Harbour Update – posted 24/10/23

Another grey day today in the harbour but the Ring Ouzel are still passing through with 7 being seen at Ulwell Gap. Curlew Sandpiper have also been spotted in the harbour today with 1 at Middlebere and 2 on the Brownsea Lagoon, mixed in with flocks of Dunlin as well as 24 Spoonbill on the Lagoon. Also in the Middlebere Channel were c320 Avocet, 6 Spotted Redshank and 1 female Merlin. On Hartland Moor 1 male Merlin was chasing Meadow Pipit in the late afternoon. In Lytchett Bay there were 1 Spotted Redshank, Pintail, Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine. Holes Bay saw 1300+ Jackdaw leave the roost from Pergins Island this morning as well as 1 Cattle Egret, Avocet, 260+ Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Pintail being present in the bay.

Male Pintail with Eurasian Teal – Holes Bay – Tony Furnell

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