Sunday 20th September 2020

Golden Plover - 4 St Aldhelm's Head
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Knot 27 Holes Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Stanpit
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, on coastal path south of Royal Marines Monument
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2 juveniles still on the Stilt Pools at Swineham
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Spoonbill - 3 Stanpit
Cattle Egret - 6 Buckland Ripers, 3 Swineham
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Poole Harbour on Corfe River, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 male past Hengistbury Head
Hen Harrier - 1 male past Hengistbury Head
Red Kite - 2 Wyke Down
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile at Weston (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Bincombe
Redstart -1 Bincombe, 1 Gussage Hill
Whinchat  - 1 Eggardon Hill, 1 Wyke Down

Vis mig records today included:
Swallow - 5100 Christchurch Harbour, 697 Portland, 232 South Haven
House Martin - 4200 Christchurch Harbour, 60 Portesham
Yellow Wagtail - 21 Christchurch Harbour
Tree Pipit - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Ballard Down, 1 Portland
Meadow Pipit - 1200 Christchurch Harbour, 588 Portland, 160 South Haven, 30 Portesham
Redpoll - 28 Ballard Down, 12 Christchurch Harbour, 9 South Haven
Crossbill - 42 Ballard Down, 3 South Haven, 1 Bincombe
Siskin - 2530 Ballard Down, 1120 Christchurch Harbour, 1010 South Haven, 87 Portland, 61 Bincombe
Lapland Bunting - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, St Aldhelm's Head © Steve Smith



Curlew Sandpipers, Lodmoor RSPB © Clinton Whale

Ruff, Lodmoor RSPB © Clinton Whale


Saturday 19th September 2020

Grey Partridge - 10 St Aldhelm's Head
Golden Plover - 5 St Aldhelm's Head, 3 Eggardon Hill
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 8 past & 1 feeding at Hengistbury, 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 south end of Sutton Bingham Reservoir
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2 still on the Stilt Pools at Swineham
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham
Red Kite - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Short-eared Owl - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Merlin - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Durlston CP
Sand Martin - 75 Durlston CP, 18 Ballard Down
Swallow - 6700 Durlston CP, 800 West Bay, 238 St Aldhelm's Head
House Martin - 5600 Durlston CP,  1500, West Bay, 262 St Aldhelm's Head
Firecrest - 1 Southwell (Portland), 1 Durlston CP
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Southwell (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 4 Lambert's Castle
Spotted Flycatcher - 17 West Bay, 3 Southwell (Portland), 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Redstart - 2 West Bay, 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Durlston CP
Whinchat  - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 West Bay, 1 Stanpit, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Yellow Wagtail - 7 Durlston CP, 5 Ballard Down, 5 West Bay
Tree Pipit - 18 West Bay
Meadow Pipit - 530 West Bay, 447 Ballard Down, 270 Durlston CP, 230 West Bay
Redpoll - 12 Ballard Down, 2 St Aldhelm's Head
Crossbill - 65 Ballard Down, 2 Durlston CP
Linnet - 305 St Aldhelm's Head, 50 Durlston CP
Siskin - 3221 Ballard Down, 1930 Durlston CP, 184 West Bay, 98 St Aldhelm's Head
Lesser Redpoll - 3 Durlston CP,  2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 West Bay
Lapland Bunting - 1 over Portland 

Rose-coloured Starling, Portland on 17th Sept © Derek Lightstone

Friday 18th September 2020

Cattle Egret - 8 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Bestwell Meadows, 1 Wareham Causeway
Great White Egret - 2 over the River Piddle Wareham, 2 west past Cogden, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
White Stork - 1 west over Littlesea, 1 west Langton Hive, 1 Abbotsbury Swanner 
Osprey - 1 Arne RSPB
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Fisherman's Walk Christchurch Hbr.
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Christchurch Hbr, 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Lytchett Bay
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2 on the Stilt Pools Wareham Meadows
Spotted Redshank - 1 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch Hbr.
Hobby - 1 over Baker's Arms roundabout Lytchett Minster, 1 Rodden Hive, 1 juv West Bexington
Sand Martin - 14 Ballard Down
Swallow - 570 Hengistbury Hd, 160 South Haven
House Martin - 350 Hengistbury Hd.
Rosy Starling - 1 imm on roof at Haylands Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 46 Hengistbury Hd.
Grey Wagtail - 5 Ballard Down, 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Meadow Pipit - 315 Hengistbury Hd,  93 Ballard Down, 87 South Haven, 44 St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Redpoll - 8 St Aldhelm's  Hd, 2 Cogden, 1 South Haven
Crossbill - 13 over Ballard Down
Siskin - 2632 Ballard Down, 435 Hengistbury Hd, 60 St. Adhelm's Hd, 46 Cogden

Stonechat - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale







Thursday 17th September 2020

Brent Goose - 2 west past Hengistbury Hd.
Garganey - Hengistbury Hd.
Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsburry Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Moors Valley CP, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 roosting Slepe Heath
Spoonbill - 20 Arne RSPB (Shipstal Pt.)
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Holloway's Dock Christchurch Hbr.
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2 Wareham Meadows on Stilt Pools.
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Hobby - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 over Goathorn
Woodlark - 1 Ferrybridge
Sand Martin - 15 Hengistbury Hd
Swallow - 1000 Rodden Hive, 700 Hengistbury Hd, 190 South Haven
House Martin - 4500 Hengistbury Hd, 600 Rodden Hive
Rosy Starling - 1 Weston Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 60 Hengistbury Hd, 22 Wick Fm, 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Grey Wagtail - 12 Hengistbury Hd.
Redpoll - 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Siskin - 745 South Haven, 600 Hengistbury Hd
Lapland Bunting - 1 over South Haven Studland

Curlew - Stanpit Marsh © Dave Hill



Kestrel - Stanpit Marsh © Dave Hill

















Wednesday 16th September 2020

Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury, 2 Wareham Meadow by Stilt Pools
Great White Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh
White Stork - 1 Winterborne Kingston, 1 Tolpuddle
Spoonbill - 41 Brownsea is. 4 Middlebere, 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 3-4 Poole Hbr - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Wareham Channel and 2 Arne
Black-winged Stilt - 2 seen to fly into Christchurch Hbr.
Curlew Sandpiper - 6 Brownsea Is, 4 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Rodden Hive
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 1 Brownsea Is, 1 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Wareham Meadows on Swineham Pool later on the Stilt Pools.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hobby - 2 Canford School
Sand Martin - 50+ Abbotsbury Swannery
Swallow - 1000+ Abbotsbury Swannery
House Martin - 2000 Portland Bill, 500 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 50 Abbotsbury Swannery, 46 Rodden Hive, c30 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 15 Stanpit Marsh, 3 St Aldhelm's Hd.
Grey Wagtail - 8 Hengistbury Hd.
Pied/White Wagtails - 30+ Abbotsbury Swannery
Meadow Pipit - 200+ St Aldhelm's Hd, 20+ Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Linnet - 200+ St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Lapland Bunting  - 2 over Hengistbury Hd.
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Tidmoor Range.

Tuesday 15th September 2020

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Balearic Shearwater - 54 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 3 off New Barn Rd Abbotsbury, 2 Wareham Meadows behind the Curlews
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Spoonbill - 35 Brownsea Is, 3 flew north over Rodwell, 1 Middlebere
Black Kite - 1 possibly this species west between Norden & the Purbeck Ridge
Red Kite - 1 over Bridport West Golf Course, 1 over Christchurch Hbr.
Osprey - 3+ Lytchett Bay, 1 Wareham Channel, 1 Middlebere
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Middlebere, 4 Stanpit Bight, 1 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2 Wareham Meadows on the Stilt Pools view from the river walk.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Bride Valley Fish Farm
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill in the Top Fields
Firecrest - 4 Talbot Heath
Sand Martin - 15 Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 200 Hengistbury Hd.
House Martin - 2-3000 Hengistbury Hd, 2000 Winspit Valley
Barred Warbler - 1 probable juv Two Rivers Path Swineham Pt. SY940878
Redstart - 1 Slepe Heath, 1 Winspit Valley
Wheatear - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Maiden Castle, 2 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 1 Slepe Heath 
Yellow Wagtail - 20 over Hengistbury Hd, 12 Talbot Heath, 5 Winspit Valley

Pectoral Sandpiper - Wareham Meadows © Clive Hargrave



Yellow-legged Gull - Wareham Meadows © Clive Hargrave

Monday 14th September 2020

Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Golden Plover - 1 Eggardon Hill
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2 Swineham on Stilt Pool
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Butterstreet Cove (The Fleet), 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Brand's Bay
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB on North Scrape
Glossy Ibis - 1 briefly at Lytchett Fields RSPB this morning
Great White Egret - 3 over Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Avon Causeway
Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Bestwell RSPB,                                                                              1 Bride Valley Fish Farm (near Puncknowle)
Osprey - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Lytchett Bay
Honey-buzzard - 1 north over Portland Bill
Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 The Northe (Weymouth)
Wryneck - 1 Arne RSPB on Raptor Trail
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Whinchat - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm (near Puncknowle), 1 Eggardon Hill

Yesterday : A juvenile Rosy Starling at Portland Bill 

Pectoral Sandpipers at Swineham © David Foster

Pectoral Sandpipers at Swineham © David Foster


Sunday 13th September 2020

Grey Partridge - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Ruddy Shelduck - 9 on the Fleet from Chickerell Hive Point
Garganey - 1 Brand's Bay
Nightjar - 2 trapped and ringed at Durlston CP
Sanderling - 8 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Swineham
Curlew Sandpiper - 5 Stanpit, 2 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Cattle Egret - 2 Swineham, 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 3+ in Poole Harbour area, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Merlin - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Whinchat - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Wick
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 trapped and ringed at Durlston CP
Blackcap - 67 trapped and ringed at Durlston CP
Lapland Bunting - 1 St Aldhelm's Head

In Lyme Bay from surveyors research cruise:
120 Balearic Shearwater
300 Manx Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
11 Storm Petrel
13 Arctic Skua
1 or 2 Pomarine Skua
1 Great Skua
1 probable Long-tailed Skua
1 Puffin

Lapland Bunting at St Aldhelm's Head © Steve Smith

 

Saturday 12th September 2020

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Swineham GPs
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge
Greenshank - 15 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spoonbill - 25 Brownsea Island lagoon, 1 Middlebere
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Swineham
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Firecrest - 2 Eype
Whinchat - 1 St Aldelm's Head
Yellow Wagtail - 30+ Martinstown
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over West Morden calling

Friday 11th September 2020

Grey Partridge - 9 St Aldhelm's Head.
Black-Necked Grebe - 1 Swineham, a very early autumn record.
Great White Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields departed NW.
Cattle Egret - 1 Hengistbury.
Marsh Harrier - 7 Poole Harbour.
Hobby - 1 Holton Lee, 1 Middlebere.
Golden Plover - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge, 7 Christchurch Hbr.
Ruff - 1 Swineham.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere, 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere, 1 over Wick.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Christchurch Hbr.
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Arne Moors then Swineham.
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 3 Swineham.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 East Parley.
Wryneck - 1 Cogden.
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Eggardon Hill, 30+ Holton Lee, c12 Maiden Castle area, 9 Middlebere, 
                           2 Swineham.
Wheatear - 4 Christchurch Hbr, 6 Eggardon Hill, 8 Maiden Castle, 3 Stanpit.
Redstart - 1 Eggardon Hill.
Whinchat - 5 Christchurch Hbr, 1 East Parley.
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Christchurch Hbr, 2 Eggardon Hill.
Garden Warbler - 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Western Bonelli's Warbler - 1 Portland (Southwell Gardens, flew towards Eight Kings Quarry).
Firecrest - 1 Cogden.
Corn Bunting - 1 Stanpit is very unusual for the area.


Juvenile Stonechat at Stanpit © Dave Hill
Stonechat at Stanpit © Dave Hill   







Wheatear at Stanpit © Clinton Whale.
Wheatear at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale
Juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge © Will Bown.
Bar-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge © Will Bown




Thursday 10th September 2020

Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 6 Portland Bill
Merlin - 2 over Durlston CP
Sanderling - 8 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 probable seen from Swineham
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Short-eared Owl - 1 Tidmoor Point (on the Fleet)
Swallow - 12,500 estimated over Hengistbury, 650 Portland Bill, 400 over Durlston CP
Whitethroat - 25 Durlston CP, 2 Charmouth
Lesser Whitethroat -3 Durlston CP
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP
Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Winspit, 1 Badbury Rings, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Whinchat - 2 Eype Mouth, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Badbury Rings,                                         1 Christchurch Harbour
Wheatear - 24 Reap Lane (Portland), Eype Mouth, 8 St Aldhelm's Head, 8 Christchurch Harbour,                     4 Durlston CP, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Badbury Rings
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Durlston CP
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Easton (Portland)
Yellow Wagtail - 80+ Kimmeridge, 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 7 Eype Mouth,                                                     8 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Winspit
Ortolan Bunting - 1, possibly 2 at King Barrow Quarries (Portland)
Siskin - 570 over South Haven, 420 over Durlson CP, 75 Portland Bill, 70+ over Charmouth,                             60 Wick, 18 over Eype Mouth

Little Stint at Ferrybridge © Pete Coe

 

Wednesday 9th September 2020.

Eider - 1 off Lyme Regis harbour.
Spoonbill - 2+ Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 1 Wick, 1 Worgret Heath.
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 1 west over the sea past Hengistbury.
Golden Plover - c15 over East Parley.
Knot - c15 north Holes Bay, 2+ Middlebere.
Dotterel - 1 White Nothe.
Black-Tailed Godwit - 1073 north Holes Bay is a very good count for September.
Ruff - 1 Middlebere.
Greenshank - 1 Longham Lakes.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere.
Common Sandpiper - 2+ Stanpit.
Kingfisher - 1 Portland Bill was caught and ringed.
Yellow Wagtail - 80+ Wareham Common, 17 Stanpit, 40+ Wimborne Eye Mead
, 27 White Nothe.
Wheatear - 1+ Durlston CP, 3 Hengistbury, 2 Lyme Regis, 8 Stanpit, 10 White Nothe.
Whinchat - 3 Hengistbury, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Stanpit.
Swallow - thousands departed south over Hengistbury.
Whitethroat - 1 Wareham Common.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Wareham Common.

Dotterel at White Nothe © Dave Chown.
Dotterel, White Nothe © Dave Chown

Dotterel at White Nothe © Dave Chown.
Dotterel, White Nothe © Dave Chown

Wheatear at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.
Wheatear at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell




Tuesday 8th September 2020.

Brent Goose - 1 Stanpit.
Barnacle Goose - 1 Lodmoor.
Great White Egret - 2+ Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere.
Goshawk - 1 west over Portland (Easton).
Osprey - 1 Ferrybridge, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 2 south over Portland (Reap Lane).
Knot - 2 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Greenshank - 5 Middlebere, 2 over Wick.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor, 
2 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit.
Curlew Sandpiper - 4+ Brownsea Island, 4 Stanpit.
Wryneck - 1 Charmouth West Cliff.
Yellow Wagtail - 6+ Maiden Castle, 8 Wick.
Wheatear - 2 Hengistbury, 6 Stanpit,
 3 Wick, 1 Winspit.
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury, 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Ham Common, 1 Lodmoor.
Whinchat - 1 Hengistbury, 1 Stanpit.
Garden Warbler - 1 Charmouth West Cliff.

Monday 7th September 2020.

Garganey - 1 Stanpit.
Great Northern Diver - 1 East Bexington.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Spoonbill - 29 Brownsea Island.
White-Tailed Eagle - 1 reported over Wareham flying toward Wareham Forest.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere.
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere, 2 Rockley, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere.
Knot - 17 Brownsea Island, 4 Ferrybridge, 5 Lytchett Bay, 4 Middlebere, 15 Stanpit.
Ruff - 3 Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 9 Brownsea Island, 5 Lytchett Bay, 6 Middlebere.
Spotted Redshank - 2+ Brownsea Island, 5 Middlebere.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay NE, 1 Lodmoor , 6 Lytchett Fields, 5 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2+ Brownsea Island, 3 Stanpit.
Yellow-legged Gull 1 Lytchett Bay.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland West Cliffs.
Ring-Necked Parakeet - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Swift - 1 Portland (Easton).
Wryneck - 1 Charmouth West Cliff.
Tree Pipit - 1 Lytchett Bay
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Ferrybridge, 6 Hengistbury.
Wheatear - 4 East Bexington, 8 Ferrybridge, 2 Hengistbury, 2 Lytchett Fields, 4 Maiden Castle, 8 Stanpit, 1 Winspit.
Redstart - 12 Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury, 2 Maiden Castle, 1 Stanpit, 4-5 Winspit.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 East Parley, 1 Maiden Castle.
Whinchat - 3 East Bexington, 2 Hengistbury, 1 Lytchett Fields, 7 Maiden Castle.
Garden Warbler - 1 Stanpit.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 1 East Bexington.

Great White Egret at Lodmoor © Clinton Whale.
Great White Egret at Lodmoor RSPB © Clinton Whale


Sunday 6th September 2020

Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Pintail - 1 Holes Bay
Teal - 316 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Holton Heath, 1 Swineham, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 19 Ham Common viewpoint
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham
Great Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Dotterel - 1 over Wyke Down
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Kimmeridge at eastern end of Bay
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Quail - 1 flushed at Wyke Down
Whinchat - 2 St Aldhelm's Head
Yellow Wagtail - 82 over Christchurch Harbour 
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Easton Portland
Firecrest  -1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Lapland Bunting - 1 over St Aldhelm's Head
Siskin - 283 over St Aldhelm's Head, 220 over Christchurch Harbour
Pectoral Sandpiper Kimmeridge Bay copyright Pete Moore

Saturday 5th September 2020

Osprey - 4 Wareham Channel, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Middlebere
White Stork - 16 over Dorchester
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Knot - 8 East Bexington
Black-tailed Godwit - 980 Holes Bay
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Kimmeridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow Wagtail - 50 East Bexington, 24 The Fleet
Grey Wagtail - 49 East Bexington
Wryneck - 1 Broadcroft Quarry Portland
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Lodmoor
Siskin - 386 East Bexington
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over The Grove Portland

Friday 4th September 2020

Osprey - up to 5 Lytchett Fields
White Stork - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Abbotsbury
Great Egret - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 24 Brownsea Island
Spotted Redshank - 2  Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Arne Moors
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Brownsea Island, 1 Lodmoor
Ringed Plover - 100 plus Ferrybridge
Swallow - 900 Durlston
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Portland Bill
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Durlston
Wheatear - 40 Durlston
Grasshopper Warbler - 4 Durlston
Siskin - 145 over Hengistbury Head
Ruff Lodmoor copyright Will Bown

Sightings - Thursday 3rd September 2020

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Osprey - 2 Abbotsbury, 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Arne
Curlew Sandpiper - 6 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Black-tailed Godwit - 760 Holes Bay
Storm Petrel - 1 Chesil Cove
Sabine’s Gull - 1 Chesil Cove/Ferrybridge
Sabine's Gull copyright Pete Coe


Sightings - Wednesday September 2nd 2020

Garganey - juv still Radipole north screen
Western Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 27 Brownsea Island NT lagoon
Osprey - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Middlebere 1 Coombe Heath NR
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Avocet - 15 Middlebere
Golden Plover - 1 Eggardon Hill
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black-tailed Godwit - c200 Middlebere
Curlew - 200+ Arne Bay
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Fields
Wryneck - 1 Maiden Castle
Yellow Wagtail - 10+ Stonebarrow
Redstart - 15 Durlston CP, 1 Hog Hill, 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 2 Eggardon Hill
Whinchat - 5 Maiden castle, 3 Durlston CP, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh,
         1 Winspit Valley,1 Eggardon Hill
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP

(Apparent 1st summer dark morph Eleanora's Falcoln photographed at Lytchett Bay on August 25th )

Whinchat, Maiden Castle  © Nigel Tooth





Sightings - Tuesday, September 1st 2020

 Garganey - 1 Radipole north screen
Western Cattle Egret - 13 Christchurch Harbour,1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ruff - 1 juv, 1 adult Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Wood Sandpiper - 1 flew over Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Tree Pipit - 2 Eggardon Hill
Yellow Wagtail - 51 Talbot Heath, 9 Wick Farm meadows, 5 Eggardon Hill
Redstart - 2 Eggardon Hill, 2 Ringstead, 1 Maiden Castle
Whinchat - 12 Ringstead, 8 Eggardon Hill, 2 Tadnoll
Wheatear - 60+ Ringstead, 11 Eggardon Hill
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Charmouth HSL
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 White Nothe Ringstead

Black-tailed Godwit and Knot, Holloways Dock, Hengitsbury
© Clinton Whale


Great White Egret, Lodmoor © Will Brown




Sightings - Monday August 31st 2020

Barnacle Goose - 1 Littlesea
Brent Goose - 2 pale bellied Lynch Cove
Garganey - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lodmoor
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Osprey - 1 Stanpit marsh, 2 Wytch Farm, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Lodmoor
Avocet - 1 Lodmoor, 4 Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Christchurch Harbour
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 1 adult, 1 juv Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Fields, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Greenshank 2 or 3 Lytchett Fields
Redshank - 35 Lytchett Fields
Turnstone - 3 Lytchett Fields
Short-eared Owl - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Woodlark - flock of 25 on farm near Wimborne
Tree Pipit - 10 farm near Wimborne
Yellow Wagtail - 30 Talbot Heath, 7 St Aldhelm's Head, 3 Maiden Castle, 4 Bestwall, 4 East Lulworth, 21 on farm near Wimborne
Dipper - on River Axe at Seaborough
Redstart - 5 Purbeck Coast, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Holt Heath, 2 Arish Mell area
Whinchat - 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 2 Maiden Castle, 1 Middlebere
Wheatear - 9 St Aldhelm's Head, 5 Maiden Castle, 7 Swineham
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Redcliffe Point
Sedge Warbler - 1 Swineham
Dartford Warbler - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Spotted Flycatcher - 18 Purbeck coast, 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Purbeck coast
Siskin - 22 Purbeck coast
Linnet - 100+ flock Maiden Castle

Further report from yesterday of a Honey Buzzard over Maiden Castle, plus 24 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Ruff at Lodmoor © Geoff Barlow

Wheatear at Stanpit © Dave Hill

Shoveler, RSPB Radipole Lake © Clinton Whale




Sightings - Sunday August 30th 2020

 Western Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham Point
Great White Egret - 2 Brands Bay
Spoonbill - 18 Brownsea Island lagoon
Red Kite - 9 Penbury Knoll, 1 Wyke Down
Osprey - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 over Holton Lea, 1 Burton, 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Cogden Beach
Hobby - 1 Penbury Knoll, 1 Winterbourne Stickland, 1 Sturminster Marshall
Avocet - 2 Lodmoor,
Ringed Plover - 36 Stanpit
Sanderling - 6 Stanpit
Little Stint - 2 juv Brownsea Island NT
Knot - 20 Brownsea Island lagoon, 3 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juv Abbotsbury Swannery,  2 juv Brownsea Island NT
Dunlin - 79 Stanpit
Ruff - 3 Arne Moors, 1 Stanpit
Black-tailed Godwit - 676 Holes Bay
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brands Bay, 1 Stanpit
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Hengitsbury
Redshank - c100 Holes Bay
Turnstone - 1 juv Holes Bay
Tree Pipit - 23 over Hengitsbury/Stanpit
Yellow Wagtail - 54 Hengitsbury/Stanpit, 35 Penbury Knoll, 12+ Slepe Farm, 12 East Bexington
Redstart - 3 Wyke Down, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Hengitsbury
Whinchat - 17 Hengitsbury, 6 Burton Bradstock, 3 East Bexington, 2 Cogden beach, 1 Wyke Down
Wheatear -100 + Hengitsbury, Cogden beach 15, 10 Stanpit
Firecrest - 2 Penbury Knoll
Spotted Flycatcher - 6 Penbury Knoll

Common Redstart, Wyke Down © Chris Walker














Sightings - Saturday 29th August 2020

Great White Egret - 1 over Wick
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 3 Middlebere, 2 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Greenlands Fm, 1 N East Cliff Portland
Knot - 17 Ferrybridge, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Is.
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 8 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 4 Middlebere
Roseate Tern - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic tern - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hobby - 2 Blandford Forum, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Soldier's Road.
Spotted Flycatcher - 7 lambert's Castle, 2 Upton CP, single at Bincombe, Greenlands Fm, Stour Valley LNR.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Lambert's Castle
Whinchat - 7 Hogs Hill / Maiden Castle, 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Cogden, 1 Bincombe, 1 Greenlands Fm.
Wheatear - 34 Stanpit Marsh, 26+ Ringstead, 13 Greenlands Fm, 8 Bincombe, 3 Hogs Hill
Yellow Wagtail - 45 Cogden/Burton Bradstock, 15 Bincombe Down, 14 Greenlands Fm, 10 Middlebere, 9 Wareham, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Ortolan Bunting - 1 heard and seen flying over Stanpit Marsh

Spotted Flycatcher - Worth Matravers © Janice Beck



Sightings - Friday 28th August 2020

Great White Egret - 1 flew through Christchurch Hbr.
Honey Buzzard - 1N over Wakeham Portland 
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Wareham Channel, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Stint - 1 juv Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 4 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 2 Middlebere
Roseate Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Arctic Tern - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Swift - 6 over Hengistbury Hd.
Hobby - 1 Avon Heath, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Scotland Fm.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Redstart - 2 Hartland Moor
Whinchat - 2 Avon Heath, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Hartand Moor, 1 Sunnyside Fm.
Wheatear - 12 Hengistbury Hd, 10 Maiden Castle, 9 Hartland Stud, 2 Sunnyside Fm.
Yellow Wagtail - 30 Hartland Stud, 28 Sunnyside Tramway, 12 by The Curlews Bestwell


Wheatear - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Sightings - Thursday 27th August 2020

Goosander - 2 Coward's Marsh
Manx Shearwater - 32 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 11 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hive Point Fleet.
Ringed Plover - 245 Brownsea Is (high count for site), 244 Ferrybridge
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Is.
Little Stint - 2 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 12 Abbotsbury swannery, 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 17 Brownsea Is, 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Arctic Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Swift - 10+ Longham Lakes, 2 Forston
Merlin - 1 Burton Bradstock
Hobby - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Lytchett fields RSPB
Sand Martin - 100 Stanpit Marsh
Wood Warbler - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grasshopper Warbler - 4 Lytchett Bay (trapped & Ringed), 1 Stanpit Marsh
Whinchat - 5 Stanpit Marsh, 3 Ferrybridge, 2 Coward's Marsh, 1 Abbottsbury, 1 Burton Bradstock
Wheatear - 21 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 82 Portland Bill, 37 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 35 Eye Mead, 25 Burton Bradstock, 15 Stanpit Marsh, 6 Coward's Marsh, 2 Stonebarrow, 1 Ferrybridge
Tree Pipit - 2 trapped & ringed Lytchett Bay.

Nocternal Migration - (NocMig) Last Night
Tree Pipit - 746 calls recorded over Portland Obs, 10+ Lytchett Bay
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over Stoborough

Sanderling - Ferrybridge © Alick Simmons


















Sandwich Tern - Ferrybridge © Alick Simmons


Sightings - Wednesday 26th August 2020

Storm Petrel - 1 Portland Bill, 1W Cogden 
Leach's Petrel - 1W Cogden
Cattle Egret - 6 Bestwall (field by The Cirlews), 4 Eye Mead Wimborne
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Lytchett Bay, 2 Keysworth
Osprey - 5 at various location Poole Hbr, 1 Christchurch Hbr, 1 Langton Herring (Hive Pt.)
Avocet - 9 Brownsea Is.
Dotterel - 1 past Portland Obs
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Holes Bay, 1 Cogden
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Is.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Holes Bay
Green Sandpiper - 3 Middlebere, 1 Swineham Pt.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Skua - 2 past Cogden
Arctic Tern - 1 Portland Bill
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Cogden
Hobby - 3 Norden, 3 Arne, 1 Redcliffe, 1 Hartland Moor
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 6 Hengistbury Hd, 4 Sturminster Marshall GP, 2 Burton Bradstock
Pied Flycatcher - 3 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Rushcombe LNR.
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Wheatear - 9 Stanpit Marsh, c8 Soldier's Road (Stud Fm), 5 Ferrybridge, 1 nr Sunnyside Fm.
Yellow Wagtail - 30 field west Sunnyside Fm, 20 Burton Bradstock, 15 Scotland Fm, c7 Soldier's Road, 6 Doddings Fm, 2 Stanpit Marsh

Sanderling - Ferrybridge © Will Bown





















Little Egret - Ferrybridge © Alick Simmons


Sightings - Tuesday 25th August 2020

Great Shearwater - 2S Chesil Cove, 1 Portland, 1 Wyke Regis (off Camp Rd)
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill, 2 Charmouth
European Storm Petrel - c5 Chesil Cove, 1 Cogden Beach, 1 Wyke Regis (Camp Rd), 1 Charmouth, 1 Alum Chine
Leach's Storm Petrel - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Cogden
Western Cattle Egret - Swineham Gravel Pits
Osprey - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Abbottsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Skua - 1 juv west Weymouth Bay
Black Tern - Flypast at Mudeford
Arctic Tern - 12 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 2 West Bexington
Hoopoe - Undisclosed location in Poole

Peregrine Falcon, Christchurch Priory - Copyright Clinton Whale


Sightings - Monday 24th August 2020

Great White Egret - Lodmoor
Western Osprey - 1 Lychett Bay; 1 Middlebere; 2 Christchurch harbour
Ringed Plover - Sutton Bingham Reservoir
Wood Sandpiper (juv) - Lodmoor
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lychett Fields RSPB

Late Reports from Sunday 23rd August 
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 in flight heading West
Wood Sandpiper - 1 in flight Christchurch harbour

Common Tern © Will Brown

Wheatear © Dave Hill













Sightings - Sunday 23rd August 2020

Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Mandarin - 23 Sutton Bingham Reservoir (site record) 
Marsh Harrier - 2 Arne RSPB
Osprey - singles Stanpit Marsh; Abbotsbury Swannery; Lytchett Bay; Arne RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay 
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Mediterranean Gull - 150 Maiden Castle an unusually large number for the area
Arctic Tern - Wyke Regis
Wheatear - 7 Maiden Castle, 10 Greenland Farm
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Greenland Farm

Extra from yesterday:
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Chesil Cove, 6 Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland
Osprey - 1 Wimborne Minster, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh

 Little Egret © Janice Beck

Osprey - Middlebere  © Keith Betton