Harbour Update – posted 05/09/22

Some decent downpours today were much needed, whilst dropping several new Curlew Sandpiper into the harbour with 6 in Brands Bay, 2 in Lytchett Fields and 1 at Middlebere. Also at Lytchett Fields were 40+ Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 11 Greenshank, 7 Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cattle Egret and c220 Teal. In Brands Bay there were 4 Brent Geese,  2 Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 125 Teal, 1 Osprey (same dead tree as yesterday), 1 Grey Plover, 2 Lapwing, 3 Knot, 15 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 11 Sanderling, 149 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and c75 Redshank. There were only 11 Spoonbill on the Brownsea Lagoon today with the others likely hiding in Middlebere. Of note, in Holes Bay north there 108 Wigeon.

Spotted Redshank – Lytchett Fields – Ian Ballam

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