Osprey’s Return – posted 23/08/13

Great to see a few Osprey sightings now being reported with at least 1 bird being seen daily at the moment around the Arne peninsular. Birds have been seen carrying fish of various sizes up and down the Middlebere Channel wit early morning or late evening being best times. Over the next few weeks more and more birds should start to arrive as they pass through on their migration south. It’s not impossible to have 3-4 birds fishing in the same area at the same time in early September. Also around Arne nice views of 1 Whinchat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Redstart, 60 Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat. Out in the Middlebere channel  2 Spoonbill, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Greenshank and 2 Whimbrel. At Swineham there was 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Snipe. A Wood Sandpiper was seen again at Lytchett Bay along with the usual supply of Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Lapwing and Snipe. Sporadic sightings of Redstart include birds at Stoborough Heath, Turlin moor and Upton Heath. 

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