Harbour Update – posted 03/10/21

The clearing sky last night obviously got some birds moving again after yesterdays deluge with a ringing session in Lytchett Bay seeing a decent catch of Chiffchaff, Blackcap and still 3 Sedge Warbler, which for October is pretty rare. Also 17+ Bearded Tit were logged in the reedbeds in the bay and on Lytchett Fields the Ruff was still around with a Great White Egret over there too and a Marsh Harrier and Peregrine present. Kingfisher are now beginning to be seen around the harbour with 3 in Holes Bay north, 1 back in Poole Park, one seen on Poole Quay and another near the harbour mouth. In Holes Bay north there was a Common Sandpiper (a possible over-winterer) and in Poole Park 3 Sandwich Tern with another 15 on the jetty at Parkstone Yacht Club. In Brands Bay there were small numbers of waders with Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Sanderling.

Ringed Plover – Brands bay – Garry Hayman

Kingfisher – Poole Park – Clare Slade

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