Harbour Update – posted 12/05/14

Numerous reports came in from different areas of the harbour today starting with Swineham where the Barnacle Goose was again with Canada Geese, also at Swineham a late female Wigeon, 1 Cuckoo, 1 male Marsh Harrier, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Redshank, 1 Whitethroat and 100+ Swift. Up on Hartland Stud 2 female Wheatear were feeding. At Middlebere 1 Spoonbill, 40+ Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin and 60 Swift. At Lytchett Bay there was 1 male Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 15 Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 70+ Shelduck, 9 Reed Warbler, 1 Peregrine and 6 Med Gull. A Little Gull was still present at Swineham yesterday.

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