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.