Thursday 18th July 2024

Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit
Common Sandpiper - 4 Peveril Point, 2 Silverlake, 1 Stanpit
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake
Roseate Tern - 2 Ferrybridge

Tufted Duck, Poole Park © Clinton Whale

 

Wednesday 17th July 2024

Sanderling - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Greenshank - 2 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Red Kite - 2 Hardy's Monument
Redstart - a juvenile trapped & ringed at Hengistbury
Yellow Wagtail - 2 Stanpit Marsh

Tuesday 16th Jul 2024

Cuckoo - 1 juv being fed by Meadow Pipit, Arne.
Avocet - 3 Brownsea Island.
Whimbrel - 2 Wareham Channel, 1 Hengistbury Head.
Spotted Redshank - 6 Arne.
Greenshank - 10 Wareham Channel, 2 Stanpit.
Spoonbill - 2 Arne.
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Arne.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wareham Common.
Spotted Flycatcher - 4+ Wareham Common, 1 Arne.

Whimbrel, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Monday 15th Jul 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields.
Whimbrel - 2 Studland (Bramble Bush Bay).
Spotted Redshank - 5 Middlebere.
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Fields.
Common Sandpiper - 4 Studland (Bramble Bush Bay), 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 Middlebere.
Sanderling - 2 Ferrybridge.
Yellow-legged Gull - 8+ Portland Bill.
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere.
Osprey - 1 Arne (Hyde's Heath).
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel.

Sunday 14th Jul 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Swineham.
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit.
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea Island.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit.
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake.
Osprey - 2 Poole Harbour.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Arne RSPB.
Goshawk - 1 Arne (Hyde's Heath).
Hobby - 1 Arne (Hyde's Heath).
Common Redstart - 1 juv west Poole Harbour.
Dartford Warbler - 1 juv Durlston CP is unusual at the site.

Shelduck juveniles, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale

Peregrine, Bournemouth town centre © David Wareham



Saturday 13th Jul 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Herbury Gore, 1 Lodmoor, 1 Middlebere.
Whimbrel - 2 Ferrybridge.
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor, 2 Middlebere, 1 Rodden Hive.
Spotted Redshank - 6 Middlebere.
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere.
Osprey - 1 Middlebere.
Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 New Swanage.

Black-headed Gulls, Stanpit © Clinton Whale

Friday 12th July 2024

Avocet - 3 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Ringed Plover - 1 juv. Silverlake
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Curlew - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Silverlake
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Great White Egret - 1 over Arne Moors
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Crouch Hill

Yesterday: -

Yellow-legged Gull - 2 off Portland Bill

Grey Wagtail, Iford Bridge, Christchurch © Clinton Whale
Common Sandpiper, Poole © Tony Furnell
Yellowhammer, Tadnoll & Winfrith DWT © Phil Cheeseman

Thursday 11th July 2024

Whimbrel - 4 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Holes Bay, 1 still Brands Bay, 1 Tidmoor
Curlew - 58 Brands Bay, 25 Holes Bay
Common Sandpiper - 9 still Brands Bay, 1 Silverlake
Green Sandpiper - 2 Silverlake
Redshank - 101 Holes Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 4 Stilt Pools, Swineham
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Wick, Hengistbury Head
White-tailled Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Silverlake, 1 Wareham Common
Treecreeper - 1 Tidmoor, The Fleet

Yesterday: -

Arctic Skua - 1 off Portland Bill
Puffin - 2 off Portland Bill


Goldfinch, Lytchett Matravers © John Child


Dartford Warbler, Tadnoll & Winfrith DWT © Phil Cheeseman


Redshank, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale



Wednesday 10th July 2024

Cuckoo - 1 juv. Hyde Heath
Avocet - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Little Ringed Plover - 4 Stilt Pools, Swineham
Black-tailed Godwit - c500 Wareham Channel
Sanderling - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Common Sandpiper - 8 at mouth of River Frome, 7 Brownsea Lagoon, 4 Holes Bay, 3 Ferrybridge
Spotted Redshank - 5 at mouth of River Frome
Greenshank - 6 Lytchett Bay, 2 Brownsea Lagoon
Roseate Tern - 1 out from Poole Harbour mouth
Yellow-legged Gull - 3 Stilt Pools, Swineham
Spoonbill - 5 Arne RSPB
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 over Charlton Down

Black-tailed Godwits, Lodmoor RSPB  © John Pritchard


Greenshank, Lodmoor RSPB © Phil Cheeseman


Oystercatcher, Holes Bay © Tina Dawkins

 

Tuesday 9th July 2024

Eider -1 Hengistbury Head
Common Scoter - 32 off Hengistbury Head
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Bay
Whimbrel - 2 Ferrybridge, 1 Brands Bay
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Common Sandpiper - 9 Brands Bay, 2 Ferrybridge
Redshank - 171 Lytchett Bay, 31 Brands Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 still Middlebere
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Bay
Little Tern - 4 off Hengistbury Head
Storm Petrel - 1 Hengistbury Head
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 2 still Middlebere
Great White Egret - 1 on pool Hartland Moor
Osprey - 1 from Middlebere
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel


Curlew, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

 

Monday 8th July 2024

Garganey - 1 Ridipole RSPB
Little Ringed Plover - 5 Stilt Pool Swineham, 4 Silverlake
Common Sandpiper - 3 Ferrybridge, 2 Silverlake, 1 Swineham GP , 1 Peveril Point
Green Sandpiper - 1 Middlebere
Wood Sandpiper - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery flew East down the Fleet
Yellow legged Gull - 2 Stilt Pool Swineham
Roseate Tern - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Arctic Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 1 Ferrybridge
Spoonbill - 2 still at Middlebere from NT hide
Great White Egret - 1 Silverlake
Osprey - 1 Middlebere NT hide 


Great Crested Grebe - Creekmoor Lake ©  Clinton Whale

Sunday 7th July 2024

Eider - 1 Mudeford Quay
Common Scoter - 6 off Mudeford Quay going West
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Silverlake
Whimbrel - 2 Ferrybridge
Bar-tailed Godwits - 7 Ferrybridge
Little Tern - 8 Mudeford Quay
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 4 Arne Moors RSPB, 1 Silverlake
Peregrine Falcon - 2 Silverlake, 1 Standpit Marsh

Great Black Backed Gull - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale




Wood Duck - Creekmoor Lake © Robert Fielding



Saturday 6th July 2024

Swift - 200 Longham Lakes
Common Sandpiper -  30 Abbotsbury swannery, 20 Ferrybridge, 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Longham Lakes
Roseate Tern - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery still
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere Channel
Marsh Harrier - 1 Holme Lane GP
White tailed Eagle - 1 Lytchett Bay Otter IslandHobby - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Holme Lane GP

Other news: Wood duck - 1 Creekmoor Pond

Yesterday: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Pomarine Skua off Portland Bill


Bridled Guillemot - Durlston CP © Garry Hayman




Juv Peregrine Falcon - Corfe Castle © Garry Hayman









Thursday 5th July 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 3 Stilt Pool Swineham
Whimbrel - 1 Brands Bay
Curlew - 71 Brands Bay
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Roseate Tern- 3 Abbotsbury Swannery on the rails
White tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Wareham Common

Grey Heron - Lodmoor RSPB © Clinton Whale


Thursday 4th July 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 2 Silverlake, 3 Stilt Pool Swineham
Whimbrel - 1 Brands Bay
Curlew - 9 Holes Bay, 55 Brands Bay
 Black-tailed Godwit - Holes Bay
Common Sandpiper - 1 Peveril Point Swanage
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lodmoor
Redshank - 14 Holes Bay, 4 Brands Bay
Greenshank - 1 Silverlake
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole RSPB, 3 Silverlake
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Coombe Heath

2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, Lodmoor  © Clinton Whale


Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Avocet - 1 Brownsea Lagoon 
Little Ringed Plover - 3 Silverlake, 4 Swineham
Black-tailed Godwit - 4 Lytchett Fields
Common Sandpiper - 2 Silverlake, 1 Swineham
Green Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake, 3 Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 1 Silverlake, 1 Lytchett Fields
Great White Egret - 1 Silverlake
Red Kite - 1 Shillingstone

Backbird, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Juvenile Blackbird  © Roger Peart






Tuesday July 2nd 2024

Little Ringed Plover - 1 Silverlake, 1 Swineham
Common Sandpiper - 1 Silverlake
Redshank - 39 Lytchett Bay
Greenshank - 3 Lytchett Bay
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 adult Piddle Valley
 Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Piddle Valley
Red Kite - 1 Waddock Farm Cress Birds, 1 Maiden Castle

Greenfinch, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Monday July 1st 2024

Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 5 Radipole Lake, 3 Stanpit Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Little Gull - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Cattle Egret - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 1 Radipole Lake
 Marsh Harrier - male over Clandon Farm/ Maiden Castle
Red Kite - 1 over Muckleford, 1 Blandford

Shoveler, Radipole Lake  © Clinton Whale


Common Tern, Brownsea Lagoon © Nicki T


Kestrel, Lytchett Matravers garden  ©  John Child


Sunday 30th June 2024

Great White Egret - 10 or 11 flying NW over Middlebere
Red Kite - 1 over Wild Woodbury DWT

Yesterday : A Baleric Shearwater past Portland Bill

Linnet, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Dunlin, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Saturday 29th June 2024

Garganey -2 Swineham GPs
Cattle Egret - 1 Wick
Spoonbill - 4  Middlebere
Osprey - 1 Middlebere
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham GPs

Last night : 9 Puffins at Dancing Ledge

Friday 28th June 2024

Balearic Shearater - 2 past Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 2 over Wick Fields
Red Kite over Abbotsbury
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Wareham Channel
Osprey - 1 Wareham channel
Br-tailed Godwit - 13 Stanpit Marsh
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.

Lapwing - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


Thursday 27th June 2024

Goshawk - 1 seen over Carey's Secret Garden
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3 Brands Bay
Whimbrel - 1 Brands Bay
Green Sandpiper - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Roseate Tern - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery

Late reported News
24th June 2024  
RED-FOOTED BOOBY - 1 imm landed on diving boat (Stayed for approx 50 minutes) Mupe/Warbarrow Bay and flew off approx half mile from shore as they sailed towards Kimmeridge heading towards Arish Mel Gap.

Red-footed Booby - on Diving Boat © Vince Jenkins


Wednesday 26th June 2024

Balearic Shearwater - 20+ past Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 2 seen flying down the Piddle Valley toward Poole Hbr.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 in the Wareham Channel
Osprey - (022) Seen several times over the Wareham Channel
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Holme GP, 1 Swineham Stilt Pools.
Common Sandpiper - 2 edge Wareham Chennel
Green Sandpiper - 2 Holme GP.
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 1 past Portland Bill
Little Tern - 1 over Arne Bay 

Sandwich Tern - Poole Harbour © Nick Hull


Tuesday 25th June 2024

Balearic Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Silverlake
Spoonbill - 4 Middlebere
Osprey - 2 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 Lytchett Bay
Bar-tailed Godwit - 7 Brand's Bay
Whimbrel -2 Ferrybridge
Curlew - 51 Brand's Bay
Sand Martin - 100 Hengistbury Hd.

Stonechat - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Monday 24th June 2024

Golden Pheasant - 1 Furzey Island.
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit.
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields, 1 heard over Stanpit.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Stanpit.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel.
Hobby - 1 Arne, 1 Stanpit.
Little Tern - 4 Stanpit.
Great White Egret - 1 Stanpit.


Herring Gull juvenile, Christchurch © Clinton Whale

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Hartland Moor.
Roseate Tern - 1 Lodmoor.
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor.
Green Sandpiper - 5 Lodmoor.
Common Sandpiper - Lodmoor.

Sedge Warbler, Stanpit © Clinton Whale.




Saturday 22nd June 2024

Pochard - 3 Silverlake.
Cuckoo - 1 Wick.
Green Sandpiper - 4 Lodmoor.
Osprey - 1 Brands Bay, 1 Middlebere.
Red Kite - 1 Charborough Park.
Goshawk - 1 Carey (Wareham).
Honey Buzzard - 1 Carey (Wareham).
Hobby - 1 Carey (Wareham), 1 Lytchett Bay.
Great White Egret - 5 Lodmoor.
Spoonbill - 4 Coombe Heath
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Common Whitethroat, Iford © Clinton Whale

 



Friday 21st June 2024

Black-tailed Godwit - 6 Brownsea Island, 1 Stanpit.
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Swineham.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham.
Red Kite - 1 Charlton Down.
Honey Buzzard - 1 over Carey (Wareham).
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere.
Storm Petrel - 3+ Lyme Bay pelagic.
Balearic Shearwater - 43 Lyme Bay pelagic.

Thursday 20th June 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Newton Heath
Roseate Tern - 1 Brownsea Island Lagoon
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Little Egret - 4 Silverlake
Red Kite - 1 Silverlake, 1 near World's End Pub A31

Wednesday 19th June 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Hartland Moor
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Silverlake
Arctic Skua - 1 over Christchurch Harbour
Great White Egret - 2 Lodmoor
 Hobby - 1 Silverlake

Tuesday 18th June 2024

Black-tailed Godwit - 2 Silverlake
Arctic Skua - 2 offshore at Portland Bill 
Sooty Shearwater - 1 offshore at Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 1500+ offshore at Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 100+ offshore at Portland Bill, 2 Kimmeridge
Red Kite - 3 Bridport area, 1 Caundle Marsh, 1 Wareham
Hobby - 1 over Southwell, 1 Bridport
Corn Bunting - 8 seen at Maiden Castle

Corn Bunting, Maiden Castle  © Geoff Barlow


Monday 17th June 2024

Cuckoo - 1 Stanpit
Redshank - 6 Brownsea Lagoon
Great Skua - 1 offshore Portland Bill
Arctic Skua - 3 offshore Portland Bill
Balearic Shearwater - 12+ offshore at Portland Bill
Spoonbill - 1 over Hengistbury Head
 Red Kite - 1 Litton Cheney
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 4 Morden Bog, 1 Litton Cheney

Little Grebes, Hengistbury Head  © Clinton Whale


Little Egret, Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale


Sunday 16th June 2024

Cuckoo - 1 heard in Wareham Forest
Red-throated Diver - 1 Shell Bay
Manx Shearwater - 1 lingering off  the Long Groyne at Hengistbury Head
Great White Egret - 2 Lytchett Bay
Hobby - 1 Arne RSPB
Wheatear - 1 male on Shell Bay beach

Manx Shearwater, Hengistbury Head © Scott Usher


Saturday 15th June 2024

Little Tern - 9 Mudeford Quay
Arctic Skua - 1 dark-morph off Mudeford Quay
Balearic Shearwater - 1 off Mudeford Quay
Manx Shearwater - 11 off Mudeford Quay
Red Kite - 1 over A35 near Puddletown
Hobby - 1 Swineham
Golden Oriole - male reported at Cerne Abbas in woodland by rapeseed fields

Friday 14th June 2024

Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Stilt Pools at Swineham
Sanderling - 1 Ferrybridge
Little Tern - 16+ Christchurch Harbour area
Cattle Egret - 1 Christchurch Harbour
Red Kite - 1 Tolpuddle, 1 Carey Secret Garden
Hobby - 1 near West Bay, 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Wareham bypass

Thursday 13th June 2024

Apologies for the late posting of this report

Curlew - 16 Brand's Bay
Bar-tailed Godwit - 31 Brand's Bay
Little Tern - 3 Mudeford Quay
Storm Petrel - 12 sound-lured and trapped at Portland Bill overnight
Balearic Shearwater - 2 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - hundreds off Portland Bill, 46 Peveril Point
Golden Oriole - 1 at Broadwey along cyle path near Icen Lane
Melodious Warbler - 1 recorded singing at farm near West Stafford

Wednesday 12th June 2024

Avocet - 3 Brownsea Llagoon
Bar-tailed Godwit - 30 Brownsea Lagoon, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge
Sanderling - c6 Pilot's Point, Studland
Dunlin - 25 Ferrybridge
Red-Throated Diver - 1 still off Studland Beach
Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Osprey - 1 Wareham Channel
White-tailed Eagle - 1 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 over Carey's Secret Garden
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Thorncombe Woods

Yesterday: -

Corn Bunting - 3 Maiden Castle

 

Mute Swan, Hamworthy © Tina Dawkins


Robin, Hamworthy © Tina Dawkins


Dartford Warbler, Canford Heath © Janet Panter

Tuesday 11th June 2024

Swift - 200+ over Sunnyside / Swineham area
Cuckoo - 1 Wick, Christchurch Harbour
Bar-tailed Godwit - 32 Brands Bay
Red-throated Diver - 1 close off Studland Beach
Red Kite - 1West Bay, 1 nr. Lytchett Matravers, 1 Pimperne, 1 Sixpenny Handley
White-tailed Eagle - 2 Wareham Channel
Hobby - 1 over Herston, Swanage
Raven - 4 Holes Bay
Yellowhammer - 1 Durlston CP

Yesterday: -

Grey Partridge - 1 Winterborne Kingston
 

Redshank, Lodmoor RSPB © Phil Cheeseman


Kittiwake, Portland Bill © Sharon Towning


Guillemots, Purbeck Cliffs © Mike Kirby

Monday 10th June 2024

Swift - 765 in off sea Hengistbury, 60 in off Southbourne Cliffs
Cuckoo - 1  Stanpit Marsh
Grey Plover - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great White Egret - 1 StanpitMarsh
Osprey - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red Kite - 1 over Wareham Common
Marsh Tit - 1 Thorncombe Woods, in woods near Visitor Centre
Sand Martin - 100+ Wareham Common
Firecrest - 2 Black Hill Enclosure, Thorncombe Woods
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Thorncombe Woods
Wheatear - 1 Crouch Hill, Stanpit Marsh

Little Egret, Hamworthy © Allan Hansford


Robins, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell


Wheatear, Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale