22nd, 23rd May 2013

With May almost coming to an end and the temperature still yet to go above 18 degrees, I’m quite looking forward to June beginning and for the summer to actually begin. Still some  nice birds about, mainly birds that are hanging on from the spring or winter at favoured sites…

May 22nd  – Lytchett Bay still had the 1st winter Little Gull out on the mud at low tide, also the Red-throated Diver was in the Turlin channel, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Lapwing and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. A Red Kite drifted low over the Bakers Arms roundabout. At Middlebere a male Pochard was a strange late May record, also there 2 Spoonbill. Just outside the Poole Harbour area a Woodchat Shrike with in Southborne, Bournemouth.

May 23rd – Only reports from today were from Lytchett Bay where a Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and a Common Gull were located. Also a pair of Dartford Warbler were on Lytchett Heath, Lytchett Bay.  


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