Harbour Update – posted 09/11/17

There were yet more Hawfinch today with another 2 flying over north Poole first thing this morning as migration up on Ballard stayed fairly strong considering we’re coming to the end of the vis-mig season with 1 Brambling, 66 Goldfinch, 18 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 15 Chaffinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest ringed. In Middlebere a Great White Egret was present for a short while with c800 Avocet now present also a single Spotted Redshank. With WeBS coming this Sunday it will be good to get a full wader and wildfowl count but it seems we’re still low on several species such as Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and Sanderling which were all present today in very small numbers. 

Sparrowhawk – Ballard Down – Olly Slessor

Brambling – Ballard Down – Olly Slessor


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