Harbour Update -posted 28/10/19

By far the most significant sighting today has been over 12,000 Wood Pigeon moving over the harbour, however this was halted when low cloud cover came in. Flying high over Brownsea c6000 were sighted whilst 2725w were seen over Lytchett around 09.20 and 7925 were also seen heading SW over Alum Chine Road between 07.15 and 09.00.

guillemot was also seen in Brands Bay, whilst a Firecrest was noted at Middlebere. A pair of Shoveler were also seen at Hatch Pond along with an increasing roost of 143 Magpie. Sunnyside is seeing a variety of species including a Snipe, 14 Lapwing and a Kingfisher.

There were plenty of Meadow Pipit seen at Holten Lee today as well as Little Egret. Clear visibility allowed sites of 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Brent Geese over at Studland.

A count at Lytchett revealed 9 Avocet, 2 Dunlin, 7 Green sandpiper, 21 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 100 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 34 Curlew, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe.

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