Harbour update – posted 16/11/19

A pair of Bar-tailed Godwit continue to Baiter Park as their main feeding area, amongst the Oystercatcher flock, while a Poole garden featured a male and female Blackcap. Littlesea featured 1 Great White Egret and high Kingfisher activity was logged at Holton Pools.

Brownsea Lagoon saw an increase in Spoonbill numbers in recent weeks.  A total of 21 individuals were recorded with the webcam, accompanied by several hundred Dunlin, Knot, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover and Black-tailed Godwit.

Arne featured its first Brambling of the Autumn, located near the RSPB Welcome Hut and a Marsh Harrier was quartering over reedbeds in front of Raptor screen.

Jerry’s Point offered 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Scoter, 17 Red-breasted Merganser and abundant Great Crested Grebe. 40 Oystercatcher, 4 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and a single Grey Plover on opposite spit. Brands Bay held c200 Brent Goose, 40 Pintail, c100 Lapwing, c150 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew & 30 Redshank. A total of 6 Dartford Warbler were recorded on Studland Heath.

Bar-tailed Godwit – Baiter – Ian Ballam

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