Harbour update – posted 27/07/22

The Brownsea Team had a welcome surprise this morning, prior to any guests arriving when they found 2 White-tailed Eagles on the Brownsea North shore. It sounds like they had moved by later in the day as one was then seen over the Wareham Channel around lunch time. There was no sign of  yesterdays Pectoral Sandpiper at Lytchett Fields but there was a good supporting cast of 2 Ringed Plover, 72 Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel. On Shell Beach there were 19 Sanderling and on the Brownsea Lagoon 44 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover and 51 Black-tailed Godwit. This evening there was more evidence of arrivals with 2 Spotted Redshank in the mouth of the Frome with 6 Greenshank and c150 Black-tailed Godwit, plus a minimum of 25 Common Sandpiper along the Wareham Channel and Arne shoreline. There was also 120+ Curlew over and 2 Dunlin the Arne shore. A couple of fresh juv Marsh Harrier were at the top end of the Wareham Channel and on the dried Swineham scrape there were 17 Lapwing and 7 Yellow-legged Gull. Bearded Tit families were active in the reed beds at Swineham too.

White-tailed Eagle – Wareham Channel

Osprey chick ‘5H1’ keeping a close eye on things


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