Harbour Update – posted 28/06/16

A beautiful still morning gave way to a band of wind and rain by mid afternoon. A morning watch from the Hamworthy Beach shoreline saw several Redshank and  Curlew feeding over on the Arne peninsular and both Common Tern and Sandwich Tern were taking advantage of a large ‘bait ball’ of whitebait just off the beach. The Marsh Harrier nest is still giving no sign as to how many chicks have fledged with only one present/viewable at anyone time. How many more are lurking down in the reedbeds? Before the rain set in 2 Hobby there were over Slepe Heath/Arne moors area. A Cuckoo was seen again on Slepe Heath and there was late news of a Short-eared Owl sat on the Brownsea seawall 2 weeks ago, which is certainly the first June record for this species we’ve ever heard about. 

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