Harbour Update – posted 01/09/16


The good vibes from yesterday continued in to today when the Aquatic Warbler was found again at Lytchett Fields, this time viewable from one of the viewpoints giving people the opportunity to visit throughout the day, although the bird only showed intermittently but still, this is the first ‘watchable’ Aquatic Warbler in Poole Harbour for decades! There was a good mix of waders for people to enjoy too whilst waiting for the Aquatic to rear its head with 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 10+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Knot and the usual common waders. The Middlebere Osprey show really got going about 10:20am when 4 were soaring on a thermal together for a short while before all splitting off and heading to different directions. One of the Osprey now seems quite faithful to the nesting platform and returns to it on and off throughout the day which is great news for visitors in Middlebere, the raptor hide at Arne and up on Coombe Heath. Up on Hartland there were c80 Yellow Wagtail in the cow fields with several Whitethroat about too. On the Brownsea Lagoon there was still at least 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 8 Spoonbill.

Curlew Sandpiper – Brownsea Lagoon – Mike Davidson


Osprey – Middlebere – Barbara Bisset

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