Harbour Update – posted 09/10/23

The first Redwing of the season have arrived with birds both heard over night and seen in the Harbour today including, Lytchett Bay, Holes Bay and Upton. Other good records as well with 7 Great White Egret seen in Holes Bay, closely followed by a single Spoonbill. 1 Hobby and 1 Firecrest were also present here. The first Red-breasted Merganser of the autumn also arrived in today at Brands Bay as well as 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Pintail and 10 Greenshank being present. At Lytchett Fields RSPB there were 1 Red Knot, Curlew Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 19 Greenshank, Peregrine and 1 Marsh Harrier. Middlebere had a similarly good mix of waders as well with 30 Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover, 11 Grey Plover, Red Knot and 3 Spotted Redshank. On Hartland Moor there was 1 Woodlark and 1 flyover Lesser Redpoll.

Lots of thrush movement going on at the moment with the first Redwing arrivals as well as many Ring Ouzel being reported throughout the county so it’s worth looking in the coming days to find any within the harbour.


Immature Spoonbill – Holes Bay – @petey632 on Twitter



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