Harbour Update – posted 02/02/23

A bit of a blustery one today. Not too much birding to be had, but a good clean sweep of the usuals with male White-tailed Eagle G463 low over Lytchett Fields heading north. The 5 Eider were seen near the harbour mouth at dawn, before entering the harbour mouth, with a Great Northern Diver on the sea in Shell Bay and a Slavonian Grebe off Jerry’s Point. A male and female Goosander headed down river, towards the harbour over Holmebridge and 2 Woodlark flew over. There was a Spotted Redshank at Lytchett Fields and another in Middlebere. In the mouth of the Frome/Piddle 6 Marsh Harrier were active, 5 Black-necked Grebe were in a choppy Studland Bay, at Shipstal just 11 Spoonbill were roosting, but for pure spectacle this afternoon, Holes Bay north was stacked with birds including c4000 Black-tailed Godwit, c3500 Wigeon and in the PCW drain lots of Chiffchaff again and 2 Kingfisher.

White-tailed Eagle G463 – Lytchett Fields – Colin Moyes

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