Harbour Update – posted 18/02/21

A ringtail Hen Harrier patrolled the Lytchett Bay reedbeds this morning. Redhorn Quay and Jerry’s Point clocked up 1 Scaup, 4 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 18 Goldeneye, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Common Scoter and a solitary Bar-tailed Godwit. A Great White Egret continues to frequent Little Sea, Studland. Before opening the photo, the thumbnail preview of this pale Common Buzzard on one of our Osprey platforms raised heartrates! With the earliest confirmed Osprey in the harbour recorded on March 16th last year (& March 13th in 2019), we’re into the last 4 week countdown until our first Ospreys of the spring!

Common Buzzard

Bar-tailed Godwit – Jerry’s Point – Garry Hayman

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