March 2019

Harbour Update - posted 27/03/19

Another fine spring day which started with some good fall conditions and saw Willow Warblers at the PC World Drain, Swineham and Arne. Best find of the day was a moulting Red-necked Grebe at Swineham GP which was a 1st for the site. Also at Swineham were 3 Sand Martin and an Osprey was seen hunting over the Wareham Channel. A bit later in the day another, or the same Osprey was seen high over the Wareham Channel heading north. A few additional sightings were sent in from yesterday which included the harbours firth Little Ringed Plover of the year, flying around and calling at dusk down at Swineham where an Osprey was again logged and Bearded Tit were really vocal in the reed beds. Jack Snipe, Ruff and Greenshank were all logged flying around Swineham Point near dusk.

Harbour Update - posted 26/03/19

Wow, what a day to be out. We circumnavigated the whole harbour, prepping for the launch of a project that we’ll be announcing on April 1st.  But until then, lets just talk about the birds. There was a great mix of species out there today with winter, spring and summer all represented in one way or another. It began at Swineham GP where the harbours first Willow Warbler was singing down by the gravel pit, just as the over-wintering White-fronted Goose passed overhead and landed on the pit. Also on Swineham were 4 Pochard, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 4 Little Grebe. At Holmebridge a Grey Wagtail was in full song and at Harland Stud a single Wheatear was out on the fields. A rare visit to Old Harry and Ballard returned 3 Swallow in off the sea, 4 Rock Pipit (2 singing) and a small party of Linnet. At Challow Hill, Corfe, a Blackcap was singing as were 2 at the PC World drain. Chiffchaff continue to be ‘well heard’ around the harbour, certainly in any wooded area. At the end of the day a vigil from Slepe Heath was carried out with much success. It began with 2 Swallow passing through and a few Sand Martin, when it was noted a female Marsh Harrier was soaring high above the Wareham Channel who was then joined by a female Hen Harrier. Both soared for several minutes together before then going their own separate ways. Then within a few seconds an Osprey drifted in from the SW and was instantly hassled by gulls. However, unperturbed it carried on regardless and caught a fish only 10 minutes later before then heading towards Arne and was soon lost to view. On Brownsea today 3 Spoonbill now resided and c20 Sandwich Tern were settled. Up On Hartland a small scattering of Fieldfare remained despite the warm temperatures and Meadow Pipit seemed to be on the move for most of the day. At Hatch Pond the first Great Crested Grebe chicks of the year hatched.

Blackthorn in full spring flower - Old Harry

April 1st spoiler 

Harbour Update - posted 25/03/19

Despite the calmness of the weekend, today saw a cold and chilly NW wind blow. We had a school bird boat at dawn which was lovely when went down wind, but bloody cold in any other direction! The main area of interest was the Brownsea Lagoon which saw 2 Spoonbill, c60 Med Gull, c20 Avocet, c15 Grey Plover, c200 Black-tailed Godwit but out on the water only c20 each of Red-breasted Merganser and Great Crested Grebe remained. At Holton Pools a single Wheatear dropped in with a second on Baiter playing fields and at the PC World Drain a male Blackcap was singing back on territory. Poole Park had a new species attracted to it in the shape of a Knot, but there were still also 251 Black-tailed Godwit, 43 Med Gulls and 32 Oystercatcher.

Blackcap - singing at PC World Drain - Ian Ballam

Harbour Update - posted 24/03/19

A perfect spring day today which saw us actually witness a staging event for a migrating Osprey. At 9:10am whilst carrying out a vigil from the top of Slepe Heath an Osprey arrived in high from the south and immediately began fishing in the Wareham Channel where it was getting hassled by the local gulls. It soon caught a fish and headed to Arne somewhere but we couldn’t relocate it sadly. After carrying out some monitoring work elsewhere in the harbour, we returned to Slepe Heath to carry out another watch, only to see the mornings Osprey lift from the SW corner of Arne, catch a thermal until it was super high and then bee-lined off north. To see an Osprey is always a special event, to see one actually stage in the harbour before leaving again was pure magic. There was also a small passage of Red Kite today through the harbour with one over Studland, another over Stoborough and a third over Holton Lee. On Brownsea the Sandwich Tern totals continue to increase with 15 there today, along with 460+ Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 40+ Grey Plover. At Middlebere a single Cattle Egret was feeding in fields with a small group of Little Egret. Finally, this weekend has been a busy for our camera traps on the Osprey nesting platforms dotted around the harbour. It seems the nests are attracting everything other than Osprey at the moment. But hey, its still early days in terms of Osprey migration so we’re still hopeful these will play a key role in helping us ID individual birds of the coming weeks.  

Peregrine caught on Osprey platform camera trap 

Wood Pigeon caught on Osprey platform camera trap 

Great Tits caught on Osprey platform camera trap 

Chaffinch caught on Osprey platform camera trap 

Harbour Update - posted 23/03/19

Good conditions today and a nice little flurry of spring migrants came through the harbour. There were Wheatear at Hartland Stud (3), 2 at Baiter Park, 1 at Arne, 1 at Sunnyside Farm and 4 on Hartland. At Swineham GP a big count of 120+ Sand Martin were feeding over the pit at dusk. Chiffchaff really arrived today with birds singing everywhere it seemed today. In Poole Park 4 Ringed Plover were feeding with c300 Black-tailed Godwit and 62 Med Gull were settled on the mud. Off Coombe Heath 2 Spoonbill were feeding in Middlebere. The male Black Redstart was still along the quay, behind the Thistle Hotel around midday. At Bestwall the White-fronted Goose was still hanging on with a small group of Greylag Geese.

Harbour Update - posted 22/03/19

Yesterdays Osprey was seen again briefly at dawn at Middlebere but sadly disappeared as quickly as it was found! At Stoborough a Great White Egret was seen flying over the Causeway, heading east towards the Wareham Channel. On the Brownsea Lagoon 13 Sandwich Tern were settled on the Boomerang, but so far only Med Gull and Black-headed Gull have shown interest in the nesting islands, which is typical for this time of year. Sadly an adult male Golden Pheasant was found dead face down in the water just off Round Island. In Poole Park there were 304 Black-tailed Godwit and 45 Med Gulls. Our school bird boat only returned very small numbers of Red-breasted Merganser, Brent Geese and Great Crested Grebe.

Harbour Update - posted 21/03/19

Its really beginning to get exciting now as the harbours first confirmed Osprey of the spring arrived at Middlebere before then disappearing for the rest of the day. This is two days earlier than our first record last year, but will it stick around? We’ll be out first thing tomorrow morning to see if we can pin it down at all. Also at Middlebere 2 Swallow flew through and at Lytchett Fields there was a Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank. A school bird boat noted that a large number of winter birds had well and truly departed with only a small handful of Red-breasted Merganser, Great Crested Grebe and Brent Geese still present across the harbour and on the Brownsea Lagoon signs of spring are obvious with Med Gulls now well out-numbering Avocet. The big female Peregrine was still at her vigil on the tall part of the Asda building in Holes Bay.

Harbour Update - posted 20/03/19

Another nice calm day allowing for listening and viewing with more migrants on the move. During the morning c50 Crossbill, were on the edge of Greenland’s Farm and at Swineham c40 Sand Martin were over the gravel pit at dusk. At Holton Lee 2 Wheatear were in the back-fields and the Little Owl was behind the brick cottage. With short bursts of sunshine numerous Buzzard were soaring and displaying and a pair of Sparrowhawk were really active over the Piddle Valley. At Shell Bay a small flock of Sanderling remain including a couple of ringed birds. At dawn a ringtail Hen Harrier circled up high over the Wareham Channel before departing NE and a Merlin was on Hartland Moor. In the Wareham Channel 7 Spoonbill fed on the big low tide and 8 Cattle Egret left the roost and headed west, probably towards Holme and Bog Lane.

Harbour Update - posted 19/03/19

Quiet toady despite the calm conditions. More signs of spring with 5 Sandwich Tern on the Brownsea Lagoon with 5 Greenshank, and at Lytchett Fields there were singles of Spotted Redshank and Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpiper.

Harbour Update - posted 18/03/19

This is more like it! Low winds, mild conditions and a spring scent in the air. There were 2 Sand Martin over Swineham GP, 2 Wheatear on Greenland’s Farm and another at Sunnyside Farm. Off Middle Beach 3 Black-necked Grebe and 3 Great Crested Grebe remained and Chiffchaff seemed to be more conspicuous around the harbour with several singing at numerous sites. A Woodlark was in full song over Soldiers Road and Dartford Warblerwere singing at Arne. At Holton Lee a single Firecrest was near the cottage and at Sunnyside Farm there was another Wheatear and 50+ Meadow Pipit arrived on the scrape to feed. Out over the Wareham Channel a female Marsh Harrier and Hen Harrier circled together. 

Harbour Update - posted 17/03/19

This should by all accounts be the last windy day for a while as a ridge of high pressure builds from the south. This should allow a few more early spring migrants through, but until then, we needed to stay ridged on our feet and well balanced today as we conducted the last Poole Harbour WeBS count of the 2018/19 season. Despite being mid/late March there were still good numbers of wildfowl and waders about. Off Middle Beach a single Great Northern Diver was settled with 2 summer plumaged Black-necked Grebe1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Sandwich Tern, whilst off Pilots Point, Studland there were 29 Sanderling, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin. In the mouth of Middlebere 7 Spoonbill were feeding and a Great White Egretdropped into the end of Middlebere. 8 Cattle Egret were along Holme Lane commuting between the cattle field and Bog Lane field. At Sunnyside Farm another male Wheatear was on the short grass leading down to the scrapes and in Poole Park 214 many partial summer-plumaged Black-tailed Godwit were feeding just off the footpath along with 42 Oystercatcher. There are now a minimum of 50 Med Gulls back on the gull islands with many thousands of Black-headed Gulls now present too.

Harbour Update - posted 16/03/19

Today saw another slight hint of spring with harbours second Swallow of the year dashing over the Wareham by pass, being blown east against its will. There was also a slight increase in Sand Martin with c12, possibly up to 15 over Swineham GP at midday. We were also sent a photo of a Common Chiffchaff that had made landfall in Langton Matravers which was not only sporting a nice BTO metal ring, but also a full face of pollen too, indicating that this was a freshly arrived migrant and not a hanger on from the winter. With so many Chiffchaff over-wintering in the area now it’s difficult to know whether the Chiffchaff we see and hear at this time of year are true, fresh arrivals from the south, but with faces full of pollen like the bird below, there’s really no question. In Middlebere there were 3 Spoonbill and in Poole Park, 281 Black-tailed Godwit were feeding, many of them almost in full summer finery. The female Hen Harrier was seen again at Middlebere and it seems there has been a small amount of exchange in the number of Marsh Harrier visiting the harbour in recent weeks with 2 young males since early March which seemed to have moved on, but three others (looking all female types) leaving the west harbour roost this AM. Many thanks Peter Hadrill for this info. Will this be another blank breeding season for Marsh Harrier in the harbour? We really hope not!!!

Common Chiffchaff - Langton Matravers - Pete Christie

Black-tailed Godwit - Poole Park - Ian Ballam

Harbour Update - posted 15/03/19

Very slow going today, with strong winds still battering the landscape. These constant weather systems are effectively acting as a barrier for any migrant birds to push up through from the south. It all looks set to change early next week though with winds easing off during Monday and settling right down through the week. Hopefully unblocking the hole! A night lamping/ringing session carried out by Stour Ringing Group saw 3 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe and 1 Woodcock logged around the Sunnyside farm area. Despite the wind and rain showers, its seems some Common Chiffchaff are getting through with numerous individuals singings at non over-wintering sites. The Holton Lee Little Owl were seen to be scaring off a Stock Dove from around its nesting box which is a positive sign, although the last check of the camera trap (2 weeks ago) showed no footage of them using or inspecting it. We’re keeping our fingers crossed! 5 Sand Martin were again over Swineham GP and in Middlebere 3 Spoonbill, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Grey Plover were on the mud.

Harbour Update - posted 14/03/19

The exciting news didn’t come from the harbour today, but in fact from Rutland Water where the regular breeding female Osprey, Maya, returned safe and well to her nest. Although this bird is nothing to do with our project, it’s good to see that breeding birds are now arriving back, and with next week’s fine(er) weather due to set in we’re hoping for a few more transit Osprey to grace the harbours shores. We’ll be writing a full blog post in due course about what we’re up to this spring and what we’re hoping to see, but in the meantime, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some sightings of Osprey over the coming weeks. The strong wind is really keeping the birding enthusiasm low at the moment, but a few outings today saw 6 Sand Martin reported to us over Swineham GP, the Great White Egret was at Little Sea, Studland. A single summer plumaged Black-necked Grebe was in Studland Bay and 3 Cattle Egret were in fields along the Wareham/Stoborough causeway. The big female Peregrine was settled on the Asda building again, and then was later seen mayhem in Holes Bay NE later in the day. A Kingfisher was also still in the PC World drain channel and at Hatch Pond 2 Cetti’s Warber were heard singing.

Harbour Update - 13/03/19

Two exciting bits of news today and two potential ‘spring firsts’. Firstly the harbour’s first Wheatear of the spring made its way through grotty weather and made landfall at Sunnyside Farm. A cracking adult male was feeding in the approach field down towards the Sunnyside Scrape. This coincided with a mini arrival of Wheatear into Dorset today with 6 at Maiden Castle and a few along the Dorset coastline. Secondly, it was reported that an Osprey was seen flying over Stoborough Heath, heading towards Middlebere. Sadly there were no further sightings over the course of the day, so it could have just been a bird passing through the area. Either way, it’s certainly about now when adults from sites like Rutland should be arriving back to their nest sites so it wouldn’t be unrealistic to see our first ‘viewable’ Osprey of the spring in the coming days/weeks. The wind is really putting off peoples efforts to get out and explore during this early part of the spring, but looking at the forecast by Monday next week the wind and rain ease away and are replaced by lighter southerly winds and sun……hoorah!

Black-tailed Godwit - Poole Park - Ian Ballam

Harbour update - 12/03/19

With the wind starting off southerly this AM it gave a good opportunity for some sea watching at Branksome and for only a 30 minute watch it was quite productive. Totals included 14 Fulmar, 8 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck, 1 Curlew, 1 Sandwich Tern and 1 duck species that we couldn’t clinch as it passed out in the murk, but it was small and seemed to show a pale forewing, giving the impression of a Garganey. The wind didn’t ease up all day rain came lashing down by midday and a decent gathering of birds hunkered up on Baiter with 199 Brent Geese, 189 Black-tailed Godwit and 14 Turnstone.

Harbour update - 11/03/19

It wasn’t quite the calm before the storm, as the winds were still bellowing at 25mph, but the rest of the week is due to deteriorate at some pace and at least we had sunshine today. A school bird boat headed out and highlights were 8 Spoonbill on Shipstal, a single summer-plumaged Black-necked Grebe off Goathorn, c50 Red-breasted Merganser still and c20 Great Crested Grebe. A Great White Egret was reported at Lytchett Fields and still, the 1st winter White-fronted Goose was at Bestwall. At Bog Lane, 8 Cattle Egret were still in the field and at Holton Pools 1 Green Sandpiper and plenty of Siskin were on the feeders. 

Harbour update - 10/03/19

It’s amazing at how consistent this wind has been. Despite the bright conditions 20-30mph winds have stayed in place all week and look to build even more next week, which would act as a real blocker for any would be migrants trying to get into the UK currently. A Red Kite was seen over Hartland Moor and possibly the same was seen again over Hamworthy a short while later. The White-fronted Goose was still at Bestwall, this time quite close to the footpath. In Middlebere 3 Spotted Redshank were feeding, as was a single Spoonbill. The Poole Park Black-tailed Godwit flock had reduced down to a couple of hundred but some are in near full breeding plumage. 

Harbour update - 09/03/17

There were c900 Black-tailed Godwit (possibly including some of the Poole Park birds) at Middlebere. Off Baiter a drake Goldeneye remained with 3 Great Crested Grebe. On Pilots point there were 25 Sanderling, 3 summer-plumaged Black-necked Grebe and c50 Brent Geese headed off out to sea east. At Bestwall the 1st winter White-fronted Goose was still on the fields, several Cetti’s Warbler were singing as were 2 Chiffchaff. At Lytchett Fields there were singles of Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Spotted Redshank and Green Sandpiper and at Baiter a single Sandwich Tern was hunkered down. 

Harbour update - 08/03/19

The foul weather is due to stay set in until well into next week which won’t make it easy for any early returning migrants. It seems we’re in that lull period as many birds seem to have moved out but not much has returned. A survey of the harbour saw 80 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 different Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 10 Spoonbill on Shipstal and 5 Black-necked Grebe in Shell Bay. A single Sand Martin was bombing around Brands Bay where there were still 235 Wigeon and 55 Pintail. The female Eider was still off Shell Bay with 2 Sandwich Tern. The White-fronted Goose was still at Bestwall. In Poole park a whopping 598 Black-tailed Godwit were feeding.

Harbour update - 07/03/19

This wind could do with disappearing soon…its making birding a tad tricky. We hosted a school bird boat and viewing was neigh impossible as a constant carpet of mini-white horses stampeded across the harbour. In total only about 10 Red-breasted Merganser were seen and the 9 Spoonbill were on Shipstal. On Holton Pools there were 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Med Gull, 2 Shelduck and 1 Marsh Harrier with another Marsh Harrier drifting low along the A31 near Lytchett Fields. 

Harbour update - 06/03/19

It continues to blow a hoolie, and doesn’t seem as if there’s much rest-bite in the near future. Not surprisingly, checking out the sheltered bays proved most productive with 2 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Black-necked Grebe were in Studland Bay with 8 Spoonbill sheltering on Shipstal Point in Arne Bay. At Lytchett Fields there was a single Spotted Redshank and on Holton Pools singles of Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and a passing Marsh Harrier. On the feeders what looked like a possible Continental Coal Tit was seen on the feeders briefly. 

Possible Continental Coal Tit - Holton Lee - Tony Furnell

Harbour Update - posted 05/03/19

Despite being a fairy yucky day in the end, a good range of species were logged across the harbour. Nothing really ‘springy’, but plenty of winter interest still about. A male Hen Harrier dashed across Arne Moors, heading towards Swineham, which is a new bird in. An Eider was off South Haven, Studland and the Black Brant was tucked in amongst 200 Brent Geese off Shipstal where there were also 8 Spoonbill. The White-fronted Goose was still out on Bestwall fields with a few Greylag Geese. At Lytchett Fields counts consisted of 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper. Before the wind and rain kicked in, a peaceful morning was enjoyed as four species of thrush were in full song at Holton Lee with Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush and Redwing. Everyone tends to be familiar with Redwing flight calls which is the thin descending ‘zeeet’ call they often use at night, but only in early March do we ever hear them actually sing before then departing later in the month. Also at Holton Lee the Little Owl was getting grief from the local Nuthatches and Goldfinch charm, a Woodlark was in song, a Peregrine was on one of the pylons and on the heath several Dartford and Stonechat were active. The big female Peregrine was again on the tall section of the Asda building.

Harbour Update - posted 04/03/19

There were few reports but some nice photos were kindly sent through today. Winter is still the main theme, and other than the early Sand Martin and Swallow we had a few weeks ago, winter birds are still the order of the day. Brent Geese, Goldeneye and Great Crested Grebe off Baiter, 120 Black-tailed Godwit on Poole Park Lagoon and 8 Spoonbill at Shipstal.

Med Gull - Baiter Park - Rene Goad

Brent Goose - Baiter Park - Rene Goad

Great Crested Grebe - Baiter Park - Rene Goad

Harbour Update - posted 03/03/19

Wet, windy and tough birding conditions with almost nothing reported today. So we’ll just use this time and space to remind everyone that our Poole Old Town Swift City fundraiser launched on Friday last week which is so far, going really well. For the full project brief and if you think you can help then CLICK HERE for our Just Giving Page to donate.

Also, don’t forget we’re hosting our BoPH HQ raffle for the whole of March and so raffle tickets are available in our HQ on Poole Quay, which is now on summer opening hours, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4:30pm (4pm on Sundays). All proceeds go straight back into local conservation projects and education work.

HUGE THANKS to everyone that visited us on our Birthday weekend and bought raffle tickets and cupcakes, along with everyone that also has so far donated to our Swift City fund. It’s been great to see so much local support, so, as long as we keep getting the support, we’ll keep on working hard to make the local area great for both birds and people.

Harbour Update - posted 02/03/19

Today was the second day of our Birthday Weekend, and with Cupcakes being guzzled in their hundreds in our HQ, some birds took a more sugar free approach and descended upon Poole Park Lagoon to feed on hundreds of Ragworm. We mentioned yesterday that the lagoon had seen an increase in Black-tailed Godwit numbers well today it had increased again to 342…an amazing inner-town total. What was most interesting is that many of them were in partial summer plumage, suggesting these were in fact newly arrived migrants. A report from southern Portugal stated last week that many of their over-winter Black-tailed Godwit had left early due unseasonably warm February, so it could be that we’ve seen an arrival of early migrant ‘Blackwit’ in to the harbour. Also on the lagoon were 3 Greenshank, c20 Redshank, 7 Med Gulls and a huge number of Black-headed Gulls. The male Black Redstart was…yep…still behind the Thistle Hotel. 7 Cattle Egret were along Bog Lane and a Great Northern Diver was off the northern Brownsea shoreline, visible from our HQ. Thomas, one of our HQ team, captured footage on one of our Brownsea webcams of a colour-ringed Mediterranean Gull which has come back as being ringed as an adult on 24/05/17 in Belgium.

Colour-ringed Med Gull - Brownsea Lagoon - Originally ringed in Belgium on 24/05/17

Harbour Update - posted 01/03/19

Pinch, punch first of the month and many happy returns! Yes, today was the 1st birthday of our engagement HQ on Poole Quay and to celebrate we launched our March raffle which has seen many great prizes donated to us by local (and some not so local) businesses. It’s been an incredible 1st year that has seen just over 21,000 people visit us in that time period. We’ve met many amazing and kind new supporters of our work, and we hope we can build on this and make 2019 an even bigger and better year for our charity. As a fundraiser we’re hosting a raffle during March which has a great range of prizes that have been donated to us by local and not so local businesses, so please, if you can, head down to our HQ which is now on summer opening hours (Tuesday – Sunday) and buy some raffle tickets.

The 1st of the month kick-started with some decent records being sent in too, which included some amazing counts from the Poole Park Lagoon such as 298 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 93 Oystercatcher, 20 Redshank, 10 Mediterranean Gulls and 1 Water Rail. And with Spring migration now underway, chances are many other birds will start using this site as they pass on through. At Baiter a single Great Northern Diver, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Sandwich Tern, 14 Turnstone, 5 Med Gulls, 42 Brent Geese and 5 Great Crested Grebe were logged. The male Black Redstart was still behind the Thistle Hotel. A night survey at Sunnyside Farm produced 8 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe and 2 Woodcock and the 1st winter White-fronted Goose was again at Bestwall late afternoon. At Little Sea, Studland 1 Pochard and a Marsh Harrier were seen, off Middle Beach 8 Black-necked Grebe and 4 Med Gull were logged, in Shell Bay there were 36 Sanderling and 3 Black-necked Grebe with another 14 Sanderling and 3 Grey Plover by the houseboats. At Bog Lane there were still 8 Cattle Egret and a Marsh Harrier was over Slepe Heath.

Finally, we’ve also just launched our first ever crowd funding campaign which seeks to raise £1700 for our Swift City Project we’ve set up in partnership with local business Saltwater Stone. A full blog describing the project can be found HERE, and if you’d like to donate towards the project you can visit our Just Giving page HERE.

Black-necked Grebes - Shell Bay - Ian Ballam


Harbour Update - posted 28/02/19

Bit of a slower day today as we’re getting prepped for our Birthday weekend. Highlights were the Black Redstart still behind the Thistle Hotel, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Spoonbill and a Spotted Redshank at Lytchett Fields and ‘Storkwit’, the albino Black-tailed Godwit out in Lytchett Bay.

'Storkwit' the Black-tailed Godwit - Lytchett Bay - Shaun Robson

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