Sightings - Thursday 31st October 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Scaup - 3 Stranpit Marsh, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 juv Moonfleet
Velvet Scoter - 2 E Hengistbruy Hd.
Goosander - 1 Moonfleet
Red-throated Diver - 3E + 1W Hengistbury Hd.
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
Great White Egret - 1 Wick Hams
Spotted Redshank - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Caspian Gull - 1 3rd/w Culverwell Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 2 Portland Bill
Hoopoe - 1 Swanage (Bon Accord Rd)
Firecrest - 4 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Church Ope Cove,
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland (behind Mermaid pub), 1 Southwell, 1 Durlston CP
Black Redstart - 6 Charmouth, 2 Moonfleet, 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Durlston CP, 1 Lynch Cove, 1 Portland Bill.
Water Pipit - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Sightings - Wednesday 30th October 2019

Black Brant - 1 Moonfleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 8 past Hengistbury Hd, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes
Eider - 3 past Hengistbury Hd, 1E Weymouth Bay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Moonfleet
Common Scoter - 84 past Durlston CP, 48 E Weymouth Bay
Velvet Scoter - 7 Hengistbruy Hd, 4 Portland Bill, 1E Weymouth BayGoosander - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Durlston CP.
Cattle Egret - 23 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Buckland Ripers
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Sanderling - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Gull - 9W Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 2CY Radipole Lake RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Tidmoor Point
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - 1 Holton Lee, 1 Hengistbruy Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Southwell, 1 Long Field Hengistbury Hd.
Ring Ouzel - 2 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 5 Durlston CP, 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Moonfleet, 1 Brownsea Is, 1 West Bexington
Water Pipit - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB

2cy Yellow-legged Gull - Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Reports of interest, Tuesday 29th October 2019.

Barnacle Goose - 46 Portland Bill, 26 Rodden Hive.
Greylag Goose - 8 Portland Bill.
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge.
Velvet Scoter - 4 Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers, 11 Portesham.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Rodden Hive.
Golden Plover - 1 Rodden Hive.   
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury sandspit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Starling - small murmuration of c. 250 Blandford Cemetery.
Woodpigeon - migrant movement of 12000 Poole.     
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland bill top fields.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland.


Marsh Harrier at Lodmoor © Chris Snook.

Reports of interest, Monday 28th October 2019.

Red-Throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Studland.
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit.
Knot - 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 7 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Bay.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay.
GREY PHALAROPE - 1 Charmouth, 1 probable Swineham.
Sabine's Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 2 Christchurch Harbour.   
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Rodden Hive.       
Woodpigeon migration:  1000+ Portland, 7925 Bournemouth Alum Chine Rd.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit.
Black Redstart - 4 trapped and ringed Portland, 1 Tilly Whim.
Redstart - 1 Durlston NNR.
Ring Ouzel - 2 Portland Old Hill.
Swallow - 2 Portland.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed Longham Lakes, 1 Portland, 1 Wick Fields.
Firecrest - 10 Durlston NNR, 1 trapped and ringed Longham Lakes, 3 (1 trapped & ringed) Portland, 2 Ringstead.
LAPLAND BUNTING - 1 Durlston NNR.
Tree Sparrow - 1 Durlston NNR.


Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Black Redstart at Woodville © John Bishop

Sightings - Sunday 27th October 2019

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great White Egret - 2 Studland Heath NNR, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 21 Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill
Grey Phalarope - 2 the Cobb, Lyme Regis, 1 probable at Swineham GP
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 past Eype Mouth
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest -Portland (5 at Old Hill, 2 trapped at PBO, 2 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 Inmosthay), 1 ringed Canford Heath, 2 Eype Mouth
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland (Old Hill), 1 Portland (Southwell), 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Weymouth (the Nothe),
Siberian Chiffchaff - Portland (2 at Easton behind Fire Station, 1 trapped at PBO, 1 Old Hill)
Ring Ouzel - 1 past Eype Mouth, 1 Portland (Old Hill)
Black Redstart - Portland (7 Reap Lane, 3 Portland Bill, 3 Chesil Cove), 6 West Bexington, 4 Durlston CP, 2 Weymouth (Charlestown), 1 Poole (Parkstone), 1 Spetisbury (South Farm), 1 Langton Herring village
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland (over Penns Weare)
Water Pipit - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB (French's Pool)
Hawfinch - 1 Holton Heath
Lapland Bunting - 1 Durlston CP

Black Redstart at Durlston CP © David Foster




Black Redstart at Durlston CP © David Foster

Reports of interest, Saturday 26th October 2019.

Manx Shearwater - 1 Durlston NNR.
Sooty Shearwater - 2 Durlston NNR, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Great White Egret - 1 Broadwey (private garden).       
Great Skua - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Black Redstart - 1 Wakeham (Portland)
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill is a very late record.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Weston (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Wakeham (Portland).

Reports of interest, Friday 25th October 2019.

Brent Goose - 1400 at Ferrybridge is noted as an autumn record.   
Long-Tailed Duck - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Marsh Harrier - 8 Poole Harbour.
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill.
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Little Gull - 1 Hengistbury Beach Huts.
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Black Redstart - 4 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Browed Warbler - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 trapped & ringed Lytchett Heath, 1 Grove Cliffs (Portland).
Firecrest - 2 Portland.

Sightings - Thursday 24th October 2019.

Woodcock - 1 Walls End.
Snipe - 2 Top Fields Portland.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Skylark - 100+ Top Fields Portland.
Swallow - 3 Reap Lane.
Tree Pipit - 1 over Kings Barrow Quarry.
Black Redstart - 59 Portland, 4 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Willow Warbler - 1 singing Old Hill Portland.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 Eight Kings Quarry, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 12 Portland, 1 Brooklands Farm.
Firecrest - 8 Portland, 1 Wareham.

Sightings - Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

Greater Scaup - 1 1st w Chard Junction GP.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Studland.
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Fields.
Cattle Egret - 21 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Hartland Moor, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Merlin - 2 St. Aldhelm's Head, 1 Hartland Moor.
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Wryneck - 1 Crown Field Est, Portland.
Robin - 150 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 25 Portland.
Whinchat - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Ring Ouzel -2 Portland.
Goldcrest - 150 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 20 Portland, 4 Durlston CP.
Lapland Bunting - 1e in off West Cliffs Portland.

Vismig, Durlston CP 17 Swallow, c350 Linnet, c250 Goldfinch.

Greater Scaup – Chard Junction GP © Dave Helliar. 

Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 f Longham Lakes.
Quail - 1 flushed Wallsend.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Red Kite - 2 over Cosmore, Buckland Newton.
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes.
Black Redstart - 1 Verne Common.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland.
Willow Warbler - 1 late bird Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland.
Firecrest - 1 trapped Arne RSPB, 1 Portland, 1 Portland Bird Observatory.


Female Ring-necked Duck – Longham Lakes © Michael Gibbons. 

Bittern – Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown.


Sightings - Monday 21st October 2019.

Scaup -1 1st w drake Chard Junction.
Great White Egret - 3 Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Bowleaze Cove, 1 Middlebere, 1 Swineham.
Common Crane - 5 over Coombe Heath.
Woodlark - 3 Eype.
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis.
Ring Ouzel - 3 Eype, 3 Portland.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Arne RSPB car park, 1 Broadstone.
Firecrest - 4 Portland, 2 Eype, 1 Middlebere.
Brambling - 3 Eype, 1 Harman's Cross.
Raven - 27 near a sheep carcass Eype.
Tree Sparrow - 1 over Culverwell.

Vismig:-
Abbotsbury Swannery - am 764 Stock Dove, 10 Swallow, 1186 Redwing, 222 Fieldfare, 423 Starling, 197 Chaffinch.
Eype, nr. Bridport - 1200 Stock Dove, 68 Skylark, 240 Meadow Pipit, 1340 Song Thrush, 1700 Redwing, 1220 Fieldfare, 650 Chaffinch.
Poole Harbour - 65 Stock Dove, 46 Chaffinch, 182 Linnet, 420 Goldfinch.

Dipper – Lyme Regis© Roger Boswell.  

Turnstones-1 Redshank- 1 Purple Sandpiper – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.





Sightings - Sunday 20th October 2019

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Little Sea (Studland NNR), 1 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 18 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 31+ Arne RSPB
American Black Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Short-eared Owl - 1 at the Fleet near Wyke Regis, 1 along West Cliffs (Portland), 1 Durlston CP
Skylark - 1,350 over at West Bay
Woodlark - 28 over at West Bay, 2 over South Haven, 1 over West Bexington
Firecrest - 3 Durlston CP, 2 Old Hill (Portland), 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Middlebere, 1 Winspit
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Durlston CP, 1 St Aldhelm's Head quarry, 1 Thumb Lane (Portland), 1 Canford Heath, 2 Old Hill (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland West Cliffs, 1 nr Church Ope Cove (Portland), 1 Durlston CP
Brambling - 5 over at West Bay
Greenfnich - 135 ringed at Canford Heath
Hawfinch - 3 over Durlston CP

Sightings - Saturday 19th October 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Garganey - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 Tarrant Rushton Airfield
Merlin - 1 Penn's Weare (Portland)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Pomarine Skua - 1 juv past Portland Bill
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Firecrest - 2 ringed at Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Yellow-browed Warbler - 3 Portland (inc 1 Church Ope Cove & 1 Wakeham), 1 Lulworth Camp
Ring Ouzel - 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Penn's Weare (Portland)
Brambling - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Hawfinch - 1 over Langton Matravers
Serin - 1 over St Aldhelm's Head

Sightings - Friday 18th October 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 11 left roost at Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Clifton Maybank
Great White Egret - 2 Swineham Point, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Middlebere, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Eggardon Hill
Spotted Redshank - 10 Swineham Point
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Swineham Point, 1 Brownsea Lagoon
American Black Tern - 1 still at Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 past Durlston CP, 1 Cogden Beach
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Melodious Warbler - 1 near Avalanche Rd Hump (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 2 Durlston CP

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.