Harbour Update – posted 14/09/15

Autumn really kicked in today with strong winds and heavy rain through out most of the afternoon, and did the predicted Sabine’s Gull or Grey Phalarope turn up…did it heck, but there’s still plenty of time for that. On Brownsea there were 28 Spoonbill, a newly arrived Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, a minimum of 7 Spotted Redshank, 250+ Avocet and an increase in Wigeon numbers. At RSPB Lytchett Fields 1 Wood Sandpiper remained, also 2 Ruff, 3 Ringed Plover, 44 Dunlin, 8 Green Sandpiper, 20+ each of Lapwing, Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whinchat, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 514 Teal and several Chiffchaff. Baiter saw some birds hunkered down during the strong winds, including 6 Sandwich Tern out on the playing field, also on the low tide 33 Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin.  

Last week we carried out our Dorset Discovery Autumn tour, our third tour this year in partnership with the Dorset RSPB team. The trip was a huge success and you can read the full trip report and species list HERE. We’ll be uploading information on next years tours in the next couple days, so watch this space.


Wood Sandpiper – RSPB Lytchett Fields

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