Sightings30/01/2024

Harbour Update – posted 30/01/23

A fantastic morning for our Winter Cruise today, with a great array of birds across the harbour. Male White-tailed Eagle, G463 put on a great show in the Wareham Channel, first perched and then soaring as the sun came out. Also in the Wareham Channel was 1 female-type Greater Scaup still, as well as 4 Marsh Harrier, and 1 Peregrine hunting in a flock of c300 Lapwing. 10 Spoonbill were on Shipstal point and at least 7 Great Northern Diver were spread across the harbour. 3 Black-necked Grebes were in South Deep and c150 Avocet and c70 Bar-tailed Godwit on the Brownsea Lagoon.

Also off Jerry’s Point today were 1 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Great Northern Diver. At Middle Beach, Studland there were 1 Slavonian Grebe and 5 Black-necked Grebe offshore. At Lytchett Fields, 1 Water Pipit was seen as well as 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Spotted Redshank. The Waxwing action is still ongoing with the group of 8 seemingly moving between Dacombe Drive, Upton and the trees behind Asda, Canford heath. They have been hard to pin down when moving between sites and were briefly spooked up today by a Sparrowhawk.

 

1 of 8 Waxwing this morning – Upton, Dacombe Drive

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