Harbour Update – posted 19/06/24

Another day, another early returner, this time in the shape of a Common Sandpiper on the Brownsea North Shore. It was also good to receive news of a Little Ringed Plover Family (2 adults and 2 juvs) in the western reaches of the harbour, indicating successful breeding. This morning a Little Tern was on the Brownsea Lagoon along with 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Redshank and 5 Turnstone.¬†A Hobby was over Carey Secret Garden, and we also had 2 over our Summer Safari Cruise this AM, a Cuckoo was on Hartland, female White-tailed Eagle G466 was in the Wareham Channel as was male Osprey 022 doing numerous fishing trips, although he didn’t manage to surpass his day record of 10 fish we he managed to deliver to the nest yesterday. We’re also now just beginning to see the very first newly fledged Black-headed Gulls¬†departing from the gull islands and foraging on the low tides. A (migrant?) Marsh Harrier was over Lytchett Bay and the Eider that were reported a few days ago near the chain ferry, in Shell Bay were also seen the following day, but not today as far as we know.

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