Harbour Update – posted 15/08/15

Today was another good day busy with birds, but this time in slightly more enjoyable weather. Starting off at Studland where 2 Black Tern were found feeding in a mixed tern flock off the houseboats, also in the area 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Common Sandpiper and a Yellow Wagtail and good numbers of common warblers. At Lytchett Bay a Wood Sandpiper appeared and a juv Ruff was still present, also 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 20+ Dunlin, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Firecrest. Just across the bay a ringing session at Lytchett Heath produced almost 200 birds including 6 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Tree Pipit amongst the many many Sedge Warbler. An Osprey drifted over Fleetsbridge late afternoon heading towards Poole Town Centre. The scrub around the northern section of Holes Bay held 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 4 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler.

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