Harbour Update – posted 22/04/17

Again it seemed like migrants were on the move today, or had at least arrived with really good numbers Reed and Sedge Warbler at Swineham/Bestwall. In total 19 Reed Warbler and 17 Sedge Warbler were logged with 14 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, c10 Swallow and 1 Egyptian Goose. In Poole Town a Pied Flycatcher was singing in a suburban garden at dawn. Up On Ballard 3 Grasshopper Warbler were reeling, also present were 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Willow Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 5 Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wagtail over. At Lytchett Bay there were 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank and 2 Ruff. We continued with our night monitoring from our Listening Station in Poole and again had a decent list of birds with a fly over Ring Ouzel at 2:53am the highlight, also 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit flocks, 1 Water Rail and 1 Moorhen.

 Ring Ouzel – Call of spring night migrant – Old Town Poole Listening Station 22/04/17/ @ 02:53

Common Whitethroat – Old Harry – Paul Morton

Wheatear – Old Harry – Paul Morton

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