Sightings17/08/2023

Harbour Update – posted 17/08/23

Osprey were seemingly everywhere today, which bodes well ahead of our Osprey Cruise series starting tomorrow. 6(!) Osprey were seen from Coombe Heath at RSPB Arne tomorrow, including 1 juvenile, with 5 flying around together at one time. At least one other Osprey active around Lytchett Bay, with one seen at Holton Heath, a second sighting over Lytchett Field this morning, and a third sighting of a hunting individual over the bay this afternoon. A further 2 individuals were seen fishing in Brands Bay, including ringed male 374. 1 final Osprey was seen perched on an electricity pylon at Mordon Bog this morning! If you want to make the most of all the activity, there are a couple of last minute places available on our first Osprey Cruise tomorrow morning in our otherwise sold out week, which you can find more information about here.

Other sightings from Coombe Heath this morning included 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Wheatear and 2 Spoonbill over the Middlebere Channel. One of the highlights from today was a juvenile Little Stint moving between the pools at Lytchett Fields, along with 1 Spotted Redshank. 753 Black-tailed Godwit were counted in Holes Bay from the Stone Bench this morning.

Osprey 374 – Brands Bay – Aidan Brown (@aidanjb118 on Twitter)

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