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