Sightings14/01/2015

Harbour Update – posted 14/01/15

Today wad the third and final day of our first Dorset Discovery Tour, in partnership with the RSPB Dorset team. I’ll write trip report in the coming days but today saw us visiting the Studland Peninsular and Brownsea.  At South Beach Studland there was Red-necked Grebe x 1,
Slavonian Grebe x 2,
Black-necked Grebe x 6,
Great Northern Diver x 2,
Common Scoter x 10,
Velvet Scoter x 1 likely 1st year bird with Common Scoter,
Chiffchaff x 1. Brownsea saw 3 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, a Peregrine chase,
Avocet 300+,
Pintail x 2,
Turnstone x 3,
Sandwich Tern x 2,
Kingfisher x 1,
Bar-tailed Godwit 100+,
Buzzard x 1 very pale bird,
Marsh Harrier x 1 hunting over lagoon. Yesterday there was an incredible 7 Great Northern Diver off Middle Beach, including a raft of 6! There have been some pretty impressive Black-tailed Godwit flocks recently too with 1352 in Holes Bay yesterday.

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