Harbour Update – posted 01/11/16

The fine still weather continues and what better way to enjoy a crisp autumn morning than to find a Great Grey Shrike on top of a pine tree which is what happened for a local birder on Canford Heath this morning. On the Brownsea Lagoon there were 23 Spoonbill, c400 Avocet and 200+ Cormorant along with good totals of Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit and Grey Plover. At Lytchett Fields the Lesser Yellowlegs was still present as was the Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Water Pipit. In Middlebere the wader spectacle remains as fantastic as ever as nearing 1000 Avocet were constantly being put up by several passing Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine and an occasional female Merlin. At South Haven a female/immature type Black Redstart was in Bramble Bush Bay. 

Avocets – Middlebere – Simon Kidner

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