Harbour Update – posted 16/02/16

Firstly, the 2015 Lytchett Bay report is now available to read via our survey page. Follow the link below and scroll to the very bottom of that page, this is where you’ll be able to download the new report. Shaun Robson has done another exceptional job in interpreting the data from what was another record-breaking year for the site in terms of numbers of species seen and total bird days for some pretty exceptional species. The site seems to be going from strength to strength and with spring just around the corner who knows what will turn up at Lytchett Bay this year –

Bird wise, there’s not much change and in fact there seems to be quite a decline in the numbers of waders and wildfowl over the last week with birds moving off already. In Holes Bay the Smew was still there with 2 Goldeneye. At Lytchett Bay there was a Firecrest near Beech Road. Out in Lytchett Bay a Spoonbill was on the point of Otter Island and 7 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Gadwall were on the water. A Red Kite passing over Sandy Lane, Upton was a sign spring is on its way and the 2 Firecrest were still at Norden Sewage Works. A Hen Harrier was seen in Middlebere and 3-4 Marsh Harrier were around the Wareham Channel. 

Little Egrets in tree – Lytchett Bay – Ian Ballam


Med Gull on Ice – Lytchett Bay – Ian Ballam


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