Sightings27/08/2014

Harbour Update – posted 27/08/14

Like everyone else, I got easterly fever this morning so did a mini tour of the harbour before work starting at Greenlands around 5:45am. I personally thought things were a lot quieter today compared to recent weeks, but still a few things about. Greenlands Farm – Tawny Owl, light passage of Meadow PipitMiddle Beach – Masses of Terns out in Poole Bay, Gannet 10+, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 BlackcapHartland Moor – 200+ Linnet and Goldfinch flock, 1 Whinchat, 2 WhitethroatSlepe Heath – 4 Redstart, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 WhitethroatHartland Stud – 2 WheatearBaiter – Decent numbers of Common Tern, 3 Turnstone Harbour Mouth – Again, big numbers of Terns mainly Common Tern and a good number of Sandwich Tern. I’m sure if I spent longer there an Arctic or Black Tern would have popped up eventually. Arne – 1 Osprey sat on the Middlebere post for two hours. Middllebere – 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Redstart, 7 Yellow Wagatail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Whitethroat and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. There are currently 3 Marsh Harrier going into roost in the Wareham Channel including a new adult male. 

 

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