Harbour Update – posted 22/09/17

Today was a real delight and a total contrast to yesterday in terms of weather. Sadly the Stilt Sandpiper wasn’t re-found at Lytchett Fields but the Red-necked and Grey Phalaropes performed well for many visitors for much of the day. Lytchett Fields was still busy with 4 Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Spoonbill and the standard spread of Redshank, Lapwing, Teal and Snipe. From the School Bird Boat today 17 Spoonbill were on the Brownsea Lagoon and one of the Arctic Tern from yesterday were still hunting just off of Poole Quay. Migration through Ballard this AM was busy with a Ring Ouzel, 97 Chiffchaff, 50 Blackcap, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Redstart and 2 Whitethroat ringed and monitored moving through the area. In Middlebere there were 24 Spoonbill.

Ring Ouzel – Ballard – Olly Slessor

Firecrest – Ballard – Olly Slessor

Arctic Tern – Poole Quay – Marcus Lawson

Ruff – Lytchett Fields – Shaun Robson

Little Stint – Lytchett Fields – Shaun Robson

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