Harbour Update – posted 28/07/22

These cooler July mornings aren’t what we were expecting with last weeks soaring temperatures but it’s making birding a bit easier. An early morning ringing session at Lytchett Fields saw a reasonable arrival of Sedge Warbler, but not much else other than 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 local Kingfisher. Waders out on Lytchett Fields included 9 Greenshank, 30+Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel , 2 Dunlin also 3 Common and 4 Green Sandpiper. We also helped support with the Upton CP family BioBlitz today which produced some decent Holes Bay surprises including a Spoonbill out from the new hide, also a full summer-plumaged Knot, 1 Greenshank, 177 Black-tailed Godwit, 77 Redshank, 1 Dunlin and 2 Peregrine. Male White-tailed Eagle G812 left the harbour this AM, heading north again……but he’ll be back. He always comes back.

Yellow-legged Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gull

Common Sandpiper – Lytchett Fields

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