Harbour Update – posted 28/11/19

Not a huge number of sightings today, despite being relatively calm and dry. Along the Poole Harbour south-east shoreline, sightings included 1 Long-tailed Duck off Redhorn Point, 2 Great Northern Diver in South Deep, as well as 9 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Goldeneye and 12 Red-breasted Merganser off Jerry’s Point.

Studland Bay provided good sightings from Middle Beach, including 8 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver5 Great-crested Grebe and 12 Brent Geese. A group of 17 Sanderling and 2 Ringed Plover were recorded on one of the groynes at Sandbanks.

Reports at Holes Bay were similar to yesterday, with of 3 Snipe seen flying over. A single Firecrest was reported at the south end of Grove Lake at Upton Country Park, as well as 59 Curlew and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. Another highlight from today, although outside of the BoPH recording area, is a Great Grey Shrike reported from Sugar Hill in Wareham Forest.

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