Harbour Update – posted 02/07/22

There’s definitely more signs of ‘autumn passage’ getting underway with a noticeable increase in newly arrived waders present around the harbour. In the mouth of the Frome there were 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 14 Common Redshank and c50 Black-tailed Godwit. On Brownsea there was another Common Sandpiper on the north shore and another c30 Black-tailed Godwit on the lagoon. In Brands Bay yesterday the first Whimbrel was back and at Lytchett Fields there were 6 Little Ringed Plover, c30 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Snipe. Female White-tailed Eagle G801 was still in the Wareham Channel area and 3 Marsh Harrier were very active in the wind. There were also 3 dark-bellied Brent Geese in Brands Bay.

Juvenile Swallow – Middlebere – Mark Wright

Common Swift – Middlebere – Mark Wright

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