Sightings13/06/2023

Harbour Update – posted 13/06/23

An early morning start at Lytchett Fields yielded 12 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 8 Teal and 7 Black-tailed Godwit. Over Wareham Common this morning, 4 Swift, 6 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin and 2 Swallow were counted. The oldest Osprey chicks on the Poole Harbour nest are already 2 weeks old, with all three are rapidly losing their downy feathers, now showing pin feathers that will develop into their full juvenile plumage. Our Puffin Cruise saw a season high count of 6 Puffin along with 2 Peregrine nests again, one at Ballard and one at Durlston, also 1000+ Guillemot again.

We are also currently recruiting an Osprey Project Assistant to provide husbandry and monitoring support through the Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation Project this summer, working with BoPH and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation. This exciting position is ideally suited to an early career conservationist or student who is looking for a short-term role over the summer period. There is a short turnaround time for application deadline (19th June) and start date, so please take a look at our full job specification if you are interested in applying.

Osprey chicks being fed

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