Sightings - Tuesday 7th July 2020

Common Scoter - 4 West Bexington
Balearic Shearwater - 67 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 7 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 7 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 River Stour nr Canford Bridge.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Little Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 3cy Lytchett Fields RSPB
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Portland Bill
Little Tern - Lodmoor RSPB © Will Bown





House Sparrow - Bournemouth East Cliff © David Wareham

Sighting - Monday 6th July 2020

Common Scoter - 6 Portland Bill
Quail - 4 Tarrant Rushton airfield
Manx Shearwater - 200 Portland Bill, 19 past Burton Bradstock, c10 Dancing Ledge
Balearic Shearwater - 85+ off Camp Road, 8 Burton Bradstock, 6 Cogden
Great White Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 11 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Ruff - a report of 5 Lodmoor RSPB from the estate on the hill N of reserve.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 still Lytchett Foelds RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Little Tern - a flock of 33 seen from Camp Road
Arctic Tern - 1 reported from Lodmoor RSPB seen from the car park.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 1cy west Cogden
Black Redstart - 1 Chiswell
Crossbill - 7 in pine at Lytchett Heath, 1 over Stanpit Marsh

Gannet - Portland Bill © Will Bown


Tufted Duck family _ Longham Lakes © Roger Peart















Grey Wagtail - River Lim © David Foster

Sightings - Sunday 5th July 2020

Quail - 6 Badbury Rings
Great Northern Diver - 1 west Portland Bill
Sooty Shearwater - 1 west Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 200 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 11 past Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Knot - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 7 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Swift - 100+ Longham Lakes
Hobby - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Sand Martin - 50+ Longham Lakes
Serin - 1 Portland Obs.

Dipper - River Lim © David Foster



















Black-tailed Godwit - Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Sightings - Saturday July 4th 2020

Sooty Shearwater - 1 passed Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - c. 15 passed Portland Bill
Whimbrel - 1 Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lytchett Fields
Black- tailed Godwit - 30 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 10 Peveril Point  Swanage
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Arctic Skua - 1 passed Chesil Cove
1 Yellow-legged Gull - 1 passed Chesil Cove

Juv Mediterranean Gull © Edmund Mackrill


Juv Common Tern © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Friday July 3rd 2020

Quail - 4 Tarrant Keyneston,  2 west of Dewlish near Milborne St Andrew
Balearic Shearwater - 140 passed Portland Bill,
Green Sandpiper - 3 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Pomerine Skua - 8 passed Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 2 passed Chesil Beach, 2 passed Portland Bill
Bonxie - 1 passed Portland Bill

Great black backed Gull, Bournemouth © David Wareham


Robin  © Dave Hill

Sightings - Thursday July 2nd 2020

Balearic Shearwater - 1 passed Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 flew over Radipole Lake
Black-tailed Godwit - 28 Stanpit, 1 Silverlake
Whimbrel - 1 Stanpit
Curlew - 14 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Fields

Juv Stonechat, Highcliffe © Clinton Whale



Sightings - Wednesday July 1st 2020

Quail - 4 maybe 5 Tarrant Crawford area
Balearic Shearwater - 4 past Portland Bill
Great White Egret - one passed the Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 4 at Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 1 Shep's Hollow, Swanage
Pomarine Skua - 1 passed the Bill
Bonxie - 1 passed the Bill
Roseate Tern - 1 passed Ferrybridge, 1 at Lodmoor (same bird?)
Arctic Tern - 1 first summer Lodmoor
Serin - Portland Obs


Swallows © Roger Peart





Black-tailed Godwit © Edmund Mackrill

Sightings - Tuesday 30th June 2020

Goosander - 1 redhead still in Christchurch Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 3 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Arctic Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 Cogden Beach
Balearic Shearwater - 7 Portland Bill, 4 Cogden Beach, 2 West Bexington
Serin - 1 briefly over Portland Bill Obs

Sightings - Monday 29th June 2020

Goosander - 1 redhead at Stanpit Marsh
Storm Petrel - 1 past Cogden Beach, 1 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 10 Portland Bill, 9 past Cogden Beach
Manx Shearwater - 250+ Portland Bill, 3 Hengistbury
Crossbill - 5 over Poole

Adult and juvenile Peregrine in Bournemouth © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Sunday 28th June 2020

Nightjar - 1 Ramsdown Plantation
Common Sandpiper - 2 Sutton Bingham Reservoir, 1 Durlston CP
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1+ Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Bee-eater - 1 heard over Barleycrates Lane (Portland)
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Loscombe (near Melplash)
Crossbill - 45-50 Ramsdown Plantation, 12 Durlston CP

Sightings - Saturday 27th June 2020

Little Ringed Plover - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Ruff - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Sandpiper - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Wareham Common
Green Sandpiper - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Middlebere, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill, 2 Cogden Beach
Manx Shearwater - 5 Hengistbury Head
Red Kite - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Wool
Crossbill - 12 over Swanage

Little Gull at Lodmoor RSPB © Edmund Mackrill



Reports of Interest, Friday 26th June 2020

Quail - 3-4 Tarrant Rushton.
Great Crested Grebe - 34 Longham Lakes.
Red Kite - 1 Bridport.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour.
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 3 Hartland, 1 Hurn.
Curlew - 1 Cogden, 9 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Portland Bill.
Common Sandpiper - 1+ Lytchett Fields.
Arctic Skua - 1 Cogden.
Common Tern - 1 Longham Lakes, 4 Stanpit.
Little Owl - 1 Tarrant Rushton.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill.
Serin - 1 Culverwell (Portland).
Crossbill - 2+ over Merley, 10+ Meyrick Park, 5 over Piddle valley.

Mute Swans at Tuckton © Dave Hill














Common Sandpiper at Lytchett Fields © David Foster.















Common Tern in Weymouth (21st June) © Maurice Budden.



Reports of Interest, Thursday 25th June 2020

Common Scoter - 2 off Cogden.
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Cogden.
Red Kite - 1 Gussage St Michael.
White Stork - 3 reported over West Parley.
Cuckoo - 1 calling, Tarrant Keynston.
Serin - 1 Portland Bill.
Crossbill - 7 Durlston CP, 5 over Iwerne Minster, 5 over Radipole Lake.

News from yesterday:  Quail near Witchampton.  2 Crossbill over Thorncombe Heath.



Peregrine Falcon at Tuckton © Dave Hill

Sandwich Tern at Tuckton © Dave Hill

Stonechat at Bournemouth East Cliff © David Wareham

Reports of Interest, Wednesday 24th June 2020

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis harbour.
Red Kite - 1 Swanage.
Hobby - 1 Easton, Portland.
Rosy Starling - 2 remain at Weston, Portland.
Jackdaw - c.550 over Upton (regular evening movement).
Serin - 1 Portland Bill.
Crossbill - 9 over Easton, 10+ west over Charmouth, 3 over Talbot Heath.

News from yesterday:  Great White Egret at Butterstreet Cove.  Two Quail calling at Tarrant Rushton airfield.


Rosy Starling on Portland © Janice Grove

Wren in Bournemouth © David Wareham

Reports of Interest, Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Fulvous Whistling Duck - 1 Poole Park, no doubt an escaped bird.
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor.
Peregrine - 1 newly-fledged bird, Purbeck.
Lesser Black-Backed Gull - 1 nr. Horton Inn.
Rosy Starling - 2 remain at Weston, Portland.
Serin - 1 Portland Bill.
Crossbill - 2 over Easton, 13 east over Hengistbury Head, 10 over Wyke Regis.



Fulvous Whistling Duck in Poole Park © Clinton Whale


Linnet near Edmondsham © Roger Peart


Linnet near Edmondsham © Roger Peart

Yellowhammer near Edmondsham © Roger Peart.

Sightings - Monday 22nd June 2020.

Common Sandpiper - 6 Wick, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Turtle Dove - 1 Durlston CP.
Swift - c50 Radipole RSPB.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Rose-coloured Starling - 2 still at Weston.
Crossbill - 32W Durlston CP.


Sandwich Terns – Tuckton © Dave Hill.

Sightings - Sunday 21st June 2020.

Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB.
Red Kite - 1 over the Corfe Gap.
Hobby - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Rose-coloured Starling - 2 Weston.
Whinchat - 1 juv. seen on the Osprey nest cam Poole Harbour this morning.
Serin - 1 NW over Easton.

Little Egret – Christchurch ©Clinton Whale.   
Corn Bunting – Tarrant Rushton AF © Janice Grove.  

Common Tern – Weymouth © Maurice D. Budden.



Sightings - Saturday 20th June 2020.

Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Ringstead Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Spotted Redshank - at least 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Cuckoo - 2 Durlston CP, 2 East Holme.
Hobby - 1 Durlston CP.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Wick.
Crossbill - 12 Durlston CP.

Sightings - Friday 19th June 2020.

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Cattle Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Great White Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 feeding young Arne RSPB.

Sightings - Thursday 18th June 2020

Hardly any news today, but it is that time of year........!

Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Quail - 1 Fiddleford

Sightings - Wednesday 17th June 2020

Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Osprey - 1 The Fleet and West Bexington, 1 Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Hobby - 3 Morden Bog, 3 west Poole Harbour
Great Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Reed Warbler copyright Clinton Whale




Sightings - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Quail - 1 Fiddleford

Sightings - Monday 15th June 2020

Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Green Sandpiper - 1 Ashmore
Golden Oriole - 1 Verne Common area

Sightings - Sunday 14th June 2020

Quail - 1 singing Spetisbury
Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 2 Radipole Lake RSPB
Bee-eater - 2 heard over East Weares (Portland)
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 apparent singing St Aldhelm's Head 
Rosy Starling - 1 still at Southhill Weymouth, 1 Reap Lane (Portland)

Bullfinch at Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Saunders

Grey Wagtail, Canford © Roger Peart

Moorhen at Lodmoor RSPB © Richard Saunders

Peregrine, Bournemouth © David Wareham

Rosy Starling, Southill © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Saturday 13th June 2020

Fulvous Whistling Duck - seen at Poole Park this morning
Cuckoo - seen at the West end of Ballard Down, Swanage. 
Hobby seen at Mordon Bog
Rosy Starlings are still showing well in both Weymouth and Portland


Singing Wagtail - Winterbourne Stickland. Copyright Will Brown


Fledgling Robin, Bournemouth. Copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Friday 12 June 2020

Long-tailed Duck - 1, Mudeford, on the sea off the quay in the morning
Common Quail - Portland (heard) in the evening 
Manx Shearwater - 5, Mudeford Quay
Great Egret - Radipole and Lodmoor
Eurasian Spoonbill - 1, Lychett Fields flew in at Sherford Pools 0715 hrs
Arctic Skua - 2, Charmouth
Rose-coloured Starling - 1, Portland at Observatory Quarry with Starlings in the morning

Sightings - Thursday 11 June 2020


Red Kite – 1, Nottington
Turtle Dove – 1, Abbotsbury (in flight)
Cuckoo – 1, Christchurch (calling at St Catherine’s Hill)
Rose-coloured Starling – 1 ad still, Weymouth (in Grays, off Southill Garden Drive)

Late news from yesterday:
Rose-coloured Starling – 1, Wareham (West Walls area)
Rose-coloured Starling – 2, Portland (reported from gardens in Easton)


Juvenile Peregrine, Bournemouth © David Wareham

Sightings - Wednesday 10th June 2020

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Tern - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Black Tern - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Long-eared Owl - juv at undisclosed Site
Rosy Starling - 1ad Southill Garden Drive Weymouth, 1 1st/sum Portland Bill

Sparrowhawk carrying Nuthatch - Affpuddle © Vaugh Ashby
Grey Wagtail - Winterborne Stickland © Will Bown
Juv Long-eared Owl - Dorset © Chris Walker

Sightings - Tuesday 9th June 2020

Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Alton Prancras
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Puffin - 1 off Portland Bill
Rosy Starling - 1 Southhill Estate Weymouth, 1 Easton Portland, 1 Chickerell.
Tree Pipit - 1 over Portland Bill
Crossbill - 10 Hengistbury Hd.

Rosy Starling - Southill Estate Weymouth © Paul Harris



















Nightjar - Affpuddle © Vaugh Ashby

















Recently fledged Peregrine - Bournemouth © David Wareham



















Buzzard - Tuckton © Dave Hill





Sightings - Monday 8th June 2020

Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Is.
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-backed Shike - 1 male Cogden pm.
Crossbill - 30+ Culpepper's Dish

Blackbird - Melccombe Bingham © Jon Ross