Harbour Update – posted 26/05/16

Today’s sightings were mostly normal run of the mill sightings with breeding birds reported most of all. However, there was some evidence of some early return passage/movement of birds with Lapwing at Lytchett Fields, suggesting these are failed breeders from elsewhere that are already on the move, looking for somewhere to feed and spend their summer hols. Nightjars up on Coombe Heath, Arne performed well in the lighter, earlier part of dusk, dazzling as their white wing patches beamed through the silhouettes of Gorse and Silver Birch. Dartford Warbler, Stonechat and Woodlark have all fledged young on most heathlands around the harbour and on Brownsea Common Terns numbers are now beginning to build on the islands in front of the lower hide.

If you’ve never seen or experienced Nightjars before then why not join us on one of our two Nightjar walks this summer at Arne RSPB reserve. The staff at Arne have kindly granted us access to off limits part of the reserve to encounter these amazing birds. For more info or to book on then just CLICK HERE

Nightjar – Coombe Heath, Arne – Paul Morton

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