Harbour Update – posted 20/10/17

The wind blew strong this morning but eased off through the day. Despite the constant SW winds a few more Yellow-browed Warbler are trickling through with one at Holton Lee in front of the feeder hide briefly with a Firecrest, one at Branksome and another ‘YBW’ along the access track to Middlebere. The Stilt Sandpiper was showing well in Middlebere too with 2 Whimbrel also present, 1 Great White Egret in Wytch Lake and 54 Spoonbill at Shipstal and 9 on Brownsea. On Hartland 2 Merlin were buzzing about. In front of the new hide at Holton Pools a female type Common Redstart and a Wheatear were feeding on the mud and a Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 2 Kingfisher with 6 Lesser Redpoll also overhead. On Studland Beach 100 Med Gull were feeding and 2 Brent Geese flew across Studland Bay. Out in central harbour 6 Red-breasted Merganser were bobbing about along with c50 Great Crested Grebe.

 Stilt Sandpiper with Knot – Middlebere – Simon Buckell (Simon Buckell blog)

Stilt Sandpiper_2822 from Waderworld on Vimeo.

 Spoonbill – Brownsea Lagoon – Hamish Murray

 Spotted Redshank – Brownsea Lagoon – Hamish Murray

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