Harbour Updates – posted 02/09/16

There were at least 3 Osprey in the harbour today with 3 seen together at Middlebere but later in the day 3 off Swineham Point in the Wareham Channel so possibly even up to 6 present buts its more likely some of these consisted of the same birds. At Lytchett Fields there was 1 Knot, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 18 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 3 Ringed Plover, 25+ Dunlin and 4 Greenshank, whilst a ringing session at Lytchett Bay was pretty quiet with just a handful of Reed and Sedge Warbler and a single Cetti’s Warbler. On the Brownsea Lagoon there was at least 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank and 11 Spoonbill

Cetti’s Warbler – Lytchett Bay


We also paid a visit to Littlesea, Studland where we met with the National Trust Purbeck team to look at the new Tern Rafts that we’ve had built to help expand Poole Harbours Common and Sandwich Tern colonies. These will be completed and set in place in time for next springs returning breeding terns. This was a joint project between both organisations and funding from Birds of Poole Harbour came from money raised through our monthly field trips schedule and our Dorset Discovery wildlife tours. 

New Tern rafts – Littlesea – Studland

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