Sightings05/10/2023

Harbour Update – posted 05/10/23

A real feel of migration again today with hundreds if not thousands more swallows and martins passing through the harbour. Certainly the number of Spoonbill keep building with a total of 81 seen on the Brownsea Lagoon today. Osprey are still around as well with one unringed adult being seen in Brands Bay along with 5 Pintail, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot and 5 Mediterranean Gull. In Lytchett Bay the 6 Curlew Sandpiper were still present mixed amongst 136 Dunlin and 1 Red Knot. At Lytchett there were also 1 Spotted Redshank, 21 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Bearded Tits, Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine. Holes Bay is similarly seeing very good numbers of wetland species with numbers of winter ducks building up nicely to 250+ Eurasian Teal and 300+ Eurasian Wigeon and double figures of Pintail and Shoveler. Also present in Holes Bay were singles of Spotted Redshank and Greenshank. Finally the Forster’s Tern was still visible from the Arne shoreline.

 

Chiffchaff – RSPB Arne – @brucetownsend on Twitter

 

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