Harbour Update – posted 29/12/22

The day started off well with the over-wintering Black Brant re-found off the Rempstone shoreline near Newton Bay. Highlights from around Studland included 1 Great Northern Diver at Shell Bay and at Middle & Knoll Beaches there was 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 6 Common Scoter. Off Jerry’s point there were 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Common Scoter and 20+ Red-breasted Merganser. In Brands Bay was 1 Great White Egret, 2 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Common Scoter. Hen Harrier were logged in Lytchett Bay and Middlebere with another Great White Egret also in Middlebere. There were 4 Spotted Redshank in Middlebere with 1 in Holes Bay.

Black Brant – Newton Bay – OTBT Birder (Twitter – @BirderOtbt)



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