Harbour Update – posted 02/10/15

Autumn goodies came thick and fast this morning starting with a Ring Ouzel feeding in Rowan Trees with Mistle Thrush along the track at Middlebere, then news came in of the harbours first Yellow-browed Warbler at South Haven. Then, whilst a vis-mig count was being conducted a Hawfinch passed by calling, a true harbour rarity. Also noted during the vis-mig session was 254 Swallow, 12 Alba Wagtail, 1 Grey and 1 Grey Yellow Wagtail, 13 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chiffchaff, 95 Siskin, 16 Linnet, 21 Redpoll, 16 Greenfinch, 165 Goldfinch, 49 Chaffinch and 1 Mistle Thrush. A Cetti’s Warbler was also at South Haven with 20+ Goldcrest. At Lytchett Bay there were 2 Bearded Tit at the end of footpath 12 with numerous Blackcap and Goldcrest. At Lytchett Fields there were 8 Stonechat and 1 Whinchat, 50 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank and 6 Green Sandpiper.

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