Friday 28th January 2022

Pintail - 172 Poole Harbour Brand Bay
Scaup - 3 Poole Harbour Bramble Bush Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 Portland Bill flew West
Common Scoter  - 11 Middle Beach Studland incl 1 adult male
Water Rail - 5 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 13 Portland Harbour, 18 Middle Beach Studland
Golden Plover - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Grey Plover - 65 Poole harbour Brands Bay
Knot - 14 Poole Harbour Brands Bay, 
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 1 West Bay Harbour
Iceland Gull - 1 Radipol RSPB viewing screen
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 20 Arne RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 30 Portesham
Marsh Harrier - 7 Wareham channel, 1 Brands Bay around Goathorn point
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Hawfinch - 1 Wyke Farm
Lesser Rdpoll - 20 Arne RSPB near Shipstal hide  

Cormorant - Lodmoor RSPB  ©Daniel Law



Thursday 27th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 3 Charminster / Dorchester Water Meadows
Scaup - 3 Poole Harbour Redhorn Quay
Goosander - 1 Silverlake
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour off Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 5 South Beach Studland
Knot - 6 Poole Harbour Brands Bay
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth by the Town Bridge
Cattle egret - 7 Buckland ripers, 1 Wareham bypass River Frome
Marsh Harrier - 3 Wareham Channel, 1 Hengisbury Head
Hen Harrier - 1 Winspit Valley, 1 Stoborough Heath
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis

Siskin - Hartland Moor 



Wednesday 26th January 2022


Whooper Swan
- 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Poole Harbour Bramble Bush Bay
Water Rail - 1 Poole Park
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Portland Harbour, 8 Middle Beach Studland
Golden Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 29 Tarrant Rushton
Knot - 5 Poole Harbour Brands Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 7 The Cobb Lyme Regis
Red-throated Diver - 3 off Chesil Beach  West Bexington
Spoonbill - 25 Arne RSPB
Marsh Harrier - 9 Wareham Channel
Hen Harrier - 1 Nr St Aldhelms Quarry, 1 Stoborough Heath
Red kite - 2 Tarrant Rushton
Merlin - 1 West Compton, 1 Nr St Aldhelms Quarry
Chiffchaff - 2 Newtons Cove Weymouh, 1 Longham lakes
Firecrest - 1 Poole Park
Black Redstart -1 Swanage Rempstone Rd, 1 Fortuneswell Portland, 1 Durlston CP
Water Pipit - 1 Holton Lee
Yellowhammer - 30 West Bexington, 5 Came Down
Cirl Bunting - 2 (1m + 1f)  West Bexington

Chiffchaff - Longham Lakes © Roly Pitts



Tuesday 25th January 2022

Egyptian Goose - 2 Hartland Moor
Goosander - 1 Swineham Gravel Pit
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Tidmoor point
Purple Sandpiper - 1 North Haven
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour North side of Brownsea Island
Red-throated Diver - 2 Off Chesil Beach
Spoonbill - 24 Arne RSPB, 3 Middlebere, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham, 1 Middlebere
Marsh harrier - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Swineham, 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Hartland Moor
Black Redstart -1 Parkstone Heights (Poole), 1 Southbourne garden
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis 

Dipper - Lyme Regis © Roly Pitts



Monday 24th January 2022

Goosander - 3 on R.Stour, Christchurch
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 1 North Haven
Jack Snipe - 1 Wick Hams on Hengistbury
Great Northern Diver - 1 Hengistbury Head
Red-throated Diver - 11 Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay, 1 Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 still behind Courtyard Craft Centre, Lytchett Minster then later in Lytchett Bay
White-tailed Eagle - 1 presumed release bird over Stubhampton
Red Kite - 3 in North Dorset
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Parkstone Heights (Poole), 1 Southbourne garden
Cirl Bunting - 1 male West Bexington

Rock Pipit, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Sunday 23rd January 2022

Pintail - 740 counted at Roden Hive (apparently 10 short of county record at same site in Dec 2001)
Scaup - 3 Brand's Bay
Goosander - 6 Silverlake
Egyptian Goose - 2 at Holly Farm (1 mile south of Crossways)
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 off Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Studland Bay, 5 Portland Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 again behind Courtyard Craft Centre, Lytchett Minster
Cattle Egret - 3 at Holly Farm (1 mile south of Crossways)
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove
Hawfinch - 1 South Perrott

Saturday 22nd January 2022

Scaup - 3 Brand's Bay
Goosander - a drake over Lytchett Bay, 1 Swineham
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 12 Studland Bay
Golden Plover - 22 Ashmore
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB on Postbox Pool this afternoon
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Glossy Ibis - 1 behind Courtyard Craft Centre, Lytchett Minster then later flew past Turlin Screen at Lytchett Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Crane Lake at Moors Valley CP
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Short-eared Owl - 1 Chapel Hill, Abbotsbury
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 probable at Puncknowle STW
Firecrest - 1 Pennsylvania Castle Woods
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP at Tilly Whim, 1 Blacknor (Portland), 1 Swanage at Gilbert Road

Friday 21st January 2022.

Egyptian Goose - 2 East Parley.
Scaup - 3 off Redhorn Quay (Studland)
Black-necked Grebe - 1 off Brownsea, 21 roosting off Knoll Beach (Studland).
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Jerry's Point (Studland).
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Golden Plover - 1 Silverlake.
Jack Snipe - 2 Stanpit, 2 Winterbourne Abbas.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks Beach.
Common Gull - 1 Stanpit.
Great Northern Diver - 1 roosting off Knoll Beach (Studland).
Black-throated Diver - 1 roosting off Knoll Beach (Studland).
Glossy Ibis - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Great White Egret - 1 Goathorn Point (Poole Harbour).
Cattle Egret - 11 Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 10+ west Poole Harbour roost.
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor.
Merlin - 1 Stanpit, 1 West Compton.
Cirl Bunting - 1 West Bexington.

Cirl Bunting, West Bexington © Jayson Grove.

















Common Snipe, Lodmoor © John Bishop.
















Peregrine, Bournemouth © David Wareham

Goosander, west Christchurch © Michael Gibbons.

Thursday 20th January 2022

Black Brant - 1 on the Fleet east of Langton Point
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery (note that Swannery is closed so only view from public rights of way)
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour from Sandsfoot Castle, 1 Studland Bay, 1 Moonfleet
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Studland Bay, 3 Portland Harbour from Sandsfoot Castle
Sanderling - 28 Sandbanks
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB on Postbox Pool this afternoon
Great Northern Diver - 2 past Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Glossy Ibis - 1 Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 32 Arne RSPB at Shipstal Point
Cattle Egret - 38 left roost  at Abbotsbury in morning, 13 left roost at Hengistbury Head
Hen Harrier - 2 Hartland Moor late afternoon
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay boardwalk, 1 Butterstreet Cove churchyard
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland)
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Priory
Hawfinch - 3 South Perrott
Crossbill - 1 over Hengistbury

Black Redstart, Christchurch Priory © Clinton Whale

Black Redstart, Christchurch Priory © Mike Gibbons


Wednesday 19th January 2022.

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge.
Black-necked Grebe - 12 off Middle Beach (Studland).
Grey Plover - 15 Stanpit.
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge.
Jack Snipe - 1 Winterbourne Abbas.
Little Gull - 1 off Hengistbury beach huts.
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Jerry's Point (Poole Harbour), 2 off Middle Beach (Studland).
Black-throated Diver - 1 off Middle Beach (Studland).
Red-throated Diver - 6 off Hengistbury beach huts.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Cattle Egret - 12 Christchurch Harbour.
Spoonbill - c.20 Shipstal.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Shipstal.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail West Compton.
Ring-necked Parakeet - 4 Studland Middle Beach.
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Priory.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Holes Bay PCW Drain (Poole Harbour).
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Hardy's Monument (Portesham), 1 Swanage.
Brambling - 1 with Chaffinches, Sadborow.
Hawfinch - 1 South Perrott.

Meadow Pipit, Woodville © John Bishop.




















Grey Wagtail, Tuckton © Dave Hill.














Black Redstart, Christchurch Priory © Clinton Whale.

Tuesday 18th January 2022.

Grey Partridge - 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Goosander - 4 River Frome near Lower Bockhampton, 1 over Hengistbury Head.
Black-necked Grebe - 6 off Middle Beach (Studland).
Grey Plover - 12 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Hengistbury sandspit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Winterbourne Abbas.
Purple Sandpiper - 10 Portland Bill.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Stanpit.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Poole Bay.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Poole Bay.
Red-throated Diver - 3 Hengistbury Head.
Glossy Ibis - 1 briefly at Stanpit flew north.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Studland.
Cattle Egret - 11 Christchurch Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail west past St Aldhelms Head.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Melplash.
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Priory, 1 Durlston CP.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 Studland (South Haven boardwalk).
Brambling - 1 in mixed flock S of Martinstown.
Chaffinch - 100 in mixed flock S of Martinstown.
Linnet - 300 in mixed flock S of Martinstown.
Corn Bunting - 25 in mixed flock S of Martinstown.
Yellowhammer - 200+ in mixed flock S of Martinstown.

Monday 17th January 2022.

Grey Plover - 14 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor.
Jack Snipe - 1 Winterbourne Abbas.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Merlin - 1 Morden Bog.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Great Ovens Hill (Wareham Forest).
Dipper - 2 Lyme Regis.
Black Redstart - 1 Christchurch Priory.
Firecrest - 1 Morden Bog.

Dipper, Lyme Regis © Geoff Barlow.















Ruff, Lodmoor © Nick Priddle.


Sunday 16th January 2022

 Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 flew east from Ferrybridge
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Goathorn Point, Poole Harbour, 1 Tidmoor Point Chickerell
Greater Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 off Redhorn Quay Brands Bay
Velvet Scoter - 1 flew past Branksome Chine
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Studland Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 6 off Middle Beach Studland Bay
Avocet - 190 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Gull - 1 again at Maiden Castle
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter again Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throared Diver - 1 off Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Shipstal Point Arne RSPB, 1 rescued from fishing net Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 22 off Shipstal Point Arne RSPB, 1 Goathorn Point
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Swineham
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove Portland, 1 Tilly Whim Caves Durlston CP, 1 Longfleet Poole, 1 Church Knowle
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB



Stonechat, Hengistbury Head  © Clinton Whale


Fulmar, Purbeck Cliffs © Hamish Murray


Snipe, Lodmoor © Pam Parsons


Water Rail, Lodmoor © Pam Parsons


Tufted Duck, Radipole © Pam Parsons






Saturday 15th January 2022

Greater Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Lesser Scaup - reported on West Bexington mere at 2.30pm although was not present in morning
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 14 Portland Harbour, 14 Studland Bay
Avocet - 273 Arne RSPB
Golden Plover c. 400 Maiden Castle
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Pulpit Rock, Portland
Little Gull - 1 Maiden Castle
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Arne RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Arne RSPB, 2 Poole Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 briefly at Lytchett Bay
Spoonbill - 16 Wareham Channel, 20 Poole Harbour
Western Cattle Egret - 32 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goshawk - 1 Middlebere
Hen Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 3 Up Cerne
Marsh Tit - 6 around Cranborne Castle
Ring Ouzel - 1 Sturminster Newton
Black Redstart - 1 Osprey Quay, Portland Harbour, 1 Chesil Cove

Fieldfare ,Woodville © John Bishop


Marsh Tit, Cranborne Castle © Paul Kirby


Female Lesser Scaup on pond West Bexington yesterday © Peter Coe









Friday 14th January 2022

 Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston fields, Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (Swannery closed - view distantly from New Barn Road)
Lesser Scaup - 1st winter female Abbotsbury Swannery and later on pond at West Bexington
Slavonian Grebe - 3 off Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 15 still off Middle Beach Cafe, Studland Bay
Grey Plover - 9 Stanpit Bight
Black-tailed Godwit - 1 Puddletown Water Meadows, 130 Stanpit Bight, 500 Holes Bay
Knot - 8 Stanpit Bight
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Dunlin - 180 Stanpit Bight
Purple Sandpiper - 1 on the Groynes at Sandbanks
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, 1 Puddletown Water Meadows
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 Jerry's Point, 1 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Spoonbill - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Western Cattle Egret - 2 Holwell Farm Buckland Ripers
Merlin - 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim Caves Durlston CP, 1 Chesil Cove Portland

Woodlark, Warmwell gravel pits © Joe Walston


Thursday 13th January 2022

 Russian White-fronted Goose - 4 still Charminster water meadows
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Moonfleet
Lesser Scaup - 1st winter female Abbotsbury Swannery (closed - view distantly from New Barn Road)
Common Scoter - 9 off Middle Beach
Black-necked Grebe - 13 off Middle Beach Studland
Golden Plover - c.400 Maiden Castle
Little Gull - 1 still at Maiden Castle
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 from Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Glossy Ibis - 1 flew over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret 16 Portesham


Cattle Egret, Portesham © Janice Grove


Lapwing, Lodmoor RSPB © Mark Wright 



Wednesday 12th January 2022

Russian White-fronted Goose - 4 still Charminster water meadows
Scaup - 4 from Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup)
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1stW Fem. Abbotsbury Swannery (closed, view distantly from New Barn Rd)
White-tailed Eagle - 1 re-introduction North of Sixpenny Handley
Great Bustard - 1 release bird West over Abbotsbury Swannery
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Brands bay
Black-necked Grebe - 19 from Middle Beach, 8 Portland Harbour
Golden Plover - 400+ Maiden Castle
Ruff (White) - 1 still Western Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 4 below QinetiQ Compound, Newton's Cove, Weymouth
Little Gull - 1 still Maiden Castle
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, from Lidl car park
Great Northern Diver - 2 from Houseboats, Poole Harbour, 1 off Shell Bay, 1 Middle Beach, 1 Portland Harbour from Sandsfoot, 1 from Billy Winters
Glossy Ibis - 1 Western Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB, 1 East from Lytchett Fields, 1 NW over Puddletown water meadows
Spoonbill - 22 Shipstal Point
Cattle Egret - 1 Stoborough
Marsh Harrier - 1 over Nine Barrow Down
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail again Middlebere
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 from boardwalk, Shell Bay
Firecrest - 1 Decoy House, Morden Bog, 1 Sherford Bridge, riverside field
Black Redstart - 1 still Chesil Cove car park, 1 Tilly Whim gully
Water Pipit - 2 over Western Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Holes bay
Corn Bunting - Several singing near car park, Maiden Castle

Black Redstart © Mike Hetherington

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup) , 1 off Shipstal Point
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1stW Fem. Abbotsbury Swannery (closed, view distantly from New Barn Rd)
Red-necked Grebe - 1 still Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Portland Harbour, inc. 1 from Ferrybridge area, 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 11 off Fort Henry, Studland, 11 Portland Harbour, 7 off Shipstal Point
Iceland Gull - 1 2ndW West Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB then Weymouth Bay
Black-throated Diver - 3 off Sailing Club, Sandsfoot, 1 off Shipstal Point
Great Northern Diver - 3 Weymouth Bay, 1 Portland Harbour, 1 off Shipstal Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 West Scrapes, Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 7 Wareham Channel
Cattle Egret - 13 old railway track, Portesham, 9 Winkton, 1 Holmebridge
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham GP
Marsh Harrier - 4 over Arne Moors & Reedbeds
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Black Redstart - 1 still Chesil Cove car park

Glossy Ibis, Lodmoor RSPB © Daragh Croxson


Goldeneye, Poole Park Lake © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave

Monday 10th January 2022

Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 Charminster Water Meadows, Dorchester
Scaup - 4 Redhorn Quay, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup)
LESSER SCAUP
- 1 1stW Fem. Abbotsbury Swannery (closed, view distantly from New Barn Rd)
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 between Studland Ferry & Redhorn Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Middle beach, 4 Shell Bay, 1 Pilot's Point
Iceland Gull - 1 2ndW Weymouth Bay, then Weymouth Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 off South Shore, Brownsea Island
Great Northern Diver - 4 Shell Bay, 4 Redhorn Quay, 1 Middle Beach
Shag - 1 Juv Sturminster Marshall GP
Spoonbill - 1 Juv between Studland Ferry & Redhorn Quay
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay, from Boardwalk
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 still Chesil Cove car park, 1 Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston CP
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields

Yesterday:

Sanderling - 29 Shell Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 13 Stanpit Marsh
Goshawk - 1 Arne RSPB

Goshawk, Arne RSPB © Mark Wright


Red-breasted Merganser, Poole Park Lake © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave


Sunday 9th January 2022

Barnacle Goose - 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (as per Lesser Scaup)
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1st/winter female Abbotsbury Swannery (The Swannery is closed, view from New Barn Road for best option to view Pochard flock.
Goosander - 13 Silverlake, East Lake, 1 Swineham
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Middle Beach, Studland, 5 Portland Harbour, 3 Jerry's Point
Avocet - 300+ Middlebere
Golden Plover - 400+ Maiden Castle
Ruff (White) - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 2 still next to lane to Maiden Castle
Red-throated Diver - 1 past South Beach, Studland.
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Weymouth Bay
Great Northern Diver - 4 Weymouth Bay, 4 Jerry's Point, 3 Shell Bay
Spoonbill - 10 Shipstal Point
Hen Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Middlebere
Woodlark - 1 Silverlake
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay, from Boardwalk, 1 Holes Bay, PC World Drain
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim Caves, Durlston CP, 1 Chesil Cove, opposite car park among boats


Black-tailedGodwits, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Saturday 8th January 2022

Whooper Swan - 1 still Hampreston Water Meadows
White-fronted Goose - 11 stil Charminster Water Meadows
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay off Redhorn Quay
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1st/winter female Abbotsbury Swannery (The Swannery is closed view from New Barn Road for best option to view Pochard flock.
Red-throated Diver - 2 Portland Bill, 1 past Alum Chine, 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Alum Chine, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Weymouth Bay, 1 Shell Bay, 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Cattle Egret - 12 left roost Christchurch a.m.
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Sandbanks
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Dipper - 2 on the River Lim Lyme Regis

Water Rail - Radipole Lake RSPB © Joe Kaplonek

Little Grebe - Radipole Lake RSPB © Joe Kaplonek





Friday 7th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 11 still Charminster Water Meadows
Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay from Jerry's Point, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
LESSER SCAUP - 1 1st/winter female Abbotsbury Swannery - with 2 Greater Scaup in the Pochard flock. **The Swannery is closed for the winter & due to avian influenza no access can be arranged. View only from public rights of way. Can be seen very distantly from New Barn Road. May also be viewable from the tank teeth on the beach but please note there is strictly no access south east beyond the tank teeth fence on the Fleet side of the beach.**
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Hengistbury Hd.
Red-throated Diver - 8 Hengistbury Hd. 1 past Studland South Beach
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Studland off South Beach
Spoonbill - 27 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Brand's Bay seen from Jerry's Point.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Brand's Bay seen from Redhorn Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Studland off South Beach
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB over Coombe Heath 
Cirl Bunting - 1 female West Bexington in Stubble firld

Nuthatch - Upton CP. © Nick Hull


Thursday 6th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 11 still Charminster Water Meadows
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Goosander - 1 redhead R. Stour nr. weir West Christchurch
Red-throated Diver - 22 past Durlston CP, 19 Hengistbury Hd, 1 east Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 5 past Durlston CP, 1 Portland Hbr (off Portland Castle), 1 past Portland Bill, 1 off Baiter Poole, 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Tidmoor Pt, 1 Portland Hbr.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Hbr.
Jack Snipe - 1 Coward's Marsh
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd/Winter Weymouth Bay 
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Durlston CP.
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

Late news from yesterday
Goshawk - 1 through Middlebere

Kestrel - Ferrybridge © Matt Cooper

Black Redstart - Malthouse Meadow © Janice Grove

Wednesday 5th January 2022

White-fronted Goose - 11 Silverlake, 1 Charminster Water Meadows
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Rodden Hive, 4 Tidmoor Pt.
Black Brant - 1 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 1 fem Rodden Hive
Goosander - 3 Silverlake, 1 Swineham Pt.
Red-throated Diver - 7 past Durlston CP. 2 Portland Bill
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Hbr. (off sailing club)
Great Northern Diver - 4 Shell Bay
Cattle Egret - 31 Portesham, 9 Winkton (in field off Burley Rd)
Great White Egret - 2 Swineham Pt.
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Brand's Bay, 2 Tidmoor Pt, 1 Portland Hbr, 1 Shell Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Hbr.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Middlebere a.m. & 1 pos same Holton Heath p.m, 1 Wyke Down North.
Hen Harrier - 2 ringtail Middlebere, 1 Swineham Pt, 1 Wyke Down
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Lyme Regis, 1 Sandbanks
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Woodcock - 2 near Beaminster
Sandwich Tern - 1 Sandbanks
Little Gull - 2 again Maiden Castle (in field NE of car park
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd/winter Weymouth Bay
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill, 2 Wyke Down
Merlin - 1 Middlebere, 1 Portland Bill
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Shell Bay boardwalk, 2 Rodden Hive
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Newton's Cove, 2 Portesham
Cirl Bunting - 1 male West Bexington

Black Redstart - Chesil Cove - ©Alick Simmons

Cattle Egret - Portesham © Janice Grove

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hamm beach Portland Harbour
Barnacle Goose 1 Puddletown Water Meadows
Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 Silverlake, 11 at Charminster Water Meadows
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Scaup - 3 off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Great Bustard - 1 Seen flying East over Moonfleet Manor presumed Salisbury Plain reintroduction
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay, 
Black-necked Grebe - 2 off Sandsfoot Castle Portland Harbour, 2 off South Haven Poole Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks on the groynes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett bay, 
Little Gull - 2 Maiden Castle in field by the farm  south east of teh track
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter following fishing boat in Weymouth Bay
Red-throated Diver - 2 off Hengisbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 
Hen Harrier - 2 Ringtail Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 over Puddletown Water Meadows
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stour Valley LNR
Firecrest - 2 Creekmoor Pond, 1 Lytchett Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove Brandy Row Car park, 1 Anvil Point Lighthouse

Whooper Swan - Hampreston Fields ©Clive Hargrave


 

Monday 3rd January 2022

Barnacle Goose 1 Puddletown Water Meadows
Russian White-fronted Goose - 37 over Tincelton Cress Beds, 11 at Charminster Water Meadows
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Scaup - 4 off Redhorn Quay Brands Bay, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (closed)  please view from New Barn Road 
Goosander - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay, 1 Poole Harbour entrance
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Off Redhorn Quay Brands Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 14 Portland Harbour, 5 Middle Beach Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Lyme Regis on the Cobb, 5 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Grey Phalarope - 1 Lyme Regis off the Cobb in the surf of Monmouth Beach
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere, 
Little Gull - 2 Maiden Castle in field behind Bush Rd cottage
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter following fishing boat in Weymouth Bay
Lesser Black-backed Gull (intermedius) - 1 adult at Lytchett Bay RSPB 
Red-throated Diver - 4 off Durlston Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 off Highcliffe
Great Northern Diver - 6 Poole Harbour, 3 off Studland Middle Beach
Cattle Egret - 1 Wareham Worgret Manor Fields 
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail Middlebere
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project
Woodlark - 3 Holme Lane GP
Hawfinch - 1 Winterborne Clenston in private garden

Bullfinch - Middlebere ©Garry Hayman


 

Sunday 2nd January 2022

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Tundra Bean Goose - 2 Brands Bay then flew south East
Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 at Charminster Water Meadows by the the B3147
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Egyptian Goose - 8 Sunnyside Farm high count of this site, 4 Hampreston fields
Goosander - 3 redheads at Silverlake
Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour Redhorn Quay 1 imm Male & 3 females
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour Redhorn Quay
Little Gull - 1 Maiden Castle by first layby on the approach road
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 3 Hengisbury Head seen from beach huts
Great Northern Diver - 3 Brands Bay
Great White Egret - 3 Hampreston Fields 
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail Lytchett fields RSPB, 1 Ringtail Brands Bay
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour / Arne RSPB G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project 
Merlin - 1 Brands Bay
Firecrest - 2 Hengisbury Head woodland


White-fronted Goose - Charminster Water Meadows ©Derek Fowler



Saturday 1st January 2022

Barnacle Goose 1 Charminster Water Meadows
Tundra Bean Goose - 3 near main car park at Upton CP
Russian White-fronted Goose - 11 at Charminster Water Meadows, 9 Hampreston Fields
Whooper Swan - 1 Hampreston Fields
Goosander - 3 Wareham Meadows, 1 Silverlake
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Studland Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Lyme Regis on the Cobb, 7 Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Maiden Castle in the Sheep Field, 1 Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 2nd winter at Lodmoor RSPB
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Spoonbill - 27 Arne RSPB Shipstal pt, 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Cattle Egret - 3 Radipole RSPB by visitor centre, 1 Worget Manor Fields seen from Bog Land Greenspace
Great White Egret - 2 Hampreston Fields 
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 21 Swirling above Sutton Waldron
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour G461 Isle of Wight Reintroduction Project 
Merlin - 2 male Holt Heath
Siberian Chiffchaff  - 2 Shell Bay boardwalk
Cirl Bunting - female West Bexington

White-fronted Goose - Hampreston Fields