Monday 18th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Ferrybridge with the Dark Bellied Brent Geese
Barnacle Goose - 2 on the Fleet at Rodden Hive
Scaup - 1 Off Jerry's Point Poole Harbour
Golden Plover - 71 North of King Down Farm Bradbury Rings
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB 
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still at Lytchett Fields RSPB Sherford pool Island
Sabine's Gull - 1 possibly off  Peveril Point Durlston Bay
Caspian Gull - 1 1st cy off East Portland, 1 Possibly 1st cy Abbotsbury Swannery 
Yellow- legged Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 22 Abbotbury Swannery, 20 Stanpit marsh
Great white Egret - 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Arne RSPB seen from Coombe trail
Marsh Harrier - 1   Arne RSPB seen from Coombe trail 
Merlin - 2 St Aldhelms, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery. 
Black Redstart - 2 still at St Aldhelm's Head
Redstart - 1  St Aldhelm's Head

Yesterday:
Water pipit - 1 Lychett Fields RSPB colour ring 1K -  originally ringed as a juv at the same site on 7th Nov 2020 

Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Hogchester NR
Firecrest - 2 Hogchester NR
Ring Ouzel - 1 over Hogchester NR

Great White Egret - Lodmoor RSPB ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave





Ruff - Lodmoor RSPB ©Clive & Rosemary Hargrave



Sunday 17th September 2021

Barnacle Goose - 2 on the Fleet at Rodden Hive
Greylag Goose - 220 Silverlake 
Little Stint - 1 Stilt pool Swineham
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 still at Lytchett Fields RSPB Sherford pool Island
Little Gull - 1 The Fleet at Rodden Hive
Cattle Egret - 19 Abbotbury Swannery, 17 Stanpit marsh
Short-eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill top fields
Merlin - 1 St Aldhelms, 1 Winspit (possibly same bird), 1 Ulwell behind Caravan park. 
Ring-necked Parakeet - 6 Studland Village Middle beach area
Chiffchaff (Siberian) - 1 Cogden Beach board walk
Firecrest - 2 Studland Middle Beach 
Black Redstart - 2 St Aldhelm's Head

Yesterday: Common Crane - 3 seen flying North of Chedington


Dartford Warbler Studland Heath ©Garry Hayman



Saturday 16th October 2021

 Barnacle Goose - 80 over Wick Fields/ Christchurch Harbour, 2 over St Aldhelm's Head
Scaup - 1 off Redhorn Point
Goosander - 1 red head at Silverlake
Avocet - c.400 Middlebere
Black-tailed Godwit - c300 Middlebere
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Bride Valley Fish Farm, 1 Silverlake
Spotted Redshank - 1 Middlebere
Sabine's Gull - 1 flew passed Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 10 at Cowards Marsh
Great White Egret - 3 Arne RSPB, 1 with 4 Little Egrets, River Frome, east of Lower Bockhampton
White-tailed Eagle - west over Kingston (IOW introduction)
Woodlark - 1 flew east over Portland Bill
Firecrest - 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Hengistbury Head
Ring Ouzel - 1 Church Ope Cove, Portland
Black Redstart - 2 St Aldhelm's Head, 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Reap Lane, Portland
Brambling - 1 over Ringstead Bay
Snow Bunting - 1 Durlston CP


News and photos of a White's Thrush found dead in Weymouth earlier this week.

Bearded Tit, Radipole  © Rebecca Cooke


Friday 15th October 2021

 Grey Partridge - 20 Bishops Court Farm
Scaup - 1 Jerry's Point
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Stanpit
Black-tailed Godwit - 12 Stanpit
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Jack Snipe - 1 Sweet Farm Path, Portland
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Shipstal beach, Arne
Spoonbill - 50 Shipstal Point
Cattle Egret - 19 Poole Harbour, 5 Abbotsbury Sawnnery, 1 Lodmoor
Red Kite - 2 Tarrant Rushton
White-tailed Eagle -  (presumed IOW introduction) Wareham Channel
Short-eared Owl - 4 Portland Bill, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Siberian Chiffchaff - trapped and ringed Portland Bird Observatory
Black Redstart - 1 St Aldhelms, 2 Portland Bill

Kingfisher with dinner! River Stour  © Mark Wright


Red-throated Diver off Shipstal beach © Clive Hargrave





Thursday 14th October 2021

 Scaup - 1 Jerry's Point, Poole Harbour
Goosander - 1 Silverlake
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Ferrybridge
Little Stint - 1 Swineham GPs
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake
Green Sandpiper - 3 Stour Valley LNR, 2 Silverlake
Spoonbill - 46 Brownsea Island NT, 51 Shipstal Point, Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 5 Coward's Marsh
Hen Harrier - 1 immature male at Swineham GPs
Short-eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill
Woodlark - 8 over West Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Portland Bird Observatory garden
Dartford Warbler - 1 trapped and ringed Portland Bill Observatory
Firecrest - 2 trapped and ringed Longham
Ring Ouzel - 1 male Coombe Valley
Redwing - 50 over West Bay, 8 Longham
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 trapped and ringed Portland Bird Observatory
Wheatear - 5 Ferrybridge


Wheatear, Ferrybridge  © Will Brown


Firecrest, Longham © Roger Peart


Wednesday 13th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 east passed Christchurch Harbour 
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 Stanpit
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Snipe - 6 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Northern Diver - 1 east passed Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 55 Shipstal Point Arne RSPB
Cattle Egret - 9 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Lodmoor
Red Kite - 2 over Bridport, 1 over West Bay
Hobby - 1 over Sturminster Marshall
Siberian Chiffchaff 1 Portland Bill
Redwing - 4 Sturminster Marshall, 3 Wick
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill

Yesterday : Red-backed Shrike - 1 juvenile Winspit Valley


Dipper on the Lim  © Roger Boswell



Tuesday 12th October 2021.

Golden Plover - 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Greenshank - 2 Brands Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 2+ in Wareham Channel.
Red Kite - 1 Studland.
Merlin - 1 Durlston CP, 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Stock Dove - 47 St Aldhelms Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 3+ Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 St Aldhelms Head.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Portland Bill.
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Portland Eight Kings Quarry.
Firecrest - 1 Longham Lakes.
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill.

Monday 11th October 2021.

Golden Plover - 6 past Hengistbury Head, 7 Portland Bill, 5 past Rodden Hive.
Grey Plover - 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Stanpit.
Jack Snipe - 1 Portland Bill.
Knot - 4 Stanpit.
Black-tailed Godwit - 1077 Holes Bay.
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake.
Greenshank - 1 Stanpit.
Great White Egret - 1 Brands Bay, 1 through Christchurch Harbour, 2 Middlebere.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Wareham Channel (bird G461 from Isle of Wight reintroduction).
Marsh Harrier - 5-10 in western Poole Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 Eggardon Hill, 1 Rodden Hive, 1 Wareham Channel.
Merlin - 1 Arne Moors, 2 Portland Bill.
Little Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Long-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Burton Bradstock, 4 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 3 Portland Bill.
Stonechat - 47+ Hengistbury Head, 18 Rodden Hive/Herbury.
Whitethroat - 1 Herbury Gore.
Firecrest - 4 Christchurch Harbour.
Brambling - 7 Hengistbury Head, 10 Portland Bill, 1 Rodden Hive.
Common Rosefinch - 1 Portland Bill.

Sunday 10th October 2021

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 191 Rodden Hive / Herbury
Spoonbill - 7 Durston CP, at sea flying West
Great White Egret - 3 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Rodden Hive
Red Kite - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Wareham Channel & later south over Harman's Cross. Reintroduction to IOW
Merlin - 1 Rodden Hive
Hobby - 2 Rodden Hive, 1 juvenile St. Aldhem's Head
Woodlark - 1 over Bramble Bush bay
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Portland Bird Obs
Pied Wagtail - 106 over St. Aldhem's Head
Black Redstart - 2 St. Aldhem's Head
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hartland Moor
Lesser Redpoll - 2 over Bramble Bush Bay
Crossbill - 2 over Bramble Bush Bay

Yesterday:

Garganey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 111 off Portland Bill, some possible duplication

Wren, Holton Lee © Mark Wright


Grey Partridges, St. Aldhem's Head © Alan Membury

Saturday 9th October 2021

Black Brant - 1 Lynch Cove, The Fleet
Pintail - 20 Middlebere
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Avocet - 297 Middlebere
Ruff  - 1 still at Lodmoor RSPB, Western Scrapes
Caspian Gull - 1 1st Yr following boat off Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 40 off Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 45 Shipstal Point, 13 Brownsea Lagoon, all at Brownsea later
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, Western Scrapes
Great White Egret - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 2 Middlebere, 1 Langton Hive Point
Hobby - 2 Herbury Gore, The Fleet
Bearded Tit - 3 odmoor RSPB
Firecrest - 1 Littlesea, Tidmoor
Whinchat - 1 Tarrant Rushton
Brambling - 1 Littlesea, Tidmoor

Yesterday:

Nightjar - 1 at dusk, Portland Bird Observatory
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill

Ringed Plovers, Baiter, Poole © Martin Adams


Marsh Harrier, Lodmoor RSPB © Mark Wright

Friday 8th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 Holes Bay
Golden Plover - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Grey Phalarope - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 juvenile off Porrtland Bill
Arctic Tern - 1 juvenile Hengistbury Head
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 4 Radipole RSPB, North End
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail St. Aldhem's Head
Merlin - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Bearded Tit - 8 Lytchett Heath NR
Skylark - 200 St. Aldhem's Head
Swallow - 800 St. Aldhem's Head
Redwing - 10 Easton, Portland, 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland
Pied Flycatcher - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Wheatear - 8 St. Aldhem's Head
Meadow Pipit - 350 St. Aldhem's Head
Linnet - 1000 St. Aldhem's Head, overhead & grounded

Yesterday:

Common Scoter - 240 off Portland Bill, 30 off Charmouth
Avocet - 250 Brownsea Lagoon
Herring Gull - 3000+ off Portland Bill
Great Skua - 4 off Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 9 off Portland Bill


Golden Plover, Ferrybridge © Peter Alan Coe

Thursday 7th October 2021

Barnacle Goose - 1 Holes Bay
Golden Plover - 37 over West Compton
Knot - 1 St. Aldhem's Head
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, Eastern Lake
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, Western Lake
Little Auk - 1 briefly off Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 4 Radipole RSPB, near Visitor Centre
Great White Egret - 1 Holes Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail, St. Aldhem's Head
Merlin - 1 a mile East of Compton Valence
Alba Wagtail - 11 St. Aldhem's Head
Linnet - 150 St. Aldhem's Head

Yesterday:

Turtle Dove - 1 Weston, Portland
Jack Snipe - 3 Sunnyside
Pomarine Skua - 1 off Portland Bill
Hobby - 1 Radipole RSPB, from North Screen



Short-eared Owl, Portland Bill © Verity Hill


Jack Snipe, Sunnyside © Paul Morton


Kestrel, Portland Bill © Vivien Keene

Wednesday 6th October 2021

Red-throated Diver - 1 past Hengistbury Hd, 1 rom Jerry's Point.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Cattle Egret - 13 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spoonbill - 50 Arne on Shipstal Point
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 from Jerry's Point
White-tailed Eagle - 1 at distance from Hengistbury Hd persume from IOW introduction
Red Kite - 1 Hengistbury Hd
Golden Plover - 2 Hengistbury Hd
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Grey Phalarope - 2 Rodden Hive, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Green Sandpiper - 1 over Hengistbury Hd
Short-eared Owl - 1 in off sea Ballard Down
Jay - 16 Hengistbury Hd
Skylark - 28 Hengistbury Hd
Swallow - 425 Hengistbury Hd, 16+ Holton Lee, 
House Martin - 730 Hengistbury Hd, 4+ Holton Lee, 2 Westbourne
Chiffchaff - 60 Hengistbury Hd
Blackcap - 6 Hengistbury Hd
Whinchat - 3 Crouch Hill Stanpit Marsh, 1 Durlston CP.
Stonechat - 47 Hengistbury Hd
Wheatear - 2 Holton Lee, 2 Herbury Gore, 2Hengistbury Hd, 1 Peveril Point, 1 West Bay
Yellow Wagtail - 3 Holton Lee, 2 Hengistbury Hd
Grey Wagtail - 4 Hengistbury Hd,
Alba Wagtail - 215 Hengistbury Hd, 147 West Bay, 11 Westbourne, 9 Holton Lee
Tree Pipit - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Meadow Pipit - 1500 Hengistbury Hd,,244 West Bay, 47 Westbourne, 25 Holton Lee
Chaffinch - 75 Hengistbury Hd
Linnet - 600 Herbury Gore, 520 Hengistbury Hd, 210 West Bay
Siskin - 35 Hengistbury Hd, 32 West Bay
Goldfinch - 320 Hengistbury Hd, 101 West Bay
Reed Bunting - 34 Hengistbury Hd

Kingfisher - Poole Park © David Wareham












Curlew - Stanpit Marsh © David Hill










Whinchat - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale










Tuesday 5th October 2021

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 150 Moonfleet
Garganey - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Balearic Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Storm Petrel - 2 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 11 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Rodden Hive
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Golden Plover - 75 between Eggardon Hill & Wynford Eagle, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Hd on the Sandspit
Grey Phalarope - 2 Chesil Cove, 1 off West Weare Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 6 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Jay - 30 Abbotsbury Swanery, 20+ Cogden, 18 West Bay
Sand Martin - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Swallow - 30 Moonfleet, 7 West Bourne
House Martin - 14 West Bourne
Whinchat - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Wheatear - 8 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Moonfleet
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Lytchett Fields
Grey Wagtail - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 2 West Bourne
Alba Wagtail - 130 Portland Bill
Meadow Pipit - 500 Portland Bill, 130 Moonfleet, 22 West Bourne
Linnet - 400 Portland Bill, c60 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Goldfinch - 100 Portland Bill

Whinchat - Crouch Hill Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Monday 4th October 2021

Garganey - 1 with Teal Lodmoor RSPB
Goosander - 1 drake south over Lodmoor RSPB
Sooty Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 15 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 3 Radipole Lake RSPB, 1 over Swineham Pt.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Middlebere, 1 Stratton
Spoonbill - 15 Arne RSPB
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 on Sandsspit Hengistbury Hd.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 10 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 3 Portland Bill
Kittiwake - 122 Portland Bill
Mediterranean Gull - 690 Portland Bill
Merlin - 1 nr Bincombe
Jay - 40 high south over Down Farm in three groups
Swallow - 300 Portland Bill, 100 over Hengistbury Hd, 13 over Westbourne
Wheatear - 4 Sutton Poyntz, 2 Wick
Alba Wagtail - 130 Portland Bill, 50 over Hengistbury Hd, 7 Westbourne
Grey Wagtail - 3 over Westbourne
Meadow Pipit - 2600 Portland Bill, 120 over Hengistbury Hd, 108 Westbourne
Linnet - 470 Portland Bill

Sunday 3rd October 2021

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - 45 Ferrybridge, 5 past Hengistbury Hd.
Balearic Shearwater - 12 past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 3 past Peveril Pt.
Great White Egret - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Osprey - 1 over Peveril Point.
Golden Plover - 1 past Hengistbury Hd.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Holes Bay
Arctic Skua - 3 past Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 36 past Peveril Pt, 17 Poole Hbr
Arctic Tern - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Little Gull - 2 Chesil Cove
Nightjar - 1 over Portland Obs at Dawn.
Merlin - 3 Portland Bill, 1 West Compton, 1 Ringstead Bay, 1 Sutton Poyntz
Jay - 30 Hengistbury Hd, 5 Sutton Poyntz
Chiffchaff - 50 Hengistbury Hd.
Willow Warbler - 5 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Portland Bill
Wheatear - 4 Hengistbury Hd.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Grey Wagtail - 1 Hengistbury Hd, 2 Ringstead Bay
Meadow Pipit - 2500 Portland Bill, 680 Hengistbury Hd, 200 Peveril Pt. c60 Ringstead Bay
Linnet - 1200 Portland Bill
Crossbill - 3 over Hengistbury Hd.

Saturday 2nd October 2021.

Brent Goose - 7 W past Mudeford Quay, 10 Poole Bay heading into the Harbour.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 W past Mudeford Quay, an unusually late migrant.
Ruff - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Caspian Gull - 1 off Portland East Cliff.
Arctic Tern - 1 Poole Bay, another late bird. 
Arctic Skua - 4 Poole Bay.
Merlin - 1 Mudeford Quay.

Friday 1st October 2021.

Brent Goose - 2 Stanpit.
Curlew Sandpiper - 4 Hengistbury sandspit.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point.
Green Sandpiper - 1 Arne.
Little Stint - 1 Stanpit.
Spotted Redshank - 4 Middlebere.
Greenshank - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Arctic Skua - 17 past Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Long-tailed Skua - 1 past Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 3 past Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Shipstal.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 1 Arne.
Yellow Wagta1l - 1 Stanpit.
Wheatear - 1 Baiter, 2 Stanpit.
Firecrest - 2 Middlebere

Hobby, Arne © Clive Hargrave