Wednesday 27th October 2021.

Egyptian Goose - 9 Swineham.
Mandarin - 17 Sadborow.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Ferrybridge, 2 Parkstone Bay.
Little Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Spoonbill - 3 Holes Bay south of the railway.
Great White Egret - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Middlebere.
White-tailed Eagle - reintroduction bird G471 was at Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere.
Hen Harrier - 1 off Arne.
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Hartland Moor.
Hoopoe - 1 Upton allotments - best views from Lytchett Bay SANG - the allotments are private land with no public access.
Water Pipit - 1 Parkstone Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Stanpit Marsh.

Tuesday 26th October 2021.

Black Brant - 1 Wareham Channel.
Barnacle Goose - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Scaup - 1f Abbotsbury Swannery.
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Island.
Great White Egret - 1 Hampreston meadows.
Cattle Egret - c20 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Bay, 10 Radipole Lake.
Marsh Harrier - 2+ west Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 2 west Poole Harbour.
Red Kite - 11 between Compton Abbas airfield and Hill Farm crossroads.
Merlin - 1 east of Eggardon Hill, 1 Hartland Moor. 
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor.
Hoopoe - 1 Upton allotments - best views from Lytchett Bay SANG - the allotments are private land with no public access.
Wheatear - 1 Bridport Golf Club, 1 West Parley.
Swallow - 2 Durlston CP, 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Fields.
House Martin - 2 Lytchett Fields.
Cetti's Warbler - 1 Durlston CP is a site rarity and the first ringed there.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 2 Portland (Pennsylvania Castle), 3 Swanage.

Monday 25th October 2021.

Egyptian Goose - 2 Longham Lakes, 9 Swineham.
Mandarin - 1 Longham Lakes.
Scaup - 1 off Jerry's Point (Brands Bay).
Black-necked Grebe - 1 off Jerry's Point (Brands Bay).
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Swineham.
Caspian Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Razorbill - 1 Brownsea Island.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Island.
Great White Egret - 2 Hampreston meadows, 1 Lodmoor.
Cattle Egret - 3 Swineham.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Keysworth, 1 Lodmoor.
Hen Harrier - 2 Hartland Moor, 1 Slepe, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Portland Bill.
Hoopoe - 1 Upton allotments - please view only from the parking area - the allotments are private land with no public access.
Water Pipit - 1 Longham Lakes.
Rock Pipit (Scandinavian) - 2 Lytchett Bay.
Swallow - 12 Lytchett Bay.
Firecrest - 1 Gore Heath, 1 Longham Lakes.

Hoopoe, Upton © Nick Hull


Sunday 24th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Cattle Egret - 20 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Hampreston Fields
Red Kite - 1 over Cerne Abbas
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at Lodmoor RSPB
Hoopoe - 1 still near Lytchett Bay around allotments in Slough Lane

Ring Ouzel - 2 near East Lulworth between Flower's Barrow and Whiteway Hill
Firecrest- 1 Wareham in North Bestwall woods

Black Redstart - 1 trapped at PBO, 1 Durlston PC at Lighthouse
Brambling -
1 Wareham over North Bestwall woods

Saturday 23rd October 2021.

Grey Partridge - 7 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Toller Porcorum.
Egyptian Goose - 6 Stanpit, 5 Stour Valley LNR.
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 off Jerry's Point (Brands Bay).
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 5 Studland Bay.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island.
Caspian Gull - 1 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Hampreston water meadows, 2 Studland.
Cattle Egret - 20+ Abbotsbury Swannery.
Spoonbill - 40 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 6 west Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Wareham Channel.
Merlin - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Portland Bill, 
       3 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Wareham Channel.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Hoopoe - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Wood Pigeon - c5000 Martinstown, 310 St Aldhelm's Head.
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Rock Pipit (Scandinavian) - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Black Redstart - 1 Bothenhampton, 1 Portland Bill.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Ballard Down.
Swallow - 13 Ballard Down.
Dartford Warbler - 1 Longham Lakes is the second ever record for the site.
Firecrest - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Forston, 1 Redhill Common (Bournemouth).
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill.
Brambling - 1 Durlston CP.
Snow Bunting - 1 NE over Portland Bill.


Black-tailed Godwit, Lodmoor © Peter Clinch


Friday 22nd October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Arne RSPB from Shipstal Point
Whooper Swan - 1 at Longham Lakes on South Lake
Goosander - 3 over West Bay, 1 Stanpit
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-tailed Godwit - 605 Holes Bay
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Ferrybridge
Caspian Gull - 1st winter off East Cliffs, Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 52 Brownsea Island
Glossy Ibis - 1 over Middlebere, 1 again at Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 16 Abbotsbury Swannery, 13 over Radipole Lake RSPB (later 6 from North Screen)
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 near R Stour seen from Longham Lakes
Hen Harier - 1 ringtail at Portland Bill
Short-eared Owl - 1 flew out to sea from Portland Bill

Bearded Tit - 2 Upton CP
Ring Ouzel - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB
Firecrest -
1 trapped at Lytchett Bay
Black Redstart - 1 around old quarry at Winspit
Lesser Redpoll - 1 trapped at Lytchett Bay
Brambling - 7 over West Bay, 4 over Lodmoor RSPB
Snow Bunting - 1 Durlston CP (between Lighthouse and Tilly Whim)

Wood Pigeons were on the move today including c12,000 Portland Bill, c4,000 west over Lodmoor RSPB, 1,700 over West Bay, c400 west over Radipole RSPB, c250 St Aldhelm's Head, 2-300 west near Charmouth, c100 Swanage YHA

Yesterday : a Hoopoe seen in a private garden at Lyme Regis

Snow Bunting, Durlston CP © Garry Hayman


Thursday 21st October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 5 Poole Harbour
Whooper Swan - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery flew in and joined the resident whooper Swan.
Scaup - 1 Brands Bay sill of Redhorn Quay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ringed Plover - 41 Shell Bay Studland
Jack snipe - 1 Longham lakes on North island of South Lake
Common sandpiper - 1 Sliverlake, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black tern - 1 Probable at Ferrybridge 
Glossy Ibis - 2 Portland Over Thumb Lane, 1 Lodmoor RSPB flew towards Postbox pool.
Cattle Egret - 14 Abbotsbury Swannery
Hen Harrier- 1 Portland Bill ringtail seen high over field between the Lighthouse & Obs.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Poole Harbour (Isle of Wight reintroduction project) seen from Poole Quay over Brownsea Island and also at Brands Bay
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill seen at Top fields
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill 
Woodlark - 3 west Bay
Firecrest - 2 Portland Chrurch Ope Car park
Ring Ouzel - Portland Penns Weare
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage gilbert road, 1 Portland East Cliff Quarry
Brambling - 1 Littlesea Studland
Hawfinch - 1 seen at West Bay flying West

Brent Geese - © Alick Simmons





Wednesday 20th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Pale- bellied Brent goose - 3 Ferrybridge
Barnacle Goose - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Scaup - 1 Brand's Bay
Common Scoter - 2 Chesil Cove
Pallid Swift - 1 Probable Portland Harbour flew North along Grove Cliffs
Ringed Plover - 31 Poole Harbour Jerry's Point 
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fileds RSBP
Jack Snipe - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Arctic Tern - 2 Poole Harbour Bramble Bush Bay
Arctic Skua - 1Ferrybridge
Great Skua - 4 Chesil Cove
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill 
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 2  Poole Harbour Brands Bay
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Portland Nr Fancy's Farm
Black Redstart - 1 Marnhill, 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 1 Peveril Point Swanage

Pectoral Sandpiper - Lytchett Fields RSPB ©Ian Ballam




Dark-bellied Brent Goose©Lee669




Tuesday 19th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Ferrybridge, 4 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow-legged Gull - 4 east West Bexington
Arctic Tern - 2 from Mudeford Quay, 1 from Hengistbury
Arctic Skua - 2 east West Bexington
Great Skua - 3 east West Bexington
Balearic Shearwater - 1 east West Bexington
Spoonbill - 7 Brownsea Island
Cattle Egret - 27 Abbotsbury Swannery in overflow car park, 21 Christchurch Harbour, 20 Coward's Marsh
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Wheatear - 1 Nine Barrow Down, 1 Cogden


Monday 18th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Barnacle Goose - 2 on The Fleet at Rodden Hive
Scaup - 1 off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Golden Plover - 71 north of King Down Farm, Badbury Rings
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still at Lytchett Fields RSPB Sherford Pool Island
Sabine's Gull - 1 possible off Peveril Point Durlston Bay
Caspian Gull - 1 1cy off East Portland, 1 possible 1cy Abbotsbury Swannery 
Yellow- legged Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotbury Swannery, 20 Stanpit marsh
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Arne RSPB from Coombe trail
Marsh Harrier - 1   Arne RSPB from Coombe trail 
Merlin - 2 St Aldhelms, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery. 
Black Redstart - 2 still at St Aldhelm's Head
Redstart - 1  St Aldhelm's Head

Yesterday:
Water Pipit - 1 Lychett Fields RSPB colour ring 1K -  originally ringed as a juv at the same site on 7th Nov 2020 

Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hogchester NR
Firecrest - 2 Hogchester NR
Ring Ouzel - 1 over Hogchester NR

Great White Egret - Lodmoor RSPB ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave





Ruff - Lodmoor RSPB ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave



Sunday 17th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 2 on the Fleet at Rodden Hive
Greylag Goose - 220 Silverlake 
Little Stint - 1 Stilt pool Swineham
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still at Lytchett Fields RSPB Sherford pool Island
Little Gull - 1 The Fleet at Rodden Hive
Cattle Egret - 19 Abbotbury Swannery, 17 Stanpit marsh
Short-eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill top fields
Merlin - 1 St Aldhelms, 1 Winspit (possibly same bird), 1 Ulwell behind Caravan park. 
Ring-necked Parakeet - 6 Studland Village Middle beach area
Chiffchaff (Siberian) - 1 Cogden Beach board walk
Firecrest - 2 Studland Middle Beach 
Black Redstart - 2 St Aldhelm's Head

Yesterday: Common Crane - 3 seen flying North of Chedington


Dartford Warbler Studland Heath ©Garry Hayman



Saturday 16th October 2021

 Barnacle Goose - 80 over Wick Fields/ Christchurch Harbour, 2 over St Aldhelm's Head
Scaup - 1 off Redhorn Point
Goosander - 1 red head at Silverlake
Avocet - c.400 Middlebere
Black-tailed Godwit - c300 Middlebere
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 1 Silverlake
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Sabine's Gull - 1 flew passed Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 10 at Cowards Marsh
Great White Egret - 3 Arne RSPB, 1 with 4 Little Egrets, River Frome, east of Lower Bockhampton
White-tailed Eagle - west over Kingston (IOW introduction)
Woodlark - 1 flew east over Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 1 Church Ope Cove, Portland
Black Redstart - 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Reap Lane, Portland
Brambling - 1 over Ringstead Bay
Snow Bunting - 1 Durlston CP


News and photos of a White's Thrush found dead in Weymouth earlier this week.

Bearded Tit, Radipole  © Rebecca Cooke


Friday 15th October 2021

 Grey Partridge - 20 Bishops Court Farm
Scaup - 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Stanpit
Black-tailed Godwit - 12 Stanpit
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Jack Snipe - 1 Sweet Farm Path, Portland
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Shipstal beach, Arne
Spoonbill - 50 Shipstal Point
Cattle Egret - 19 Poole Harbour, 5 Abbotsbury Sawnnery, 1 Lodmoor
Red Kite - 2 Tarrant Rushton
White-tailed Eagle -  (presumed IOW introduction) Wareham Channel
Short-eared Owl - 4 Portland Bill, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Siberian Chiffchaff - trapped and ringed Portland Bird Observatory
Black Redstart - 1 St Aldhelms, 2 Portland Bill

Kingfisher with dinner! River Stour  © Mark Wright


Red-throated Diver off Shipstal beach © Clive Hargrave





Thursday 14th October 2021

 Scaup - 1 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Goosander - 1 Silverlake
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 1 Swineham GPs
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake
Green Sandpiper - 3 Stour Valley LNR, 2 Silverlake
Spoonbill - 46 Brownsea Island NT, 51 Shipstal Point, Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 5 Coward's Marsh
Hen Harrier - 1 immature male at Swineham GPs
Short-eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill
Woodlark - 8 over West Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Portland Bird Observatory garden
Dartford Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed Portland Bill Observatory
Firecrest - 2 trapped and ringed Longham
Ring Ouzel - 1 male Coombe Valley
Redwing - 50 over West Bay, 8 Longham
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 trapped and ringed Portland Bird Observatory
Wheatear - 5 Ferrybridge


Wheatear, Ferrybridge  © Will Brown


Firecrest, Longham © Roger Peart


Wednesday 13th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 east passed Christchurch Harbour 
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Stanpit
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Snipe - 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 east passed Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 55 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 9 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor
Red Kite - 2 over Bridport, 1 over West Bay
Hobby - 1 over Sturminster Marshall
Siberian Chiffchaff 1 Portland Bill
Redwing - 4 Sturminster Marshall, 3 Wick
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill

Yesterday : Red-backed Shrike - 1 juvenile Winspit Valley


Dipper on the Lim  © Roger Boswell



Tuesday 12th October 2021.

Golden Plover - 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 2 Brands Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 2+ in Wareham Channel.
Red Kite - 1 Studland.
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Stock Dove - 47 St Aldhelms Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 3+ Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Eight Kings Quarry.
Firecrest - 1 Longham Lakes.
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill.

Monday 11th October 2021.

Golden Plover - 6 past Hengistbury Head, 7 Portland Bill, 5 past Rodden Hive.
Grey Plover - 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Stanpit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Portland Bill.
Knot - 4 Stanpit.
Black-tailed Godwit - 1077 Holes Bay.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay, 1 through Christchurch Harbour, 2 Middlebere.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Wareham Channel (bird G461 from Isle of Wight reintroduction).
Marsh Harrier - 5-10 in western Poole Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 Eggardon Hill, 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Wareham Channel.
Merlin - 1 Arne Moors, 2 Portland Bill.
Little Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Long-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Burton Bradstock, 4 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 3 Portland Bill.
Stonechat - 47+ Hengistbury Head, 18 Rodden Hive/Herbury.
Whitethroat - 1 Herbury Gore.
Firecrest - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Brambling - 7 Hengistbury Head, 10 Portland Bill, 1 Rodden Hive.
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill.

Sunday 10th October 2021

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 191 Rodden Hive / Herbury
Spoonbill - 7 Durston CP, at sea flying West
Great White Egret - 3 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Rodden Hive
Red Kite - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Wareham Channel & later south over Harman's Cross. Reintroduction to IOW
Merlin - 1 Rodden Hive
Hobby - 2 Rodden Hive, 1 juvenile St. Aldhem's Head
Woodlark - 1 over Bramble Bush bay
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Obs
Pied Wagtail - 106 over St. Aldhem's Head
Black Redstart - 2 St. Aldhem's Head
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hartland Moor
Lesser Redpoll - 2 over Bramble Bush Bay
Crossbill - 2 over Bramble Bush Bay

Yesterday:

Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 111 off Portland Bill, some possible duplication

Wren, Holton Lee © Mark Wright


Grey Partridges, St. Aldhem's Head © Alan Membury

Saturday 9th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Lynch Cove, The Fleet
Pintail - 20 Middlebere
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Avocet - 297 Middlebere
Ruff  - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB, Western Scrapes
Caspian Gull - 1 1st Yr following boat off Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 40 off Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 45 Shipstal Point, 13 Brownsea Lagoon, all at Brownsea later
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Western Scrapes
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Middlebere, 1 Langton Hive Point
Hobby - 2 Herbury Gore, The Fleet
Bearded Tit - 3 odmoor RSPB
Firecrest - 1 Littlesea, Tidmoor
Whinchat - 1 Tarrant Rushton
Brambling - 1 Littlesea, Tidmoor

Yesterday:

Nightjar - 1 at dusk, Portland Bird Observatory
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill

Ringed Plovers, Baiter, Poole © Martin Adams


Marsh Harrier, Lodmoor RSPB © Mark Wright

Friday 8th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 Holes Bay
Golden Plover - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Grey Phalarope - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 juvenile off Porrtland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 juvenile Hengistbury Head
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 4 Radipole RSPB, North End
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail St. Aldhem's Head
Merlin - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Bearded Tit - 8 Lytchett Heath NR
Skylark - 200 St. Aldhem's Head
Swallow - 800 St. Aldhem's Head
Redwing - 10 Easton, Portland, 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Wheatear - 8 St. Aldhem's Head
Meadow Pipit - 350 St. Aldhem's Head
Linnet - 1000 St. Aldhem's Head, overhead & grounded

Yesterday:

Common Scoter - 240 off Portland Bill, 30 off Charmouth
Avocet - 250 Brownsea Lagoon
Herring Gull - 3000+ off Portland Bill
Great Skua - 4 off Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 9 off Portland Bill


Golden Plover, Ferrybridge © Peter Alan Coe

Thursday 7th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 Holes Bay
Golden Plover - 37 over West Compton
Knot - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, Eastern Lake
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, Western Lake
Little Auk - 1 briefly off Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 4 Radipole RSPB, near Visitor Centre
Great White Egret - 1 Holes Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail, St. Aldhem's Head
Merlin - 1 a mile East of Compton Valence
Alba Wagtail - 11 St. Aldhem's Head
Linnet - 150 St. Aldhem's Head

Yesterday:

Turtle Dove - 1 Weston, Portland
Jack Snipe - 3 Sunnyside
Pomarine Skua - 1 off Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Radipole RSPB, from North Screen



Short-eared Owl, Portland Bill © Verity Hill


Jack Snipe, Sunnyside © Paul Morton


Kestrel, Portland Bill © Vivien Keene

Wednesday 6th October 2021

Red-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd, 1 rom Jerry's Point.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 13 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 50 Arne on Shipstal Point
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 from Jerry's Point
White-tailed Eagle - 1 at distance from Hengistbury Hd persume from IOW introduction
Red Kite - 1 Hengistbury Hd
Golden Plover - 2 Hengistbury Hd
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Grey Phalarope - 2 Rodden Hive, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Hengistbury Hd
Short-eared Owl - 1 in off sea Ballard Down
Jay - 16 Hengistbury Hd
Skylark - 28 Hengistbury Hd
Swallow - 425 Hengistbury Hd, 16+ Holton Lee, 
House Martin - 730 Hengistbury Hd, 4+ Holton Lee, 2 Westbourne
Chiffchaff - 60 Hengistbury Hd
Blackcap - 6 Hengistbury Hd
Whinchat - 3 Crouch Hill Stanpit Marsh, 1 Durlston CP.
Stonechat - 47 Hengistbury Hd
Wheatear - 2 Holton Lee, 2 Herbury Gore, 2Hengistbury Hd, 1 Peveril Point, 1 West Bay
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Holton Lee, 2 Hengistbury Hd
Grey Wagtail - 4 Hengistbury Hd,
Alba Wagtail - 215 Hengistbury Hd, 147 West Bay, 11 Westbourne, 9 Holton Lee
Tree Pipit - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Meadow Pipit - 1500 Hengistbury Hd,,244 West Bay, 47 Westbourne, 25 Holton Lee
Chaffinch - 75 Hengistbury Hd
Linnet - 600 Herbury Gore, 520 Hengistbury Hd, 210 West Bay
Siskin - 35 Hengistbury Hd, 32 West Bay
Goldfinch - 320 Hengistbury Hd, 101 West Bay
Reed Bunting - 34 Hengistbury Hd

Kingfisher - Poole Park © David Wareham












Curlew - Stanpit Marsh © David Hill










Whinchat - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale










Tuesday 5th October 2021

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 150 Moonfleet
Garganey - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 2 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 11 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Rodden Hive
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Golden Plover - 75 between Eggardon Hill & Wynford Eagle, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Hd on the Sandspit
Grey Phalarope - 2 Chesil Cove, 1 off West Weare Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 6 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Jay - 30 Abbotsbury Swanery, 20+ Cogden, 18 West Bay
Sand Martin - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Swallow - 30 Moonfleet, 7 West Bourne
House Martin - 14 West Bourne
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wheatear - 8 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Moonfleet
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Lytchett Fields
Grey Wagtail - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 West Bourne
Alba Wagtail - 130 Portland Bill
Meadow Pipit - 500 Portland Bill, 130 Moonfleet, 22 West Bourne
Linnet - 400 Portland Bill, c60 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Goldfinch - 100 Portland Bill

Whinchat - Crouch Hill Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Monday 4th October 2021

Garganey - 1 with Teal Lodmoor RSPB
Goosander - 1 drake south over Lodmoor RSPB
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 15 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 3 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 over Swineham Pt.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Middlebere, 1 Stratton
Spoonbill - 15 Arne RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 on Sandsspit Hengistbury Hd.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 10 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Kittiwake - 122 Portland Bill
Mediterranean Gull - 690 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 nr Bincombe
Jay - 40 high south over Down Farm in three groups
Swallow - 300 Portland Bill, 100 over Hengistbury Hd, 13 over Westbourne
Wheatear - 4 Sutton Poyntz, 2 Wick
Alba Wagtail - 130 Portland Bill, 50 over Hengistbury Hd, 7 Westbourne
Grey Wagtail - 3 over Westbourne
Meadow Pipit - 2600 Portland Bill, 120 over Hengistbury Hd, 108 Westbourne
Linnet - 470 Portland Bill

Sunday 3rd October 2021

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 45 Ferrybridge, 5 past Hengistbury Hd.
Balearic Shearwater - 12 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 3 past Peveril Pt.
Great White Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Osprey - 1 over Peveril Point.
Golden Plover - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Arctic Skua - 3 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 36 past Peveril Pt, 17 Poole Hbr
Arctic Tern - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Little Gull - 2 Chesil Cove
Nightjar - 1 over Portland Obs at Dawn.
Merlin - 3 Portland Bill, 1 West Compton, 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Sutton Poyntz
Jay - 30 Hengistbury Hd, 5 Sutton Poyntz
Chiffchaff - 50 Hengistbury Hd.
Willow Warbler - 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Grey Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Ringstead Bay
Meadow Pipit - 2500 Portland Bill, 680 Hengistbury Hd, 200 Peveril Pt. c60 Ringstead Bay
Linnet - 1200 Portland Bill
Crossbill - 3 over Hengistbury Hd.

Saturday 2nd October 2021.

Brent Goose - 7 W past Mudeford Quay, 10 Poole Bay heading into the Harbour.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 W past Mudeford Quay, an unusually late migrant.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Caspian Gull - 1 off Portland East Cliff.
Arctic Tern - 1 Poole Bay, another late bird. 
Arctic Skua - 4 Poole Bay.
Merlin - 1 Mudeford Quay.

Friday 1st October 2021.

Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit.
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Hengistbury sandspit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Arne.
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 4 Middlebere.
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Arctic Skua - 17 past Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Shipstal.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 1 Arne.
Yellow Wagta1l - 1 Stanpit.
Wheatear - 1 Baiter, 2 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 2 Middlebere

Hobby, Arne © Clive Hargrave


Thursday 30th September 2021

Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Ferrybridge
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point, 1 Mudeford Quay
Grey Phalarope - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Sabine's Gull - 1 juvenile flew west past Cogden Beach
Little Gull - 2 juveniles at Ferrybridge, 1 Cogden Beach
Caspian Gull - 1 1st-winter at Culverwell (Portland Bill)
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury
Arctic Skua - 5 Chesil Cove, 2 Cogden Beach
Balearic Shearwater - 5 Chesil Cove, 3 past Camp Road (Wyke Regis), 1 Cogden Beach
Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Swineham Stilt Pool
Whinchat - 1 Sadborow (near Thorncombe)

Lapland Bunting - 1 reported at Hengistbury

Yesterday: a Long-tailed Skua and a Sooty Shearwater past Portland Bill

Wednesday 29th September 2021

Bar-tailed Godwit - 22 Stanpit
Ruff - Stanpit
Sanderling - 12 Stanpit
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 at Holloway's Dock on Hengistbury Head and presume same at Fisherman's Bank
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 200 past Portland Bill this morning, 15 Weymouth Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Crane - 6 over Abbotsbury Swannery then flew out to sea

Cattle Egret - 1 over Folke (near Sherborne)
Hobby - 1 Wareham Forest

Woodlark - 1 over Westbourne
Firecrest - 1 Swineham

Tuesday 28th September 2021

Wigeon - 436 Holes Bay
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Lytchett Bay
Balearic Shearwater - 7 off Camp Road (Wyke Regis)
Cattle Egret - 2 Lower Frome Meadows
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head

Monday 27th September 2021

Wigeon - 407 Holes Bay
Black-tailed Godwit - 1270 Holes Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Swineham Stilt Pool
Balearic Shearwater - 4 past Durlston CP
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Cattle Egret - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1
Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Swineham Stilt Pool
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Lambert's Castle
 
Teal, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale