Harbour Update – posted 17/05/14

The weather over the last 48 hours seemed favorable for some new arrivals, perhaps something a bit different? South easterlies in mid May are always a good sign and today proved that theory correct. May is a great time for passage waders making their way north so its well worth checking muddy pools and scrapes for a stop over bird looking for a quick feed. At Lytchett Bay this week, the private fields to the north had already recorded 2 Knot, numerous Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel and Redshank so it looked as if some other waders were on the cards. Well yesterday 2 Ringed Plover arrived and this morning a Wood Sandpiper was discovered and then totally out of the blue whilst watching the latter Poole Harbours 4thTemminck’s Stint was found. Also present was 1 Greenshank, 2 Lapwing and 128 Black-tailed Godwit. At Swineham today 1 Cuckoo, 1 Greenshank, 17 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 21 Reed Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Swift and 2 Bearded Tit. A Red Kite and Peregrine drifted over Stoborough. 

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