Sightings03/06/2013

Sightings update…

Apologies for the lack of news in the last week, we’ve been having a few back office issues which are now resolved.

The new ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ walk is available to book on to. This month we’ll be looking for Nightjars at Arne….

http://www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/nightjars-arne

Highlights from the last week include…(in date order)

May 28th – A large fall of House Martin at Lytchett Bay with 150+ hawking over the wetland areas

May 29th – On Brownsea over 140 Sandwich Tern nests were counted on the lagoon. Also on Brownsea the 2 Nightjar are still in the center of the Island and the Yellow-legged Gulls are still raising young at the back of the lagoon. At Lytchett Bay a pair of nesting Redshank was notable, also there  Whitethroat on territory, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Linnet, 15+ Reed Warbler,  1 late Sand Martin, 30+ House Martin, 20+ Swift.

May 30th – No reports

May31st – An early morning walk at Greenlands Farm saw 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 late Wheatear. In Brands Bay 1 Brent Goose, 9 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel and 2 Turnstone and at South Haven a Red Kite over, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Teal and 35+ Sandwich Tern.

June 1st – 1 Roseate Tern on the Brownsea Lagoon

June 2nd – At Old Harry just 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Siskin and a t Little Sea 1 Hobby and 1 Reed Warbler. On Knoll Farm road there were 2 Red-legged Partridge. There was also a Nightjar sat on the road in Ridge, plus 2 birds churring on Hartland. 

Of local interest Portland BIll saw just under 1000 (yes 1000) Spotted Flycatcher arrive in a single morning on June 1st!

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