Harbour Update – posted 11/01/23

A stunning start to the day this morning, with a record of 5 Hen Harrier escorting a White-tailed Eagle high south over the Wareham Channel. A scan of Holes Bay included 350+ Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Dunlin, 120 Avocet, 75 Redshank, 18 Brent Geese, 1 Snipe and 1 Spotted Redshank. Numbers of Black-tailed Godwit on Brownsea Lagoon remain high with a count of 3277 present this morning. 1 Marsh Harrier was seen from Rock Lea Viewpoint over Lytchett Bay. Signs of spring continued with a singing Woodlark was heard this morning along Holme Lane. The Spoonbill count at Shipstal Point remained at 22 individuals.

Holes Bay – Martin Adams

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