Harbour Update – posted 19/04/16

A nice light easterly breeze saw a few more migrants make landfall, and waders are now trickling through. At Swineham GP a nice mixed flock of 17 summer plumaged Dunlin and Ringed Plover settled on the newly cleared area. This little patch looks as though it has the potential to attract a few more waders in? Also at Swineham were 2 Wheatear and a Sedge Warbler. At the PCW Drain a Common Sandpiper and 10+ Blackcap were present with a handful of Willow Warbler. Still not many Terns on Brownsea, however 2 Knot, 7 Spotted Redshank, 35 Dunlin, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Turnstone, 3 Greenshank, 3 Avocet, several Med Gulls and a Reed Warbler made up for that. At Lytchett Fields a stunning male Redstart was in hedges on the approach track to the viewing areas, also 2 Wheatear, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel and a Greenshank. On Stoborough Heath there was a great count of 25 Wheatear

Redstart – Lytchett Fields – Paul Morton


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Swineham GP – Richard Stephenson


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Swineham GP – Richard Stephenson



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