Harbour Update – posted 09/04/15

Lytchett Bay was quite productive again today with 3 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Ruff out on Lytchett Fields and 7 Greenshank and 5 Spoonbill out in the bay. There was also 2 Wheatear, at least 8 Willow Warbler and 1 Sand Martin. At North Haven a Yellow Wagtail flew in off the sea as did 8 Swallow and 3 Sand Martin, also 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Willow Warbler and a Pheasant (rare here) were present. A Ring-necked Parakeet was in Wareham and late news from yesterday of an Osprey at Arne and 2 Yellow Wagtail at Slough Lane, Lytchett Bay. A Cuckoo was near Studland village

A continuation of my night recordings in Lytchett Matravers produced a nice surprise when a Ring Ouzel passed over around 11:30pm last night, which is both surprising and unsurprising in as much that I’ve never had one in Lytchett before, but considering the amount that are entering the UK at the moment it fits quite well. I also managed to record a prolonged flight call of another Shelduck, which passed over around 1:00am.

Ring Ouzel – Single ‘tock’ flight call of a night migrant – Lytchett Matravers


Shelduck – Prolonged flight call of a night migrant

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