Sightings01/05/2024

Harbour Update – posted 01/05/24

We’re officially into May and it’s starting to warm up ever so slightly with some mild and calm conditions in the harbour today. Another stunning Spring Safari this morning with White-tailed Eagle G466 in the Wareham Channel again providing a close flyby. We also had 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 4 Whimbrel, and 2 Wood Sandpiper off Swineham Point as well as the presumed escapee 1 Bar-headed Goose. Plenty of action on the Brownsea Lagoon with 24 Knot, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Sanderling, 1 Greenshank, 7 Avocet and 1 Little Gull. The 1 Bonaparte’s Gull in the Lower Piddle Valley, north of Swineham, was still showing along with the 1 Little Gull and 2 Little Ringed Plover. There where 5 Greenshank and 1 Whimbrel from the Rock Lea View in Lytchett Bay and 1 Whimbrel in Holes Bay NW. 1 Great Northern Diver was still lingering in to May in the mouth of the harbour.

Tree Pipit – Rempstone Forest – Rob Johnson on Twitter

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