Harbour Update – posted 30/09/23

Passage is still in full swing with a number of migrants seemingly dropping in today. Another good cruise round the harbour this afternoon with brief views of 2 White-tailed Eagle in the Wareham channel as well as 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and a single Osprey hunting over Shipstal Bay. On view at the Brownsea Lagoon from the boat were 56+ Spoonbill and 50+ Avocet. The eclipse Garganey was still present at the lagoon today as well as 4 Curlew Sandpipers. Another 4 Curlew Sandpipers were seen at Lytchett Fields among various other waders including 1 Spotted Redshank. At Arne the Forster’s Tern was still providing great views as is pictured below. Also at Arne was a passage Ring Ouzel briefly settling near the RSPB car park before taking off and a flyover White-tailed Eagle above the cafe. Middlebere is continuing to provide a good variety of passage and wintering species with 1 Osprey still being seen as well as several Pintail and 1 Wood Sandpiper.


Forster’s Tern,  RSPB Arne – Mark Wright

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