Harbour Update – posted 03/04/16

Dorset saw a good range of species arrive today but could the harbour produce the goods too. The years first Hobby was seen circling high above Arne Moors around midday and there were also 3 Marsh Harrier present around the Wareham Channel area and the ringtail Hen Harrier was seen again on Hartland. At South Haven, Studland a single Great Northern Diver was near the harbour mouth along with 4 Sandwich Tern. At Swineham migrants included 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow and several Sand Martin, whilst resident birds were represented by 16 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 3 pairs of Great Crested Grebe and 1 Marsh Harrier over the point. At Holton Lee 10+ Chiffchaff were singing in surrounding woodland and on the heath Dartford Warbler were again active. 

Chiffchaff – Holton Lee – Richard Stephenson



Meadow Pipit – Arne RSPB Reserve – Keith Rawling



Great Crested Grebe – Swineham – Keith Rawling

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