Harbour Update – posted 07/06/22

A land-based survey of the Black-headed and Mediterranean Gull colony featured a flight 8 Dunlin, raft of 8 Great Crested Grebe, a Marsh Harrier perched on a at the top end of Wareham Channel, and most notably 18 adult Sandwich Tern adults and 4 chicks on the gull islands! Nearby, Lytchett Fields produced 51 Mediterranean Gull, with over half consisting of 2nd calendar year birds. These individuals are like adults, but can be separated by small black markings on wingtip. Possible 2nd calendar year Caspian Gull clocked while stuck in traffic on Dolphin Roundabout. Certainly worth keeping an eye out if birding Holes Bay, Brownsea Lagoon or key roost sites.

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Peregrine fledgling – Barclay Building, Poole – Rene Goad

Stunning summer-plumage Sanderling – Shell Bay, Studland (Sunday) – Mark Wright

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