Sightings - Monday 16th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Radipole RSPB a.m.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay a.m. 1 Middlebere a.m
Golden Plover - 5 W White Nothe
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 4 Stanpit Marsh
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Hobby - 2 Middlebere
Swallow - 50 Ringstead-White Nothe, 50 Hengistbury Hd.
House Martin - 1000 E Ringstead-White Nothe, 950 Hengistbury Head
Chiffchaff - 30 Hengistbbury Hd, 11 PC World drain.
Blackcap - 35 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 1 in garden at Ye Old George Inn Christchurch
Stonechat - 15 Ringstead-White Nothe
Wheatear - 11 Ringstead-White Nothe
Yellow Wagtail - 56 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Meadow Pipit - 50 Ringstead-White Nothe

Great White Egret - Lodmoor RSPB ©Will Bown

Sightings - Sunday 15th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret -  2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Hole Bay NW a.m, 1 Lytchet Fields RSPB p.m.
Spoonbill - 15 Brownsea Is, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Red Kite - 1 over Moordown Bmth.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 3 N of Buckland Ripers, 2 juv Arne Moors, 1 ad Slepe Heath
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 7 Stanpit Marsh, 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Swineham Pt. 2 Brand's Bay
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Nightjar - 1 Arne RSPB
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill
Swallow - 7500 West Bexington
House Martin - 1000 West Bexington
Yellow Wagtail - 30 St Adhelm's Hd, 26 Acton, 10 Lytchett Fields, 5+ West Bexington, 4 Wick, 2 Bestwell.
Redstart - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Arne RSPB
Whinchat - 3 Lytchett Fiellds RSPB, 1 St. Adhelm's Hd, 1 West Bexington, 1 Swineham Pt.
Wheatear - 14 Stanpit Marsh, 2 West Bexington, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB a.m.
Whitethroat - 3 Wick, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 West Bexington
Blackcap - 17 Wick
Chiffchaff - 45 Wick, 5+ West Bexington
Spotted Flycatcher - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Sunnyside Fm.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Cogden coastal path
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Hd Golf Course

Common Whitethroat - Hengistbury Hd ©David Wareham

Sightings - Saturday 14th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Swineham.
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Osprey - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Hobby - 1 Milborne St. Andrew
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 5 Christchurch Hbr.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Turtle Dove - 1 Reap Lane Portland Bill
Nightjar - 4 trapped & ringed Durlston CP
Swift - 1 Durlston CP.
Wryneck - 1 still Portland Bird Observatory.
Swallow - 7,700 over Christchurch Hbr.
House Martin - 80 Christchurch Harbour.
Meadow Pipit - 1400 over Christchurch Hbr.
Tree Pipit - 11 Christchurch Hbr.
Yellow Wagtail - 45 Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Wagtail - 17 Christchurch Hbr.
Whinchat - 16 Milborne St. Andrew, 3 Christchurch Hbr. 1 Portland Bill, 1 Abbotsbury
Wheatear - 38 Christchurch Hbr.
Blackcap - 230 Christchurch Hbr., 30 Durlston CP.
Whitethroat - 22 Christchurch Hbr.
Chiffchaff - 1 75 Christchurch Hbr.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill east cliff, 1 Cogden
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Portland Bill Top Fields


Little Stint - Lytchett Fields RSPB © Stuart Jones

Sightings - Friday 13th September 2019.

Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham.
Osprey - 1 at mouth of Frome River, 1 Holton Lee, 1 Lytchett Bay(catching a fish).
Marsh Harrier - 2 over Arne/Hartland Moors, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Holton Pools.
Goshawk - 1 female east over Slepe Heath.
Hobby - 2 Arne/Hartland Moors, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Merlin - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 14 Stanpit Marsh.
Knot - 32 Stanpit Marsh.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 8 Lychett Fields RSPB, 3 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Wryneck - 1 still Portland Bird Observatory.
Swallow - 50 Christchurch Harbour.
House Martin - 120 Christchurch Harbour.
Meadow Pipit - 1000 over Lodmoor RSPB/Weymouth Bay.
Tree Pipit - 1 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Yellow Wagtail - c25 leaving roost at Wick, 15 Christchurch Harbour.
Wheatear - 22 Crouch Hill, 20 Hengistbury Head.
Whinchat - 18 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Holton Pools, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Garden Warbler - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Christchurch Harbour, 2 Coombe Valley.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Cogden Coastal Path, 1 Portland Bill.
Ortolan Bunting - 1 over Weston.

Long-billed Dowitcher – Lodmoor RSPB © Peter Calladine.  

Peregrine Falcon – Bournemouth  © David Wareham.

Sightings - Thursday 12th September 2019.

Brent Goose - 21 past Portland Bill.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis.
Balearic Shearwater - 19 past Portland Bill.
White Stork - 1 over Christchurch Harbour.
Osprey - 1 over Holes Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 1 quartering Middlebere.
Hobby - 5 Slepe/Hartland areas.
Black-winged Stilt - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 juvenile Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Stanpit Marsh.
Knot - 21 Stanpit Marsh.
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Stanpit Marsh.
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Great Skua - 3 past Portland Bill.
Little Gull - 1 off Fisherman's Bank.
Arctic Tern - 1 juvenile off Fisherman's Bank.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Lesser Whitethroat - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 PC World drain.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 PC World drain.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland.



Eider – Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.



Sightings - Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Brent Goose - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 1 summer plumage Weymouth Bay.
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB.
White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm.
Osprey - 2 over Wytch Lake.
Marsh Harrier - 3 West Poole Harbour.
Whimbrel - 2 Holes Bay.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 18 Christchurch Harbour, 1(poss.2) Holes Bay.
Knot - 15 Holes Bay, 7 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Holes Bay.
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Great Skua - 1 off Mudeford Quay.
Black Tern - 1 off Mudeford Quay.
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bird Observatory.
Yellow Wagtail - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 over Wick.
Blue-headed Wagtail - 1 Abbotsbury.
Whinchat - 8 Milborne St. Andrew, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill.

Dowitcher sp. 1 Lodmoor RSPB.

Leucistic type Swallow – Cerne Abbas © Adrian Coombe.  


Sightings - Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit Marsh.
White Stork - 1 still Sunnyside Farm.
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Hobby - 1 Osmington Mills, 1 Portland Bill.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 7 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge.
Knot - 17 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Wryneck - 1 Portland(Hut Fields).
Tree Pipit - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Redstart - 2 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle, 2 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Wheatear - 21 St. Aldhelm's Head, 16 Christchurch Harbour, 8 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Whinchat - 6 St. Aldhelm's Head, 3 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle, 2 West Stafford Lakes.
Garden Warbler - 1 Osmington Mills, 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Whitethroat - 22 Christchurch Harbour, 9 St. Aldhelm's Head, 4 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Osmington Mills.
Spotted Flycatcher - 10 Wick, 3 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Linnet - c200 St. Aldhelm's Head.
Corn Bunting - 4 Hogs Hill/Maiden Castle.
Lapland Bunting - 1 Portland Bill.

Sightings - Monday 9th September 2019

Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
White Stork - 1 still at Sunnyside Farm near Ridge
Spoonbill - 23 Arne RSPB, 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Middlebere
Whimbrel -1 Stanpit
Knot - 8 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Stint - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 juv Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Wick
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 9 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Stanpit
Arctic Skua - 6 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill in Obs quarry
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Wick, 2 Stanpit

Sightings - Sunday 8th September 2019

Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Arne RSPB
White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm (colour ringed bird presumed reintroduced at Knepp)
Spoonbill - 17 Brownsea Island
Grey Partridge - 12 St Aldhelm's Head
Osprey - 1 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Swineham
Hobby - 2 Swineham
Whimbrel -1 Brownsea Island
Knot - 2 Brownsea Island
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 10 Brownsea Island, 3+ Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Brand's Bay, 1 heard at St Aldhelm's Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Bay
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Wryneck - 1 Portland Bill in Obs quarry
Whinchat - 2 Sunnyside Farm (Ridge), 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Hartland Moor
Redstart - 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Ringstead, 1 Middlebere
Spotted Flycatcher - 14+ Brownsea Island, 5 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Lodmoor RSPB,1 Ringstead
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Brownsea Island
Ortolan Bunting - 1 Crown Estate Fields (Portland Bill) this morning only

Bar-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge  © Will Bown
Whinchat at Stanpit Marsh © Mike Gibbons

Wheatear at Ferrybridge  © Will Bown

Reports of interest, Saturday 7th September 2019.

Goosander - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Balearic Shearwater - 35 Portland Bill.       
White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm (Ridge).

Spoonbill - 4 Arne, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 13 Middlebere.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Osprey - 1 Arne, 1 Christchurch Harbour.       
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP.           
Hobby - 1 Arne, 2 Canford School, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.           
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere.   
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Arctic Skua - 5 Portland Bill.
Arctic Tern - 5 Portland Bill.
Nightjar - 1 Arne.
Swift - 2 Durlston CP.
WRYNECK - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
Whinchat - 2 Durlston CP.
Redstart - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Durlston CP.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Durlston CP, 3 Hengistbury Head, c.10 southern Portland.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Durlston CP.

Ruff at Lytchett Fields RSPB © Stuart Jones 

 

Reports of interest, Friday 6th September 2019.

White Stork - 1 Sunnyside Farm is from the reintroduction scheme at Knepp, West Sussex.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit       
Marsh Harrier - 1 Middlebere, 4 Poole Harbour roost.
Osprey - 1 Brownsea Island.   
Hobby - 1 Sunnyside Farm, 1 over Wareham town centre.
Knot - 4 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holton Lee pools, 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Little Stint - 1 Ferrybridge.
Swift - 7 Durlston CP.
WRYNECK - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Dipper - 1 Wimborne.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.

Late news: - White Stork over Stoborough NR yesterday.

Sightings - Thursday 5th September 2019

Cattle Egret - 1 Bog Lane near Wareham
White Stork - 1 over Corfe Castle, 1 over Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 16 Poole Harbour
Hobby - 1 East Bexington, 1 Middlebere, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 2 Middlebere
Knot - 30 over Swineham, 19 Stanpit Marsh, 5 past East Bexington, 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 2 Middlebere
Wryneck - 1 Durlston CP this morning, 1 Portland Bill in Obs quarry
Dipper - 1 Lyme Regis, 1 Wimborne on River Allen
Whinchat - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Maiden Castle near CP, 1 East Bexington, 1 Stanpit
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill

Dipper at Lyme Regis © Richard Cook

Sightings - Wednesday 4th September 2019

Grey Partridge - 6 Maiden Castle
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Holes Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 3 Brownsea Island, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Sanderling - 9 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Wryneck - 1 Hogchester Farm NR (nr Charmouth), 1 east of West Bexington car park
Dipper - 1 Wimborne on River Allen
Whinchat - 4 Maiden Castle, 2 East Bexington
Redstart - 1 Maiden Castle, 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Hogchester Farm NR  (nr Charmouth), 1 Studland

Reports of interest, Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Goosander - 2 Shapwick.
Grey Heron - a flock of 17 flew down the Piddle Valley.
Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay.
Cattle Egret - 3 Lytchett Bay.
Spoonbill - 22 Brownsea Island, 8 Lytchett Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 2 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel.
Osprey - 1 Charmouth, 2 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 1 Charmouth, 1 Shapwick, 2 Wareham Channel.
Knot - 1 Lytchett Bay, 6 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit, 1 Wareham Channel.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 2 Brownsea Island, 4 Lytchett Bay, 2 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wareham Channel, 1 Wick Meadows.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 7 Brownsea Island, 2 past Stanpit.
Swift - 1 Swineham GPs.
Whinchat - 2 Charmouth, 1 Stanpit, 1 Swineham.
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Charmouth.
Spotted Flycatcher - 5 Charmouth.
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
ORTOLAN - 1 Charmouth.

Reports of interest, Monday 2nd September 2019.

Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 2+ Lodmoor.
White Stork - 1 high over Canford Park SANG.
Spoonbill - 25 Brownsea Island.
Marsh Harrier - 4 Poole Harbour (one heading up the Piddle Valley).
Osprey - 2 Rodden Hive.
Knot - 12 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 3 Rodden Hive, 8 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Stanpit.  2 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Bay RSPB, 1 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 12 Lytchett Bay RSPB.
Arctic Skua - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Stanpit.
Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Wick (Christchurch Harbour).
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Portland Bill.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1+ Durlston CP.


Great White Egret on Lodmoor © Will Bown

Little Egret on Lodmoor © Will Bown

Sightings - Sunday 1st September 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 36 past Portland yesterday
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland yesterday
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 3 Middlebere, 2 Arne, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Fields, 3 yesterday Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 7 Ferrybridge
Knot - 9 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 3 Town Common, Christchurch, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Sunnyside Farm
White-winged Black Tern - 1 Lodmoor, later Abbotsbury Swannery
Wryneck - 1 West Bexington
Yellow Wagtail - 8 Sunnyside Farm
Tree Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields
Whinchat - 1 West Bexington
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Grasshopper Warbler - Good numbers Durlston CP

Other news - Porter's Rustic moth trapped overnight at Southwell, Portland.


Sightings - Saturday 31st August 2019

Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor, 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Garganey - 1 juv Brownsea Island
Spoonbill - 23 Brownsea Island
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 juv Brands Bay
Goshawk - 1 over the Grove, Portland
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere
Hobby -  1 Brands Bay, 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Lulworth
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Island
Greenshank - 12 Lytchett Bay, 2 Brands Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Island, 1 Sherford Pools,
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge
Knot - 20 Brownsea Island, 1 Brands Bay, 1 Ferrybridge
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Little Gull - 1 Middlebere
Yellow Wagtail - 42 St Adhelm's Head, 1 Lytchett Fields
Tree Pipit - 1 Lulworth, 1 St Adhelms Head
Dipper - 1 Wimborne on River Allen upstream of Mill Lane Antiques
Whinchat - 18 Lulworth, 18 Milborne St Andrew, 5 St Adhelms Head, 2 Lytchett Fields
Redstart - 1 Lulworth, 1 St Adhelms Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland, 1 Creekmoor
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Lulworth
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Lulworth

Marsh Harrier, Middlebere copyright Brian Smith



Green Sandpiper, Middlebere copyright Brian Smith




Sightings - Friday 30th August 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 20+ off Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - Good passage, over 1000+ in ten minutes
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Arne RSPB, 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 22 Brownsea Island NT, 19 from Osprey cruise, 4 Lytchett Bay
Osprey - 2 Arne, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Middlebere, 1 Lyme Regis flying east
Honey Buzzard - 4 south Lodmoor
Hen Harrier - 1 juv female Slepe Heath
Spotted Redshank - 7 Middlebere, 1 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Bay
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Island NT
Sanderling - 1 Brownsea Island NT
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black Tern - 1 from MS Barfleur
Wryneck - 1 Durlston CP
Yellow Wagtail - 7 Sunnyside Farm
Wheatear - 37 between Ringstead and White Nothe
Whinchat - 10 between Ringstead and White Nothe, 4 St Adhelms Head, 1 Morden Bog
Redstart - 1 Soldier's Road
Pied Flycatcher - 1 White Nothe cottages and 1 on coast path, 1 Coombe Heath, 1 Swineham Point
Spotted Flycatcher- 1Coombe Heath
Ring-necked Parakeet - 8 Swanage

Other news - Long-tailed Blue butterfly seen in a Stanpit garden by experienced observer on 27.8.19.

Grey Heron chasing Great White Egret Lodmoor copyright Rebecca Porter



Sightings - Thursday 29th August 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill yesterday
Great White Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 22 Brownsea Island NT, 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Middlebere
Osprey - 3Wareham Channel from Osprey Cruise, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Montagu's Harrier - 1 probable Durlston CP yesterday
Spotted Crake - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 juvs Lytchett Fields, 1 juv Brownsea Island NT
Wryneck - 1 Portland, 1 Durlston CP yesterday
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Longham Lakes
Spotted Flycatcher 1 Durlston CP

Moth news - 1 Passenger trapped overnight at Portland Bill

Yellowhammer - Maiden Castle copyright Nigel Tooth


Outdoor Field Visits – Richard Charman


All of the walks are open to members and non-members and are FREE but please be aware that there may be a charge for car parking at some locations.  Just turn up on the day at the meeting place / time advertised (unless booking is required or advised).

Walk categories are as before:

A: Easy – fairly short walk over relatively flat ground with no / few stiles.
B: Medium – moderate distance and / or moderate hills and / or moderate number of stiles.
C: Strenuous – long distance and /or steep hills and / or many stiles.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the time of year.

Sunday 15th September 2019
West Bexington  09:30 – 14:00 approx.
Meet in the beach car park (SY 531864) – charges apply.
Category A/B.

Sunday 6th October 2019
Normandy Marsh  09:30 – 14:00 approx.
Meet in the car park near Lymington Sailing Club (SZ 333950) – charges apply.
Category A.

Sunday 10th November 2019
Hartland Moor and Middlebere  09:30 – all day.
Park by the side of the road near the entrance track to Middlebere Farm (SY 963853).
Category A/B.

Sunday 1st December 2019
Shell Bay and Middle Beach  09:30 – morning only.
Meet in the car park (charges apply for non-NT members) on the Shell Bay side of the Sandbanks Chain Ferry (SZ 034863).
Category A.

Sunday 5th January 2020
Bird Crawl  09:30 – 15:30 approx.
Just for fun, a more sedate version of a bird race.  How many species can you find around Upton Country Park and Holes Bay?
Meet in the main car park at Upton Country Park (SY 992929) – charges apply.
Category A – but can be muddy in places.



Any queries to Richard: email walks@dorsetbirds.org.uk
                                    Tel 07391 756053

Sightings - Wednesday 28th August 2019

Osprey - 4 Poole Harbour, 1 St Aldhelm’s Head,
Montagu’s Harrier - 1 male Cranborne (yesterday), ringtail probably this species Durlston
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Black Tern - 1 Poole Harbour
Yellow Wagtail - 100 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 100 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 2 Sunnyside, 2/3 St Aldhelm’s Head, 2 Lytchett Fields
Wryneck - 1 Durlston, 1 possible Lytchett Fields, 1 Sutton Waldron

Sightings - Tuesday 27th August 2019

Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor
Osprey - 5 Poole Harbour
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere, 2 Little Sea
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Knot - 41 Christchurch Harbour
Redshank - 241 Holes Bay
Spotted Redshank - 2 Lytchett Fields
Black-tailed Godwit - 465 Holes Bay
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 18 Lytchett Fields
Yellow Wagtail - 50 Lytchett Fields
Wryneck - 1 Durlston, 1 Hyde's Heath Arne
Pied Flycatcher - 6 The Verne, 4 Reap Lane,  1 Coombefields Quarry, 2 Avalanche Road area, 2 Southwell, 1 The Nothe, 1 South Haven
Whinchat - 3 Suckthumb Quarry
Sedge Warbler - 60 ringed Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Monday 26th August 2019

Red Kite - 1 Linton Hill
Osprey - 6 Poole Harbour, 2 Abbotsbury
Common Sandpiper - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black Tern - 3 Wareham Channel
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Wryneck - 1 Durlston, 1 Ballard Down, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Charmouth
Dipper - 1 Wimborne
Yellow Wagtail - 175 Portland Bill, 11 Lulworth Cove
Tree Pipit - 50 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 150 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 20 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 4 St Aldhelm's Head
Willow Warbler - 120 Portland Bill, 30 Christchurch Harbour
Pied Flycatcher - 12 Portland Bill, 8 Charmouth, 6 Wyke Regis, 2 Southwell Portland, 1 Lodmoor, 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Durlston
Melodious Warbler - 1 St Aldhelm's Head

Meadow Pipit Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 25th August 2019

Wigeon - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - multiple birds (at least six) around Poole Harbour, 1 Axmister, 1 Wool
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor
Ringtail Harrier - 1 prob Montagu's Upton CP
Arctic Tern - 3 Wareham Channel
Tawny Pipit - 1 Hartland Moor
Tree Pipit - 30 Durlston, 20 West Bexington, 12 Abbotsbury
Yellow wagtail - 120+ Abbotsbury
Pied Flycatcher - 3 West Bexington & Durlston
Spotted Flycatcher - 15 Durlston, 12 West Bexington
Common Redstart - 25 Durlston
Whinchat -  12 West Bexington, 3 Sunnyside Farm, 3 St Aldhelm's Head
Wryneck - 1 Trent, 1 ringed Lytchett Heath

Sightings - Saturday 24th August 2019

Balearic Shearwater - 7 Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 1 off Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Spoonbill - 20 Brownsea Is. 3 Middlebere Channel
White Stork - 22 over Abbotsbury, then 21 over Bridport, 5 (a.m.) Langton Matravers (Assumed to be part of the Knepp project)
Marsh Harrier - 1 Portland Bill
Osprey - 6 Wareham Channel, 1 Middlebere, 1over Lytchett Heath a.m., 1 over Lytchett VP p.m.
Black Tern - 3 Wareham Channel
Swift - 50 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 St Adhelm's Hd.
Hobby - 2 over the Corfe River
Sand Martin - 150+ Portland Bill, 14 St. Adhelm's Hd.
Swallow - 350St Adhelm's Hd.
House Martin - 36 St Adhelm's Hd.
Grasshopper Warbler - 7 Lytchett Bay, 1 Portland Bill
Dipper - 1 Wimborne Minster
Pied Flycatcher - 4 Charmouth, 3 Portland Bill, 1 Grove Portlaand, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Lulworth Cove, 1 Lambert's Castle
Whinchat - 4 St Aldhelm's Hd, 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Wheatear - 16 St Aldhelm's Hd, 10+ Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 50 roosted (HHC) + 13 over Hengistbury , 40 Portland Bill, 20 St Adhelm's Hd
Tree Pipit - 10+ Portland Bill, 4 St Aldhelm's Hd.O
Ortolan Bunting - 1 south of Renscombe Car Park St Adhelm's Hd.

Willow Warbler - Portesham © Sue Wingett


















Spotted Flycatcher ad+Juv - Moreton Forest © Rebecca Porter 



















Turnstone - Weymouth Pier © Trevor Wilkinson








Sightings - Friday 23rd August 2019

Spoonbill - 12 Poole Hbr.
Osprey - 5 Poole Hbr, 1 Hardy's Monument
Nightjar - 1 early a.m Durlston CP
Willow Warbler - 10 Wick Fields
Whitethroat - 21 Wick Fields
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 Durlston DP.
Dipper - 1 a.m. Wimborne Minster
Pied Flycatcher - 3 Southwell (private garden), 1 Durlston CP.
Whinchat - 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 5 Stanpit Marsh, 4 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtails - 15 Wick Fields
Tree Pipit - 4 Wick Fields

Juv Stonechat - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 22nd August 2019

Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB
Marsh Harrier - 1 male Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 Wareham Channel
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh,  3 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere
Nightjar - 1 Durlston CP.
Swift - 8 Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 80 Christchurch Hbr, 35 Portland Bill
House Martin - 16 Portland Bill
Grasshopper Warbler - 6 Durlston CP
Dipper - 1 Wimborne Minster on River Alan
Spotted Flycatcher - 20 Badbury Rings
Whinchat - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Canford Heath, 1 Middlebere
Wheatear - 8 Portland Bill, 7 Stanpit Marsh
Yellow Wagtail - 16 Stanpit Marsh, 2+ Portland Bill
Tree Pipit - 2 Durlston CP, 1 Stanpit Marsh

Dipper - Wimborne Minster © Ian Ballam






















Dartford Warbler - Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

Sightings - Wednesday 21st August 2019

Brent Goose - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 4 Lodmoor  RSPB
Marsh Harrier - 1 Holton Lee
Osprey - 2 over Holton Lee, 1 Rockly Park view point.
Whimbrel - 8 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 2 over Wick Field
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Ferrybridge
Sand Martin - 95 Hengistbury Hd.
Swallow - 60 Ringstead, 40 Hengistbury Hd.
Wood Warbler - 1 reported from private garden Beaminster
Grasshopper Warbler - 2 Priory Marsh
Whinchat - 1 Lockyer's  Field, Merley, 1 Ringstead, 1 Rushcombe Bottom
Yellow Wagtail - 17 Hengistbury Hd.
Grey Wagtail - 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Tree Pipit - 5 Ringstead, 4 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Rushcombe Bottom
Ortolan Bunting - 1 during NocMig  recording Corfe Gap

Linnet - Lytchett Fields © Trevor Wilkinson

















Grey Wagtail - Wimborne © Roger Peart

















Eider - Lyme Cobb © Roger Boswell