Harbour Update – posted 03/05/16

With the wind swinging east over the next couple of days we could potentially start seeing a few interesting species show up. On Brownsea the wader selection is still pretty meager but there were 2 remaining Avocet with 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Greenshank, 65 Dunlin 3 Knot and 4 Brent Geese. The Yellow-legged Gulls on Brownsea have also hatched chicks and 2 Firecrest were showing well in Venetia Park on the island. Sandwich Terns are now nesting on the lagoon and Common Tern numbers or are rising slowly. At Lytchett Fields there were 35 Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin and a Greenshank with 2 Whinchat, 3 White Wagtail, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat on territory. On the River Frome at the ‘Red Foot’ bridge there were singles of Cuckoo and Whimbrel. At the PCW drain 3 Sedge Warbler were singing. There were 2 Little Tern off Baiter. A night recording session from the previous night produced the listening stations first Tree Pipit of the year. 

Tree Pipit – Call of a night time migrant – Old Town Poole Listening Station

Yellow Wagtail – Lytchett Fileds – Paul Morton



Whinchat – Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam

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