Harbour Update – posted 17/10/21

Today was going to be the last good day for at least the week with strong winds and rain moving in from Monday. The glorious mid-October sunshine provided excellent WeBS count counting conditions for Poole Harbour today. Highlights included 2 Red-throated Diver off Jerry’s Point with 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great White Egret was on the edge of Furzey Island, the Pectoral Sandpiper was still at Lytchett Fields and the Little Stint was relocated on the Swineham Scarpes. Brent Geese are now back in low numbers with 51 in the Wareham Channel and a minimum of 3 different Marsh Harrier were see including a near full adult male. Off Middle Beach 3 Black-necked Grebe were back and c50 Spoonbill were at Shipstal mid-morning. There was also 2 Firecrest at Middle Beach, Studland, a Spotted Redshank on Lytchett Fields and 2 more Great White Egret in Middlebere.

Dartford Warbler – RSPB Arne – Alison Copland

Great White Egret – RSPB Arne – Alison Copland

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