Harbour Update – posted 26/09/22

Bird of the day was a late find Pectoral Sandpiper which was on the open pools in the Lower Piddle, north of the gravel pits along with 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, and a scattering of Wigeon, Teal and Gadwall. Lytchett Fields looked incredible this morning with 244 Dunlin, 9 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 24 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Knot, 4 Spotted Redshank, 8 Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper and c60 Common Redshank. The Brownsea Lagoon Spoonbill flock looks to be static for the time being at 72 and an Osprey flew down the Middlebere Channel. Although roughly c150 Avocet are currently back in the harbour a few ventured into Holes Bay for the first time yesterday with 4 in the NW sector. Chiffchaff and Blackcap were really active after the rain this morning with many areas around the harbour seeing good numbers moving through various hedgerows. Off Swineham Point there were 3 Marsh Harrier yesterday a Merlin was on Hartland.

Autumnal Avocet – Brownsea Lagoon 



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