Sightings30/03/2017

Harbour Update – posted 29/03/17

After days of unbroken sunshine we finally saw a pretty grotty weather system pass through which seemed to pass through quite a bit later than forecast. Wind was consistent but the rain showers were on and off, which in turn did drop some migrants in, most noticeably over Swineham GP where a good gathering of Sand Martin and Swallow were feeding with a single House Martin, a Little Ringed Plover was on the Swineham floods, within the harbour up to 20 Sandwich Tern were out feeding or sat on numerous buoys and on the edge of Upton CP a Willow Warbler was seen. There are still a few Red-breasted Merganser about along with c20 Great Crested Grebe. A Marsh Harrier was flying low along the sea wall of Arne Moors, a ringtail Hen Harrier was along the Arne road and a Peregrine drifted high above Arne. On the Brownsea Lagoon there were 2 Yellow-legged Gull, c20 Avocet, c120 Med Gulls and a few left over Grey Plover, Dunlin and Bar-tailed Godwit. On Hartland the Great Grey Shrike was still present along Soldiers Road and the Green-winged Teal was on Lytchett Fields. In Middlebere a Marsh Harrier was near Coombe Heath and 2 Wheatear were near Shipstal Beach. 

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