Sightings - Thursday 21st September 2017

Phalaropes - Arne Moors
There is currently both Red-necked Phalarope and Grey Phalarope together on a small pool in the NW corner of Arne Moors. Temporary access has been granted through Ridge Wharf boat yard. Turn left off Arne Road onto Sunnyside, then right at the T-junction then after 50 yards turn left into the boat yard. Then, after the speed bumps take the right fork off the tarmacked road before the yard buildings where there is a "Slow Dust Hazard" sign and park at the far end around the boat trailers. Then walk N along the river bank for 200m to view the pools on the right.

If the gate is closed press the buzzer for entry/exit.

Parking for the Stilt Sandpiper at Lytchett Fields Park in Sandy Lane or Seaview Road.  Please DO NOT park in Slough Lane as used by LGV's. thank you.

Todays Sightings
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay, 1 Lodmoor
Spoonbill - 37 Middlebere, 10 Brownsea Is. 8 Wareham Channel p.m.
Osprey - 1 Rodden Hive on the Fleet.
Ruff - 2 Lytchett Fields
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields
Baird's Sandpiper - 1 still at Lynch Cove on the Fleet
Little Stint - 3 Lytchett Fields, 2 Lodmoor, 1 Brownsea Is, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Red-necked Phalarope - 1 at Arne Moors.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Arne Moors
Common Sandpiper - 5 Brownsea Is.
Spotted Sandpiper - still Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 5 Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 3 Brownsea Is, 1 Christchurch Hbr.
Greenshank - 18 Brownsea Is, 10 Lytchett Bay
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill, 1 past Branksome Chine, 1 Weymouth Bay.
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1+ past Portland Bill
Arctic Tern - 2 off Poole Quay, 1 off Mudeford Quay

Stilt Sandpiper - Lytchett Fields © Nick Hull

Red-necked Phalarope & Grey Phalarope - Arne Moors © Oliver Mockridge