Harbour Update – posted 26/08/23

There were at least 6 Osprey active in the harbour this morning, with 3 interacting over Shipstal Point at RSPB Arne and 3-4 over Lytchett Bay and the Holton Heath shoreline of the Wareham Channel. White-tailed Eagles G466 and G463 gave us spectacular views from the Osprey Cruises today, also active over the channel. Numbers of Spoonbill peaked on the Brownsea Lagoon this morning, with 36 counted along with 30 Ringed Plover, 11 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 5 Sanderling and 4 Wheatear. There was a count of 1 Teal, 4 Grey Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 108 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 73 Curlew, 56 Dunlin and 1 Whimbrel in Brands Bay. 2 further Whimbrel were in the Wareham Channel this morning, with c.600 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Marsh Harrier. 1 juvenile Ruff was at Lytchett Fields today, as well as 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Greenshank and 20 Redshank. There were 5 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Little Ringed Plover at Sunnyside this evening.

White-tailed Eagles – Wareham Channel – Mark Wright (@markwright12002 on Twitter)

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