Sightings02/03/2013

02/03/2013

A lot of areas covered today. Starting with the Studland area where 5 Black-necked Grebe were off Knoll Beach with 2 Med Gulls and 46 Brent Geese, whilst off Middle Beach a Slavonian Grebe showed well. In and around Jerry’s Point there were 11 Goldeneye, 11 Black-necked Grebe, 20 Red-breasted Merganser, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting and a Grey Plover. Some impressive totals on Brownsea saw 5 Spotted Redshank, 133 Bar-tailed Godwit, 121 Grey Plover, 17 Knot, 800 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank and 169 Black-tailed Godwit. Merlin were at Arne and Middlebere. Spoonbill were at Arne, Middlebere and Lytchett Bay, with a Water Pipit at the latter. A Long-tailed duck was off Shipstal Beach. The Green-winged Teal showed well at Middlebere. 

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