Sightings22/10/2023

Harbour Update – posted 22/10/23

Today’s most notable sighting came in the form of 3 Corn Bunting over Stoborough: an unusually scarce species for Poole Harbour! A few late summer migrants were also on the move including 15 Swallow and 1 Wheatear at Ballard Down. There appears to have been another small arrival of Brent Geese with 25 seen from Sandbanks and another 20 off Middle Beach at Studland. At Jerry’s Point there were 15 Turnstone, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin. Highlights from Lytchett Bay were 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Avocet, 10 Bearded Tit and 15 Redwing. And in the Wareham Channel both White-tailed Eagles were present, with one actively hunting Black-headed Gulls.

Common Redshank – Rock Lea View, Lytchett Bay – Pete Corbin

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