Sightings - Thursday 17th May 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Red Kite -  1 over Wareham Forest
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Common Sandpiper - 1 Hatch Pond, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Nightjar - 1 Brownsea Island
Spotted Flycatcher - 6 Portland, 1 Winspit
Whinchat - 2 Portland

Further information about yesterdays sightings : It has been reported that, based on their colour rings, the two Cranes over Horton are Soar and Humbug from the Somerset Great Crane Project.

Also a Sandwich Tern seen at Abbotsbury Swannery yesterday was ringed at Lady's Island Lake, (County Wexford, Ireland), in 2015, then wintered in Namibia; it's next sighting was in Lancashire in 2017 before appearing at Abbotsbury.