Sightings19/09/2017

Harbour Update – posted 18/09/17

After a busy day yesterday, things quieted down today, which for a Monday is no surprise. The big news of the day is that we no longer received a signal from our last juvenile Osprey LS6 meaning that all 8 of this summers translocated chicks are now underway with some even possibly already down in Africa. We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone that’s been involved from volunteers, landowners and you the public for supporting the work with either financial donations or joining us on our Osprey boat cruises back in August. Arne was buzzing with people through August, all excited to see Osprey within Poole Harbour and now that all 8 have gone we can now reflect, assess and start planning for next year now! Sightings from around the harbour included 21 Spoonbill at Middlebere, 9 on Brownsea and 1 on Lytchett Fields. There were single of Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper on Lytchett Fields too and migration the Ballard Down included a steady flow of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Meadow Pipit with 2 Common Redstart also ringed. There are already 3 Merlin back, mostly frequenting the Hartland area but also traveling down the Wareham Channel area too. 

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