Harbour Update – posted 22/04/24

It felt like there could have been some decent migration today, with overcast skiess and a bit of rain by the afternoon. The dawn saw a small fall of birds arrive, with 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 2 Whimbrel up on Ballard Down with a small passage of Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin arriving in off the sea. A Cuckoo was at Holmebridge with c200 Sand Martin and Swallow feeding over the drying out floodplain. A redhead Goosander flew over Wareham Common, a Hobby and a single Whimbrel was at Lytchett Fields with 4 Bar-tailed Godwit arriving there later in the afternoon and c10 Wheatear were at Greenlands Farm and 7 up on Ballard. In Wareham 3 Swift were hawking over the town and in Brands Bay 3 Whimbrel, 3 Avocet and a late Red-breasted Merganser were logged. On the floods just north of Swineham GP a single Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank were on the floods.

Swift – Wareham/Swineham (yesterday) – Peter Moore

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