Saturday, 28th November 2020.

Grey Partridge - 10 St Aldhelm's Head.
Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge.
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour.
Golden Plover - 130 over Bride Valley Fish Farm, 2 over Durlston CP.
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Bride Valley Fish Farm.
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head.
Red-throated Diver - 2 past Hengistbury Head.
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Harbour outer breakwaters.
Glossy Ibis - 1 left the Hengistbury roost this morning.
Cattle Egret - 9 left the Hengistbury roost this morning.
Hen Harrier - 1 Horse Down, Manswood.
Merlin - 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Swallow - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 1 Durlston CP, 3+ Hengistbury Head.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juv still on Portland (Channel View Road area in private gardens).
Black Redstart - 1 Peveril Point, 2 Tilly Whim.

Friday, 27th November 2020.

Black-necked Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour (Jerry's Point).
Grey Plover - 4 Hengistbury Head, 4 Middlebere, 2 Poole Harbour (Jerry's Point).
Woodcock - 2 Farrington.
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Farrington.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour (Jerry's Point).
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Harbour.
Spoonbill - 1 Poole Harbour (Round Island).
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Wick.
Siberian-type Chiffchaff - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juv still on Portland (Channel View Road area in private gardens).
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston CP.

Sparrowhawk, Canford Cliffs, Wednesday © Dave Mobbs
Sparrowhawk, Canford Cliffs © Dave Mobbs

Oystercatcher, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.
Oystercatcher, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.








Thursday 26th November 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 8 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point
Garganey - 1 drake at south end of Sutton Bingham Reservoir
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Jerry's Point, 1 Silverlake
Red-necked Grebe - 1 from shelter at Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Jerry's Point, 3 Portland Harbour
Sanderling - 9 Jerry's Point
Glaucous/Iceland Gull - 1 seen distantly at entrance to Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 9 at Hengistbury roost
Great White Egret - 1 Jerry's Point
Hen Harrier - 1 female west end of Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 6 near Compton Abbas airfield
Marsh Tit - 1 Sherford Bridge
Swallow - late records of 4 over Durlston NNR this morning, 1 at Ferrybridge
Pallas's Warbler - 2 in a Weston (Portland) garden this afternoon
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Easton
Firecrest - 4 Durlston NNR
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston NNR

Pallas's Warbler, Weston © Duncan Walbridge

 

Wednesday, 25th November 2020.

Long-tailed Duck - 1 still at Silverlake.  Access via public rights of way only.
Black-necked Grebe - c.6 Portland Harbour.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay (Bowleaze).
Black-throated Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay (Bowleaze).
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Glaucous Gull - a large white-winged gull possibly of this species in Portland Harbour.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit, roosting on Hengistbury.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juv still on Portland (Channel View Road area in private gardens).
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury sandspit on fenceposts.

Please be aware that Silverlake is a private site with minimal access and large areas of the site are unsafe.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020.

Whooper Swan - 1 Abbotsbury.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6 Rodden Hive.
Egyptian Goose - 22 Silverlake.
Emperor Goose - 1 Stanpit, presumably an escape.
Goosander - 2 Silverlake.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 still at Silverlake.
Golden Plover - 69 Maiden Castle.
Green Sandpiper - 2 Silverlake.
Greenshank - 2 Brands Bay.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Mudeford Quay.
Red-throated Diver - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Stanpit.
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit, roosting on Hengistbury.
Cattle Egret - 9 roosting on Hengistbury.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Abbotsbury, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Red Kite - 1 Bulbarrow.
Merlin - 1 Maiden Castle.
Wheatear - 1 Ferrybridge is very late in the year.
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland (Foundry Close).
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juv still on Portland (Channel View Road area in private gardens).
Black Redstart - 2 Portland (Blacknor), 1 Swanage Sailing Club.
Serin - 1 over Portland Bill.


Red-necked Grebe, Lodmoor © Vaughan Ashby.

Black-tailed Godwit, Upton Country Park © Clinton Whale.
Black-tailed Godwit, Upton Country Park © Clinton Whale.

Monday 23rd November 2020

Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point
Long-tailed Duck  - 2 Jerry's Point, 1 Silverlake, 1 past Portland Bill
Goosander - 2 Silverlake
Red-necked Grebe - 1 from shelter at Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Sanderling - 3 Jerry's Point
Golden Plover - c350 at Maiden Castle
Common Sandpier - 1 Silverlake, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Green Sandpier - 1 Silverlake, 1 Holes Bay, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Red-throated Diver - 4 west past Hengistbury Head
Great Northern Diver - 6 Portland Harbour, 5 Jerry's Point, 2 east past Hengisbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 at Hengistbury roost
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, near entrance from Weymouth Bay Ave
Cattle Egret - 23 near Portesham, 10 at Hengistbury roost
Great White Egret - 1 over Wick
Woodlark - 1 Silverlake
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 trapped & ringed at Lytchett Bay
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Easton
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury, 1 West Moors (Sarum Avenue)
Black Redstart -  7 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Harbour (by Osprey Quay), 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Bowleaze Cove
Water Pipit - 1 trapped & ringed at Lytchett Fields RSPB
Brambling - 1 south of Hardy's Monument, 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Lapland Bunting - 1 over West Bay

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Barnacle Goose - 1 Swineham on Curlews Pool
Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour
Long-tailed Duck  - 3 Poole Harbour (near Furzey Island), 1 still at Silverlake
Goldeneye - 11 Poole Harbour
Goosander - 1 redhead in Lytchett Bay
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 26 Poole Harbour area (incl 7 Jerry's Point, 5 Studland Bay, 3 Shell Bay), 7 Portland Harbour
Sanderling - 11 Poole Harbour (near houseboats at South Haven)
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 10 Portland Harbour, 7 Poole Harbour, 1 Cogden Beach
Glossy Ibis - 1 still at Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 18 Wych Channel (Poole Harbour)
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Cattle Egret - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 5 Longham Lakes 1 Jerry's Point, 1 in a Lodmoor garden
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Morden Bog
Merlin - 1 Ower
Woodlark - 6 Silverlake
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Easton
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 briefly at St Aldelm's Head just after midday
Black Redstart -  2 Christchurch Harbour (1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Fisherman's Bank), 1 Easton (Portland),1 Portland Harbour Quay, 1 Cerne Abbas, 1 Peveril Point, 1 Cogden Beach, 1 Cassiobury Road/Charles Street (Weymouth)
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
 
Yesterday :  A Snow Bunting on sandspit at Hengistbury, seen from Mudeford Quay. Also seen on 18th November.

Red-breasted Flycatcher, St Aldhelm's Head © Steve Smith

Turnstone, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Saturday 21st November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery  
Greater Scaup - 4 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour, 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake, West Knighton GP, 2 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 2 flew west by Charmouth, 
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 4 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour, 2 flew west by Charmouth,
1, Weymouth Harbour near Town bridge.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Shell Bay, Studland, 6 Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland
Western Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotsbury Swannery roost
Great Egret - 1 Brand's Bay, Poole Harbour, 1 Moors Valley CP, 1 Portesham
Hen Harrier - Ringtail, Slepe Moor
Rosy Starling - juvenile still at Channel View Road, Easton, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Peveril Point, Swanage, 2 Studland between village and Old Harry


Long-tailed Duck, Silverlake © Alan Membury

















Red-necked Grebe, Lodmoor ©   Phil Saunders

Friday 20th November 2020

 Greater Scaup - 4 from Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Common Scoter - 2 from Bowleaze Cove
Black-throated Diver - 1 from Portland Castle
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour, 4 from Bowleaze Cove, 4 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour, 
1 Hengitsbury
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Portland Harbour
Western Cattle Egret - 15 Christchurch Harbour roost
Great Egret - 1 on River Frome near Bockhampton
Glossy Ibis - 1 Christchurch Harbour roost
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Studland Bay, close to chain ferry, 9 Mudeford Quay, 3 Chewton Bunny, Highcliffe
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope Cove, Portland, 1 Channel View Road, Easton, Portland, 1 Mudeford Quay

Thursday 19th November 2020

 Barnacle Goose - 10 Rodden Hive
Black Brant - 1 Chickerell
Dark-bellied Brent - 500+ Rodden Hive
Pale-bellied Brent - 5 Rodden Hive
Egyptian Goose - 2 Longham Lakes
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Silverlake, West Knighton GP
Scaup - 2 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 from Smallmouth, 2 Lyme Bay
Black-throated Diver - 3 from Portland Castle
Great Northern Diver - 6 Weymouth Harbour, 7 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 west scrape Lodmoor,
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour
Great White Egret - 5 Longham Lakes, 1 Moors Valley CP
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit
Red Kite - 1 juvenile at Radipole Lake and Lodmoor
Golden Plover -  c.600 Maiden Castle, 125 Wyke Down
Purple Sandpiper - 16 Lyme Regis
Black Redstart - 6 around Portland Bill, 2 Swanage Sailing Club, 1 Redcliffe Point, Weymouth, 
1 Smallmouth, Weymouth, 2 West Bexington, 1 between Charles St and Cassiobury Road, Weymouth, 
2 Osmington Mills.
Dartford Warbler - 1 Redcliffe Point, Weymouth
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Channel View Road, Easton, Portland
Lesser Redpoll - 5 Thorncombe Woods


Dartford Warbler, Redcliffe Point © Paul Harris

2nd CY Mediterranean Gull, Radipole © Dave Chown


Wednesday 18th November 2020

 Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Ferrybridge
Common Scoter - 15 passed Christchurch Harbour spit
Red-throated Diver - 1 passed Christchurch Harbour spit
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Lodmoor
Western Cattle Egret - 7 Hengitsbury Head roost
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Glossy Ibis - 1 Hengitsbury Head roost
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail Stoborough Heath
Avocet - 380 Middlebere
Spotted Redshank - 4 Middlebere
Pomarine Skua - 1 passed Christchurch Harbour spit
Mediterranean Gull - 1600 Ferrybridge
Black Redstart - 1 fem type Christchurch Harbour spit
Rosy Starling - 1 Channel View Road, Easton, Portland
Snow Bunting - 1 Mudeford Quay


Redshank, Lytchett Fields RSPB © Shaun Robson













Tuesday 17th November 2020

BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 6 Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 1 Bowleaze Cove, 1 Sandsfoot Castle
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Great Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 13 left the Hengistbury Head roost this morning
Glossy Ibis - 1 left the Hengistbury Head roost this morning
Avocet - 940 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Dunlin - 2,200 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Spotted Redshank - 5 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Mediterranean Gull - 1,240 Ferrybridge
Black Redstart - 1 East Cliffs Church Ope Cove area, 1 Swanage sailing club area
Rosy Starling - 1 Channel View Road Easton Portland
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle
Magpie - 127 roosting Hatch Pond

Red-necked Grebe Radipole Lake (C) Tim Downton




Monday 16th November 2020

BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Ferrybridge
Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes 
Goosander - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Scaup - 2 off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 6 off Jerry’s Point Poole Harbour, 1 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 past Portland Bill 
Great Egret - 5 Moors Valley CP, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 3 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Jerry's Point Poole Harbour, 21 Highcliffe
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Channel View Road Easton Portland, 1 West Bay, 3 East Cliffs Church Ope Cove area, 1 Swanage sailing club area
Rosy Starling - 1 Channel View Road Easton Portland
Chaffinch - 1,200 over Durlston CP

Purple Sandpiper Highcliffe (C) Clinton Whale



Sunday 15th November 2020

BLACK BRANT - 1 Langton Herring
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 22 Langton Herring
Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Long-tailed Duck - 1 East Fleet
Marsh Harrier - 4 Arne Moors
Merlin - 1 Arne Moors
Great Northern Diver - 9 Poole Harbour off Jerry’s Point, 1 off Middle Beach 1 Longham Lakes, 2 Hamms Beach
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, flew towards Radipole Lake
Great Egret - 5 Longham Lakes, 1 Woodsford Bridge, 1 Middlebere
Glossy Ibis - 1/2 Christchurch Harbour
Cattle Egret - 13 Christchurch Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Christchurch Harbour sandspit

Saturday 14th November 2020

BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Ferrybridge 
Scaup - 2 Poole Harbour off Jerry’s Point
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour off Jerry’s Point, 2 past Cogden Beach, 1 past Alum Chine, 1 past Peveril Point
Turnstone - 26 Poole Harbour, Jerry’s Point
Great Skua - 1 past Alum Chine
Little Gull - 1 past Cogden Beach
Firecrest - 1 Pennsylvania Wood Portland

Friday 13th November 2020

Grey-bellied Brant Goose - Littlesea Wyke Regis, with 2-Black Brent and 3-Pale-bellied Brent Geese
Ruddy Shelduck - still at Silverlake 
Great Northern Diver - 1 Longham Lakes
Red-necked Grebe - Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 12 Hengistbury Head
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hen Harrier Male - Maranoa Farm, Middlebere
Purple Sandpiper - 18 at Highcliffe Beach (Groyne H11)
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Jv still Easton 
Black Redstart - Blacknor Portland (female 1st winter) Osprey Quay Portland Harbour, Church Ope Cove Portland, 1 Male Cerne Abbas.
Firecrest - Wick

News from 12/11/2020

Brambling - 15 Durleston Country Park


Thursday 12th November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green-winged Teal - drake Longham Lakes
Ruddy Shelduck - still Silverlake 
Long-tailed Duck - Jerry's Pt, Brand's Bay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Jerry's Pt, 4 Knoll Beach, 9 Middle Beach
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Jerry's Pt
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 5 Longham Lakes
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Golden Plover - 500 Maiden Castle 
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still Easton 
Black Redstart - 1 Dorchester (Maumbury Rings)
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (exilipes- Portland Bill (Obs Garden/Culverwell) til mid a/noon only. 

Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Portland Bill © Pete Coe



Wednesday 11th November 2020

Black Brant - with Dark bellied Brent Geese Ferrybridge
Egyptian Goose -2 Athelhampton 
Green-winged Teal - drake Longham Lakes
Greater Scaup - 2 Jerry's Point
Great Northern Diver - 3 Jerry's Point 
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Jerry's Pt, 4 Castle Cove Sailing Club Portland 
Cattle Egret - 9 Hengistbury Head
Great White Egret - 5 Longham Lakes, 1 Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head
Parakeet - 3 (presumed Ring-necked) Lilliput
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still Easton 
Black Redstart - 4 Swanage Sailing Club, 1 Sterte Industrial Estate, Christchurch Harbour, Hengistbury Head 
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB


Purple Sandpiper © Clinton Whale



Tuesday November 10th 2020

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 9 Ferrybridge
Grey-bellied Brant - 1 still on the Fleet with Dark-bellied Brent
Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green-winged Teal - drake still Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 off Jerry's Pt, Brand's Bay
Velvet Scoter - 2 west Charmouth
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Brands Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Jerry's Pt, 7 Portland Hbr
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake
Green Sandpiper - 2 Silverlake
Pomarine Skua - 1 Poole Bay off Branksome Chine
Great Northern Diver - 4 Brand's Bay, 3 Portland Hbr, 1 Longham Lakes
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 over Ferrybridge
Cattle Egret - 5 Abbotsbury Swannery, 7 Hengistbury Head
Great White Egret - 1 Little Sea, Studland, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Portland (Southwell & Pennsylvania Castle), 1 West Bexington
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Wick Fields, Hengistbury Head
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still Easton early am.
Black Redstart - 10+ Portland (inc 2 Blacknor & 4 Portland Bill), 4 Swanage Sailing Club, 2 Portesham (Malthouse Meadow), 1 Poundbury, 1 Peveril Point, Swanage.
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Snow Bunting - 2 west West Bay

Glossy Ibis, Stanpit © Dave Hill


Monday 9th November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 9 Ferrybridge
Grey-bellied Brent Goose - 1 still on the Fleet with Dark-bellied Brent
Egyptian Goose - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green-winged Teal - 1n drake Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 off Jerry's Pt.
Goosander - 1 redhead off Jerry's Pt.
Great Northern Diver - 4 off Jerry's Pt, 3 Portland Hbr,  1 South Beach Studland, 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Longham Lakes
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Jerry's Pt, 6 Middle/South Beach Studland, 3 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 2 in the Wareham Channel area.
Golden Plover - 30 over Abbotsbury swannery
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Sandwich Tern - 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Caspian Gull - 1 1st/w Mudeford Quay inside harbour.
Short-eared Owl - Wareham Channel area
Firecrest - 2 Church Ope Cove, 1 Pennsylvanian Castle
House Martin - 2 Pennn's Wears
Pallas's Warbler - 1 Pennsylvanian Castle
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvanian Castle, 1 Sweethill Rd Sothwell.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton also seen at Blacknor.
Black Redstart - 2 Swanage Sailing Club, 1 Poundbury Dorchester, 1 Blacknor, 1 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Grimmery Marsh Stanpit.

Glossy Ibis - Lodmoor RSPB © Hilary Homer





Meadow Pipit - Woodville © John Bishop
















Sunday 8th November 2020

Grey-bellied Brent Goose - 1 with Dark-bellied Brent Littlesea
Green-winged Teal - 1 drake Longham Lake
Scaup - 3 from Jerry's Pt. (1m 2 fem)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 from Jerry's Pt.
Great Northern Diver - 11 Portland Hbr, 6 from Jerry's Pt.
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 4 Stanpit Marsh
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Hbr.
Black-necked Grebe - 7 off Jerry's Pt, 5 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 2 Milborne St. Andrew (1m + 1 ringtail)
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 Silverlake
Siberian Lesser Whgitethroat - trapped and ring Portland Bird Obs.
Black Redstart - 2 Portesham, 1 West Bexington
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh

Glossy Ibis - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


















Black Redstart - Portesham © Janice Grove
Goldfinch - Woodville © John Bishop





Saturday 7th November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Egyptian Goose - 29 East over Hengistbury Hd, 5 Abbotsbury, 2 Swineham Pt.
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Warmwell GP.
Scaup - 2 ad/fem/1st/winter drake Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 2 over St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 4 seen from Jerry's Pt.
Cattle Egret - 1 near Bestwall House 
Great White Egret - 2 Brand's Bay, 1 Moor's Valley CP, 1 in off sea Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Black-necked Grebe - 3 from Jerry's Pt.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Bere Regis CB.
Merlin - 1 St. Aldhelm's Hd.
Swallow - 1 Chesilbourne, 1 Charmouth
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Lyme Regis (top of steps down to The Cobb.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm.
Rosy Starling - 1 imm Easton Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Poundbury Dorchester
Water Pipit - 2 trapped and Ringed Lytchett Field's RSPB
Snow Bunting - 1 West Bay Coastal Path, 1 over north Wyke Down

Egyptian Goose - Bestwall © Fiona Keeling

















Cattle Egret - Swineham © Fiona Keeling

Friday 6h November 2020

Whooper Swan - 3 Rodden Hive presume same as 3 at Abbotsbury Swannery later.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Littlesea The Fleet.
Black Brant - 2 Littlesea The Fleet
Grey-bellied Brent Goose - 1 possible Littlesea The Fleet
Green-winged Teal - drake Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Eider - 4 east East Bexington
Great Northern Diver  - 4 Jerry's Point, 1 imm Longham Lakes, 1 off Brownsea Is.
Cattle Egret - 6 over Broadway Weymouth, 4 Hengistbury Hd & Stanpit later, 2 fields near Baker's Arms roundabout, 1 Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes, 2 in off sea Chesil Cove, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 32 Arne RSPB
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Long Groyne Hengistbury Hd.
Black-necked Grebe - 1 off Jerry's Point
Red Kite - 3 Wyke Down, 2 Wimborne St. Giles CB, 1 Knowlton Church
Hen Harrier - 2 Swineham Pt, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Tidmoor Rifle Range, 1 ringtsil Littlesea, 1 over Chesil Cove.
Purple Sandpiper - 3 on Groyne No29 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Herbury The Fleet
Green Sandpiper - 1 Wimborne St Giles CB.
Grey Phalarope - 1 off Hengistbury Hd Beach Huts.
Merlin - 1 Ridge, 1 East Bexington
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Littlesea The Fleet
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black Redstart - 3 Portland Bill, 1 Church Ope Cove, 1 Hengistbury hd, 1 Sherborne (Glanville Way area)
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh

Purple Sandpiper - Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale
























Common Crossbill - Corfe Hills Open Space © Nick Woods


Peregrine - Bournemouth © David Wareham


















Thursday 5th November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Egyptian Goose -9 east off West Bexington, 3 Littlesea (The Fleet), 2 Swineham
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Roden Hive, 1 Littlesea (The Fleet), 1 Silverlake
Green-winged Teal - 1 drake still at Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Goosander - 5 Silverlake
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Studland Bay
Woodcock - 1 Durlston NNR
Ruff - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red-throated Diver - 1 West Bexington
Great Northern Diver - 1 Littlesea (The Fleet), 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Studland Bay,                                1 Longham Lakes, 1 Hengistbury Head
Glossy Ibis - 1 still at Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 2 over Swineham towards Arne
Cattle Egret - 14 near Portesham, 10 Abbotsbury Swannery, 9 Radipole Lake RSPB,                                1 Portland Bill then over Southwell & Easton
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Red Kite - 2 Wyke Down
Hen Harrier - 1 over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 still in Southwell garden (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Southwell garden (Portland)
Firecrest - 1 Durlston NNR, 1 Hengistbury
Black Redstart - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Merry Hill Barn (Portesham), 1 Sherborne
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Easton
Snow Bunting - 1 on rocks at West Bay

Vis Mig counts today included:
Wood Pigeon - 9,050 Westbourne, 4,500 West Bay, 1,500 Durlston NNR, 200 Silverlake
Stock Dove - 25 Durlston NNR
Woodlark - 1 Westbourne
Starling - 3,270 West Bay, 16 Westbourne
Chaffinch - 76 Westbourne, 75 Durlston NNR
Linnet - 220 Durlston NNR, 2 Westbourne
Goldfinch - 395 Durlston NNR, 18 Westbourne
Crossbill - 14 Westbourne
Lesser Redpoll - 40 West Bay, 8 Westbourne, 7 Durlston NNR
Siskin - 48 Westbourne, 29 Durlston NNR
Brambling - 7 West Bay, 5 Durlston NNR, 1 Westbourne

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Barnacle Goose - 8 Rodden Hive
Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery (NB Swannery now closed for winter)
Egyptian Goose - 2 over Lytchett Bay, 1 over West Bay
Green-winged Teal - 1 drake Longham Lakes
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Jerry's Point
Eider - 1 drake at the Cobb Lyme Regis
Black-necked Grebe - Jerry's Point
Purple Sandpiper -  6 Portland Bill, 3 on the Cobb Lyme Regis
Grey Phalarope - 1 Rodden Hive
Great Northern Diver - 5 Jerry's Point, 1 Longham Lakes
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 28 at Shipstal Point (Arne RSPB)
Cattle Egret - 20 Abbotsbury Swannery, 10 Nottington, 8 Hengistbury, 2 over Lytchett Bay
Great White Egret - 2 in-off Hengistbury, 1 Longham Lakes
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail at Grove Hill Bottom (Near Martinstown)
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Church Ope Cove
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Hengistbury
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2 Southwell (Portland), 1 in Southbourne garden,                                             1 Wakeham (Portland), 1 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - presumed at Wakeham (Portland)
Firecrest - 7 Hengistbury Head, 2 trapped & ringed at Durlston CP, 1 Longham Lakes
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Easton
Hawfinch - 1 early at Hengistbury

Vis Mig counts today included:
Wood Pigeon - 75,014 Poole Harbour, 39,000 Christchurch Harbour, 13,373 Westbourne, 12,000 Lodmoor/Southdown Ridge, 7,000 West Bay, 1,100 Ringstead, 500 St Aldhelm's Head, 300 Easton
Stock Dove - 50 Westbourne, 35 West Bay
Woodlark - 3 West Bay
Starling - 2,457 West Bay
Chaffinch - 2,625 West Bay, 80 Westbourne, 80 Christchurch Harbour,  15 St Aldhelm's Head
Greenfinch - 33 West Bay
Linnet - 287 West Bay
Crossbill - 23 West Bay, 7 Westbourne, 1 Crossbill
Lesser Redpoll - 70 Christchurch Harbour,  3 Westbourne, 6 Lodmoor/Southdown Ridge, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Siskin - 28 West Bay, 20 Westbourne, 2 Lodmoor/Southdown Ridge, 2 Easton
Brambling - 83 West Bay, 4 Westbourne, 9 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor/Southdown Ridge, 1
Abbotsbury Swannery

Jay, Stanpit © Dave Hill

Little Owl, Portland Bill © Clive Hargrave


Purple Sandpiper, Portland Bill © Clive Hargrave


 

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery (NB Swannery now closed for winter)
Green-winged Teal - 1 drake Longham Lakes
Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Brand's Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Brand's Bay
Sanderling - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Spotted Redshank - 8 Brownsea Island lagoon, 4 Middlebere
Greenshank - 2 Holes Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 10 on the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Little Gull - 1 Chesil Cove
Great Northern Diver - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Portland Harbour,                 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 3 Brownsea Island lagoon
Cattle Egret - 15 at Abbotsbury evening roost, 5 near Bakers Arms at Lytchett Minster,                          1 over Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great White Egret - 4 Longham Lakes
Osprey - 1 over Brand's Bay
Red Kite - 5 Wyke Down, 1 north of Sherborne
Hen Harrier - 3 Milborne St Andrew
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Southwell (Portland), 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Firecrest - 4 Brownsea Island, 3 north of Grove Stadium (Portland), 1 Thorncombe Wood
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 adult near skate park at Fortuneswell, 1 juvenile still at Easton
Black Redstart - 1 Church Ope Cove (Portland, 1 Blacknor (Portland) 
Richard's Pipit - 1 possibly 2 north of Grove Stadium (Portland)
Brambling - 2 Wyke Down
Snow Bunting - 1 Portland Bill 

Purple Sandpiper, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Wood Pigeons, Bournemouth East Cliff © David Wareham


 

 

Monday, 2nd November 2020.

Green Sandpiper - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm.
Grey Phalarope - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 2 Chesil Cove.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Lytchett Bay (a local rarity), 4 Portland Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 past Durlston NNR, 1 past Hengistbury Head.
Great Skua - 1 Chesil Cove.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Milborne St Andrew.
Merlin - 1 Butterstreet Cove, 1 past Durlston NNR, 1 off the sea at 
Hengistbury, 
             1 Milborne St Andrew, 1 Portland Bill.
Swallow - 55 Durlston NNR, 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Portland Bill.
House Martin - 4 Durlston NNR.
Firecrest - 1 Durlston NNR.
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 Portland Observatory.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Portland (Channel View Road area in private gardens).
Black Redstart - 1 Portland (Church Ope Cove).
Linnet - 470 past Durlston NNR in 2 hours.
Goldfinch - 1445 past Durlston NNR in 2 hours.

Kestrel, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale.


Sunday 1st November 2020

Whooper Swan - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Scaup -4 Brand's Bay/Jerry's Point, 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Jerry's Point, 3 Studland Bay
Grey Phalarope - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 1 briefly at Ferrybridge
Great Skua - 1 Cogden Beach
Great Northern Diver - 5 Poole Harbour entrance early, later 4 Brand's Bay/Jerry's Point,                             2 past Cogden Beach, 1 Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Leach's Storm Petrel -1 past Chesil Cove
Cattle Egret - 18 roosted at Abbotsbury Swannery, 3 Nottington, 1 Longham Lakes
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 over Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Brand's Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Keysworth
Merlin - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Swallow - 8 Durlston CP, 1 Southwell Weymouth
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Hengistbury
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 juvenile still at Easton, Portland 
Brambling - 2 Hengistbury
 
Mallard with young, Jurassic Pools Weymouth © Paul Harris