Sightings16/08/2023

Harbour Update – posted 16/08/23

The day got off to a great start at our Pop-up Osprey Watch at the Ham Common Viewpoint, with a minimum 5 Osprey seen in the Wareham Channel, including one bird that caught a fish off the gull islands and carried it off to towards Lytchett Bay. One of the White-tailed Eagles also put in the briefest of appearances as it moved between trees along the Holton shoreline. Visitors to Middlebere were also treated to plenty of Osprey action with 4 birds reported, including this years eldest male juvenile 5H3. Other highlights from the area were Kingfisher and the Forster’s Tern. The latter was also seen on the Brownsea Lagoon earlier in the day, along with 23 Spoonbill. Elsewhere in Lytchett Bay there were at least 2 Osprey hunting in the bay, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 16 Greenshank on Sherford and French’s Pools, plus a couple of Whitethroat at Rock Lea View and Whinchat at both Lytchett Heath and the Fields.

Juvenile Osprey 5H3 – Middlebere – Mark Wright (@markwright12002 on Twitter)

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