Harbour Update – posted13/07/14

Despite the forecast the rain managed to avoid us (well, it missed me anyway) and it turned out to be stunning weekend in the end. Another ringing session in the north of the harbour saw the first returning Sedge Warblers ringed with 3 in total, also a juvenile Kingfisher, plenty of Reed Warbler, a Cetti’s Warbler and several Reed Bunting. The Brownsea Lagoon is starting to get busy as there were 305 Oystercatcher, 47 Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper (plus an early morning count of 16!), 13 Little Egret and 15 Mediterranean Gull. Up on Hartland/Soldiers Road Woodlark were scattered in small feeding flocks with a total of 9 seen by Steve Smith along Soldiers Road and another 3 up on Hartland. Lytchett Bay is seeing good numbers of waders with 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 24 Lapwing.  

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