Sightings28/02/2013

27,28/02/2013

Another cold and grey couple of days but birds seemed to be plentiful. Yesterday a Firecrest was showing well at the entrance of the PC World outflow drain. Baiter saw thousands of gulls on the big low tide with only a small percentage of Med Gulls found with a count of 30+ birds in total along with a decent sized flock of 28 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin. This morning a Merlin was at Lytchett Bay along with 2 Water Rail and 6 Little Egret. An RSPB School Bird Boat went out from Poole Quay with the highlights being a female Merlin Hunting out over the Lagoon, 1 Long-tailed Duck off Brownsea, 8 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Spoonbill, 250+ Red-breasted Merganser, 15+ Goldeneye, 50+ Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Greenshank on the Brownsea Lagoon. This evening about 20 Med Gull were again off Baiter also there, 23 Ringed Plover. Off Redhorn tonight 18 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Knot and 1 Black-tailed Godwit, with anoth 12 on the Brownsea Lagoon late afternoon.

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