Harbour Update – posted 23/10/19

A similar day to yesterday with 8mph ENE winds and a chill in the air with a max temperature of 13°C. A Spotted Redshank has been reported at Lytchett whilst a Black-necked Grebe at Studland, seen from Middle beach. Over at Middlebere a Great White Egret and 5 more Spotted Redshank were also logged here.

The Peregrine that spent the majority of yesterday perched in the large island in the Brownsea Lagoon also spent most of the day there again today. 1 Spoonbill sat amongst c8 Curlew and c30 Dunlin and c25 Black-tailed Godwit.

Shell Bay held 11 Oystercatchers, 1 Ringed Plover, 20 Linnets, 4 Meadow Pipits, 3 Sandwich Terns. Bramble Bush Bay saw another 12 Oystercatchers, 2 Black tailed Godwits, 1 Curlew, 2 Bar tailed Godwits, 2 Turnstones, 1 Little Egret, 7 Great crested Grebes, 1 Redshank. On a sand bar off the houseboats; A further 22 Oystercatchers, 1 Brent Goose, 11 Ringed Plovers. Jerry’s Point produced 6 Oystercatchers, 3 Curlew, 12 Great crested Grebes, 5 Red breasted Mergansers, 1 Skylark.

A visit to the Grebe Hide, Little Sea offered 5 Great crested Grebes & Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpeckers heard. A single Black necked Grebe was on show from Middle Beach, Studland

Middlebere featured 6 Little Egrets, 319 Avocets, 4 Canada Geese, 30 Black tailed Godwit, 11 Redshank, 5 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew, 3 Oystercatchers, 5 Pintail (3 males), 1 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 12 Grey Plover, 60 Wigeon, 302 Teal, 2 Heron, 6 Mallard, 1 Great White Egret, 8 Lapwing, plus, along the track 4 Mistle Thrush and a mixed flock of 32 Redwing and Fieldfare  with a larger flock of 100+ seen from the hide over trees opposite.

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