Harbour Update – posted 19/08/17

Middlebere again saw a good deal of coverage with 9 Spoonbill, 3-4 Osprey but no sign of the Great White Egret. The first fledged juvenile Hobby of the summer were seen out over Hartland Moor and Marsh Harrier were seen at Lytchett Bay, Middlebere and Wareham Channel. A ringing session at Lytchett Bay produced 55 Sedge Warbler, 17 Reed Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit and a Cetti’s Warbler whilst out on Lytchett Fields there were 90+ Dunlin, 6 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Blackcap and 2 Whitethroat. On the Brownsea Lagoon there was a single Little Stint with c200 Dunlin, 15 Avocet, c200 Black-tailed Godwit and 11 Ringed Plover.

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