Harbour Update – posted 17/05/24

Another stunning day in the harbour once the bank of fog burned off this morning. This gave great, still conditions for another of our Morden Bog ID courses. Plenty of good birds to see and hear with 1 Cuckoo, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nightjar ‘churring’ in the daylight, 1 male Redstart, 2 Yellowhammer and plenty of Darford Warbler spread across the site. Lots of White-tailed Eagle activity in the harbour with multiple sightings of the pair enjoying the thermals today including at Wareham, Ridge and Ham Common. 1 Osprey was in Lytchett Bay this morning.

More news from 5H1, the first returning wild fledged Osprey chick from the south coast population. She was captured on camera on a nest in the Usk Valley, south Wales at 12:48pm today. Another of our female Ospreys that has ended up in Wales! She is still a young bird and so this is quite typical behaviour, exploring far and wide and interacting with other Osprey populations that she may come across. Let’s hope she carries on travelling and makes it back to Poole Harbour!

Female Osprey 5H1 landing on a nest in the Usk Valley


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