Harbour Update – posted 23/01/2015

Today we were lucky to have David Lindo (aka the Urban Birder) join us on our school bird boat trip where we were treated to some of the flattest water I have ever seen in Poole Harbour. From the boat we saw 30+ Spoonbill, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 100+ Red-breasted Merganser, 20+ Goldeneye, 100 Avocet, 200 Brent Geese and 3 Common Seals. David and I then did a whistle stop tour of some of the urban birding areas of Poole Harbour where we managed to tick off 1 Spoonbill, 2 Spotted Redshank, 50 Avocet, 300 Wigeon and a Med Gull in Holes Bay, 10 Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern, 100+ Bar-tailed Godwit and 5 Med Gull at Shore Road Sandbanks, 200 Brent Geese at Baiter and several Chiffchaff at the Fleets Corner outflow.

Yesterday, I also took a short recording of the singing Woodlark I mentioned in yesterdays blog post. 

The first sonagram below shows the full recording and each of the four series of calls the bird made. The below sonagram is an enlargement of the fourth series of calls in the recording



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