Sightings23/03/2013

21,22,23/03/2013

Finally, despite foul and cold weather coming in from the east some decent bursts of migration have started to occur with various spring migrants popping up all over the harbour.

Thursday 21st March was a very quite day with only reports of a few Red-breasted Merganser and Great Crested Grebe off Baiter, and 4-5 Chiffchaff in the PC World Drain

Friday 22nd March picked up a bit with 225 Brent Geese out on Baiter along with 200+ Meadow Pipit. 10-15 Chiffchaff were in the PC World drain along with a Common Sandpiper and a Wheatear on the shoreline.

Saturday 23rd March, migration really took off today with Wheatears appearing at Bestwall (2), Soldiers Road (3), Holes Bay (4). Also at Holes Bay/PC World drain 2 Swallow,  10-15 Sand Martin,100+ Chiffchaff (1 tristis) , 2-3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and a Spotted Redshank. A Drake Garganey was on the main pit at Swineham GP along with a Spotted Redshank and Greenshank. 7 Spoonbill were at Lytchett Bay along with 85 Brent Geese and a Green Sandpiper.

Elsewhere in the county a handful of Ring Ouzel arrived, so well worth checking the stud fields around Studland Village and Greenlands Farm. Also a Bluethroat was trapped at Portland….now that would be a great Poole Harbour bird. 

 

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