Harbour Update – posted 11/09/15

Poole Harbours purple patch continued today with a Red-backed Shrike that was discovered at Greenland’s Farm mid-afternoon. Unfortunately it didn’t hang around long and couldn’t be relocated after five hours searching. This is only the second record of this species since 2012. Also along Studland there were 10 Pintail, 16 Wigeon, 154 Teal, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Avocet, 4 Greenshank, 23 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 5 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear at Brands Bay, whilst at South Haven there were 7 Sanderling. Late news of a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Sandford Heath earlier this week. An Osprey was seen catching a fish in Holes Bay north mid morning and there were still 4 Spotted Flycatcher on the Upton CP boarder and now up to 100 Wigeon there too. There were 4 Knot near the Holes Bay outflow. The Brownsea Lagoon now has 25 Spoonbill roosting on the high tide and at least 5 Spotted Redshank and 10 Greenshank. At RSPB Lytchett Fields there was still 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 2 Knot, 1 Curlew, 21 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Whinchat.

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