Keep em coming – posted 31/07/13

After somewhat of a quite spell wader passage has picked up again with more and more bird arriving all around the harbour. Common Sandpiper are appearing in groups of 3-4 in places such as Holes Bay, Lytchett Bay, Swineham, Brownsea and Middlebere. Redshank numbers are increasing on the Brownsea lagoon, with some stunning juvenile birds being picked up at close range on the webcam. Also on Brownsea Spotted Redshank continue to be a feature with 6 birds still present and 12 Greenshank as well as 50+ Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit and 100+ Oystercatcher. At Holes Bay Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit are making a marked return. Lytchett Bay is not holding 4-6 Green Sandpiper, also there a Spotted Redshank, 2 Teal, 3 Greenshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit and 15+ Lapwing. Hobby are still busy picking off House Martins and Swallows at various locations such as Arne, Stoborough and Swineham. Sedge Warbler are well and truly underway with birds now pulsing through the harbour on a broad front heading south, hopefully with Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Pied Flycatcher all starting to follow suit in the next week or so. The reed beds bordering parts of the harbour have been holding nightly roosts of Sand Martin and Swallow often with 500-1000 birds present late evening.

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