Sightings27/04/2024

Harbour Update – posted 27/04/24

There was a really good ‘fall’ of common migrants across the harbour today which seemed to see more and more birds arrive as the day progressed. The main arrivals seemed to be in the shape of Wheatear, Common Whitethroat and Whinchat. Totals from various sites included 5 Wheatear, 8 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat and 1 Cuckoo at Lytchett Fields. At the PCW Drain there were 20(!) Common Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler and 3 Sedge Warbler. At Sunnyside Farm, Stoborough, 9 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo and 16 Whimbrel were logged. At Wareham Common there were between 300-400 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warbler. On the Brownsea Lagoon a 1st winter Little Gull was new in, also 1 Common Sandpiper and 32 Knot.

Male Northern Wheatear – Frome Valley

Female Northern Wheatear – Frome Valley

Male Whinchat – West Morden

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