Wednesday, 24th February 2021.

Ring-necked Duck - 1 still Swineham.
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Holme Lane gravel pits near Wareham.
Egyptian Goose - 9 Holme Lane gravel pits near Wareham.
Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes.
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Brands Bay, 2 Studland Bay.
Golden Plover - c100 Maiden Castle.
Grey Plover - 67 Brands Bay.
Kittiwake - 1 north over Lytchett Fields.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 106 in the Weymouth Bay gull roost.
Sandwich Tern - 2 Brands Bay.
Great Northern Diver - 2 Brands Bay.
Great White Egret - 3 Hampreston water meadows.
Hen Harrier - 1 near Milborne St. Andrew.
Crossbill - 15 Wytch Heath.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021.

Greylag Goose - 4 at Swineham included a colour-ringed bird.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 still Swineham.
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Portland Bill.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Jurassic Pools, Weymouth (by the Littlemoor roundabouts on A354).
Sandwich Tern - 1 W through Parkstone Bay.
Red-throated Diver - 2 past Hengistbury
Cattle Egret - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Christchurch Harbour.
White Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Tilly Whim.
Ring Ouzel - 1 in a private garden in Bournemouth has apparently over-wintered.

Late news: Rose-coloured Starling still present on Portland yesterday.

Monday, 22nd February 2021.

Egyptian Goose - 2 Swineham.
Barnacle Goose - 9 past West Bexington.
Grey Plover - 17 Middlebere, 4 Stanpit, 1 West Bexington.
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Hengistbury sandspit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Puddletown watermeadows.
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Bay.
Little Gull - 1 Swineham.
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Hengistbury, 3 Weymouth Bay.
Glossy Ibis - 1 still Christchurch Harbour.
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor, 3 Middlebere included a white-ringed bird.
Red Kite - 1 NE over Alum Chine, 1 N over Athelhampton.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Middlebere.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 1 Bestwall wood, 3 Talbot Heath.
Cirl Bunting - 1+ West Bexington.

Little Gull, Swineham © Trevor Warrick.















Little Gull, Swineham © Trevor Warrick.


Sunday 21st February 2021

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour nr Billy Winter's
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour nr Billy Winter's
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Woodlark - 1 singing Winfrith DBC
Firecrest - 1 Alderholt, private garden
Ring Ouzel - Charminster, Dorchester in Private Garden
Rose-coloured Starling
- 1 still at Easton, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Mudeford Quay, 1 Peveril Pt, Swanage

Yesterday - Little Gull - 1 Shell Beach Sandbanks, 1 Hengistbury Head
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour


Oystercatchers & Brent Geese at Poole Park © Martin Adams

 

Saturday 20th February 2021

Black Brant - 2 Ferrybridge
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Swineham GPs on main pit
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Jerry's Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 still on R.Frome at Swineham, 1 Durlston CP
Great Northern Diver - 4 Jerry's Point, 2 Poole Harbour off Baiter Park, 1 Portland Harbour
off Hamm Beach, 1 Weymouth near Town bridge
Great White Egret - 1 in field behind Spetisbury
Merlin - 1 Swineham GPs
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still at Easton, Portland



 

Friday 19th February 2021

Egyptian Goose - 1 Curlews Pool, Swineham GPs
Scaup - 1 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Goosander - 2 Coward's Marsh
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Avocet - 80 Stone Bench Upton CP, 40 Holes Bay NE, 1 Jerry's Point
Purple Sandpiper - 20 Mudeford Sandspit
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB at West Scrapes
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Great White Egret - 1 Little Sea, Studland
Merlin - 1F Barn Field, Stanpit
Swallow - 1 Wyke Regis
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton, Portland

yesterday : Ring-necked Duck - 1F Sturminster Marshall GPs


Red-breasted Merganser at Jerry's Point  © Garry Hayman

Thursday 18th February 2021

Black Brant - 1 Butterstreet Cove, The Fleet
Egyptian Goose - 2 pairs Silverlake
Scaup - 1 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Goosander - 1 Silverlake
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 7 Portland Harbour, 5 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Glaucous Gull - 1 Juv West Bexington Mere
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB at Postbox Pool
Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 1 Little Sea, Studland
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Lytchett Bay
Woodlark - 3 Silverlake
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton, Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Castle, 1 Smallmouth Cove, 1 Child Okeford


Peregrine, Landsdown Bournemouth © David Wareham

Wednesday 17th February 2021

Red-throated Diver - 3 West Bexington
Cattle Egret - 2 in field opposite Duncliffe Wood (between Stour Provost & Shaftesbury)
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Channel View Road (Easton, Portland)
Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set aside field at West Bexington

Cattle Egret, near Stour Provost © John Bishop

Coal Tit, Winterborne Stickland © Will Bown



Tuesday 16th February 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Swineham GPs on large lake
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Rodden Hive
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 still on R.Frome at Swineham
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spoonbill - 17 Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still around Channel View Road (Easton, Portland)
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Peveril Point
Crossbill - 16 Moreton Plantation

Red-throated Diver, Swineham © Clive Hargrave

Red-throated Diver, Swineham © Clive Hargrave


Monday 15th February 2021

Scaup - 1 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Goldeneye - 1 Holme Lane
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Swineham GPs
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Goosander - 2 Silverlake, 2 Wareham on R. Piddle
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point, 2 Studland Bay, 1 Portland Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 14 Mudeford Quay
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth Harbour
Red-throated Diver - 1 Swineham GPs
Great Northern Diver - 5 Studland Bay, 4 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point, 2 Portland Harbour, 1 Weymouth Harbour
Cattle Egret - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Merlin - 1 Silverlake, 1 Wareham Common
Woodlark - 2+ Silverlake
Firecrest - 1 Wareham Common
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still in around Channel View Road (Easton, Portland)
Black Redstart - 1 Osprey Quay (Portland Harbour), 1 Durlston CP

Purple Sandpiper, Mudeford Quay © Clinton Whale


Sunday 14th February 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 Swineham GPs
Greenshank - 1 Swineham Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 on R.Frome at Wareham near Redcliffe
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour from Billy Winters
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 6 Middlebere
Merlin - 1 Swineham Point
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still around Easton (Portland)

Mediterranean Gull, Weymouth © Edmund Mackrill



 

Saturday 13th February 2021


 Black Brant - 2 Butterstreet Cove
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Butterstreet Cove
Ring-necked Duck - 2 Swineham Point
Long-tailed Duck - 2 The Fleet, 1 Brands Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Jerry's Point, 1 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Portland Harbour, 2 Jerry's Point
Lapwing - c.900 South Perrott
Golden Plover - 62 Butterstreet Cove, 100+ Burton Mere, 100 Frome Whitfield, 20 Sandford
Grey Plover - 1 Burton Mere
Sanderling - small group at Mudeford Quay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Great Northern Diver - 3 Jerry's Point, 1 over Moonfleet
Barn Owl - 1 West Stafford Bypass
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Channel View Road Easton Portland
Lesser Redpoll - 5 South Perrott
Siskin - 25 South Perrott
Cirl Bunting - 1 fem West Bexington

Lapwing Woodville  © John Bishop













Friday 12th February 2021

 Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Jerry's Point
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 8 off Green Island Poole Harbour, 4 Portland Harbour, 2 Jerry's Point
Goosander - male at Lower Bockhampton
Golden Plover - 150 Chickerell Hive Point, 9 Bridging camp field, still present in fields at Maiden castle, 15 Holton Heath, 40 Langton Herring
Grey Plover - 2 The Fleet, 41 Poole Harbour
Bar-tailed Godwit - 100 Poole Harbour, 14 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
Cattle Egret - 3 Langton Herring
Red Kite - 3 Wyke Down, 1 Larksmead Blandford
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 in tit flock in copse by Trigon Road Oakdale
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Channel View Road Easton Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Castle
Crossbill - 6 Throop Heath

Ringed Plover Hengitsbury Head  © Clinton Whale


















Fieldfare Woodville  ©  John Bishop

Thursday 11th February 2021

 Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Jerry's Point
Slavonian Grebe - 5 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Jerry's Point
Golden Plover - still high numbers at Maiden Castle, c.50 Dorchester Frome floodplain, 3 Lodmoor
Ruff - 1 Brands Bay
Jack Snipe - 1 Fleet, 1 Nottington River Wey watermeadows
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 2 Buckland Ripers
Red Kite - 1 Martinstown
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Channel View Easton Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Poundbury, 1 Mudeford, 1 Durlston CP
Hawfinch - 1 in private garden at Burton, Christchurch

Yesterday: Velvet Scoter passed Portland Bill

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Black Brant - 2 Rodden Hive, 1 Ferrybridge
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Rodden Hive
Barnacle Goose - 1 Studland
Golden Plover - c.1000 Maiden castle, large numbers for a while in fields behind Chickerell Army camp
Grey Plover - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor
Bar-tailed Godwit - 27 Studland, 5 Christchurch Harbour, 3 Ferrybridge
Knot - 2 Ferrybridge
Iceland Gull - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 12  Portesham , 2 Rodden Hive , 1 Swineham GP 
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Littlesea
Hen Harrier - male at Milborne St Andrew, male at Great Ovens Hill and a ringtail at Morden Bog
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Channel View Road, Easton  Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Mudeford
Brambling - 1 Thorncombe Woods


Brambling Thorncombe Woods  © Kath Clay

Firecrest Wareham Garden © Neil Gartshore


Tuesday 9th February 2021

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Redhorn Point
Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
Ring-necked Duck - 1 Swineham GPs
Red Kite - 1 over Blandford
Great Egret - 2 over Wareham Causeway, 1 Moors Valley CP
Cattle Egret - 8 Portesham railway, 1 Swineham area, 1 Little Sea Studland
Slavonian Grebe - 1 of Jerry's Point
Glaucous Gull - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon webcam
Black Redstart - 1 Mudeford Quay
Corn Bunting - 205 Milborne St Andrews
Yellowhammer - 350 Milborne St Andrews

Monday 8th February 2021

Red Kite - 1 over Bockhampton, 1 over West Bexington, 1 over Weymouth, 1 over West Compton
Slavonian Grebe - 2 off Jerry's Point
Cattle Egret - 1 Swineham GPs, 8 being seen daily south of Crossways at Holly Farm
Golden Plover - 1000 Maiden Castle
Rosy Starling - 1 Channel View Easton Portland
Black Redstart -  1Mudeford Quay
Lesser Redpoll - 8 Greenlands Farm 
Cirl Bunting - 1 West Bexington

Peregrine Falcon Christchurch Priory (C) Clinton Whale 



Sunday 7th February 2021

White-fronted Goose - 2 off Upton CP
BLACK BRANT - 1 Rodden Hive
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Rodden Hive
Red Kite - 1 over Slepe Heath, 1 over Athelhampton, 3 over Lytchett Bay, 1 over Coombe Valley 
Cattle Egret - 7 Buckland Ripers, 1Tarrant Crawford
Great Egret - 2 Spetisbury
Glaucous Gull - 1 Brownsea Island (webcam)

Saturday 6th February 2021

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Jerry's Point
Slavonian Grebe - 5 Jerry's Point
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour off Billy Winters
Firecrest - 2 PC World Drain Holes Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff  - 1 PC World Drain Holes Bay
Chiffchaff - 1 PC World Drain Holes Bay
Black Redstart -  3 Blacknor Portland

Turnstone (C) Clinton Whale



Friday 5th February 2021

Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake (please keep to public footpath)
Slavonian Grebe -  2 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 off Portland Bill
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Hengisbury Head
Glaucous Gull - 1 Brownsea Island  lagoon
Iceland Gull - 1 RSPB Lodmoor
Caspian Gull - 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour
Firecrest - 3 Near Grove Pond Upton Country Park
Rose-coloured Starling - Easton Portland
Black Redstart  - 1 Portland Castle, 1 Portland Bill


Caspian Gull - ©Birds of Poole Harbour Brownsea Island Lagoon webcam



Rose-coloured Starling - Easton Portland © Garry Hayman



Glaucous Gull - © Birds of Poole Harbour Brownsea Island Lagoon webcam






















Thursday 4th February 2021

Scaup - 4 off Jerry's Point
Long-tailed Duck - 3 off Jerry's Point, 1 Silverlake (please keep to public footpath)
Goosander - 2 Lower Brockhampton Bridge
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe -  3 Jerry's Point, 1 off South Beach Studland 
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Studland bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Glaucous Gull - 1 Brownsea Island  lagoon
Sandwich Tern - 3 Whitecliff Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 2 off Jerrys point, 4 Studland Bay
Great White Egret - 1 Brands bay 
Black Redstart  - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Peveril Point Swanage
Crossbill - 5 In a private garden Corfe Mullen


Great White Egret - Brands Bay © Garry Hayman






















Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Scaup - 4 off Jerry's Point
Long-tailed Duck - 4 off Jerry's Point
Slavonian Grebe -  3 Jerry's Point, 1 off South Beach Studland 
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Jerry's Point, 1 off South Beach Studland
Glaucous Gull - 1 Brownsea Island  lagoon
Great Northern Diver - 2 off Jerrys point, 1 South Beach Studland
Great White Egret - River Stour Tarrant Crawford 
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Firecrest - 1 on footpath from South Beach Studland to Old Harry Rocks
Water Pipit - 1 Holton Pools
Crossbill - 12 In a private garden Broadstone
Yellowhammer - 8 In field near Old Harry Rocks

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Scaup - 4 off Jerry's Point
Long-tailed Duck - 4 off Jerry's Point
Goosander - 1 Spetisbury
Slavonian Grebe - 5 Studland Bay, 3 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Studland Bay, 3 Jerry's Point
Spotted Redshank - 3 Middlebere
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Portland Bill, 1 Sandbanks
Iceland Gull - 1 juv Weymouth Harbour
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 West Bay Fields
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Black Redstart - 1 Osprey Quay Portland
Water Pipit - 1 Holton Pools

Purple Sandpiper - Sandbanks © Garry Hayman


Monday 1st February 2021

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 3 Rodden Hive
Black Brant -  2 Rodden Hive
Scaup - 4 Redhorn Quay
Long-tailed Duck - 4 off Jerry's Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Great Northern Diver - 6 Bowleaze Cove, 5 Portland Hbr, 4 off Jerry's Point, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Cattle Egret - 3 Buckland Ripers
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Hbr.
Slavonian Grebe - 6 Jerry's Point, 1 Portland Hbr.
Black-necked Grebe - 11 Portland Hbr, 2 Jerry's Point
Hen Harrier - 1 Burton (near Christchurch)
Purple Sandpiper - 21 Highcliffe, 3 Mudeford Quay
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Iceland Gull - 1 juv Weymouth Bay
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Easton Portland
Black Redstart - 1 1st/w male Fortuneswell garden
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Cirl Bunting - 2 fem West Bexington

Purple Sandpiper - Highcliffe © Clinton Whale

Purple Sandpiper - Highcliffe © Clinton Whale