Sightings22/05/2024

Harbour Update – posted 22/05/24

The forecast downpours for this morning thankfully never came to fruition, meaning our Spring Safari Cruise this AM delivered on both birds and fine weather. The Brownsea Lagoon held 1 1st summer Little Gull, 6 Sanderling, c80 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone, 4 Avocet, c300 Sandwich Tern and c100 Common Tern. In the Wareham Channel male White-tailed Eagle G466 was out on Shag Looe Spit, and then flew off up over Swineham, where a drake Garganey was on the floods south of the gravel pit, a Hobby almost landed on the boat, twisting at the last second before hitting one of our guests, a magical c250 Common Swift were bombing about with Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin and a Great White Egret flew up briefly from Keysworth. Later this afternoon a Little Tern was on the lagoon, 3 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Spoonbill were on the Lower Piddle Floods and an un-ringed Osprey was in Lytchett Bay. The family party of Woodlark that fledged at Carey Secret Garden recently are still active and were viewed from an Osprey monitoring session late afternoon.

Woodlark – Carey Secret Garden

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