Sightings20/05/2014

Harbour Update – posted 20/05/14

A few areas saw some coverage today, starting with Swineham where an early watch to see if the Great White Egret emerged from the Arne heronry proved fruitless in one aspect, however compensation for the Egret no show came in the shape of 6 Spoonbill, 1 Little Gull, 2 Bearded Tit, 5 Common Tern, 4 Redshank, 1 Lapwing, 2 Marsh Harrier, Great Crested Grebe with chicks, 2 Little Grebe and a Cuckoo. A Lytchett Bay 124 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Peregrine, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Lapwing, 3 Gadwall and a Whimbrel. On Brownsea 3 Nightjar were active near the Lake Hide last night and on the lagoon today 2 summer plumage Knot, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Avocet and 1 Spoonbill.

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