Harbour Update – posted 04/09/16

The SW wind eased throughout the day and what started off as quite a blustery morning finished as still but wet dank night! However, there were some good birds on offer with a Pied Flycatcher in front of the Middlebere Hide briefly in the morning with 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat and several Chiffchaff there too along with 2 Wheatear on the barn roof, 5 Greenshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 1 Spoonbill and the ‘normal’ 2-3 Osprey that came and went throughout the day, often sitting on the nesting platform. Up on Slepe Heath there were 3 Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat, 30+ Yellow Wagtail, 5 Dartford Warbler, 15+ Stonechat, 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven and a Hobby over Arne Moors. At Lytchett Fields the Wood Sandpiper remained with 1 Little Stint, 48 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, several Yellow Wagtail and good numbers of Redshank, Lapwing and Snipe. On the Brownsea Lagoon there were 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Spotted Redshank, 21 Greenshank, 2 Sanderling and 8 Spoonbill.

 Curlew Sandpiper – Brownsea Lagoon – James Phillips

Yellow Wagtail – Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam

Wheatear – Middlebere – Peter Moore

Green Sandpiper – Middlebere – Peter Moore

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