Monday April 12th 2021

 Ring-necked Duck - female still at Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 4 briefly at the Fleet, 1st winter drake still at Silverlake
Little Ringed Plover - 8 Lytchett Fields
Whimbrel - 6 Lodmoor, 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 passed Christchurch Harbour
Ruff - 1 Stanpit
Glaucous Gull - juvenile again at Alderney sewage works, Canford Heath
Red-throated Diver - 2 passed Christchurch Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Osprey - 1 off sea at Abbotsbury Swannery
Sedge Warbler - 1 Lodmoor
Ring Ouzel - 3 still at Barleycrates Lane, Weston, Portland
Common Redstart - 1 Lodmoor,1 Christchurch Harbour



Sparrowhawk, Swanage garden  © Stephen Hobbs

Common Redstart, Portland Castle © Graham Jaggard




Sunday 11th April 2021

Garganey - 2 briefly at Christchurch Harbour
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Silverlake
Long-tailed Duck - 1 still at Silverlake
Cuckoo - 1 heard at Morden Bog
Little Ringed Plover - 2 on Stilt Pool at Swineham, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Purple Sandpiper - 18 Hengistbury Head, 1 West Bay, 1 Sandbanks
Jack Snipe - 1 flushed at Lower Bockhampton
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 9 near Portesham
Osprey - 1 over Weston (Portland) & Rodwell (Weymouth), 2 Arne RSPB
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor
Merlin - 1 Hartland Moor
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Moonfleet Chickerell
Ring Ouzel - 3 Barleycrates Lane (Portland)
Redstart - 3 Portland Castle, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Christchurch Harbour

Yesterday: a Hobby was at Charmouth and a Pied Flycatcher at Wootton Fitzpaine.

Saturday April 10th 2021

 Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields, 2 Swineham
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Fields
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Glaucous Gull - juvenile Alderney Sewage works, Canford Heath
Caspian Gull - 1st winter Alderney Sewage works, Canford Heath
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 over Bridport, 2 Lytchett Fields
Ring Ouzel - 3 still Barleycrates Lane, Weston, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Ferndown garden,

From yesterday:
Nightingale - 1 Alners Gorse
White Stork - Cheselbourne


Friday 9th April 2021

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 16 past Portland Bill
Ring-necked Duck - female still at Longham Lakes
Common Sandpiper - 2 PC World Drain (Holes Bay)
Purple Sandpiper - 18 Hengistbury Head
Greenshank - 8 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Ruff - 2 Stanpit
Whimbrel - 1 Littlesea (The Fleet)
Glaucous Gull - 1st winter at Alderney STW (Canford Heath)
Puffin - 1 Portland Bill
Red-throated Diver - 22 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 1 north over Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 West Bay
Merlin - 1 Milborne St Andrew
Short-eared Owl - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Garden Warbler - 1 or 2 in Reap Lane/ Barleycrates area (Portland)
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Barleycrates Lane (Portland)
Firecrest - 1 Durlston CP
Ring Ouzel - 3 Barleycrates Lane (Portland)
Redstart - 3 Hengistbury Head, 1 on cliff near Reap Lane (Portland), 1 Stonebarrow Hill, 1 PBO, 1 Littlesea (The Fleet)
Black Redstart - 1 West Bay GC, 1 Woodville, 1 Portland Bill
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Barleycrates Lane (Portland)

Black Redstart, Woodville © John Bishop

Purple Sandpiper, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

 

Thursday April 8th 2021

 Garganey - drake at Coward's Marsh
Long-tailed Duck - 1st winter drake still at Silverlake
Grey Plover - 2 Christchurch Harbour
Black-tailed Godwit - 3 Silverlake
Ruff - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Coward's Marsh
Spoonbill - 1 from Coombe Heath Arne RSPB
Glossy Ibis - Stanpit
Osprey - 2 over Lytchett Bay, 1 Abbotsbury Sannery, 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Ring Ouzel - 2 males still at Barleycrates Lane, Weston, Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 fem Wakeham, 1 Portland Castle, 1 'Bobolink' field Christchurch Harbour
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Coward's Marsh


Immature Cormorant, River Stour © Roger Peart


Pied Flycatcher, Portland Castle © Peter Coe


Wednesday 7th April 2021

 Ring-necked Duck - female still at Longham Lakes
Little-Ringed Plover - 2 Stilt Pool, Swineham
Spotted Redshank - 1 Swineham Point
Great Northern Diver - 1 offshore West Bexington
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham
Osprey - 1 north over Charmouth
Short-eared Owl - 1 flew over Hengitsbury Head
Sand Martin - 50+ Swineham
Reed Warbler - 3 Swineham
Ring Ouzel - 3 still in Barleycrates Lane area of Weston, Portland
Black Restart - 1 Culverwell Portland, 1 Portland Bill, 1 Dancing Ledge
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Curlew Pool, Swineham
Cirl Bunting - 1 female still in set aside West Bexington


Mandarin Duck, Canford Sang  © Dave Harrop



Black Redstart Dancing Ledge © David Foster



Tuesday 6th April 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes (North Lake)
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields
Glaucous Gull - 1 over Westbourne
Reed Warbler - 2 Longham Lakes (yesterday)
Ring Ouzel - 3 Barleycrates Lane Weston Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Culverwell Portland

Wheatear Stanpit Marsh (C) Clinton Whale


Monday 5th April 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes (North Lake)
Osprey - 1 Poole Harbour, 1 over Wareham Forest
Red Kite - 1 over Christchurch, 1 over Slepe Heath
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Longham Lakes, 5 Lytchett Fields, 2 Swineham/Bestwall
Cattle Egret - 23 left Abbotsbury Swannery roost this morning
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head
Firecrest - 1 Sherford Bridge area
Ring Ouzel - 3 Barleycrates Lane Weston Portland

Pied Flycatcher Hengistbury Head (c) Mike Gibbons


Sunday 4th April 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes (North Lake)
Osprey - 3 Poole Harbour, 1 over Gillingham, 1 over West Compton
Stone-curlew - 1 over Hengistbury Head
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Longham Lakes, 7 Lytchett Fields, 2 Swineham/Bestwall
Cattle Egret - 23 left Abbotsbury Swannery roost this morning
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Common Whitethroat - 1 West Bexington, 1 PBO
Black Redstart - 2 St Aldhelm's Head
Common Redstart - 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Barleycrates Lane Weston Portland
Ring Ouzel - 2 Barleycrates Lane Weston Portland

Saturday 3rd April 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
White-tailed Eagle - 1 over Wyke Down
Red Kite - 2 Lytchett Fields
Osprey - 1 Wareham Forest, 2 Wareham Channel
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 16 Portesham (yesterday evening)
White Stork - 1 over Pymore 
Red-rumped Swallow - 1 Radipole Lake RSPB
Common Whitethroat - 1 Langton Herring
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 Weston, 1 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Seacombe Cliff
Common Redstart - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Talbot Heath
Ring Ouzel - 3 Weston Portland

Ring Ouzel Portland (c) Steve Carey


Friday 2nd April 2021

Garganey - 1 Coward's Marsh
Ring - necked Duck - 1 Longham lakes still on North Lake 
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lychett fileds RSPB, 2 Swineham Stilt Pool, 1 Lodmoor RSPB by the hump
Green Sandpiper - 1 Swineham Curlews Pool
Glaucous Gull  - 1 Portland Bill flying North
White Stork - 1 very high over Dewlish heading West probably Knapp Estate reintroduction
Osprey -  2 Poole Harbour, 1 over Sutton Poyntz, 1 over Hengisbury Head, 1 over Radipole RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 Tarrant Rushton male flying North
Red Kite - 2 over Lodmoor RSPB, 1 over upton Country Park, 1 over Bincombe down, 1 over West Moors, 1 Slepe Heath - 1 Middlebere seen mobbing an Osprey
Hoopoe - 1 Upway, 1 Frome Whitfield on rough grass of B3143
Swallow - 15 Todber, 3 Swineham, 3 Hartland Moor, 2 East Holme, 1 Dancing Ledge
Red - rumped Swallow  - 1 Over Reap lane Portland
Willow Warbler - 2 Swineham, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lewis Gardens Ensbury Park
Garden Warbler - 1 Bradbury Rings
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Southwell Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Burton Bradstock, 1 Longfleet School Poole, 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Reap Lane Portland
Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Cirl Bunting - 1 West Bexington female still in set-aside field

Red Kites - Lodmoor RSPB ©Sue





Kestrel - Hambledodn Hill ©John Bishop



Skylark - Hambledon Hill ©John Bishop 




Osprey - Bincombe ©Alan Membury




Thursday 1st April 2021

Garganey - 19 Abbotsbury Swannery flew in off the sea and headed North
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Swineham Pools
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holme Lane
Glaucous Gull  - 1 East Cliffs Portland seen going North
Iceland Gull - 1 Radipole RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Swineham 
Osprey -  1  Middlebere unringed female on nest platform, 1 Poole Harbour  CJ7 on BoPH Osprey webcam
Red Kite - 2 Over Bagwell Farm Weymouth, 1 Milborne St Andrew, 1 over A35 by Tolpuddle Jcn
Littler Owl - 1 Portland
Woodlark - 1 Near Ashmore, 1 Wareham Forest
Swallow - 6 Charmouth, 3 Arne RSPB, 1 Avon Valley flew over local school
Sedge Warbler - 1 Swineham heard singing
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bird Observatory
Ring Ouzel - 1 Studland Heath
Pied Flycatcher - 1  Portland Bird Observatory trapped & ringed
Black Redstart - Portland Reap Lane
Redstart - 1 Wimborne in private garden


Late News - Yesterday
Velvet Scoter - 1 Past Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Wareham Forest

Garganey - Abbotsbury ©Joe Stockwell






Redstart - Wimborne © Caroline Hebditch















Cetti's Warbler - Milborne St Andrew ©Janice Beck








Wednesday 31st March 2021

Long-tailed Duck - 1 1st/w still at Silverlake
Osprey -  1 Flew over Poole, 1 over Charmouth, 1 on Chesil Beach at Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Ringed Plover - 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB approach field, 1 Sliverlake, 1 Swineham Stilt Pool
Green Sandpiper - 1 Swineham Curlew Pool
Glaucous Gull  - 1 East Cliffs Portland seen going North
Sandwich Tern - 11 past Peveril point, 3 Middlebere Channel, 2 Holes Bay, Rodden Hive
Common Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (closed to public)
Cattle Egret - 5 Swineham seen flying East towards Arne
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere on Slepe Moor
Red Kite - 1 Over Charmouth
Hoopoe - 1 Church Knowle seen on nearby farm
Hobby - 1 Radipole RSPB seen flying North
Sand Martin - 200 over Swineham Curlews scrape
Willow Warbler  - 2 Swineham
Sedge Warbler - 1 Bestwall boardwalk to River Frome
Reed warbler - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (closed to public)
Yellow Wagtail - 1 West Bexington

Late News, Yesterday 
Ruff  - 1 Holes Bay Poole Harbour

Sandwich Tern - Rodden Hive ©Sue Wingett



Tuesday 30th March 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes female still on North lake
Common Scoter - 162 Portland Bill Observatory
Long-tailed Duck - 2 South Deep Poole Harbour, 1 1st/w still at Silverlake
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 5 past Portland Bill.
Osprey -  1 Wareham Channel  seen with fish on mudflat, 1 over Lytchett Bay, 1 over east Shilinghampton Farm
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB approach field, 1 Swineham
Whimbrel - 1 past Portland Bill 
Little Gull - 5  past Portland Bill 
Sandwich Tern - 37 past Portland Bill, 2 Long island sandspit Poole Harbour
Artic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill 
Puffin - 5 Dancing Ledge
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Island lagoon
Red Kite - 1 Over Lytchett Bay
Swallow - 3 Poole Harbour,  3 Langton Matraves, 1 Langton Herring, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Tree Pipit - 1 calling whilst flying over Ladymead Portland
Sedge Warbler - 1 Avon Valley
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 heard reeling in the Avon Valley


Peregrine Falcon - Bournemouth ©David Wareham




Black - tailed Godwit - Lodmoor RSPB  © Vaughan Ashby 
  



Mediterranean Gull - Merely  ©  Roger Peart


Monday 29th March 2021

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Silverlake
Garganey - 1fem. drifted southwest Chesil Cove
Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake seen from Tennis Courts
Long-tailed Duck - 1 1st/w still Silverlake, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red-throated Diver - 5 past Chesil, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Chesil
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Stanpit Marsh
Osprey - 1 over Chickeril
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Swineham scrapes.
Whimbrel - 1 past Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 1st/w past Chesil Cove
Laughing Gull - 1 2nd/w Lodmoor RSPB
Merlin - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Portland Bill 
Hobby - 1 Hartland Moor
Sand Martin 400 Swineham GP.
Swallow - 6 Portland
House Martin - 1 Fancy's Farm Portland
Willow Warbler - 3 Stour Valley LNR, 3 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Radipole Lake RSPB, 2 Sweethill, 1 Upton CP, 1 Talbut Heath, 1 Ridge
Blackcap - 16 Hengistbury Hd, 13 Southwell, 6 by Tram Shed Portland, 4 Stour Valley LNR.
Ring Ouzel - 2 King's Barrow Quarry, 1fem Fancy's Farm Portland
Black Redstart - 2 King's Barrow Quarry, 2 Blacknor
Common Redstart - 1 Southwell
Wheatear - 15 New Ground Portlaand, 8 Sweethill, 2 Peveril Point, 2 Talbut Heath
DESERT WHEATEAR - 1st/sum female Lodmoor RSPB behind Park & Ride
Tree Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

1st/Sum fem. Desert Wheatear - Lodmoor RSPB © Dave Chown

1st/Sum fem. Desert Wheatear - Lodmoor RSPB © Dave Chown

3CY Laughing Gull - Lodmoor RSPB © Tim Downton


Ruddy Shelduck - Silver Lake © Colin Chainey



Sunday 28th March 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 drake Radipole Lake, 1 duck Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 20 Portland Bill, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 13 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 7 Holly Fm south of Crossways, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great White Egret - 1 Arne RSPB
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Is.
Red Kite - 1 Sixpenny Handley
Osprey - 1 eating fish Wareham Channel, 1 over Broensea Is.
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Holme Lane GP, 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks on groynes
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea Is.
Greenshank - 4 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 2 Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 30 Brownsea Is. 3 Stanpit March, 3 Shell Bay, 2 past Peveril Point, 2 Holes Bay
Sand Martin - 100 Swineham GP, 40 Lytchett Bay, 20 Holme Lane GP. 20 Bockhampton, 4 Portland Bill
Swallow - 4 Holme Lane GP, 2 Middlebere, 2 Little Sea, singles Lytchett Bay, Knoll Beach & Bockhampton
House Martin - 1 over Little Sea Studland
Blackcap - 1 singing Stour Valley LNR
Ring Ouzel - 1 in a Southwell Garden Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 female type Cheselborne, 1 Tolpuddle
Wheatear - 18 Portland Bill, 12 Stanpit Marsh, 3 Brownsea Is, 2 Soldiers Road
Little Bunting - 1 in private garden Portland

Drake Ring-necked Duck - Radipole Lake RSPB © Steven Carey





Wheatear - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale





 

Saturday 27th March 2021

Egyptian Geese - 2 Woodsford
Ring-necked Duck - 1 female remains at Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 drake still Lyme Regis Hbr
Red-throated Diver - 9 Portland Bill
Glossy Ibis - 1 Staanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 2 Brownsea Is.
Osprey - 3 Poole Hbr in the Wareham Channel
Golden Plover - 240 Turnworth
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Lyme Regis on The Cobb
Swallow - 2 Portland Bill
Willow Warbler - 1 singing Powerstock Common
Black Redstart - 4 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Hardy's Monument

Drake Eider _ Lyme Regis Hbr. © Roger Boswell


Friday 26th March 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Iwern Minster
Eider - 4 Cogden
Long-tailed Duck - 1 past Cogden
Red-throated Diver - 12 Portland Bill, 3 past Cogden, 2 past Charmouth
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Shore Hengistbury Hd.
Manx Shearwater - 12 Portland Bill, 12 Cogden, 1 Charmouth
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail West Compton
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Skua - 1 portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 2 Charmouth
Kittiwake - 600 Portland Bill, 276 Cogden, 105 past Charmouth
Little Gull - 3 Lyme Bay
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Pumping Station, 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 8 Wyke Down, 7 East Cliff Portland, 5 Hengistbury Hd, 5 Scotland Farm, 3 Arne RSPB, 2 Portland Bill, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 female on BoPH Osprey webcam.

Thursday, 25th March 2021.

Egyptian Goose - 1 Swineham.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake (middle pit).
Eider - 4 past Portland Bill.
Purple Sandpiper - 9 Lyme Regis (The Cobb).
Laughing Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery.
Iceland Gull - 1 Redcliff Point
Sandwich Tern - 3-5 Christchurch Harbour.
Red-throated Diver - 39 past Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Bestwall, 1 Swineham.
Red Kite - 1 St Ives.
Black Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head, 5 Portland Bill, 1 St Aldhelm's Head.
Wheatear - 1 Anvil Point, 12 Hengistbury Head, 3 Peveril Point, 20 Portland Bill, 2 Stanpit.
Swallow - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 4 Milborne St Andrew, 3+ Radipole Lake.
Sand Martin - 10+ Swineham.
Firecrest - 2 Portland Bill.

Blue Tit, Merley © Roger Peart.
















Great Tit & sunflower seed, Stour Valley © Dave Harrop.

Iceland Gull, Redcliff Point © Paul Harris.




























Treecreeper, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell.














Wednesday, 24th March 2021.

Egyptian Goose - 3 Silverlake.
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake (middle pit).
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Silverlake (visible only with telescope).
Purple Sandpiper - 25 Hengistbury sandspit.
Green Sandpiper - 2 West Parley.
Sandwich Tern - 5+ Christchurch Harbour.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury.
Sparrowhawk - 2 Hengistbury Head came in off the sea.
White-Tailed Eagle - 1 possible at Morden Park Corner in the early evening.
Meadow Pipit - 110+ Hengistbury Head.
Black Redstart - 1 Peveril Point, 1 Portesham, 3 Portland (Reap Lane), 4+ Portland (Southwell),
    4 St Aldhelm's Head.
Wheatear - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Shell Bay.
Blackcap - 2 singing birds at Hengistbury Head were the first of the spring there.

Late news: 2-3 Osprey yesterday in Poole Harbour.

Wheatear, Shell Bay © Richard Adams


Tuesday, 23rd March 2021.

Shoveler - 2 past Portland Bill; 17 at Stanpit was a notable total.
Common Scoter - 102 past Portland Bill.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lodmoor.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour (Crouch Hill).
Common Gull - 34 past Portland Bill.
Little Gull - 1 off the Hengistbury beach huts, 11 past Portland Bill.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Arne RSPB, 2 Christchurch Harbour, 4 past Portland Bill.
Puffin - 1 past Portland Bill.
Red-throated Diver - 32 past Portland Bill.
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Stanpit.
Red Kite - 1 west of Cheselbourne.
White-Tailed Eagle - 2 Hengistbury Head (birds from the IOW reintroduction
 programme).
Merlin - 1 Portland (Reap Lane).
Unidentified falcon - a falconer's escape (with jesses) believed to be a Lanner hybrid was at  
   Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 8 around Portland, 1 South Perrott, 1 West Knighton, 1 Winspit, 1 Winterborne Came.
Wheatear - 2 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lodmoor, 6 Portland Bill.
Sand Martin - 7 Hengistbury Head.
Swallow - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Cranborne Common, 4 Portland (Culverwell), 1 Portland Bill, 1 Stanpit Scrubs.
Crossbill - 80+ Cranborne Common.

Late news:  White-tailed Eagle over Wareham Channel and Upton CP yesterday (22nd March).


Woodlark, Silverlake © Alan Membury















Sparrowhawk © Stephen Hobbs














Grey Plover and Knot, The Fleet © Janice Grove

Monday, 22nd March 2021.

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Christchurch Harbour (Crouch Hill).
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Red Kite - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
White-Tailed Eagle - 1 over Weymouth (Greenhill), presumably from the IOW reintroduction.
Wheatear - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Sand Martin - 3 Hengistbury Head.
Sedge Warbler - 1 Christchurch Harbour (Priory Marsh).
Firecrest - 1 Bournemouth (Talbot Woods).

Glossy Ibis, Stanpit © Clinton Whale.
Glossy Ibis, Stanpit © Clinton Whale.



Sunday 21st March 2021

Egyptian Goose - 2 Puddletown Water Meadows
Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes, North Lake
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake, Middle Lake
Goosander - 5 Coward's Marsh
Knot - 5 Rodden Hive, The Fleet
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 25 East Elworth Farm, Portesham, 2 Buckland Ripers
Osprey - 1 Radipole RSPB
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Stanpit Marsh & Avon Valley (Probable IOW Reintroduction)
Short-eared Owl - 1 Wyke Regis
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Reap Lane, Portland
Water Pipit - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery


Crossbill, Puddletown © R. Hewitt


Turnstone, Baiter Park, Poole © Martin Adams

Saturday 20th March 2021

 
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes, North lake
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake, Middle Lake
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 3cy Cogden beach
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Iwerne Minster
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Bridport (Probable IOW Reintroduction)
Long-eared Owl - 1 Cogden Beach, very high
Black Redstart - 3 Durlston CP, 1 Ferrybridge on roof of Taste Cafe, 1 Reap Lane, Portland, 1 Warmwell Heath
Wheatear - 6 West Bexington, 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Reap Lane, Portland, 1 Tidmoor Point, The Fleet
Meadow Pipit - c800 Slepe Heath (exceptional number)
Tree Pipit - 1 Cranborne Common

 Yesterday:

Purple Sandpiper - 20 Mudeford Sandspit, 5 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill


Razorbills, Durlston Cliffs © Hamish Murray


Water Rail, Lodmoor RSPB © Graham Jaggard

Friday 19th March 2021

 

Garganey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes,
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Coward's Marsh
Razorbill - 40 off Durlston Cliffs (exceptional number)
Spoonbill - 1 Hengistbury Head
Cattle Egret - 5 Holly Farm, South of Crossways
Red Kite - 2 Milborne St. Andrew
Black Kite - 1 possible Weymouth
Merlin - 1 West Compton
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane, Portland, 1 Warmwell Cress Beds

yesterday:  Brambling - 1 Well Bottom, near Ashmore



Garganey, Lodmoor RSPB © Graham Jaggard




Blackbird, Bournemouth © David Wareham

Thursday 18th March 2021

Garganey - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, distant from Viewing Shelter
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes, North Lake
Long-tailed Duck - 1Silverlake, Central Lake
Woodcock - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Wooden Bridge
Puffin - 3 Dancing Ledge
Great Northern Diver - 1 Christchurch Harbour at Sea
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Silverlake
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Monkton Up Wimborne, presumed from IOW project
Red Kite - 4 Monkton Up Wimborne, 1 Littlemoor Weymouth
Sand Martin - 1 Silverlake, 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Black Redstart - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Double Dykes
Wheatear - 1 St. Aldhem's Head, 1 Ferrybridge
White Wagtail - 1 Baiter Park, Poole


White-tailed Eagle (IOW Reintroduction) © Roger Howell

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 20 Hengistbury sandspit
LAUGHING GULL - 2nd winter at West Bexington
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland (flew north along West Cliffs off Blacknor)
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Cattle Egret - 17 between Portesham & Abbotsbury
Bittern - 1 heard at Wick
White-tailed Eagle - 1 presumed from IOW project, NE over Wyke Down
Red Kite - 1 over Christchurch
Merlin - 1 Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 45 Swineham GPs, 32 Lodmoor RSPB
Swallow - 1 Tidmoor Point
Willow Warbler - 1 singing at Ashtree Meadows (Christchuch)
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Harbour at Smallmouth, 1 Winspit
Firecrest - 1 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 1 Hengisbury Head
Meadow Pipit - c3500 over Stanpit in the morning, c100 over Lytchett Fields RSPB

Glossy Ibis, Stanpit © Dave Harrop

Redwing, Portesham © Janice Grove

 

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Long-tailed Duck - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Silverlake
Ring-necked Duck - female still at Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 25 Hengistbury sandspit
LAUGHING GULL - 2nd winter again on West Scrape at Lodmoor RSPB, later in Weymouth Bay
Puffin - 7 Dancing Ledge
Great Northern Diver - 1 Arne RSPB (Shipstal Point)
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 4 Arne RSPB (Shipstal Point)
Cattle Egret - 6 Buckland Ripers, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
White-tailed Eagle - 1 presumed from IOW project, circled over Dorchester this morning, later one over Lytchett Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Hartland Moor
Merlin - 1 Hengistbury
Sand Martin - 2 Swineham GPs, 2 Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury
Wheatear - 2 West Bexington, 1 Hartland Moor,1 Cogden Beach, 1 Charmouth
Brambling - 1 over Hengistbury

Puffin, Dancing Ledge © Chris Roughley

Wheatear, Charmouth © Roger Boswell

Yellowhammer between Dorchester & Puddletown © Alan Membury