Sightings18/09/2023

Harbour Update – posted 18/09/23

It was good to hear that a sub-adult male Marsh Harrier that was found washed up on Swanage Beach yesterday made a full recovery over night and was released this morning in the south of the harbour. It must have been ‘downed’ by yesterdays torrential rain, but was lucky enough to be found by some caring members of the public who boxed it up and let it dry out over night, enabling it to make a strong healthy flight, out away across the southern shores this morning. Top work! Elsewhere another Ruff was in Brands Bay this morning (the 4th this autumn),and there were 7 on the Swineham scrapes this evening, 71 Spoonbill were on the Brownsea Lagoon, a Whinchat was on Wareham Common and there was a possible Siberian Chiffchaff at Hatch Pond.

Cattle Egret – Swineham (yesterday afternoon) – Peter Moore

Ruff, 4 of 5 present – Swineham (yesterday afternoon) – Peter Moore

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