Harbour Update – posted 26/03/15

There was a bit of coverage for several locations around the harbour today, starting at RSPB Lytchett Fields where there were Little Ringed Plover x 3, Ringed Plover x 3,
Greenshank x 2,
Dunlin x 22 summer plumaged birds, 
Snipe x 1,
Black-tailed Godwit x 4 on fields / 36 in bay,
Whimbrel x 1,
Sedge Warbler x 1,
Reed Warbler x 1,
Blackcap x 3,
House Martin x 3,
Sand Martin x 5,
Swallow 20+,
Pied Wagtail 20+,
Shoveler x 2 ( a pair),
Gadwall x 7 and
Cetti’s Warbler x 1. Around the Studland area there were 2 Little Tern feeding off South Haven with 40+ Common Terns first thing with 3 Whimbrel on the beach and several Sandwich Tern around too. In Brands Bay at lunchtime there were 4 Grey Plover, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Dunlin and 5 Whimbrel. On Greenlands there were 2 Wheatear and there was a Garden Warbler at South Haven. The Pools Harbour Marsh Harriers seem to be getting on with things nicely with news that two females are likely to be nesting with a possible third too !!!

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