Sightings02/07/2014

Harbour Update – posted02/07/14

This morning started off with a strange sighting reported to me of a Bar-headed Goose that appeared in Poole Park. These stunning birds are a central Asian species often found at high altitude. However right across Europe, including the UK there are numerous feral populations that have developed from birds escaping/ being released from private collections, none the less still rare in Dorset, wild or not! At Lytchett Bay there were 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Spotted Redshank, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 16 Teal, 3 Gadwall and 4 Green Sandpiper. Its now been discovered that 2 of the 7 Spoonbill present are newly arrived adult birds, showing that even Spoonbill are now on the move for the autumn. A Turtle Dove was reported over Holes Bay. 

 

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