Sightings - Saturday, June 7th 2020

Red Kite - 1 over A35 near Tolpuddle
Swifts - c. 300 over Swanage Downs

Dartford Warbler, St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Friday June 5th 2020

Great Northern Diver - 1 Weymouth Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Osprey - 1 Rodden Hive
Red-footed Falcon - female, over Lodmoor/Lorton valley
Hobby - 1 Lodmoor
Turtle Dove - 1 Wareham Garden
Cuckoo - 1 Throop, 1 Higher Ryde Heath
Blyth's Reed Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed, Portland Bird Observatory
Serin - 1 over Suckthumb Quarry Portland

Osprey, Rodden Hive © Paul Harris


Cuckoo, Higher Ryde Heath  © Richard Saunders

Linnet, Hartland Moor© Richard Saunders

Sightings - Thursday June 4th 2020


Balearic Shearwater - 6 passed Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Verne Common, Portland
Red Kite - 1 Hartland Moor
Red-footed Falcon - 1 Ferrybridge
Merlin - 1 female Lodmoor
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor
Little Ringed Plover -  1 Silverlake
Rosy Starling - 1 Southbourne, 1 Southill,Weymouth

Red-footed Falcon © Edmund Mackrill



Red-footed Falcon and Kestrel © Edmund Mackrill

Whitethroat  Along River Stour at Iford © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Wednesday June 3rd 2020

Rosy Starling - 1 Hengitsbury Head
Arctic Tern - 1 seen on Westham Bridge Weymouth

GBB Gull attacked by Crow © David Hill

Young Great Tit © David Hill

Sightings - Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Cuckoo - 1 Cheselbourne, 1 Burleston, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
White Stork - 1 Stinsford (blue ring on left leg)
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor
Osprey - 2 over Lytchett Bay
Red Kite - 1 Canford Bottom, 1 Broadwindsor, 1 Swineham, 1 East Stour
Marsh Warbler - 1 still at Bestwell RSPB (Wareham)
Redstart - 2 trapped at PBO
Crossbill - 2 over Stanpit

White Stork at Stinsford © Colin Chainey

Sightings - Monday 1st June 2020

Barnacle Goose - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cuckoo - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Wick
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Portland Bill
Bee-eater - 2 over Durlston CP
Hobby - 3 Morden Bog
Marsh Warbler - 1 still at Bestwell RSPB (Wareham)

Bullfinch, Lytchett Matravers © Marcus Jones

Reed Warbler, Iford © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Sunday 31st May 2020

Puffin - 1 Portland Bill
Osprey - 1 Arne Moors
Red Kite - 2 Dorchester, 1 Tolpuddle, 1 Kinson, 1 Sydling St Nicholas
Short-eared Owl - 1 Swineham Point
Hobby - 1 Arne Moors, 1 White Nothe
Marsh Warbler - 1 still at Bestwell RSPB (Wareham) 
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 briefly at Portland Bill
Red-throated Pipit - 1 probable seen briefly in Fortuneswell (Portland)

Reed Warbler, Wareham © David Foster
Reed Bunting, Wareham © David Foster

Whitethroat at Iford © Clinton Whale




Sightings - Saturday 30th May 2020

Red Kite - 1 Worth Matravers
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Ferndown
Hobby - 1 Melbury Hill
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Marsh Warbler - 1 Bestwell RSPB (Wareham) for second day

Mute Swan at Tuckton © Dave Hill

Marsh Harrier, Weymouth © Edmund Mackrill

Reports of interest, Friday 29th May 2020.

Brent Goose - 2 Fisherman's Bank.
Red Kite - 1 Bridport.
Osprey - 1 Culpepper's Dish.
Grey Plover - 1 Fisherman's Bank.
Knot - 1+ Durlston CP.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 2 Fisherman's Bank.
Cuckoo - 1 Iford.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Poundbury.
Red-Breasted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Bill (Obs garden).
Crossbill - 12 over Studland golf club.

Late news:  Hen Harrier near Kingston yesterday.


Great Tit in Tuckton © Dave Hill.

Great Tit in Tuckton © Dave Hill.

Linnet at Cogden Beach © Trevor Wilkinson.

Linnet at Cogden Beach © Trevor Wilkinson.

Rock Pipit at Tilly Whim © Fiona Keeling

Reports of interest, Thursday 28th May 2020.

Barnacle Goose - 1 Stanpit.
Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit.
Garganey - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
Purple Heron - 1 north through Christchurch Harbour.
Sanderling - 16 Ferrybridge.
Cuckoo - 1 Higher Hyde, 1 Nether Compton.



Meadow Pipit at Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Sanderling at Ferrybridge © Will Bown

Cuckoo at Higher Hyde © Clive Hargrave












































Reports of interest, Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Barnacle Goose - 35 past Brand's Bay, 35 through Christchurch Harbour.
Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit.
Fulmar - 1 through Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 Bridport, 1 Ringstead, 1 Winspit.
Honey Buzzard - 1 N over Pymore.
Osprey - 1 Brand's Bay.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Bramble Bush Bay.
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit.
Sanderling - 17 Ferrybridge.
Greenshank - 3 Stanpit.
Golden Oriole - 1 West Bexington flew west.
Cuckoo - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Hurn.



Great Black-Backed Gull in Tuckton, © Dave Hill

Great Spotted Woodpecker in Bournemouth, © David Wareham.

Peregrine in Bournemouth, © David Wareham.

Reports of interest, Tuesday 26th May 2020.

Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit.
Egyptian Goose - 2 Canford Magna, 4 Silverlake.
White Stork - 1 Silverlake.
Spoonbill - 2 NE over Melcombe Regis.
Red Kite - 1 Almer, 1 Milborne Port, 1 Wareham, 1 World's End.
Osprey - 1 Morden Bog.
Hobby - 2 central Portland.
Bar-Tailed Godwit - 2 Stanpit.
Turtle Dove - 1 Portland Bill.
Golden Oriole - 1 first-year briefly Wick.
Cuckoo - 1 Morden Bog.


Late news:  White Stork over Holt on Sunday.  Whinchat near Hurn airport yesterday.
 
White Stork over Holt on Saturday © Ian Vincent

Mute Swan cygnets at Iford © Clinton Whale

Goldfinch at Oakley © Roger Peart

Mallard at Oakley © Roger Peart


Sightings - Monday 25th May 2020.

White Stork - 1 Wool.
Osprey - 1 over Stoborough.
Red Kite - 1 over Badbury Rings, 1 over Sturminster Newton.
Ringed Plover - 19 through(11 settled) Christchurch Harbour, 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 through Christchurch Harbour.
Whimbrel - 2 through Christchurch Harbour, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Cuckoo - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Trailway Bridge, 1 Upton.
Garden Warbler - 2 Blandford.


Reed Warbler – Iford © Clinton Whale. 

Spotted Flycatcher – Sturminster Newton © Stuart Jones.

Linnet –Arrowsmith Rd. © Roger Peart.

Stonechat Juvenile – Arrowsmith Rd. © Roger Peart.  

Stonechat – Arrowsmith Rd. © Roger Peart.

Sightings - Sunday 24th May 2020.

White Stork - 1 nr. Wool.
Roseate Tern - 2 Brownsea Lagoon.
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill.
Cuckoo - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Spotted Flycatcher - 8 Portland, Pair nest building Tolpuddle 1 Stour Valley LNR.
Crossbill - 4 Meyrick Park GC.


Lesser Whitethroat – Lodmoor RSPB © Sue Buckland.

Corn Bunting – Badbury Rings © David Foster.


Sightings - Saturday 23rd May 2020.

Great Northern Diver - 1W East Bexington.
Storm Petrel - 1 off Portland Bill.
Squacco Heron -1 still at Lodmoor RSPB.
Curlew - 1 Holt Heath.
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Lagoon.
Great Skua - 2 past Portland Bill, 1W East Bexington.
Arctic Skua - 2 past Portland Bill.
Swift - 5 Charminster.
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Portland Bird Observatory.

Sightings - Friday 22nd May 2020.

Red-throated Diver - 1W past Christchurch Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
Squacco Heron -1 Lodmoor RSPB.
PLEASE REMAIN ON THE PATHS AND DO NOT ENTER THE REEDBED/VEGETATION
Great Skua - 2 Chesil Beach, 1 Portland Bill.
Arctic Skua - 1 Chesil Beach.
Puffin - 3 past Portland Bill.
Swift - c50 Swineham.
Hobby - 1 Ridge, 1 Hydes Heath, 1 Slepe Heath.

Squacco Heron – Lodmoor RSPB © Chris Minvalla.  

Sightings - Thursday 21st May 2020

Red Kite - 5 over Lodmoor, 3 over Kimmeridge area, 4 over Moordown, 2 over North Canford Heath, 1 over Lytchett, 1 over Rodden Hive
Squacco Heron - 1 Lodmoor
 Squacco Heron Lodmoor copyright Daragh Croxson


Squacco Heron Lodmoor copyright Vaughan Ashby

Sightings - Wednesday 20th May 2020

Wigeon - 2 Rodden Hive
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Portland and Radipole Lake
Red Kite - 1 over Broadwey
Sanderling - 35 Rodden Hive, 21 Hengistbury Head
Temminck's Stint - 1 Swineham
Spotted Flycatcher - 4 Wick Christchurch Harbour

Sightings - Tuesday 19th May 2020

Osprey - 1 Blacknor, Portland
Temminck's Stint - 1 Swineham Pools
Common Sandpiper - 3 Christchurch Harbour

Whimbrel Hengistbury Head copyright David Wareham 
Juv Great Spotted Woodpecker copyright Clinton Whale

Sightings - Monday 18th May 2020

Great Northern Diver - 1 over Portland Harbour
Osprey - 1 north Blacknor, Portland

Collared Dove copyright David Wareham

Sightings - Sunday 17th May 2020

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 3 still at Stanpit Marsh
Egyptian Goose - 6 Longham lakes
Red Kite - 1 Cerne Abbas
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Arctic Skua - 2 Ferrybridge
Cuckoo - 1 Hampreston, 1 Batcombe, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Cerne Abbas
Hobby - 5 Western Poole Hbr, 1 Lower Frome Valley, 1 Middlebere
Whinchat - 1 Ferrybridge

Bathing Starling - private garden © Dave Harrop

Little Egret - Canford © Roger Peart

Sightings - Saturday 16th May 2020

Common Scoter - 12 past east Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 2 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 1 Lower Frome Valley
Red Kite - 1 Minterne, 1 south east Coward's Marsh, 1 Wyke Down
Osprey - 1 west over the Wareham Channel
Hobby - 8 western Poole Hbr, 5 Coward's Marsh
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Minterne

Kingfisher - Christchurch © Clinton Whale
Blackbird - Merley © Roger Peart

Sightings - Friday 15th May 2020

Dark-bellied Brent goose - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 3 Stanpit Marsh
Sanderling - 11 Ferrybridge
Hobby - 8 Western Poole Hbr.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Lodmoorn RSPB
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Holnest

Mute Swan - © Dave Hill


















juvenile Tawny Owl - Canford © Roger Peart