Harbour Update – posted 01/05/23

Another month bites the dust! Welcome to May, as the year seems to plough on at the speed of a bullet train. It only seemed like yesterday that we were waiting and hoping for the safe return of our Osprey pair. Now we’re in the month that (all being well) will see their three eggs hatch by the end of the month. This morning, from our Spring Safari it was nice of male Osprey 022 do a fly by past Swineham and past our boat as he headed back towards the nest site with a humungous Grey Mullet. Also from the cruise this morning an aerial food pass was seen between one of the Marsh Harrier pairs, with another two seen elsewhere in the Wareham Channel, the Forster’s Tern was on the Brownsea Lagoon, today with a Little Tern as well as c100 Sandwich Tern and c80 Common Tern. The White-tailed Eagles remained elusive although 1 was seen over Lytchett Fields later in the afternoon where there was also 1 adult Little Gull in Lytchett Bay. There were also 2 Little Gull off the Upton CP shoreline at Holes Bay. A drake Garganey was on Holme Lane GP briefly. A count along the Two-rivers walk (down the Frome and up the Piddle Valley) returned 1 Great White Egret on the Stilt Pool at Swineham and 52 Reed Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler and 30 Cetti’s Warbler.

Sandwich Tern and Forster’s Tern – Brownsea Lagoon from Spring Safari Cruise – John Thorpe


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