Harbour Update – posted 10/11/22

Another decent bird arrived today in the shape of a Snow Bunting which was on Shell Bay beach, originally seen feeding in the bird/wader protection area that was recently installed, but later in the afternoon it relocated further up the beach towards South Haven. Within the harbour the juvenile Eider was still out in central harbour and there was a minimum of 3 Great Northern Diver, with 2 off Jerry’s Point and 1 in central harbour with 2 Red-throated Diver also seen near the harbour mouth. A White-tailed Eagle was seen crossing the Wareham Channel and a whopping harbour record of 23 (possibly 24) Marsh Harrier came out of the west harbour roost. A ringtail Hen Harrier was off Coombe Heath with a Merlin and an amazing 1000+ Jackdaws went into roost on Pergins Island, Holes Bay where 2 Spotted Redshank had been earlier in the SW sector. On Brownsea, 30+ Spoonbill were roosting.

Snow Bunting – Shell Bay, Studland – Twitter – OTBTbirder (@BirderOtbt)

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