Harbour Update – posted 19/10/16

The harbour is beginning to see some big totals now as early calculations show that on Sunday(16th) around 15,000 wetland birds were counted in the harbour as part of the monthly WeBS counts, consisting mainly of Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Dunlin, Redshank and Curlew . A Great White Egret was off Shipstal Point at Arne and a Common Scoter was off out in central harbour. On Brownsea there were 34 Spoonbill. At Lytchett Fields the Lesser Yellowlegs was of course still on the fields with 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Knot, 2 Green Sandpiper, 120+ Dunlin and a Marsh Harrier passed over. Brent Geese numbers are now building with birds appearing at Shore Road, Sandbanks, Middlebere, off Middle Beach and on the Brownsea Lagoon.

We’re also please to announce that a new viewing mound that was part funded by us and the other half by Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council is now fully complete and ready to use. The new large vantage point can be found at the eastern end of Lytchett Bay, just off Boarder Road. It gives great views out across the reedbeds and bays and also doubles up as a great ‘vis-mig’ vantage point throughout September and October. We hope you enjoy using it, and look forward to receiving your feedback. 

New viewing mound at Boarder Road, Lytchett Bay


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