Sightings - Tuesday 26th September 2017

Scaup - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 at Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 56 at Middlebere plus 5 on Brownsea Lagoon
Osprey - 1 over Upton towards Lytchett Bay
Little Stint - 4 at Lodmoor RSPB, 1 at Radipole RSPB, 1 on Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 on Arne Moors RSPB, 2 at Ferrybridge, 1 on Brownsea Lagoon
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 on Lytchett Fields RSPB
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 at Middlebere
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 still at Abbotsbury
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 still on Stanpit Marsh
Wood Sandpiper - 1 at Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-necked Phalarope - 1 still on Arne Moors RSPB (see below for directions)
Wryneck - 1 in a private garden Friars Cliff, Christchurch
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 at Southwell, 1 Thumb Lane (Weston)
Greenish Warbler - 1 reported at Southwell briefly this morning
Pied Flycatcher - 3 at Southwell, 1 at Portland Castle

Shag - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

The Red-necked Phalarope is still on the 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.