Harbour Update – posted 10/05/14

The rain eased off pretty quickly this morning but the strong west, south-westerly breeze held steady all day. A sea watch from Branksome produced 3 Common Scoter, 1 Kittiwake, 8 Fulmar, 10 Gannet, 50+ Swift in off the sea and 6 Common Tern. At Swineham at least 1 Garganey is still present out on the main pit, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Whimbrel, 200+ Swift, 1 Whitethroat, 11 Reed Warbler and 6 Cetti’s Warbler.  On Brownsea there are already 90 sitting Sandwich Tern, also 265 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Avocet, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover and a Peregrine. At Lytchett Bay 1 Hobby, 4 Raven, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Lapwing and 7 Black-tailed Godwit.

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