Harbour Update – posted 03/06/17

The weather is due to take a turn for the worse over the coming days so it was a welcome sight for our monthly field trip to have clear blue sky and little wind for our trip to Holton Lee this morning. Our group did well with a nice mixture of birds including 5 Spoonbill which flew in from the south/west and dropped down on to Lytchett Fields. A Red Kite drifted over-head heading north/west which seemed to be part of a bigger movement across southern Britain today. On the heath there were 2 Woodlark, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Dartford Warbler, plenty of Linnet, Stonechat and newly fledged birds including Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue, Great and Coal Tit. We also nipped into the newly opened and refurbished Holton Pools hide which produced Reed Warbler and c60 Black-tailed Godwit flying by. The Osprey was again on the perching pole at Arne before making its way over to the dead trees and a Marsh Harrier was out hunting to the right of the hide. 

Osprey – Middlebere – Mark Wright (02/06/17)


Spoonbill – Holton Pools/Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam


Monthly field trip – Holton Lee – Barbara Bisset

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