Sightings - Saturday 28th March 2020

Red-throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill
Red Kite -  1 Ulwell, 1 Bournemouth, 1 Canford Bottom, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Upton, 1 Corfe Mullen
Firecrest - 8 Meyrick Park GC (Bournemouth), 1 Durlston CP
Swallow - 2 Wick Fields
Black Redstart - 2 (m&f) Durlston CP
Wheatear - 4 Reap Lane, 1 Maiden Castle
White Wagtail - 3 Reap Lane

Robin in Christchurch garden © Clinton Whale

Reports of interest, Friday 27th March 2020.

Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Nottington.
Red Kite - 1 Fleetsbridge, 2 Maiden Castle, 1 Portesham, 1 Portland Bill, 1 St Ives, 1 Turlin Moor, 1 Winspit.

Osprey - 1 Turlin Moor.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 5 Lytchett Bay.
Ring Ousel - 1 Durlston CP. 
Swallow - 1 Wimborne.
Firecrest - 4 Meyrick Park, 1 Westbourne.

Sightings - Thursday 26th March 2020.

Red Kite - 5 over Baiter, 1over Durlston CP, 1over Upton, 1over Studland.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Chesil Beach.
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Beach.
Willow Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Black Redstart - 3 Durlston CP, 1 Stourton Caundle.
Yellowhammer - 9+ in a Winspit garden.


Grey Heron – Christchurch © Clinton Whale.  


Sightings - Wednesday 25th March 2020.

Garganey - 6 past Portland Bill.
Eider - 4 past Portland Bill.
Goosander - 2 over east of Bockhampton.
Red Kite - 3 over Sherborne, 2 over Bockhampton, 1 over Dorchester, 1 over Langton Matravers, 1 over Poole Harbour.
Golden Plover - 400 east of Winterborne Clenston.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Swineham.
Little Gull 6 past Chesil Beach.
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Puffin - 1 Dancing Ledge.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland, 1 Swanage.
Wheatear - 3 Portland.
White Wagtail - 1 Portland.

Sightings - Tuesday 24th March 2020.


Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Osprey -1 over Lytchett Bay.
Red Kite - 2 over Poole, 2 over Sherborne, 1 over Langton Matravers, 1 over Swanage, 1 over Upton.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Lyme Regis.
Merlin - 1f Blacknor.
House Martin - 1 Blacknor.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Anvil Point.
Serin - 1 Durlston CP.

Red Kite – Sherborne © Paul Dibben.  
Purple Sandpiper – Lyme Regis ©Roger Boswell.  

Red Kite –Sherborne © Paul Dibben.

  

Sightings - Monday 23rd March 2020.

Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Red Kite - 7 over Sherborne, 1 over Tarrant Rushton A/F, 1 over west Christchurch.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Merlin - 1 Chesil Beach, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Hobby 1 over Hartland Moor.
Swallow - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.

Swallow – Lodmoor RSPB © Joe Kaplonek.   
Marsh Harrier & Carrion Crow – Lodmoor RSPB ©Joe Kaplonek.

Raven – Bournemouth © David Wareham.

  

Sightings - Sunday 22nd March 2020

Ring-necked Duck - Avon Springs Lake
Black-throated Diver - 1 Ferrybridge
Red Kite - 1 Corfe Castle, 1 Knowlton, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Holton Heath, 1 Middlebere
Great Egret - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 Little Sea Studland, 1 East Holme
Hoopoe - 1 Swyre Head area
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Wareham Common

Sightings - Saturday 21st March 2020

Hobby - 1 Furzebrook Heath
Stone Curlew - 1 Portland
Cattle Egret - 3 Nottington

Sightings - Friday 20th March 2020

Garganey - 2 Wareham Walls floods
Red Kite - singles over St Leonard’s, Wareham Forest, Milton Abbas, Bryanston, Burton Bradstock, 2 over Child Okeford
Cattle Egret - 17 left the roost at Abbotsbury Swannery
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 West Bexington


Sightings - Thursday 19th March 2020

Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 25 Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 15 roosted Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Redstart - 12 Portland Bill
Chiffchaff - 31 Portland Obs, 30 Hengistbury Head
Willow Warbler - 12 Portland, 1 Hengistbury Head

Sightings- Wednesday 18th March 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Egyptain Goose - 2 Sunnyside Farm
Ring-necked Duck - 1 fem Sturminster Marshal
Goosander - 2 (1pr) Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 6 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Bittern - 1 flew in over Ridge and pitched down at Swineham GP.p.m.
Red Kite - 2 Cerne Abbas, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 over Wareham Corfe Rd, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Wareham Channel, 1 male Wimborne St Andrew
Osprey - 2 Poole Hbr (Arne RSPB & Wareham Channel
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Hengistbury Hd.
Puffin - 3 Portland Bill, 1 Dancing Ledge
Little Gull - 1 2cy Hengistbury Hd.
Caspian Gull - 1 2cy Abbotsbury Swannery
Glaucous Gull - 1 1st/winter West Bexington
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 3 Church Ope Cove
Chiffchaff - 100 Portland Bill, 60 Hengistbury Hd, 50 Curch Ope Cove
Willow Warbler - 2 Portland Bill, 1pos Abbotsbury Swannery
Sand Martin - 50 Swineham GP, 10 Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Radipole RSPB, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Redstart - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 30 Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Baiter Park, 1 Upton CP, 1 Sunnyside Farm

Male Hen Harrier - Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman


















Corn Bunting - Milborne St. Andrew © Mike Coleman
























Black-tailed Godwit & Teal - Longham Lakes © Roger Peart












Sightings - Tuesday 17th March 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with Db Brent at Stanpit Marsh
Great Northern Diver - 2 Osprey Quay Portland Hbr.
Great White Egret - 1 Little Sea Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 5 sum/plum Middle Beach Studland
Red Kite - 2 over the Wareham Channel mid morning.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Hengistbury Hd.
Common Tern - 1 off shore Sandbanks
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Penduline Tit - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole Lake, 1 West Bexington
Sand Martin - 3 Middle Beach Studland, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 3 Tidmoor Point - Fleet
Wheatear - 5 Greenland's Farm

Common Snipe - Middlebere © Fiona Keeling

















Dunlin - 11pm Shore Road, Poole © Roger Peart

Sightings - Monday 16th March 2020

Ring-necked Duck - 1 fem Sturminister Marshal
Great Northern Diver - 3 off Billy Winters Portland Hbr.
Bittern - 1 departed Lodmoor RSPB at dusk
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham GP flew towards Arne RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 over Nine Barrow Down
Hen Harrier - 1 male Wareham Channel
Osprey - 1 east over Sandbanks, 1 circling over Studland (pos same)
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lodmoor RSPB briefly
Merlin - 1 Nine Barrow Down, 1 Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 still Morden Bog
Firecrest - 4 Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Middlebere
Penduline Tit - 4 Portland Bill, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Swallow - 2 - Portland Bill
Chiffchaff - 96 Portland Bill
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Pymore LNR, 1 pos 2 Wareham Common
Black Redstart - 5 Portland Bill, 1 Church Ope, 1 Verne, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 West Bay, 1 Burton Cliff
Wheatear - 125 Portland Bill, 28 West Bexington to Cogden, 22 Hengistbury Hd, 6 West Bay, 4 Brenscombe Hill, 4 Nine Barrow Down, 3 Ferrybridge, 2 Radipole Lake RSPB, 2 Baiter Park, 2 Talbut Heath
White Wagtail - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hawfinch - 1 over Roebury Lane Christchurch.
Wheatear - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale



















Firecrest - Middlebere © Fiona Keeling












Sightings - Sunday 15th March 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Bowleaze Cove
Ring-necked Duck - 1 fem Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 12 Abbotsbury Swannery
Hen Harrier - 1 male over Blandford Camp
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 1 Shepherd'd Dinner Portland
Wheatear - 3 East Cliff Field, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Jay - Wimborne © Roger Peart


Sightings - Saturday 14th March 2020


Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Great Northern Diver - 1 Parkstone Bay
Cattle Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 1 over Holton Lea
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Buzzard - 35 flew west over Radipole in 45 minutes
Great Grey Shrike -1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 2 Penns Wood, Portland
Penduline Tit - 1 Radipole RSPB
Swallow - 1 Corfe Castle
Wheatear - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Wyke Regis, 1 Peveril Point

Reports of interest, Friday 13th March 2020.

Long-Tailed Duck - 3+ The Fleet.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Bramble Bush Bay (Poole Harbour), 1 Portland Harbour.
Red-Throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Hen Harrier - 1 male Swineham.
Meadow Pipit - c. 100 in off the sea at Hengistbury Head.
Wheatear - 1 reported Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Sand Martin - 2+ Swineham.
Swallow - 1 Blacknor (Portland).




Long-Tailed Duck from Tidmoor Point (The Fleet) © Freddy Alway.

Skylark at Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.

Purple Sandpipers on the Hengistbury Head groynes © Clinton Whale.

Starling in Wimborne © Roger Peart.








Sightings - Thursday 12th March 2020


Great Wite Egret - 1 Avon Valley (from New Queen Pub)
Firecrest - 2 Penns Wood (Portland), 1 Wick (Christchuch Harbour)
Sand Martin - 12+ Swineham GPs, 2 Wareham
Swallow - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Swineham GPs
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 West Bexington

Turnstone at Baiter, Poole © David Wareham


Reports of interest, Wednesday 11th March 2020.


Ring-Necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 1+ Hampreston/Longham Lakes.
Red Kite - 1 Poole Harbour.
Goshawk - 1 Lower Bryanston.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Little Owl - 1 Holton Lee.
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill.

Red-Breasted Merganser in Poole Park © David Wareham.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Golden Plover - c. 150 Sherborne (Lenthay Common area).
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
‘Scandinavian’ Rock Pipit - 3 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head.

News from yesterday - a Ring-Necked Duck at Longham Lakes was probably the Sturminster Marshall GPs bird. 

Wood Duck near Wool at the weekend © Linda Swain.

Reports of interest, Monday 9th March 2020.

Grey Partridge - 2 Maiden Castle.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Jerry's Point, 1 Shell Bay.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Jerry's Point.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Jerry's Point (Poole Harbour).
Black-Necked Grebe - 3 Studland Bay.
Marsh Harrier -    1 Upwey.
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St Andrew.
Merlin - 1 Milborne St. Andrew.
Golden Plover - c. 500 Maiden Newton.
Grey Plover - 8 Brand's Bay, 3 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee, 1 at Stanpit is unusual for the season.
Greenshank - 1 Holton Lee.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Maiden Newton.
Jackdaw - flock of 180 in off the sea at Portland Bill.
Woodpigeon - flock of 150 in off the sea at Portland Bill.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
White Wagtail - 1 Wick (Hengistbury).
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 Norden sewage works.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Wooden Bridge.


Rock Pipit at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.

Hen Harrier at Milborne St. Andrew © Michael Coleman.



Sightings - Sunday 8th March 2020

Long-tailed Duck - 6 off Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea lagoon
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 over Morden Bog, 1 Hartland Moor
Sanderling - 20 Shell Beach
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea lagoon
Glaucous Gull - 1 Brownsea lagoon
Ring-necked Parakeet - 5 Studland village
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Dipper - 2 pairs on R.Lim, Lyme Regis

Great Grey Shrike at Morden Bog © David Foster

Woodlark at Morden Bog © David Foster



Dippers (one with white tail) at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Grey Wagtail at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Holton Lea © Brian Smith
Ring-necked Parakeets at Studland village © Peter Calladine

Jackdaws at Holton Lea © Brian Smith
Siskin at Holton Lea © Brian Smith

Wren at Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Sightings - Saturday 7th March 2020

Ring-necked Duck - 1 female Sturminster Marshal GP (no public access though)
Long-tailed Duck - 6 East Fleet
Velvet Scoter - 1 East Fleet
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 East Fleet, 1 Jerry's Point
Cattle Egret - 3 at Holwell Farm, Buckland Ripers
Slavonian Grebe - 1 East Fleet
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 male & 2 ringtails Milborne St Andrew
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Gey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 1 Wick (Christchuch Harbour)
Penduline Tit - 1 male Lodmoor RSPB
Water Pipit - 1 Priory Marsh (Christchuch Harbour)
Yellowhammer - 500+ Milborne St Andrew
Corn Bunting - 200+ Milborne St Andrew

Hen Harrier at Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman

Hen Harrier at Milborne St Andrew © Mike Coleman

Sightings - Friday 6th March 2020.


Long-tailed Duck - 2 Poole Harbour.
Golden Pheasant - 1 Furzey Island.
Great Northern Diver - 6 Poole Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Wareham Channel.
Golden Plover -22 over Maiden Castle.
Bar-tailed Godwit - c40 Brownsea Island.
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Highcliffe.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Brownsea Island.
Greenshank - 2 Brownsea Island.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Wareham Channel.
Merlin - 2 Arne Moors, 1 Blandford.
Woodlark - 2 Turnerspuddle Heath.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 PC World drain.
Firecrest - 3 Church Ope Cove, 1 PC World drain.

Greylag Goose – flooded fields west of Canford Bridge © Roger Peart. 

Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gulls – flooded fields west of Canford Bridge © Roger Peart. 


Purple Sandpiper – Highcliffe © Clinton Whale.  

Water Rail – Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.


Brent Geese – Ferrybridge © Peter Clinch.

Sightings - Thursday 5th March 2020.

Goosander - 2 m/f River Piddle, Wareham Common.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Brambling - c6 Lambert's Castle.


Sunnyside last night 4th/5th.
Jack Snipe - 1 trapped.

Sightings - Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Garganey - 1 briefly Stanpit Marsh.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Parkstone Bay.
Purple Sandpiper - 14 Portland Bill.
Green Sandpiper -2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Firecrest - 1 Wareham Common.
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields.

Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.

Dipper – Lyme Regis©Roger Boswell.

Turnstone – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.  



Purple Sandpiper – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.

Sightings - Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors.
Red Kite - 1 over Upton.
Woodcock - 1 Lower Hyde Heath.
Black Guillemot 1 possible Portland Harbour.
Barn Owl - 1 Portesham.
Short-eared Owl - 2 Arne Moors, 1 Maiden Castle.
Merlin - 1 Wareham Channel.
Penduline Tit - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 2 Kinson Sewage Works.
Black Redstart - 1f Weymouth.
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis.
Firecrest - 3 Church Ope, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 West Christchurch.
Yellowhammer - 12 Bottom Plain Solar Park.

Common Gull – Poole Park © David Wareham.

Cetti’s Warbler – Lodmoor RSPB © Sue Wingett. 

Spoonbill – Lodmoor RSPB © Sue Wingett.


Red-breasted Merganser – Poole Park © David Wareham.


Meadow Pipit – Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.

Blackbird – Canford  © Roger Peart.




Sightings - Monday 1st March 2020

Velvet Scoter - 1 Wyke Regis
Common Crane - 1 over Wareham
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 3 Moreton
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
PENDULINE TIT - 1 Lodmoor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Siberian Chiffchaff - 3 Pymore LNR

Sightings - Sunday 1st March 2020

Egyptian Goose - 8 Woodsford
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Redstart - 1 Charmouth
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Louds Mill STW
Green Woodpecker Bournemouth copyright David Wareham