Harbour Update – posted 29/05/17

Today produced a decent count of birds, mainly thanks to a full Brownsea Lagoon count from James Phillips which included 3 Spoonbill, 3 Avocet, 1 Greenshank, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 113 Oystercatcher, 5 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 170 Shelduck and 8 Med Gulls. There were also some newly fledged Firecrests near the Villa. Around the Arne/Hartland area there was 1 Cuckoo, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Grey Plover and a Woodlark. This evening we also carried out a Nightjar ringing session in Poole Harbour north which was fairly successful with a 1st summer female and full adult male caught, the latter being a re-trap from 2 years ago. We also managed to jam in and ring a Tawny Owl which flew into the net just as we were packing up. 

Nightjar – Poole Harbour north

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