Harbour Update – posted 14th & 15th July 2020

Osprey activity is beginning to build as CJ7 has become re-active on several harbour nest platforms again, including the Middlebere platform and the Poole Harbour nest cam. She even bought in a bit of nesting material today! Any day now we should begin to see new Ospreys arriving as they begin their journey south, with the peak coming in mid-late August. The Cattle Egret at Lytchett Fields has been present each morning over the last couple of days, rarely seeming settled for long though as it moves around the site and even venturing off over the dual carriageway. Also present at Lytchett Fields have been 7 Little Ringed Plover,11 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel and c40 Common Redshank. On the Brownsea Lagoon there 71 Common Redshank and 1 Common Sandpiper. Our Nightjar walk on Tuesday night was another ‘stormer’ with good views of several birds plus 2 Dartford Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier out over the Wareham Channel and lots of Little Egret heading into the roost. At Holes Bay there was a migrant juv Common Whitethroat near the PCW Drain plus 1 Greenshank, 56 Common Redshank and 9 Black-tailed Godwit were off the Stone Bench. In Middlebere there were 4 Greenshank and 1 Avocet.

CJ7 on both the Middlebere nest platform and the nest cam

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