Sightings23/08/2013

Friday update – posted 23/08/13

Again, some decent sightings from various areas of the harbour with the Brownsea Lagoon showing off some impressive wader totals. Firstly an Osprey was fishing out in Lytchett Bay at 06:40am and then another/the same bird was over near Arne. In the Middlebere Channel 7 Spoonbill appeared and started to feed out in front of the National Trust hide.

A full wader count was conducted on the Brownsea Lagoon today, here are the totals…1093 Oystercatcher, 529 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 74 Dunlin, 32 Avocet, 155 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 16 Curlew, 54 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Knot, 2 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling, 2 Shoveler, 31 Sandwich Tern, 7 Common Tern and plenty of Little Egret.

Migrants are passing through in good numbers now with Redstart, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler appearing in many scrubland/heathland habitats so well worth keeping your eyes peeled.

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