Harbour Update – posted 12/08/22

Great coverage of the harbour today despite the sweltering heat. Lytchett Bay struck gold early morning during a ringing session, processing the second Aquatic Warbler for the UK and Dorset this year. And with these easterlies continuing into the weekend, could we see more before the week’s end? The Bay also clocked up 12 Ringed Plover, 26 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel, 12 Greenshank and fishing Osprey causing a commotion among the gulls.

An un-ringed adult Osprey dropped ono the Middlebere nest platform at 10:40am, bringing in a fish at 11am. A couple of Yellow Wagtails graced Wareham Common early morning along with two flyover Tree Pipit and abundant Willow Warbler as Holes Bay featured Spotted Redshank and early Wigeon, viewed from the Stone Bench. A visit to Studland House Boats turned up a Turnstone, 9 Common and a Sandwich Tern while Brand’s Bay received notable visits from Marsh Harrier and Snipe among the 4 over-summering Dark-bellied Brent Goose 113 strong Curlew flock and 2 Ringed Plover. A single Spoonbill flew past train station roundabout early doors.

Un-ringed migrant Osprey – Middlebere Platform camera

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