Sightings18/11/2019

Harbour update – posted 18/11/19

Find of the day was awarded to a 1st year male Long-tailed Duck located off the western end of The Lagoon sea wall around midday. At least 4 Goldeneye were also kicking about the harbour amongst good numbers of Red-breasted Merganser. On the Brownsea Lagoon there were Spotted Redshank 6, Greenshank 7, Redshank 35, Knot 22, Grey Plover 94, Ringed Plover 29, Turnstone 6, Sanderling 5, Dunlin 1,385, Curlew 25, Bar-tailed godwit 37, Black-tailed godwit 542, Avocet 85, Oystercatcher 124, Common Snipe 1, Spoonbill 17, Little Egret 1, Grey heron 11, Cormorant 37, Shelduck 29, Teal 189, Shoveler 55, Mallard 3, Gadwall 50, Eurasian Wigeon 67, Common gull 1, Great black-backed gull 15, Black-headed gull 3 and Moorhen 18

The ringing session at Lytchett Heath began with views of a Marsh Harrier leaving the roost at Lytchett heading west. Yesterday saw 3 Marsh Harrier leaving Lytchett in the morning. Holton Pools also recorded an individual late morning. The ringing session was fairly quiet with a couple of Cetti’s Warbler and a Redwing the highlights.

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