Sightings - Thursday 21st July 2011

Manx Shearwater - 30 past Portland Bill
Spotted Redshank - 1 at Holes Bay (Upton Country Park)
Mediterranean Gull - 114 at Cowards Marsh, 84 at Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 east past Mudeford Quay
Paddyfield Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed on the northern/western edge of Chickerell Rifle Range, The Fleet this morning.  It was released into the reedbed there, but wasn't seen subsequently.  This is the 1st record for Dorset of this species.

Late news for yesterday: a Quail was calling from a wheat field at Tarrant Rushton Airfield.

Paddyfield Warbler at Chickerell Rifle Range © Martin Cade

Peregrine at Durlston © Dom Greves

Yesterday's Great White Egret at Sturminster Marshall © Kevin Lane