Harbour Update – posted 14/11/23

Yep, more rain! To be fair it soon cleared away and the rest of the day was a beaut. The wind and rain this morning did force a 1st winter Kittiwake into the harbour which flew along Poole Quay towards Holes Bay. At the harbour mouth this morning 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and a possible Black-throated Diver all entered the harbour and 101 Shag were also logged flying in, which is the exact same total as yesterday. There were 3 Black-necked Grebe in Brands Bay this afternoon and this evening 2 Short-eared Owls were seen out around the mouth of the Frome, Arne Moors and Swineham point area. There seems to be quite a few Sandwich Tern still about with 1 in Brands Bay today, 2 off Poole Quay and 4+ in Poole Park mid-afternoon. In Middlebere raptors included a Goshawk again, 2 Marsh Harrier and a Merlin. In the Wareham Channel 2 Great White Egret were on the Keysworth shoreline and in Lytchett Bay there were 2 Great Northern Diver this afternoon and the Common Scoter was still present.

Avocet and Black-tailed Godwit – Holes Bay – Martin Adams

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