Sightings01/02/2023

Harbour Update – posted 31/01/23

Well, thankfully, it’s come to an end! We’re talking about January of course. Often a tough month to deal with, but thankfully the start of the year has seen loads of great birds, setting up 2023 to be another brilliant year for everyone and anyone thats out enjoying the harbour.

Firstly, we’d like to highlight a fascinating blog that was published by our partners The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation which highlights the status and health of male White-tailed Eagle G463. It’s been unearthed that the newly semi-resident male eagle which arrived into the harbour area several weeks ago, has managed to survive for over a year with just a single talon. The blog can be read HEREĀ which highlights the possible cause and the epic journey this bird has made despite it’s disability.

Highlights today included 2 White-tailed Eagles in the Wareham Channel area and at Middlebere a decent count (the whole harbour total?) of 21 Spoonbill were roosting and feeding. The Peregrine pair on Barclays look settled already, regularly visiting the nest ledge and were calling to each other yesterday. In Studland Bay 8 Black-necked Grebe and 4 Common Scoter weren’t too far off the beach.

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