Sightings26/04/2024

Harbour Update – posted 26/04/24

This afternoon the Bonaparte’s Gull was re-found in the Lower Piddle Valley, on then floods just north of Swineham GP, where there was also a 1st winter Little Gull. There was also a Little Gull on the Brownsea Lagoon this morning and the Forster’s Tern was reported in Holes Bay NW in Upton CP. Also in Upton CP the lesser Whitethroat was still singing along the Holes Bay road. There was an obvious mini-arrival of Whimbrel with 15 in a field at Sunnyside Farm, 6 at Greenlands Farm, 3 at Lytchett Fields, 5 at Swineham GP and 3 in Lytchett Bay. The White-tailed Eagle pair were in the Wareham Channel, 3 Swift flew over Carey Secret Garden. There was 1 Cuckoo on Brownsea where there were also 20 Common Tern and 50 Sandwich Tern. 

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