Sightings24/07/2013

Marsh Harrier breed in Poole Harbour

The breaking story of the day is that Marsh Harrier have successfully bred in Poole Harbour this year. The birds were seen courting in late April and were monitored on an almost daily basis to see if a breeding attempt would be made. By mid May it was obvious that the birds were going to settle and by June the female was settled on eggs. The young hatched about four weeks ago, so the young should be fledging anytime in the next week. For the full story follow this link to our news page…

http://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/poole-harbour-news

Although the late spring had a serious affect on the arrival of birds, it seems to have been a successful breeding year for many birds as Whitethroat were seen today still carrying food to a nest site today. Also, at Lytchett Bay today 6 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Sedge Warbler and a Kingfisher. In Holes Bay 4 Common Sandpiper were just south of the railway line. On the Brownsea lagoon were 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Greenshank

 

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