Harbour Update – posted 09/02/22

Much milder today and another flat calm harbour. A Bittern was seen to drop down into the main reed bed off Swineham Point this afternoon along with 1 Merlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, c100 Avocet and c300 Dunlin. Plus, there were 4 different Marsh Harrier including a stunning adult male off Swineham Point. A White-tailed Eagle was over Hartland Moor and was seen tracking towards the Wareham Channel this afternoon and 2 were seen circling over Wareham around 1pm. There were still 2000+ Black-tailed Godwit in Holes Bay north, a Black Redstart was in a private garden near Northmoor, Wareham. A single Spoonbill was feeding on the Swineham scrapes this evening.

Black-tailed Godwits, Pintail, Wigeon and Teal – Holes Bay – Martin Adams

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