Sightings - Friday 6th December 2019

Scaup - 2 Longham Lakes
Garganey - female still at Lodmoor RSPB
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay, 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 20 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 15 Shipstal Point
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour, 4 Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Portland Bill
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Caspian Gull - 1 possible at Longham Lakes but flew off.
Swallow - 1 Knowle Beach (Studland)
Black Redstart - 1 Farrington (near Child Okeford)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chad's Copse (Lytchett Bay), 1 Gillingham STW

Water Rail at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Redwing in Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 5th December 2019

Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Quail - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour, 2 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 19 Shipstal Point, 1 over Baiter Park
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour near Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Harbour, 9 Middle Beach, Studland Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Wareham Forset (flew in direction of Woolsbarrow Fort), 1 Arne Moors
Goshawk - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Great Bustard - 1 released bird still at West Bexington
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Woodcock - 4 Milborne St Andrew
Short-eared Owl - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Barn Owl - 4 Milborne St Andrew
Ring-necked Parakeet - 5 Studland village near Bankes Arms
Firecrest - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Penns Wood, 1 Brownsea Island
Black Redstart - 1 Osprey Quay (Portland Harbour)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 West Bexington
Corn Bunting - 56 Milborne St Andrew

Black Redstart at Osprey Quay © Rod Taylor

Mediterranean Gull at Radipole Lake RSPB car park © Edmund Mackrill

Ring-necked Paraqueet at Studland village © Peter Calladine

 

Sightings - Wednesday 4th December 2019

Eider - 2 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet), 1 Rodden Hive
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point
Goosander - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Tidmoor Point
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors/Swineham
Great Bustard - 1 released bird still at West Bexington
Golden Plover - c500 Maiden Castle
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Firecrest - 4 Pennsylvania Castle, 2+ Winspit, 1 West Bexington, 1 in garden at Lytchett Bay, 1 West Christchurch garden
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Chad's Copse path, Lytchett Bay View

Sandwich Tern at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Yellow-browed Warbler at Lytchett Bay © Ian Ballam

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Garganey - 1 female Lodmoor RSPB
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Long-tailed Duck - 2 from Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Quail - 4 Milborne St Andrew
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour, 2 Ferrybridge/Littlesea
Cattle Egret - 8+ at evening roost,Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 3 East Fleet
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Portland Harbour
Great Bustard - 1 released bird at West Bexington
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 4 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Black Guillemot - 1 Portland Harbour
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania
Swallow - 1 West BexingtonCastle (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Castle Cove (Portland Harbour)
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Blacknor, 1 Hallelujah Bay (Portland)                       

Bearded Tit at Radipole Lake RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Goldcrest at Pennsylvania Castle © Rod Taylor


Sightings - Monday 2nd December 2019

Eider - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Lyme Regis
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck -2 East Fleet, 1 off Jerry's Point (Poole Harbour)
Velvet Scoter - 2 Poole Harbour
Goosander - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge
Cattle Egret - 1 flew up river at Holmebridge
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 21 Shipstal Point (Arne RSPB)
Slavonian Grebe - 2 East Fleet, 2 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Harbour, 2 Shell Bay, 5 Jerry's Point
Hen Harrier - 1 female Arne Moors
Merlin - 2 Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 1 or 2 Chaldon Down
Purple Sandpiper - 9 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis, 1 Osprey Quay (Portland Harbour)
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog (SW of Decoy Pond), 1 Sugar Hill
Firecrest - 1 Upton Park
Corn Bunting - 48 Winterborne Whitechurch

Slavonian Grebes at Portland Harbour © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Sunday 1st December 2019

Barnacle Goose - 22 Rodden Hive
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 4 between Rodden Hive & Butterstreet Cove
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour at Osprey Quay
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour (off Jerry's Point), 1 Ferrybridge
Great White Egret - 1 Rodden Hive
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Poole Harbour (off Jerry's Point), 3+ Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 between Rodden Hive & Butterstreet Cove
Sanderling - 17 Sandbanks