Sightings17/07/2022

Harbour Update – posted 17/07/22

White-tailed Eagles G801 & G812 were both present but very sedentary in the Wareham Channel this morning. It seems that the only birds to brave being active in todays weather were adults tirelessly feeding their hungry chicks. This included adult male Osprey 022 who was fishing upstream from Giggers Island this morning, where the local Marsh harriers could also be seen hunting over the reed bed. The same was true of the Corfe Peregrines, one of which was hunting over Slepe Heath with it’s single young in constant pursuit.

Elsewhere (and despite the lack of water) the scrapes and meadows around Swineham held 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew and 1 Greenshank.

There’s been no further sign of yesterday’s Caspian Tern after its reappearance at Stanpit, Christchurch yesterday evening.

Brownsea Lagoon, Sunrise – Nikki Tutton

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