Sightings04/06/2013

3rd and 4th June 2013

Do you know any or are you a teacher from a Poole or Purbeck school and teach years 4-8? then the new RSPB/BoPH Educational Bird Boat timetable is now ready. If you think your pupils could benefit from learning about the birds and wildlife of Poole Harbour then please contact us on 01202 641003. For more info floow this link..,

http://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/childs-bird-boats

Finally summer is here and all our breeding birds are well under way pretty much. Already there are plenty of young birds around from family parties of Gadwall and Mallard to young Mistle Thrush and Siskin. Everywhere you look there is evidence that birds are working their socks off  to succeed.

Best from the last couple of days include….

Monday 3rd – The long staying Poole Harbour Osprey was again seen over Middlebere. A Brent Goose is still at Brands Bay. Good numbers of Swift can now be seen over Poole and Wareham Towns. in good numbers. At Swineham still at least 5 Cetti’s Warbler singing, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Teal. A ringing session took place on Canford Heath where 2 Nightjar were successfully ringed. A Roseate Tern was on the Brownsea Lagoon briefly.

Tuesday 4th – A ringtail Harrier sp was seen over South Haven and then over Brownsea showing characteristics of Montagu’s Harrier.  Also at South Haven 45 Swift north, 3 Jays crossed the harbour mouth along with Great Spotted Woodpecker and a pair of Lesser Redpoll were found. 

Late news from Friday a Red Kite and Honey Buzzard drifted over Brownsea Island

 

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