Sightings21/11/2019

Harbour Update – posted 21/11/19

Jerry’s Point at midday offered 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver close in, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Sandwich Tern as well as 10 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone and 3 Grey Plover on beach. Poole Quay produced Great Northern DiverCommon GuillemotGreat Crested Grebe and two small flocks of Avocet from our office window, but we’re still working on picking up the Long-tailed Duck from the office! Excitingly, a Purple Sandpiper was seen near the chain ferry at Studland.

High water levels at Lytchett Bay held good numbers on Approach Field including DunlinGreenshankRedshankGreen SandpiperLapwing and Teal. Also, 2 Marsh Harrier quartering about Lytchett Fields this morning with the 2nd bird seen to catch a teal on French’s Pool.

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