Sightings14/08/2021

Harbour Update – posted 14/08/21

More Osprey activity again today with birds hunting along Wareham Channel and Lytchett Bay. Lytchett Bay featured several sightings through the day, with two birds seen drifting NE at 10.30am. Plus, this evening one was on the Middlebere nest platform briefly. RSPB Arne logged 193+ Curlew, with 66 Cormorant and 15 Sandwich Tern roosting around the nearby shorelines. A Spotted Flycatcher nest was observed and photographed close to fledging at Rempstone earlier today. Over Sunnyside the first Tree Pipit of the autumn passed over and there were 5+ Willow Warbler and 2 Common Whitethroat. A juvenile Marsh Harrier was in the Lower Piddle Valley. Very quiet ringing sessions at Lytchett Bay and nearby migration hotspot Durlston Country Park highlighted very little movement with more mild temperatures and lights SW winds overnight. Hopefully things will change and birds will start moving again with a shift in wind direction from Monday.

Spotted Flycatcher nest – Rempstone – Rob Johnson

Osprey – Lytchett Fields – Alison Copland

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