Sightings05/12/2014

Harbour Update – posted 05/12/14

Apologise for the lack of updates, I’ve been up in Norfolk for a few day with no internet access, so will do a bit of a round up for you now. Today saw a really productive school bird boat with 5 Common Scoter, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 32 Spoonbill, a marked increase in Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser and Great Crested Grebe totals, 500+ Avocet on Brownsea and 2 Sandwich Tern near the harbour mouth. A likely Siberian Chiffchaff was at Boarder Road, Lytchett Bay and 2 Red Kite were over the stubble field there.  In Brands Bay there were Red-breasted Merganser – 31,
Wigeon 272,
Brent Goose 66,
Redshank 80+,
Curlew 110+,
Teal 24, Pintail 61, Turnstone 11,
Lapwing 30+,
Grey Plover 2. A new male Hen Harrier arrived in the harbour today making this the 7th different Hen Harrier to have appeared in the harbour this autumn/winter period so far. There are currently three in the harbour and still 8 Marsh Harrier

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