Sightings18/06/2015

Harbour Update – posted 17/06/15

There was another early returner today with a drake Wigeon at Lytchett Bay along with another Green Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 10 Teal 5 Redshank, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 broods of Shelduck. The Grey Plover on Brownsea was still present, doing its best to masquerade as something rare in its funny transitional plumage. Also a Hobby over the reedbed on Brownsea and 130+ Black-tailed Godwit on the Lagoon. I was also lucky enough to spend a few hours on Brownsea last week for the National Trusts Bio Blitz. Whilst in one of the Dorset Wildlife Trust hides that looks out across the lagoon I took the opportunity to take some footage of the Sandwich Terns that were coming and going, as well as some of the newly fledged chicks. If you’ve never been to Brownsea to experience this, I highly recommend it. The nesting islands are just feet away from the hide and the sight (and smells) are just incredible.

Sandwich Tern – Brownsea Lagoon 12/06/15 – To watch in HD press play, hover the curser over the cogged shaped symbol and select 1080

Sandwich Tern with chick – Brownsea Lagoon 12/06/15 – To watch in HD press play, hover the curser over the cogged shaped symbol and select 1080

 

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