Tuesday October 2nd

With a stiff south westerly breeze kicking in about 9am it made for tough harbour watching out on the water. The Brownsea Lagoon saw most action with 13 Spoonbill, 200+ Avocet, 300+ Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Spotted Redshank, 500+ Oystercatcher plus Greenshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, Shoveler, Teal Wigeon, Little Egret and a Wheatear on the sea wall. From Arne another 200+ Oystercatcher were out on the Shipstal spit along with 70 Cormorant and a few Redshank. Out on the water there was very little to report with just one Great Crested Grebe. The captain on one of the Brownsea Island ferries reported an Arctic Skua in the harbour mouth yesterday getting harassed by gulls.

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