Harbour Update – posted 09/06/22

There were more small waders on the Shell Beach shoreline this afternoon including 35+ Sanderling and a few Turnstone and Dunlin. There were 3 Marsh Harrier in the Wareham Channel with 8 Great Crested Grebe on the water. Just outside Poole Harbour in Swanage an adult Rose-coloured Starling was in a private garden. There doesn’t seem to have been a UK influx (yet) of this species, unlike the last couple of years, but the fact one has made it to Dorset shows one could turn up anywhere and with Starling flocks already beginning to build as post breeding groups start forming, then seeing a bright pink imposter amongst them during the rest of June doesn’t seem too far fetched.

Turnstone – Shell Bay – Phyl England

Sanderling – Shell Bay – Phyl England

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