Harbour Update – posted 21/02/21

The Poole Peregrines are getting really active between the Asda and Barclays building, likely looking to set up a territory. We’d be really keen to hear about any activity noted of this pair in regards to the amount of time spent on and their behaviour on each building. It’s likely they’re going to try and set up territory again this year and we’re keen to know and understand which building they’re most likely to use. So please either email us or contact us on social media with updates.

A single female Ring-necked Duck continues to occupy Swineham Gravel Pit and a Red-legged Partridge was still kicking about the Holme Lane fields to the east of the railway line. Rough count of Holes Bay produced 500+ Wigeon, 120+ Teal, 50+ Shoveler & Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 3 Gadwall, 3 Brent Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. Wader totals hit 350+ Black-tailed Godwit, 150+ Dunlin, 75+ Redshank & Avocet, 50+ Curlew and 2 Lapwing.  Of note were 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe showing the first signs courtship behaviours, roll on spring! A Water Rail heard in Symes Rd reed beds (Holes Bay South), with Kingfisher and female Goldeneye also seen. Firecrest and Treecreeper were both logged at Upton Country Park.

Peregrine – Barclays Building, Poole – René Goad

Ring-necked Duck – Swineham – Peter Moore

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