Sightings24/04/2024

Harbour Update – posted 24/04/24

A quiet day for sightings so far, though nice to still have 2 Great Northern Diver reported near the harbour entrance from South Haven this morning, as well as 10 Sanderling and 14 Turnstone at Pilot’s Point in Shell Bay  and 1 Common Sandpiper seen by the houseboats. 1 Great White Egret and a 1st-calendar year male Goshawk were seen in the Wareham Channel this morning. 1 Peregrine was stationed in its usual spot on the flats by Asda again.

We were curious to see whether Osprey CJ7 may lay a final egg today as it has been three days since the previous was laid, but it looks as though the clutch is complete with three eggs again (the typical number for Osprey to lay!). Incubation usually takes between 36-40 days, so we have a long wait now until around the 21st May before we see signs of hatching. You can watch the livestream webcams here. We also still have some spaces on tomorrow morning’s Carey Osprey Tour. Conditions look great for the morning, so if you are interested in joining us you can find more information here.

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