Harbour Update – posted 17/02/17

Spring continues to spring into action and the warm weather is a welcome sign that change is on the way. Its not only us that can tell spring is on its way as our first night recording session of 2017 from our listening station in Old Town Poole picked up the first northward passage of thrushes with 112 Redwing, 11 Song Thrush and 5 Fieldfare calls as well as a Wigeon flock (possibly moving back north or just moving within the harbour) and several Curlew. The (or a) Snow Bunting was re-discovered up on Old Harry which showed nicely for an hour at least before going missing. At Fleets corner the Siberian Chiffchaff was present again and at Lytchett Fields the Lesser Yellowlegs and a Marsh Harrier were present. A night ringing session in the Lower Frome Valley saw 8 Woodcock (1 ringed), 4 roosting Skylark, 11 Lapwing (1 ringed) and a Barn Owl

 Wigeon Flock 16/02/17 @ 19: 39 Calls of night time passage over Old Town Poole Listening Station

Skylark – Lower Frome Valley

Woodcock – Lower Frome Valley

Lapwing – Lower Frome Valley

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