Harbour Update – posted 04/08/20

This morning we carried out a coordinated count, to try and find out how many Osprey were present in the harbour due to yesterdays high number of sightings. With thanks to several members of the public and some of our team we managed to track down 3 definite different birds with a potential 4th seen too. CJ7 was on her nest cam pole at 8am whilst another un-ringed bird was at Morden Bog. Then, a bit later birders at Lytchett Fields had an un-ringed bird in the dead trees at the back of the field whilst the Morden bird was still present. Reports of another out over the Wareham Channel were received indicating a possible 4th, but by then it could have been any of the other 3 so it was hard to say. Also present out in the Wareham Channel were an adult female Marsh Harrier, an adult male and what looked to be a fresh juvenile. In Lytchett Bay the first Grey Plover of the autumn appeared and on the fields were 3 Common Sandpiper, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Greenshank. On the Brownsea Lagoon there were 3 Spoonbill and c25 Dunlin. A ringing session at Lytchett Heath carried out by Stour Ringing Group saw 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 20 Willow Warbler, 35 Sedge Warbler and 12 Reed Warbler. At RSPB Arne, the main overflow car park produced some goodies this evening in the form of 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2-3 Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Willow Warbler.


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