Sunday 9th May

Cuckoo - 1 Bowerswain Farm, Gussage All Saints, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 near Kingston Maurwood
Turtle Dove - 1 Studland garden, 1 Wakeham Portland
Common Crane - 2 in field by A35 Bakers Arms roundabout Poole
Sanderling - 13 Charmouth Beach
 Iceland Gull - juvenile Lodmoor
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Whiskered Tern - 1 Longham Lakes
Great Skua - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Pomarine Skua - 2 Hengistbury Head, 2 West Bay
Arctic Skua - 1 Branksome Chine
Long-tailed Skua - 1 immature Portland Bill
Great Northern Diver - 1 from Anvil Point, Durlston, 4 Branksome Chine
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-tailed Sea Eagle - 1 St Aldhelm's Head
Red Kite - 1 Gussage All Saints
Spotted Flycatcher - 8 Cogden Beach
Redstart - 1 Cogden Beach
Whinchat - 2 Cogden Beach
Tawny Pipit - 1 east end of Burton Mere


Roseate Tern, Abbotsbury Swannery © Roger Webb


 Iceland Gull, Lodmoor (8th May)© Edmund Mackrill 

Saturday 8th May

 Whimbrel - 20 Branksome Chine, 7 Charmouth Beach, 13 Lytchett
Iceland Gull - 1 juvenile Lodmoor
Whiskered Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Black-throated Diver - 1 Branksome Chine
Great Northern Diver - 4 Branksome Chine, 3 Old Harry
Storm Petrel - 1 Old Harry
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Tawny Pipit - 1 Cogden Beach

Friday 7th May

Long-tailed Duck - 1st winter drake still at Silverlake
 Whiskered Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 3 passed Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery,3 Frome Valley
Short-eared Owl - 1 Redcliffe Point Weymouth, 1 Portland Bill
Golden Oriole - 1 briefly at Cerne Abbas
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 private garden Easton
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Greenlands Farm Studland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill
Whinchat - 1 Talbot Heath, 1 ringed Durlston CP, 1 Greenlands Farm Studland, 3 Wick Fields
Tawny Pipit - 1 Cogden Beach
Serin - 1 Portland Bird Observatory



Tawny Pipit, Cogden Beach  © Peter Coe



Whinchat, Wick Fields Hengitsbury Head © Michael Gibbons




      Kingfisher, River Stour at Blandford © Alan Membury



 

Reminder - Dorset Bird Club Annual General Meeting

To be held online (Zoom) at 7pm on Tuesday 25th May 2021

Agenda and papers have been sent to all members by post or email. Speaker - Chris Chapleo (Chair, CHOG) will present a talk on 'Christchurch Harbour - small but varied'. 

If you wish to attend the online AGM by Zoom please contact us by emailing: admin@dorsetbirds.co.uk - you will be provided with a link to Zoom prior to the meeting.

If you do not wish to attend the AGM by Zoom but wish to vote for the AGM proposals you can email your completed voting form to the email address above or send it by post.

Thursday 6th May 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 South Lake, Longham Lakes
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Silverlake
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
TAWNY PIPIT - 1 Cogden Beach

Reed Warbler Spetisbury (c) John Bishop



















Whiskered Tern (c) Alan Membury




Wednesday 5th May 2021

Eider - 1 Lyme Regis
Purple Sandpiper - 8 Lyme Regis
Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
Black Redstart - 1 Peveril Point, Swanage

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Ring-necked Duck - 1 South Lake, Longham Lakes
Dunlin - 150 Abbotsbury Swannery, 150 Ferrybridge
Sanderling - 25 Ferrybridge
Whimbrel - 9 Hengistbury Head, 4 Lodmoor RSPB, 8 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Skua - 4 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill  
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Black-throated Diver - 1 past Chesil Cove
Manx Shearwater - 48 past Portland Bill, 282 past Charmouth (yesterday)  
Ring Ouzel - 2 Verne Common

Monday 3rd May 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Ring-necked Duck - 1 South Lake, Longham Lakes
Eider - 1 past Branksome, 6 past Chesil Beach, 6 past Hengistbury Head, 12 past Portland Bill
Velvet Scoter - 1 past Portland Bill
Common Scoter - 30 past Hengistbury Head
Wood Sandpiper - 1 in off West Cliffs
Greenshank - 10 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 15 Bestwall, 19 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 2 past Camp Road, 1 past Branksome, 1 past Hengistbury Head, 1 past Portland Bill
Pomarine Skua - 1 past Portland Bill 
WHISKERED TERN - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, do not walk beyond the tank teeth on the beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 past Abbotsbury, 1 past Portland Bill
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Camp Road and Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 360 past Camp Road
Balearic Shearwater - 1 past Chesil Cove
Serin - 1 in PBO garden

Sunday 2nd May 2021

Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Lodmoor RSPB west scrape
Garganey - 1 East past Portland Bill
Turtle Dove - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Ringed Plover - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Whimbrel - 32 Abbotsbury Swannery, 21 West Bexington, 20 Lodmoor RSPB
Mediterranean Gull - 7 Child Okeford
Arctic Tern -  1 Off Portland Bill
Whiskered Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery on post by Tank teeth 
Puffin - 2 Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB flew over
Cattle Egret - 3 Frome Flood Fields East Holme
Osprey - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Poole Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Over Wareham
Merlin - 1 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Hobby -  1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bearded Tit - 16 Radipole RSPB on Buddlia Loop
Cetti's Warbler - 20 Lodmoor RSPB North end 
Garden Warbler - 1 Portland castle, 1 The Hump Avalanche Road Portland
Spotted Flycatcher -  1 The Hump Avalanche Road Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Pied Flycatcher -  1 Middlebere, 1 Reap Lane Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 2  West Bexington
Serin - 1 Christchurch Harbour flew East over  Crouch Hill

Merlin - Barleycrates Lane Portland ©Dan & Shirley Law




Grey Wagtail - Poole Park ©David Wareham




Pied Flycatcher - Reap lane Portland ©Garry Hayman



Saturday 1st May 2021

Brent Goose - 4 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Ruddy Shelduck - 1 Radipole RSPB
Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Swift - 3 Shroton, 2 Bloxworth
Turtle Dove - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Common Sandpiper - 1 Chapmans Pool, 1 Swineham Pools
Pomarine Skua - 2 Past Portland Bill 
Puffin - 2 Dancing Ledge
Red Kite - 1 Hambledon Hill
Short-eared Owl - 1 West Cliffs Portland
Hobby - 2 Blandford, 1 Portland
Cetti's Warbler - 41 Swineham/Frome Valley
Wood Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head 
Sedge Warbler - 18 Bestwall/Frome Valley, 1 Suckthumb Quarry Portland
Spotted Flycatcher -  1 Hengistbury Head
Whitethroat - 23 St Aldhelms Head
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Thumb Lane Portland, 1 Portland Castle
Black Redstart - 1 Reap Lane Portland
Redstart - 2 Shave Cross
Whinchat - 7 Reap Lane / Barleycrates Portland
Yellow Wagtail - 5 St Aldhelms Head, 4 Reap Lane
Crossbill - 8 Lamberts Castle

Yesterday: Hoopoe - 1 Studland in Private Garden

Hoopoe - Studland  © Mike Cheesman





Razorbill - Portland Bill  © Garry Hayman