Harbour Update – posted 15/06/20

We’ve reached the half way mark! Despite all being locked away for much of the spring the year seems to still be flying by. Although things all may seem a bit quite now, give it a few weeks and the first migrating Willow Warblers and Whitethroats will be appearing in the hedgerows and the first departing Little Ringed Plovers will be appearing at sites like Lytchett Fields and the Swineham Scrapes. We’ve noticed a few Green Sandpiper reports from elsewhere in the county, suggesting they’re already beginning to appear now on their return journeys south and the ‘pre-autumn’ gathering of Lapwing at Lytchett Fields continues to hold around c15-20 birds. Nightjars have been putting o an excellent show on local heathlands with good numbers reported from right around the harbour. No doubt this fine weather helping breeding pairs feed hungry easily enough with the abundance of moths. The first fledged Cuckoo’s are now also being spotted with one seen in Wareham Forest and another near Hartland.

Birds of Poole Harbour – BOAT TRIP UPDATE

This week we’ve been liaising with the ferry companies about the possibility of being able to run our trips from July onwards in accordance to government guidelines. There are still several uncertainties but we’re hoping we may be able to resume some kind service for our remaining boats and we plan to start advertising our winter ones soon. If you’re booked on to any of our July or August trips, please bear with us whilst we get confirmation from the ferry companies as to whether we’ll be able to run the trips or not. If not, we’ll of course be in touch to provide information on refunds etc.

Thanks for your support and patience

The BoPH Team

Reed Bunting (male) – River Piddle

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