland Moor
Marsh Harrier - 2 yesterday Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea
Guillemot - over 100 on ledge at Durlston
Razorbill - 12 on ledge at Durlston
Black Redstart - 1 male Ballard Road

Penduline Tit 4.1.19 Radipole Lake copyright Martin Bennett




Sightings - Monday 28th January 2019.


Scaup - 1 imm. Sturminster Marshall GP.
Goldeneye - 5 Brands Bay.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Brands Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay.
Black-necked Grebe - 46 Brands/Studland Bays, 4 Portland Harbour.
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour.
Ruff - 1 Sturminster Marshall, nr. White Mill Bridge.
Mediterranean Gull - c770 off Kimmeridge Bay.
Short-eared Owl - 3 Bowleaze Cove.
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove.

Pintail – Upton CP © David Wareham.

Sightings - Sunday 27th January 2019.

Scaup - 1 1w m - Rodden Hive.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Studland Bay.
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Rock Pipit - 53 Church Ope Cove.
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.

Ruff & Lesser Yellowlegs – Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Cook.

Song Thrush – Upton CP © David Wareham.

Sightings - Saturday 26th January 2019.

Red-throated Diver - 1 on the sea Christchurch Harbour, 13e past Christchurch Harbour.
Black-throated Diver - 1 on sea Christchurch Harbour.
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes.
Common Crane 1 still Hartland Moor.
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Christchurch Harbour.
Jack Snipe - 1 Priory Marsh.
Black Redstart - 1 Poole.
Firecrest - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Sugar Hill, Wareham.

Sightings - Friday 25th January 2019.

Scaup - 1 imm. drake Sturminster Marshall GP.
Red-throated Diver - 28 past Portland Bill, 16 past Christchurch Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 8  River Frome in water meadows off A351.
Great White Egret - 1 Sturminster Marshall.
Hen Harrier - 1f Hartland Moor.
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor.
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Bowleaze Cove.
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.
Ruff – Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Cook.

Lesser Yellowlegs – Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Cook.



Sightings - Thursday 24th January 2019

Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Sturminster Marshall GPs
Goosander - 2 Sturminster Marshall GPs
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 East Fleet
Red-throated Diver - 16 Hengistbury Head, 16 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 30+ roosted at Abbotsbury Swannery, 7 flew along R. Frome at Wareham
Spoonbill - 24 Shipstal Point, Arne RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 22 Portland Harbour
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Mediterranean Gull - c1,300 Ferrybridge/Portland harbour area
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove, 1 Poole

Sightings - Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Cattle Egret - 5 East Holme, 2 Waddock Cross, 1 Winkton, 1 Fiddleford, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - c20 at Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Upton CP
Woodlark - 11 near West Knighton Heath
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 heard at Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Sherborne by entrance of re-cycling centre
Black Redstart - 3 Church Ope Cove (Portland), 1 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Eider at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell



Curlew at Upton CP © David Wareham

Grey Heron at Canford Bridge © Roger Peart

Little Egret at Canford Bridge © Roger Peart

Nuthatch at Upton CP © David Wareham

Sightings - Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour
Bittern - 1 Swineham
Cattle Egret - 3 Stoborough
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - c20 Arne RSPB at Shipstal Point, 1 Holton Lee
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Portland Harbour, 2 Poole Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 over Sugar Hill (Wareham Forest)
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor
Golden Plover - 600 Maiden Castle, 40 Keysworth
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB

Avocet on Brownsea Island lagoon © Lorne Bissell

Greenshank on Brownsea Island lagoon © Lorne Bissell

Sightings - Monday 21st January 2019

White-fronted Goose - 1 Bestwell RSPB
Black Brant - 1 Arne Bay
Eider - 1 past Durlston CP
Red-throated Diver - 2 past Old Harry, 2 Poole Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Bay, 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Shell Bay
Cattle Egret - 11 Holme Lane, 5 Wareham by-pass,  1 Radipole RSPB
Spoonbill - 25 Arne Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Studland Bay, 1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 18 Portland Harbour, 6 Shell Bay, 37 Studland Bay, 3 Bramble Bush Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor
Common Crane - 1 Hartland Moor
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Sturminster Marsh
Sanderling - 28 Bramble Bush Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Penduline Tit - 1 Lodmoor RSPB (half way along Beachdown Way)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson STW
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Bullfinch at Portesham © Sue & Tony Wingett

Chiffchaff at Portesham © Sue & Tony Wingett

Sightings - Sunday 20th January 2019

Red-throated Diver - 7 Poole Bay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Greater Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour, 1 Branksome Chine, 1 Shell Bay
Cattle Egret - 2 Lytchett Minster, 3 Frome flood meadows off A351, 2 Post Green Road
Great Egret - 1 Little Sea Studland
Spoonbill - 25 Arne
Common Crane - 1 over Durlston then Rempstone, then from Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove, 1 Fortuneswell Portland, 1 Poole Quay, 1 Durlston CP

Sightings - Saturday 19th January 2019


Black-throated Diver - 1 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour
Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 22 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Black Guillemot - 1 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove,  1 Blacknor
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Friday 18th January 2019

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret -  5 Holme Lane, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Minster 
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Bere Heath Wareham Forest
Yellow-browed Warbler -  1 Lodmoor

Sightings - Thursday 17th January 2019

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 2 Bowleaze Cove, 1 Hengistbury Head
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Radipole Lake
Common Crane - 1 from Coombe Heath, Middlebere and over Hartland Moor; also over Encombe heading towards Corfe Castle
Cattle Egret - 30 Portesham, 5 Holme Lane
Great Egret - 1 Arne
Short-eared Owl - 1 Bowleaze Cove
Black Redstart - 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Chesil Cove
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Radipole Lake

Common Crane Middlebere copyright Fiona Keeling

Little Egret copyright Jayson Grove




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