Sightings - Wednesday 9th February 2011

Red-throated Diver - 3 past Hengistbury Head, 2 past Portland Bill, 1 past Durlston
Bittern - 1 at Hatch Pond
Red Kite - 1 near Morden Bog, 1 over Wool
Purple Sandpiper - 5 near Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, 4 at Portland Bill
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still at Poole Park
Spotted Redshank - 1 at Stanpit Marsh
Ring-billed Gull - 1st winter still at Poole Park
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 adults at Hatch Pond
Water Pipit - 1 at Stanpit Marsh near visitor centre
Waxwing - 21 briefly at Hatch Pond, 7 over Wick and 3 over the Railway Station Christchurch, 1 at junction of Purewell Cross Road and Normandy Drive, Christchurch
Black Redstart - 2 at Portland Bill, 2 on rooftops near WDDC offices in Dorchester, 1 in Pine View, Bridport, 1 at Stanpit Marsh
Brambling - 1 at Hengisbury Head

Additional News - a Dipper was seen yesterday by the East Street bridge in Bridport and another has been spotted regularly in Netherbury by the bridge on the east side of the village.

Waxwings at Hatch Pond © Mike Trew

Water Rail at Radipole RSPB Visitor Centre © Luke Phillips

Long-billed Dowitcher at Poole Park © Doug Knibbs