Harbour Update – posted 19/12/17

Today was another fine day, with a good spread of winter birds around the harbour. At Arne 18 Spoonbill were on Shipstal Point and along the Middlebere Channel a ringtail Hen Harrier was present with another present out in the Wareham Channel. A Common Scoter and Great Northern Diver were out in central harbour with 3 Black-necked Grebe and the usual good numbers of Red-breasted Merganser and Goldeneye. At the Holes Bay NE outflow a Siberian Chiffchaff was feeding in the scrub and out from the channel outflow c40 Avocet, c50 Dunlin, c150 Black-tailed Godwit and c3000 Wigeon were feeding. At Lytchett Fields a Spotted Redshank was present and 2 Spoonbill were out in Lytchett Bay. A Great Northern Diver was off the Brownsea Quay and 2 Guillemot were feeding off Poole Quay.

Black-tailed Godwit – Swineham – Paul Morton

Lapwing – Frome Valley – Paul Morton

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