Harbour Update – posted 22/11/21

An interesting morning at Lytchett Bay Viewpoint for visible migration today, with 4 Goosander flying low east, 1 Swallow heading north, and high numbers of thrushes moving, including 95 Redwing and 24 Fieldfare heading north. Also at Lytchett Bay was a fresh in Siberian Chiffchaff in the willows near the viewpoint, as well as 66 Brent Geese, 97 Avocet, 422 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Gadwall and 1 Shoveler in the bay itself. The White-tailed Eagle was still around today, seen over the Brownsea Lagoon this morning, before flying east towards Sandbanks. Studland was well monitored, with 5 Common Scoter and 4 Goldeneye seen from Redhorn Quay, as well as 1 Sanderling seen by the house boats in Bramblebush Bay. From Middle Beach, 5 Common Scoter and 5 Black-necked Grebe were reported. We’ve had no reports of the Red-necked Grebe today. 1 Marsh Harrier was reported in the Wareham Channel near Gigger’s Island this morning.

Goosander – Lytchett Bay – Shaun Robson
Common Scoter – Brands Bay – Clive Hargrave

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