Harbour Update – posted 05/02/17

Another nice day ended with a surprise when a Bottle-nosed Dolphin was found swimming around within the harbour off Jerry’s Point, half way between the point and Furzey Island. Dolphins outside the harbour are a pretty regular affair nowadays, but to see one within the harbour is exceptionally rare and we’re just hoping it’s ok and not injured or ill in any way. If anyone see its within the harbour over the next couple of days and think it looks distressed then please contact the British Divers Marine Life Rescue on 01825 765546 or 07787433412. Bird wise, it was much of the same with the Smew still in Holes Bay NE, the Lesser-spotted Woodpecker in the Upton CP wooded area to the north of the reserve, both the Lesser Yellowlegs and Green-winged Teal back at Lytchett Fields with 1 Water Pipit and 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Northern Diver off Middle Beach with 6 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Spoonbill on Shipstal Point, Arne, 3 Purple Sandpiper on the Sandbanks slipway, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Peregrine, 26 Grey Plover and good numbers of Avocet on the Brownsea Lagoon, 16 Chiffchaff at the PC World Drain and both Merlin and Hen Harrier in Poole Harbour west. 

Green-winged Teal – Lytchett Fields – Brett Spencer

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