Harbour Update – posted 13/02/24

A real wet day in the harbour again today but some very dedicated birders joined us for our Jerry’s Point Pop-up watch this morning. And it was well worth getting a bit damp, with a very obliging Slavonian Grebe visible all morning as well as fantastic views of c5 Great Northern Diver, c20 Red-breasted Merganser, c30 Turnstone and 2 Goldeneye. You can find the full list here.

Elsewhere in the harbour with such high tides again many of the birds were having to roost in different places and so Pools Field in Lytchett Bay really came into its own with 4 Spotted Redshank and 17 Avocet being present. Holes Bay did have some low tide first thing this morning and saw large numbers of waders still using the area with 300+ Dunlin, 70 Redshank, 24 Knot, 30 Avocet and 1 Mediterranean Gull. The 8 Waxwing were back at Canford Heath, Asda today, this time by the roundabout

An estimated 2,000 Starling were murmurating over Little Sea, Studland yesterday evening which hasn’t been seen for 5 years so it’s worth going to see if this will continue over the coming days.

Great Northern Diver – Jerry’s Point Studland, Pop-up Watch


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