Harbour Update – posted 09/10/22

Another day of decent passage, with good movements of passerines including Meadow Pipits, Linnet and Swallows seen crossing the harbour and departing the Purbeck coast beyond.

Yesterday’s Whooper Swan was reported at Middlebere once again early this morning, along with 5 Spotted Redshank, Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 52 Avocet, c500 Black-tailed Godwits, c250 Teal, 160 Wigeon, c20 Pintail, Kingfisher and Marsh Harrier. Numbers of the latter in the harbour appear to remain fairly steady, with a total of 11 emerging from roosts in the Wareham Channel at first light.

Lytchett Fields was also fairly consistent with recent species and counts, hosting 2 Little Stint, minimum 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 12 Greenshank, and 250+ Dunlin.

This evening was the Poole Harbour WeBS with some decent birds logged including an Osprey in Brands Bay, 20 Cattle Egret near Redcliff, Ridge, 1 Merlin in Middlebere, c350 Avocet off Shipstal Beach, c20 Spoonbill in Arne Bay and 6 Red-breasted Merganser in Brands Bay.

Kingfisher – Poole Harbour – @twamers on Twitter

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