Sightings09/03/2024

Harbour Update – posted 09/03/24

We’ve been keeping an eye on the National bird info services over the last week, taking note of when different spring migrants arrive, and there’s been a distinct lack of Northern Wheatear so far. In fact, to date, there’s only been 8 reported national records, therefore it was good to hear of another Poole Harbour sighting this afternoon (the 2nd in two days) after yesterdays Holes Bay bird, with another on Wareham Common. Granted, give it another few weeks and they’ll be passing through in big numbers across the country, but so far the harbour has logged a quarter of all national reports! It’s a shame the same can’t be said for much else with other sightings today few and far between. The redhead Goosander was still in Holes Bay NE, there were 4 Black-necked Grebe off Jerry’s Point and 5 Spoonbill on the Brownsea Lagoon (which opens next week) with 6 Great Northern Diver logged off Hamworthy Beach.

Bar-tailed Godwit – Whitley Lake, Sandbanks

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