Sightings19/12/2019

Harbour Update – posted 19/12/19

Today’s Poole Town Bird Walk produced wonderful views of KingfisherBrent Goose and Turnstone before the heavens opened. A Great Northern Diver was again off Baiter Beach and Baiter Park was a hive of activity. A single Pale-bellied Brent Goose accompanied the large feeding flock of c250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. The Park also held 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, c20 Turnstone, c25 Redshank and several hundred Starling and Oystercatcher. Parkstone Bay featured a pair of Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Great Crested Grebe. Both Goldeneye remained present on Poole Park.

Brands Bay held a further c250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 85 Pintail, 49 Shelduck, 32 Grey Plover, 3 Greenshank among the abundant Turnstones & Ring Plover and Sanderling. Lytchett Fields in extreme flood today holding 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper with RedshankLapwing and Dunlin in Approach Field.

Turnstones – Baiter Park – Joe Parker

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