Harbour Update – posted 03/10/22

It was still pretty mild this morning but the still dawn, and light wind meant some more Redwing got through last night with 3 ringed at Lytchett Bay this morning along with a late Willow Warbler, 44 Chiffchaff and 24 Blackcap. Female White-tailed Eagle G801 was once again active in the Wareham Channel and there were 4 Marsh Harrier at the Swineham end of the channel. At Lytchett fields there was 1 Little Stint, 1 Ruff and 7 Curlew Sandpiper. Holes Bay continues to be productive with 540 Wigeon, 271 Teal, 6 Shoveler and 5 Pintail with 1 Greenshank (NE), 534 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+Redshank, 39 Curlew, 6 Knot, 118 Dunlin, 19 Ringed Plover and 11 Grey Plover (almost certainly a Holes Bay high count)! The Brownsea Lagoon oddity today was a Cattle Egret, but also there were 44 Spoonbill, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Greenshank and 20 Grey Plover.

Common Chiffchaff – Lytchett Bay – Ian Ballam

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