Sightings10/07/2023

Harbour Update – posted 10/07/23

As we mentioned yesterday, it was great to see 3 Avocet chicks on the Brownsea Lagoon. A welcome and positive achievement considering the hardship the DWT Brownsea team had suffered this summer with the loss of many gull and tern chicks due to bird flu. We all hope these young ones make it. Not only because of the bird flu issue, but also because it will be the first successful fledging and rearing of Avocet chicks in Dorset for many, many years! Many thanks to one of our guests from last nights cruise, Ian Harrison for sending us through his atmospheric photo of the Avocet youngsters. Elsewhere an Osprey was in Middlebere, 2 Crossbill flew over the Piddle Valley, in Holes Bay 1 Whimbrel and 76 Curlew were feeding and the White-tailed Eagle pair were viewable off the Ham Common nature reserve this morning.

Avocet chicks – Brownsea Lagoon (from Safari Cruise) – Ian Harrison

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