Harbour Update – posted 11/02/20

With another set of low-pressure systems coming through this weekend it looks like Wednesday is going to be our only settled day of the week, with a cold, cold northerly wind cutting across the harbour today. Still, there were some good totals, especially on Holton Pools where 95 Lapwing, 8 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank and 1 Marsh Harrier were logged. A Black-throated Diver was reported off Jerry’s point along with 2 Slavonian Grebe. The Siberian Chiffchaff was again on Wareham Common showing well. Middlebere held 180 Wigeon, 176 Teal, 218 Brent Geese, 373 Avocet, 86 Lapwing, 77 Redshank and showing of Dartford Warbler, Marsh Harrier and Raven up on Coombe Heath. The male Red-breasted Merganser is still giving point blank views in Poole Park and 3 Goldeneye were there too. There were 2 Mediterranean Gulls reported at Lytchett Fields, as well as 1 Spoonbill, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, and 20 Red-Breasted Mergansers in the Bay. At Baiter c.300 Starlings, c.200 Oystercatcher and 6 Brent Geese were counted.

Red-breasted Merganser – Poole Park – Ian Ballam

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