Sightings - Wednesday 20th November 2019

Whooper Swan - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham GP.
Barnacle Goose - 2 Rodden Hive
Pale-bellied Goose - 6 Rodden Hive
Black Brant - 1 Rodden Hive
Garganey - 1 1st/W Lodmoor RSPB
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Rodden Hive
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lake
Hen Harrier - 1 Lulworth Estate
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Peveril Pt.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Lytchett fields RSPB
Great Grey Shrike - 1 South of Sugar Hill area Wareham Forest
Pallas's Warbler - 1 by the old Railway Cutting Bridge Portland
'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Pennsylvania Wood Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Milton Abbey (inside)
Crossbill - 12 South of Sugar Hill Wareham Forest

Garganey - Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings -Tuesday 19th November 2019.

White-fronted Goose - 1 Swineham.
Eider - 3 Mudeford Quay.
Goldeneye - 2 Mudeford Quay.
Great Northan Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 8 off Middle Beach.
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 f Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.
Merlin - 1 Lulworth Estate.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Jack Snipe - 1 Swineham.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Portland Bill.
Caspian Gull - 1 1st w Christchurch Harbour.
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 White Nothe Coastguard Cottages.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Penns Wood.
Firecrest - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.

Sightings - Monday 18th November 2019.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 1st yr male Poole Harbour.
Goosander - 9 Knighton Heath Lakes 1 Ferrybridge.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Cattle Egret - 21 roosting Abbotsbury Swannery.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Heath, 1 Rodden Hive.
Merlin - 1 Rodden Hive.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 37 Brownsea Lagoon.
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Lymes Regis.
Rock Pipit - 35 Church Ope Cove, 1 Brownsea Lagoon.
Black Redstart - 1 Bridging Camp, 1 Ferrybridge.
Whinchat - 2 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Penns Wood.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Penns Wood.
Firecrest - 4 Penns Wood, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery 1 The Vineries.

News from yesterday a Hoopoe Priest's Way nr. Swanage.

Whinchat – St. Aldhelm’s Head © Roderick Taylor.

Barn Owl Milborne St. Andrew © Michael Coleman. 

Bittern – Lodmoor RSPB ©Edmund Mackrill.

PurpleSandpipers – Lyme Regis ©Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Sunday 17th November 2019.

Whooper Swan - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
White-fronted Goose - 1 in fields opp. Redclyffe YC.
Barnacle Goose - 20+ Rodden Hive.
Brent Goose - 7 pale-bellied Rodden Hive.
Scaup - 1 1stw f Holes Bay.
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Rodden Hive.
Goosander - 8 Silver Lake.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Studland, 4 Portland Harbour.
Red-throated Diver -1 Bowleaze Cove.
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Studland.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Rodden Hive,1 Swineham GPs.
Goshawk - 1 Wyke Regis.
Merlin - 1 Rodden Hive.
Golden Plover - c1000 east of West Compton.
Knot - 2 Holes Bay, 1 Ferrybridge.
Black Redstart - 1 Langton Herring, 1 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - Pennsylvania Castle.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle.
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania Castle.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.
Brambling - 7 Portland.
Corn Bunting - 38 Badbury Rings.

Whooper Swan – Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill. 


Sightings - Saturday 16th November 2019.

Ring-necked Duck - 1f Sturminster Marshall GP.
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour.
Goosander - 4 Knighton Heath Lakes, 3 Portland Harbour.
Grey Partridge - covey of 12 Milborne St. Andrew.
Black-throated Diver -1 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Jerry's Point.
Great White Egret - 1 Holton Pools.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 2 over Child Okeford.
Merlin - 2 m/f Hartland Moor.
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Jerry's Point, 4 Portland Harbour.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2 Baiter Park, 1 Jerry's Point.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Waddock Cross watercress beds.
Woodcock -4 Milborne St. Andrew.
Rock Pipit - 12 Church Ope Cove.
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 Wakenham area.
Firecrest - 3 Wakenham area, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 East Holme.

Reports of interest, Friday 15th November 2019.

White-Fronted Goose - 1 Bestwall.
Black Brant - 1 east Fleet.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6 east Fleet.
Velvet Scoter - 1 east Fleet, 3 Poole Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Eype, 3 Hengistbury Head, 3 Poole Harbour.   
Red-Throated Diver - 1 near Hamworthy Beach, 2 Hengistbury Head.
Black-Necked Grebe - 12 near Hamworthy Beach.   
Great White Egret - 1 east Fleet
Red Kite - 6 east of Iwerne Minster, 1 Langton Matravers.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Swineham.
Great Bustard - 2 Hengistbury Head (male and female) are assumed to be from the Porton reintroduction project.
Grey Plover - c. 50 Brownsea Island, 6 Stanpit.
Knot - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 east Fleet, 9 Stanpit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Sanderling - 1 Lytchett Bay is the first winter record from the site.
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.   
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Swallow - 1 Swineham.
House Martin - 1 Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth.
Firecrest - 1 Eype, 2+ Hengistbury Head, 5 eastern Portland.

Sightings - Thursday 14th November 2019

Mandarin - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 1 female Portland Harbour
Common Scoter - 5 Portland Harbour
Goosander - 3 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Studland Bay (from Middle Beach), 1 Jerry's Point
Cattle Egret - 6 Portesham
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 20 Shipstal Point (Arne RSPB)
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Portland Harbour, 2 from Jerry's Point
Red Kite - 4 Clubmen's Down (near Compton Abbas)
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Firecrest - 6 Hengistbury Head, 4 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland), 3 Durlston CP
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 still at Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Sailing Acadamy, 2 Portland East Cliffs

Long-eared Owl at Swineham yesterday (13h November) © Tony Minvalla
Kingfisher at Coward's Marsh © Mike Gibbons

Lapwing at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Wednesday 13th November 2019

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Velvet Scoter - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Goosander - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 5 Portesham
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island lagoon
Hen Harrier - 2 ringtails near Pentridge, 1 Hengistbury Head
Merlin - 1 Merley, 1 Durlston CP
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Lee
Long-eared Owl - 1 Swineham (by track between R.Frome and GP)
Firecrest - 5 Wakeham area (Portland), 4 Durlston CP, 3+ Hengistbury Head, 1 Winspit
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Abbotsbury

Sightings - Tuesday 12th November 2019

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay, 1 Jerry's Point
Red Kite - 1 over Upton Heath
Hen Harrier - 1 Lulworth Cove
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Quail - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Portland Bill, 4 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brand's Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Mudeford Quay, 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest - 1 ringed at Longham Lakes, 1 Portland Bill

Cattle Egret at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Monday 11th November 2019

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Jerry's Point
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Goosander - 3 Ferrybridge
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe -  9+ Studland Bay, 3 Brand's Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at White Nothe
Merlin - 1 White Nothe
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Swineham
Caspian Gull - 1 1st winter at Longham Lakes
Wryneck - 1 still at Portland Bill
Firecrest - 4 Church Ope (Portland0, 3 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Pymore
Little Bunting - 1 still at Southwell (Portland)

Apologies for the delay posting this report.

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Wigeon at Holes Bay © David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 10th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 12 Ferrybridge, 6 Rodden Hive
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Rodden Hive (The Fleet)
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 west side of Poole Harbour
Knot - 8 Ferrybridge
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Portland Bill, 5 on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Short-eared Owl - 1 west side of Poole Harbour
Firecrest - 4 Hengistbury Head, 3 Portland Bill
Swallow -1 Hengistbury Head
Eastern Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Church Ope (Portland)
Starling - c16,000 at Cogden Beach roost
Ring Ouzel - 1 Avalanche Road Hump (Portland)
Water Pipit - 8+ Lytchett Fields RSPB on Pool Field
Brambling - 3 Portland Bill

Egyptian Geese on Hampreston Meadows © David Foster


Purple Sandpiper on the Cobb, Lyme Regis © Patrick Cavanagh

Purple Sandpiper on the Cobb, Lyme Regis © Patrick Cavanagh

Sightings - Saturday 9th November 2019

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Egyptian Goose - 2 Longham Lakes
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Velvet Scoter - 1 Brand's Bay, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Goldeneye - 2 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Studland Bay (from Middle Beach)
Merlin - 1 Ferrybridge
Stone-curlew - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 over Ferrybridge
Short-eared Owl - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Firecrest - 1 Pymore

Sightings - Friday 8th November 2019

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 flew down the Fleet from Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 1 Lynch Cove (The Fleet)
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 on the Fleet at Ferrybridge
Jack Snipe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 from Mudeford Quay, 1 Ferrybridge
Short-eared Owl - 2 again at Milborne St Andrew
Wryneck - 1 retrapped at PBO
Firecrest - 1 Wakeham (Portland), 1 Alum Chine Rd (Bournemouth), 1 ringed at Forston (2nd in two days)
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 PBO
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove
Brambling - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Little Bunting - 1 still at Southwell (Portland)

Visual migration at Portland Bill included:
4230 Chaffinch
32 Brambling

Sightings - Thursday 7th November 2019

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 2 Poole Harbour (from Jerry's Point), 1 Studland Bay (off Middle Beach), 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 5 Middlebere
Black-necked Grebe - 8+ Poole Harbour (from Jerry's Point), 8 Studland Bay (off Middle Beach), 1 Portland Harbour
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 DWT Townsend NR, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hartland Moor
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Knot - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 4 on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Spotted Redshank - 6 Middlebere
Green Sandpiper - 1 heard at Warmwell Quarry
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Swineham (on new scrape)
Pomarine Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 2 Milborne St Andrew
Firecrest - 6 Durlston CP, 2 Wakeham (Portland), 1 ringed at Forston
Swallow -2 Christchurch Harbour
Ring Ouzel - 1 Durlston CP
Little Bunting - 1 Southwell (Portland)

Avocet at Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown

Sightings - Wednesday 6th November 2019

Egyptain Goose - 4 past Portland Bill
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Hbr.
Velvet Scoter - 1 (drake) Brand' Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Hbr
Great White Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - 1 east Hengistbury Hd.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Brand's Bay, 3 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 (male) Morden Bog
Great Bustard - 1 over Brownsea Is. (presumed Salisbury Introduction)
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Pools
Green Sandpiper - 2 Swineham scarpe, 1 Holton Pools, 1 Ferrybridge
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Swineham (on new scrape)
Firecrest - 5 Hengistbruy Hd, 5 Durlston CP, 3 Wakeham, 1 Swanage
Swallow - 20+ Durlston CP, 1 Wakeham
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wakeham (along railway cutting)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth (by Watch House), 1 Kimmeridge
Water Pipit - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Snow Bunting - 1 over Hengistbury Hd
Little Bunting - 1 in Southwell garden

Visual migration - high counts
Woodpigeon - 50,000 over Poole Hbr, 25,000 Hengistbury Hd. 1750 West Bay
Starling - 22,000 West Bay

Redwing - Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Tuesday 5th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 5 Lynch Cove The Fleet
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Greater Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Lodmoor
Velvet Scoter - 1 Studland Bay and Poole Harbour, 1 Lynch Cove The Fleet
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Harbour
Marsh Harrier - 10 Poole Harbour
Bittern - 2 Lodmoor
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Western Cattle Egret - 12 Portesham
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 113 past East Bexington
Caspian Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Richard's Pipit - 1 over PBO
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wakeham, 1 Dorchester, 1 Pennsylvania Castle Woods, 1 PBO
Serin - 1 over PBO
Scaup Lodmoor copyright Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Monday 4th November 2019

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Greater Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Goosander - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Velvet Scoter - 1 Brand's Bay
Red-breasted Merganser - 46 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Caspian Gull - 1 Culverwell
Wood Pigeon - 20,000+ Durlston CP
Long-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Richard's Pipit - 1 probable Durlston CP, 1 over PBO
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Coward's Marsh
Black Redstart - 2 Wakeham, 1 Charmouth
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery

Sightings - Sunday 3rd November 2019

White-fronted Goose - 1 West Bay
Greater Scaup - 1 Poole Park, 3 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 Durlston, 1 West Bay
Swallow - 1 Bridging Camp
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland, 1 Durlston
Black Redstart - 4 West Bay, 1 Sandbanks, 1 Charmouth, 3 Blacknor
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Avalanche Road Hump
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Wakeham, 1 Stour Valley LNR

Yellow Wagtail Coward's Marsh copyright Alan Hayden

Sightings - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Barnacle Goose - 50 Portland Hbr, 1 Portland Bill
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 17 with Dark-bellieds
Red-throated Diver - 1 South Haven
Greater Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Common Scoter - 1 in a puddle in Charmouth taken into care
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Portland Hbr.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Mudeford Quay
Leach's Petrel - 1 Portland Harbour off Hamm Beach, 3 past Ferrybridge, 1 off Bincleaves, 1 past Castle Cove
Black-necked Grebe - Portland Hbr.
Red Kite - 1 Plush
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Swineham scrape
Woodcock - 2 Moreton
Pomarine Skua - 2 from Chesil Cove, 1 past Feerrybridge
Arctic Skua - 1 through Abbotsbury Swannery
Kittiwake - 160 Portland Hbr
Little Gull - 6 past West Bay, 2 Lyme Regis, 2 Mudeford Quay
Caspian Gull - 1 1st/w Portland Bill
Swallow - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - sev Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 West Bexington
Grey Phalaraope - 3 past West Bay, 1 past Charmouth, 1 Lyme Regis
Black Redstart - 2 West Bexington, 1 Braintspuddle
Wheatear - 1 Hamm Beach

Leach's Petrel - Portland Harbour © Edmund Mackrill

Sighting - Friday 1st November 2019

Red-crested Pochard - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 1st/w Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 1 Lynch Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Hen Harrier - 2 west Poole Harbour, 1 west of shore Christchurch
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Bustard - 1 over Studland towards Old Harry (presumed Salisbury Plain reintroduction)
Woodcock - 2 Moreton, 1 Ringstead
Caspian Gull - 1 1st/w Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 pos 2 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Hartland Moor
Firecrest - 20 Portland, 2 Church ope Cove, 2 Avalanche Rd Hump, 1 Abbotsbury
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Southwell garden, 1 Avalanche Rd Hump
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Church Ope Cove, 2 Weston garden, 1 Southwell garden, 1 Wakeham, 1 Creekmoor
Willow Warbler - 1 Avalanche rd Hump
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black Redstart - >5 Portesham, 5 Blacknor, 3 Church Ope Cove, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Eight Kings Quarry, 1 Ringstead, 1 West Bay