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.