Harbour Update – posted 04/07/16

More wader action as Lytchett Fields sees more birds returning including the first 3 Common Sandpiper of the autumn. These were joined by 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 120+ Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank and 20+ Lapwing. Also out on the fields were plenty of juvenile Pied Wagtail and a female Gadwall had ducklings which is a good site breeding record. On Lytchett Heath Bearded Tit could again be heard calling from the reedbed at the base of the heath, 2 Nightjar were heard calling at dusk and Sparrowhawk seem to be nesting in a nearby wood on the eastside. Amazingly a Nightjar was also found to be roosting in a tree right outside the new Arne shop much to the delight of people supping on tea and chomping on cake. 

Nightjar – Arne – John Wall


Common Sandpiper – Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam

Green Sandpiper – Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam

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