Harbour Hotspots – posted 13/10/13

There were reports from some of the harbours best locations today with coverage from around the whole perimeter of the harbour shores.

Starting at Arne where 40+ Song Thrush were together on the ground on a small patch of heathland. The Spoonbill count was 34 today, and it was noted that five of these birds have colour rings on their legs. IMPORTANT – If possible, when watching the Spoonbill at Arne, if you’re able to see the colour sequence of rings on both right and left leg, please email the info to us so we can get important information about these birds origins.  Also at Arne 1 Peregrine Falcon, 186 Cormorant on Long Island and 206 Oystercatcher.

There were 6 Black-necked Grebe with a Common Scoter off Middle Beach, Studland and at Knoll Beach Studland a fly over Brambling, 1 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Redwing.

Greenlands Farm hosted 2 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 2 Kestrel, 4 Redwing, fly over Siskin, Redpoll and Linnet.

Out in Brands Bay a single female Common Scoter with 6 Great Crested Grebe.

Out off Shore Road, Sandbanks 26 Sandwich Tern, 3 Turnstone and 8 Bar-tailed Godwit.

At Lytchett Bay 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk and 4 Buzzard.

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