Harbour Update – posted 29/11/20

A quieter but equally stunning day in Poole Harbour today, though a permanent haze may have hampered the birding efforts of a few. Highlights from Lytchett Fields included 4 Avocet, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit and the usual 50+ Linnet flock in the farm fields. Meanwhile, between tides Holes Bay held 627 Black-tailed Godwit, 292 Dunlin, 137 Avocet, 30 Redshank, 10 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 10 Knot, alongside a flock of 12 Redwing.

The south-east of the harbour continues to boast the majority of the key winter species, as all 3 Long Tail Duck were relocated around Furzey and Green Island, along with 5 Great Northern Diver, 4 Scaup, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Goldeneye, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers. Also of note were 245 Oystercatchers on Cleavel Point viewed from the water.

Long-tailed Duck – South Deep – Garry Hayman

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