Harbour Update – posted 30/10/19

A very flooded Middlebere produced c400 Avocet, c500 Black-tailed Godwit, 76 lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 37 Curlew, 5 Spotted Redshank, 47 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 19 Pintail numerous Redshank and a male Marsh Harrier. A flock of 20 Fieldfare and hundreds of Starling were feeding among the surrounding hedges. A count of c150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose were recorded at the mouth of Middlebere Lake.

Lytchett Fields harboured a minimum of 3 Water Pipit, 2 Spotted Redshank, 103 Lapwing and 4 Tufted Duck. A Firecrest was observed at Holton Lee today, while the Pools logged a single Green Sandpiper. Holes Bay South featured a Kingfisher early afternoon and a Grey Wagtail from the cycle path along Holes Bay East. A Black Redstart was reported on Brownsea Island this afternoon.

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