Harbour Update – posted 17/05/16

Toady we sent out a press release which highlighted the illegal egging our survey team discovered on ‘Gull Islands’ within the harbour back in early May. The survey uncovered a mass harvest of Gull eggs including the collection of Mediterranean Gull eggs, a schedule one species that is protected by law. You can read the full story by CLICKING HERE. The survey reported a massive 70% combined decline of Black-headed Gull and Mediterranean Gull nests from an initial survey in 2008 and a 60% combined decline from a repeat survey in 2015. If anyone has any information or sees people out on ‘Gull Islands’, which are situated out in the Wareham Channel then please contact us right away.

Sightings-wise it was very quiet with 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing and 1 Greenshank at Lytchett Fields. A single Great Northern Diver was off Baiter, out towards Brownsea. From Coombe heath, Arne 3 Hobby were feeding over the reedbed to the west and a Woodlark flew over the viewpoint. 

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