Harbour Update – posted 11/10/16

Incredibly, a 6thYellow-browed Warbler of the autumn was trapped and ringed this morning, this one at Lytchett Heath making it the 21st record for Poole Harbour alone since September 28th. Up on Ballard Down 5 Ring Ouzel were at the Glebeland’s end with a reasonable passage of Goldfinch, Linnet and Siskin, a strong passage alba wagtails and Meadow Pipits, c50 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting and a handful of Chaffinch. In the scrub on top of Ballard there were good numbers of Chiffchaff and Blackcap creeping through with several newly arrived Goldcrest too. A Great White Egret was on Slepe Moor, near Middlebere. A Hobby dashed through Lytchett Bay and the Lesser Yellowlegs was on Lytchett Fields, a Woodlark passed over Lytchett Heath and a few Redwing and Song Thrush passed over Boarder Road. At Arne there were still several Firecrest in the car park area and 30 Spoonbill on Shipstal Point. 

Ring Ouzel – Glebelands, Ballard Down – 11/10/16 – Two migrants flushed by a dog walker

Yellow-browed Warbler – 6th to be ringed in Poole Harbour within the last week! – Lytchett Bay Shaun Robson

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