Sightings15/06/2022

Harbour Update – posted 14/06/22

We apologise for the late post of yesterdays sightings, but we went on a day trip to the amazing Dyfi and Glaslyn Osprey Projects to get a feel for how other Osprey projects interpret and educate folk on Ospreys (and other birds of prey) conservation. Firstly, if you’ve never visited please do. Both set ups provide incredible views of nesting Osprey and the landscape and scenery are breathtaking. It’s certainly given us a few ideas on what things could look like here in the harbour over the next few years.

Regarding sightings, our Puffin Cruise on Monday evening produced a minimum of 4-5 Puffin off Dancing Ledge, a decent movement of Guillemot and Razorbill back and fourth off the cliffs at Durlston and Dancing Ledge, several Fulmar and only 1 Gannet.¬†The simultaneous sunset and moonrise was amazing too, finishing off what was a perfect mid-June boat tour. A Honey Buzzard¬†was seen just outside the recording area over Church Knowle and the over-summering drake Wigeon was still on the Upton CP shoreline. Also, great work to Upton County Park for their new Bird Screen/Hide which has now finished being installed. The park has missed having a hide for years so it’s great to now have one back at a site that sees so many families and visitors visit each year.

Common Guillemot – Durlston Head – Clare Slade

Puffin – Dancing Ledge – Clare Slade

Puffin – Dancing Ledge – Clare Slade

Sunset over Old Harry

Moonrise over Poole Bay

The new Upton CP ‘Lookout’ – Shaun Robson

The new Upton CP ‘Lookout’ – Shaun Robson

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