Monday 18th January 2021

 Grey Partridge - 12 Gussage Hill
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 13 Lyme Regis, 5 Portland Bill, 5 Mudeford Quay
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lower Bockhampton
Iceland Gull - 1 Town bridge Weymouth
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengitsbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 1 Dorchester (opposite Louds Mill STW)
Black Redstart - 1 Peberil Point Swanage, 1 between Osmington and Ringstead, 1 West Bay
Crossbill - 50+ Newton Heath area
Corn Bunting - 240 Gussage Hill
Yellowhammer - 154 Gussage Hill
Reed Bunting - 34 Gussage Hill

Lapwing, Stanpit Marsh  © Clinton Whale


Sunday 17th January 2021

 Russian White-fronted Goose - 6  in stubble field at West Knighton
Long-tailed Duck - drake still at Silverlake, 4 Jerry's Point
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour
Golden Plover - 300+ Eggardon area
Woodcock - 7 in 4 Acre wood Milborne St Andrew
Great Northern Diver - 5 Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Western Cattle Egret 2 Lytchett Minster
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Regis
Merlin - 1 Eggardon area
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Holes Bay, 1 Longham Lakes
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Ducking stool walk Christchurch, 1 Nothe Gardens, 1 Langton Matravers, 
1 West Mead Bridport, 1 Osprey Quay, 1 Peveril Point Swanage
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Crossbill - 20 St Catherine's Hill
Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set-aside West Bexington



Saturday 16th January 2021

White-fronted Goose - 2 over Bride Valley Fish Farm
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Egret -  1 east of Lower Bockhampton
Cattle Egret -  1 near Baker's Arms A35 roundabout 
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB on Postbox Pool 
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Rosy Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Chideock STW

Iceland Gull Lodmoor (c) Geoff Barlow
















Collared Dove (c) Will Bown


Friday 15th January 2021

Scaup - 2 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
Long-tailed Duck - 4 off Furzey Island
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Egret - 7 Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 4 past Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 4 off Jerry's Point
Slavonian Grebe - 3 off Jerry's Point
Black Redstart - 3 Durlston, 1 Carey Wareham, 1 Weymouth
Rosy Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set-aside at West Bexington

Glossy Ibis Stanpit Marsh (c) Clinton Whale


Thursday 14th January 2021

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge with Dark-bellied Brents
Pink-footed Goose - 1 between Rodden and West Elworth
Cattle Egret - 7 Holwell Farm Nottington
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Longham Lakes 

Wendesday 13th January 2021

BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Pink-footed Goose - 1 between Rodden and West Elworth
Ruddy Shelduck - 5 to east in field off Hawthorn Road Burton
Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
Cattle Egret -  1 off Jerry's Point, 6 flew over Nottington 
Black Redstart -  1 Upwey, 1 Peveril Point Swanage
Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set-aside at West Bexington

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
Glaucous Gull - 1 this morning at West Bexington
Iceland Gull - 1st winter Weymouth Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 3 Hengistbury
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point, 1 Poole Harbour off Hamworthy
Glossy Ibis - 1 at Stanpit
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
Cattle Egret - 19 between Portesham & Abbotsbury, 1 Lytchett Bay
Merlin - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Little Sea (Studland)
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still in garden at Channel View Road, Easton, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 still between Poundbury & R. Frome near Dorchester
Water Pipit - 1 Holton Lee Pools
Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set-aside at West Bexington

Monday 11th January 2021

American Wigeon - Probable drake in Brand's Bay amongst Eurasian Wigeon
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point
Iceland Gull - 1st winter at Lodmoor RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 3 Jerry's Point, 2 Brand's Bay
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 22 between Portesham & Abbotsbury from old railway line
Hen Harrier - 1 male Swineham
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still around Easton, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 between Poundbury & R. Frome near Dorchester, 1 Chickerell
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Cirl Bunting -  now 2 females at West Bexington 

Log-tailed Tit, Tuckton © Dave Hill


Sunday 10th January 2021

Pink-footed Goose - 1 Weymouth Rugby Club/Lodmoor RSPB 
Barnacle Goose - c50 over Lytchett Bay this am
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay, Poole Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Furzey Island, Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 1 West Bay
Iceland Gull - juv in Weymouth Bay then again later by Weymouth Town Bridge
WHITE-BILLED DIVER - reported off Chesil Beach from Martleaves but no sign this pm
Spoonbill - 11 Middlebere
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 4 Buckland Ripers, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black Redstart - 2 Newton's Cove, 1+ Poundbury, 1 West Bay
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Pink-footed Goose, Lodmoor © Edmund Mackrill


Saturday 9th January 2021

Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour off Jerry's Point, Studland
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour off Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 6 Longham Lakes
Siberian Chiffchaff - probable Holes Bay in PC World Drain yesterday (8th)
Rose-coloured Starling - remains around Channel View Rd, Easton, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Upwey

Bearded Tit, Radipole Lake © Steven Carey

Cattle Egret, Portesham © Janice Grove

Friday 8th January 2021

Scaup - 4 off Jerry's Point
Eider - 1 drake Lyme Regis Hbr.
Ruddy Shelduck - 5 Hurn
Great Northern Diver - 4 from Jerry's Point
Cattle Egret 17 in field off old Railway line from Abbotsbury to Portesham
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Stanpit Marsh
Slavonian Grebe - 2 from Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 6 from Rodwell trail near boatyard
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Lyme Regis on The Cobb
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holed Bay near entrance to PC World outfall.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still Easton area Portland

Glossy Ibis - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Thursday 7th January 2021

White-fronted Geese - 2 flew through Poole Harbour entrance a.m.
Red-crested Pochard - 2 male/female Longham lakes
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay
Eider - 4 Brand's Bay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Hbr entrance, 1 Jerry's Pt, 1 East Cogden
Common Scoter - 2 Brand's Bay
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Hbr.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Newton's Cove, 2 Jerry's Pt, 1 off Redhorn Quay
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes, 1 off Greenlands Fm
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Sandsfoot Castle, 1 Jerry's Point
Golden Plover - 400 Maiden Castle
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Sandwich Tern - 2 off Branksome Chine
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Hbr.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton area Portland
Cirl Bunting - 1 female West Bexington

Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © Peter Calladine

























Wednesday 6th January 2021

Red-crested Pochard - 2 male & female Longham Lakes
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point (male 3 females)
Long-tailed Duck - 4 seen offshore Brownsea Island
Red-throated Diver - 4 off Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 off Portland Castle
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Baiter Park, 1 off Portland Castle, 1 off Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 3 from Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 5 from Jerry's Point
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Lesser Redpoll - 5 Upton CP (by Stone Bench

Grey Wagtail - Winterborne Stickland  Will Bown



Long-tailed Tit Iford Christchurch  Clinton Whale



Grey Wagtail - Wareham © Richard Saunders


Tuesday 5th January 2021

Red-crested Pochard - 2 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Jerry's Point
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Tidmoor Point, 1 male Jerry's Point
Velvet Scoter - 1 drake Tidmoor Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 West Bexington
Great Northern Diver - 2 Jerry's Point, 1 off Baiter Park
Cattle Egret - 23 Portesham  (south of old railway)
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 6 Lytchett Bay (from Turlin Moor NR)
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor Point, 1 Jerry's Point
Red Kite - 1 Six-penny Handley round about, 1 East Morden
Golden Plover - 400 Maiden Castle, 100 West Bexington
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Lyme Regis on The Cobb, 1 Sandbanks on groynes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Is.
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Hbr.
Firecrest - 2 Cogden, 1 Knoll Beach Studland, 1 Sturminster Marshall GP.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Dorchester (St Georges Lane), 1 Loads Mill
Rose-colour Starling - 1 remains in the Easton area Portland
Black Redstart - 3 Durlston CP (in the gully), 1 Tidmoor Point, 1 Osprey Quay
CIRL BUNTING - 1 fem West Bexington (with Yellowhammers in set-aside)

Monday 4th January 2021

Russian White-fronted Goose - 6 again in field north of Silverlake
Black Brant - 3 between Chickerell Hive & Herbury
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 16 between Chickerell Hive & Herbury
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Tidmoor Point, 1 Silverlake
Red-crested Pochard - 2 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Lyme Regis
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Tidmoor Point
Green Sandpiper - 1 Bere Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Portland Bill
Woodcock - 12 Milborne St Andrew
Iceland Gull - 1st winter stil around Town Bridge, Weymouth Harbour
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour off Baiter Park , 1 Weymouth Bay in Bowleaze Cove
Glossy Ibis - 1 at Stanpit
Great White Egret - 1 Holmebridge
Cattle Egret - 20+ south of Portesham, 10 SW of Hurst Bridge near Waddock Cross
Red Kite - 1 over Broadwey, 1 W over The Fleet
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere, 1 Milborne St Andrew
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 near the Works at Langton Herring
Firecrest -  2 Poole Park, 1 Sturminster Marshall GP
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton (Portland)
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor (Portland)
Dipper - 1 on R.Lim, Lyme Regis
Brambling - 1 Frogmore Farm, Morden

Blackcap, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Goldfinch, Bridport © Maurice Budden

Blackcap, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Sparrowhawk, Tuckton © Dave Hill



 

 

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Russian White-fronted Goose - 6 in field north of Silverlake
Long-tailed Duck - 2 from Jerry's Point, 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point
Goosander - 4 Silverlake
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Jerry's Point
Green Sandpiper - 4 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 1 West Orchard (near Manston), 1 Stour Valley LNR
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Portland Bill
Jack Snipe - 1 Lytchett Bay
Woodcock - 1 West Orchard (near Manston), 1 Stour Valley LNR, 1 Lytchett Bay
Iceland Gull - 1st winter by Town Bridge, Weymouth Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 4 Hengistbury, 4 West Bexington, 1 Alum Chine
Great Northern Diver - 5 Jerry's Point, 2 Alum Chine
Glossy Ibis - 1 still at Stanpit
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay
Great White Egret - 7 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 9 between Portesham & Abbotsbury, 1 Winkton opposite Holfleet Dairy Farm, 1 Lytchett Bay
Red Kite - 1 over Blandford
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor
Rose-coloured Starling
- 1 still at Easton (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 at Kinson STW
Firecrest - 1 Stour Valley LNR, 1 Lytchett Bay
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Mudeford Quay lawn
Black Redstart - 1 Old Harry area, 1 Lulworth Cove, 1 Portland Bill
Corn Bunting - 31 West Compton, 1 West Bexington
Cirl Bunting
- 1 female still at West Bexington (in flock of Yellowhammers and the Corn Bunting)

Shoveler, Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Saunders

Snipe, Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Saunders

Green Woodpecker, Portesham © Janice Grove 



 

Saturday, 2nd January 2021.

White-fronted Goose - 6 Silverlake (view only from public rights of way).
Long-tailed Duck - 4 off Jerry's Point, 1 Silverlake (view only from public rights of way), 5 Tidmoor Point.
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Tidmoor Point.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Jerry's Point.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Jerry's Point, 3 Tidmoor Point.
Great Skua - 1 E past Hengistbury.
Sandwich Tern - 3 off Shore Road (Poole Harbour).
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Hengistbury, 3 off Jerry's Point, 1 off Old Harry, 1 Tidmoor Point.
Red-throated Diver - 8 W past Hengistbury, 1 off Old Harry.
Black-throated Diver - 1 E past Hengistbury.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Keysworth.
Hen Harrier - 1 Keysworth.
Merlin - 1 Middlebere.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 briefly at Blacknor (Portland) and in private garden at Channel View Road (Portland).

Late news: A female Cirl Bunting was at West Bexington yesterday.


Great Northern Diver, The Fleet © Janice Grove



















Great Spotted Woodpecker, Iford © Clinton Whale

















Fieldfare, north Dorset © Tim Balmer
















Robin, Silverlake, yesterday © John Dadds




Friday, 1st January 2021

White-fronted Goose - 6 Woodsford.
Egyptian Goose - 3 Holme Lane, 5 over Longham Lakes, 5 Stour Valley LNR.
Pochard - 1 Brands Bay is a rare bird at the site.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Redhorn, 1 Silverlake (view only from public rights of way), 5 Tidmoor.
Eider - 2 off Portland Bill.
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 off Jerry's Point, 11 Portland Harbour, 14 Studland Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Jerry's Point, 3 Tidmoor.
Golden Plover - c.400 Maiden Castle, 9 Portland Bill.
Jack Snipe - 3 Lodmoor.
Woodcock - 1+ Hengistbury Head, 1 Moreton, 2 Powerstock.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Abbotsbury railway track, 2 Bere Regis, 2 Silverlake, 1 Stour Valley LNR, 
    2 Waddock Cross.
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 E past Hengistbury, 2 off Jerry's Point, 4 Portland Harbour, 1 off 
Redhorn, 
    3 Shell Bay, 1 Studland Bay, 1 Tidmoor.
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Mudeford Quay, 8+ E past Hengistbury, 8 past Portland Bill, 25+ West Bexington.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Church Ope Cove, 5 Longham Lakes, 1 moving along the lower Piddle Valley.
Cattle Egret - 7 Christchurch Harbour, 1 over Lytchett Bay.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 1-2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 SE of Langton Herring.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston, 1 Old Harry ridge, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Castle.
Firecrest - 1 Corfe Mullen, 1 Stour Valley LNR, 1 Thorncombe Woods.


Goldfinch, Iford © Clinton Whale.
















White-fronted Geese, Woodsford © John Dadds


Long-tailed Duck, Silverlake © Allan Reese.

Thursday 31st December 2020

A Happy New Year to one and all!
Here's to a time in the not too distant future with non social distancing birding!

White-fronted Goose - 16 still at Silverlake
Egyptian Goose - 9 Holme Lane GP, 3 Holme Bridge
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 passed West Bay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Portland harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Wytch Lake
Red-throated Diver - c.23 between West Bexington and Cogden
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Brand's Bay, 1 Baiter Park Poole
Glossy Ibis - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 24 Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 12 Lytchett Bay NR, 5 Buckland Ripers
Siberian Chiffchaff -1 Langton Herring, 1 Stour Valley LNR
Black Redstart - 1 Portland cemetery 

Fieldfare Stour Row © John Bishop


Wednesday 30th December 2020

 Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 behind Moonfleet Manor
White-fronted Goose - 16 flew towards Silverlake from stubble field (50.7052 - 2.3456 )
Velvet Scoter - 1 drake, Tidmoor Point Fleet
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Tidmoor Point Fleet, 1 Silverlake
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Tidmoor Point Fleet, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Portland Harbour, 7 Studland Bay
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 3 Tidmoor Point Fleet
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 24 Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 5 Moreton, 1 Preston seafront
Great White Egret - 7 Longham Lakes, 2 over Sixpenny Handley
Black Redstart - 1 Peveril Point Swanage, 1 Blacknor Portland
Brambling - 6 south of Frogmore Farm, West Morden


Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell



Tuesday 29th December 2020

Russian White-fronted Goose - 16 Puddletown Forest area (please keep to footpaths; view from footpath which runs parallel to/north of the railway, NE of Silverlake) and Silverlake
Long-tailed Duck -  1 Silverlake, 3 off Hive Point Chickerell
Scaup - 2 Postbox Pool Lodmoor RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Bincleaves Corner Portland Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Portland Bill 
Golden Plover - 150 Monkeys Jump area
Iceland Gull - 1st winter Town Bridge area Weymouth Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Moors Valley CP
Cattle Egret - 2 flew to roost past Lytchett Bay, 2 north-west of Baker's Arms roundabout
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Crossbill - 25 Affpuddle Woods

Monday 28th January 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Langton Herring
BLACK BRANT - 1 Langton Herring
Russian White-fronted Goose - 16 Puddletown Forest area (please keep to footpaths)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 off south side of Brownsea Island, 1 Silverlake, 4 Tidmoor Point
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Point
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 3zTidmoor Point, 1 off Furzey Island 
Purple Sandpiper - 15 Lyme Regis
Razorbill - 250 off St Aldhelm's Head
Iceland Gull - 1st winter Town Bridge area Weymouth Harbour
Spoonbill - 22 Shipstal Point RSPB Arne
Great White Egret -  7 Longham Lakes, 1 Dorchester water meadows
Cattle Egret - 10 south of Waddock Cross, 16  Abbotsbury area along disused railway

Sunday 27th December 2020


Russian White-fronted Goose - 16 Silverlake (please keep to footpaths)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour entrance, 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 3 Jerry's Point, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 27 roosted at Studland this evening (17 in Studland Bay plus 10 Brands Bay)
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour near Bincleaves
Golden Plover - c300 by A35 near Monkeys Jump (Dorchester)
Green Sandpiper - 3 by R. Piddle at Athelhampton, 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks
Ring-billed Gull
- adult in Lytchett Bay this afternoon then flew towards Wareham Channel
Iceland Gull - 1st winter west past Ringstead Bay and at Weymouth Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Branksome Chine
Black-throated Diver - 1 or 2 past Branksome Chine
Great Northern Diver - 8 past Branksome Chine, 7 Poole Harbour, 1 Studland Bay
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury
Glossy Ibis
- 1 still at Stanpit
Spoonbill - 4 Lytchett Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Moors Valley CP, 1 on R. Frome at Woodsford Bridge then flew up river
Cattle Egret - 2 flew over Lytchett Bay towards roost in Holes Bay
Merlin - 1 Wimborne bypass
Black Redstart - 1 Peveril Point, 1 Weymouth in Cassiobury Rd/Charles St area


Saturday 26th December 2020

Pale-bellied Brent - Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - imm drake still Silverlake on middle lake (please keep to footpaths)
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Studland Bay
Golden Plover - c75 West Compton
Ring-billed Gull - Adult in pre-roost at Lytchett Bay then flew towards Wareham Channel
Iceland Gull - juv still Weymouth Harbour by Town Bridge early pm
Spoonbill - 10 Lytchett Bay
Cattle Egret - 9 Winkton
Great White Egret - 5 Longham Lakes, 1 Waddock Cross
Hen Harrier - male nr Bere Regis
Short-eared Owl - Gussage Down
Black Redstart - 2 Peveril Point, Swanage, 1 Maiden Newton
Crossbill - c70 Affpuddle Forest nr Culpepper's Dish

Kestrel, Abbotsbury © Janice Grove



Friday 25th December 2020

Pale-bellied Brent - 3 The Fleet at Moonfleet
Russian White-fronted Goose - 16 briefly Silverlake, 1 Puddletown
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Weymouth Bay, 1 still Silverlake
Goosander - 1 Lodmoor
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour, 7 Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour 
Iceland Gull - 1 still Weymouth Bay
Great Northern Diver - 6 Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 7 Nottington
Great White Egret - Lower Bockhampton

Cattle Egrets, Nottington © Paul Harris


Thursday 24th December 2020

The Dorset Bird Club would like to wish all members and visitors to our daily blog, a safe and enjoyable Christmas

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Russian White-fronted Goose - 7 Silverlake at midday then flew north
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Jerry's Point, 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Studland Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour from Sandsfoot Castle
Sanderling - 30 Bramble Bush Bay
Purple Sandpiper -10 on the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 1 juvenile Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 5 Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 still at Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 6+ Holes Bay
Great White Egret - 7 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 7 NW of Winkton, 6+ at Holwell Farm near Buckland Ripers (later 5 in Nottington),         1 left roost in Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 2 over Trigon Heath (Wareham Forset)

Purple Sandpiper, Lyme Regis © Paul Harris

Treecreeper, Woodville © John Bishop

 

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Long-tailed Duck - 2 off Brownsea Island
Scaup - 2 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point
Woodcock - 1 Lower Waterston (near Puddletown), 1 near Netherbury
Iceland Gull - 1 juvenile east past West Bexington
Red-throated Diver - 1 past West Bexington
Great Northern Diver - 5 Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 Wick Hams/Stanpit
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Cattle Egret - 9 at Holwell Farm near Buckland Ripers

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Scaup - 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 from Jerry's Pt.
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Chickrell Hive Pt.
Common Scoter - 6 off Knoll Beach Studland
Velvet Scoter - 1 Tidmoor Pt.
Great Northern Diver - 5 Jerry's Pt, 1 Littlesea & 1 Tidmoor Pt. on The Fleet
Spoonbill - 27 west over Swineham GP.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off The Underbarn Portland
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Tidmoor Pt.
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Knoll Beach Studland
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere
Woodcock - 2 near Tarrant Rushton old airfield
Kittiwake - 400 off Durlston CP.
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Radipole Lake (opposite tennis courts)


Robin Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale



















Redwing Bournemouth © David Wareham









Monday 21st December 2020

Eygptian Goose - 4 in field near Bog Lane
Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 off Jerry's Point
Red-throated Diver - 6 west Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 west past Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 3 off Jerr's Pt, 2 Studland Bay, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Cattle Egret - 4 in field near Waddock Cross, 2 over east Lytchett Bay late p.m.
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes, 1 Moor Crichel, 1 from Jerry's Pt.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Jerry's Pt.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Silverlake, 1 Waddock Cross
Jack Snipe - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 with 257 Lesser Black-backed Gull Wyke/Bottlebush Down
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Hbr.
Lesser Redpoll - 14 Silverlake

Iceland Gull - Weymouth Hbr. © Richard Saunders





Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Baiter Park © Richard Saunders




Sunday 20th December 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 13 Rodden Hive
Black Brant - 2 Rodden Hive, 1 Brand's Bay
Ruddy Shelduck -  1 between Burton & Sopley
Eider - 3 past Durlston CP
Long-tailed Duck - 3 off Brownsea Island, 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point, 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Jerry's Point, 3 Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 Sandbanks
Green Sandpiper - 3 Silverlake, 2 Bere Regis CBs
Iceland Gull - 1 juvenile Weymouth Bay
Mediterranean Gull - 1600+ roosting Weymouth Bay
Red-throated Diver - 2 Durlston CP, 2 Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 2 Brand's Bay, 2 Jerry's Point, 1 from Baiter Sluice, 1 Portland Harbour
Bittern - 1 Turlin Moor NR this afternoon
Spoonbill - 20 Shipstal Point at Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 between Burton & Sopley
Merlin - 1 west of Dorchester by A35
Woodlark - 18 opposite Norris Mill Farm (near Lower Bockhampton)
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Stour Valley LNR, 1 Bere Regis CBs, 1 Corfe Castle garden
Black Redstart - 1 Ferrybridge at Smallmouth

Blackcap, Bournemouth © David Wareham

Kestrel, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Saturday, 19th December 2020.

Long-tailed Duck - 1 still at Silverlake - view only from public rights of way.
Goosander - 2 Lower Bockhampton.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 probable west of Branksome Chine, 1 Shell Bay (Studland).
Black-necked Grebe - 9 off Middle Beach (Studland).
Grey Phalarope - 1 over Ferrybridge toward Chesil Cove.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Woodsford in a field.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Bramble Bush Bay, 5 off Studland.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 6+ western Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Briantspuddle Heath, 1 Hartland Moor.
Merlin - 1 Dorchester, 1 East Almer, 1 Hartland Moor.
Firecrest - 1 Redhill Common (Bournemouth), 3 South Beach (Studland).

Late news: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near Moreton on Thursday.

Dartford Warbler, Boscombe Overcliff © Paul Godier.















Redwing, Bournemouth © David Wareham