Sightings10/07/2013

Waders on the move…

The passage of waders continues right across the harbour with many different species popping up at various site. On Brownsea still at least 3 Spotted Redshank are present as too are Common Sandpiper, 1 Avocet, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank. At Lytchett Bay up to 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Curlew, 5 Redshank and 18 Lapwing. Nightjar are putting on spectacular displays on many of the harbour’s heathlands as young are now beginning to emerge. ┬áThe long hot days are helping young birds along too as insects have become plentiful with young Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Dartford Warbler and Stonechat all noted in the last couple of days.

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