Sightings26/01/2013

26/01/13

The Hoopoe made a very brief appearance this evening in Carters Avenue, Hamworthy for only one lucky observer. Out of the 40 or so individuals that have attempted to see this bird on three occasions only about five people have actually seen it so far! The Brownsea Lagoon webcam was very busy this morning giving fantastic views of 4 Greenshank, 4 Spotted Redshank, 200 Avocet and 3 Turnstone. At Holmebridge the Whooper Swan was still there with 600+ Lapwing and 2 Chiffchaff. Swineham had a Red-throated Diver in the Wareham Channel, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 15 Snipe, 2 Pintail, 24 Pochard, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. The Starling flock over Sterte (near Poole train station) is beginning to look quite spectacular. Interestingly there were 8 different Hen Harrier recorded in county today with at least 3 of them in Poole Harbour.

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