Harbour Update – posted 03/10/23

A brighter day today allowed for some more activity from birds of prey as well as some more autumn arrivals. A raptor fest around Middlebere with 1 Osprey from Coombe Heath, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 1 Kestrel all being seen as well as 1 Spoonbill and 1 Great White Egret.  The Forster’s Tern was also still at Shipstal. Lytchett Bay today had the first arriving Jack Snipe of the autumn in Approach Field and at Lytchett Fields were 6 Curlew Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine. Holes Bay had its first Great Crested Grebe of the autumn arrive as well as singles of Common Sandpiper and Wheatear.


Black-tailed Godwits and Common Redshank – Holes Bay – Alison Copland

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