Sightings11/07/2013

Wandering waders

I’ll stop banging on about it being autumn soon I promise. I should just be enjoying the sun, but when you start seeing the very beginnings of autumn migration it just gets you thinking of things to come. More birds, mainly waders continue to pass through the area. On Brownsea today there were 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Avocet, 3 Greenshank and the fledged Yellow-legged Gulls. At Lytchett Bay 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 19 Lapwing, 4 Greenshank, 18 Teal, 4 Redshank, 38 Curlew, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 85 Swift and a Cetti’s Warbler. An Osprey was at Morden Bog this evening meaning it will probably be fishing in the harbour somewhere in the next few days. A total of 119 Sandwich Terns fledged from the Brownsea colony by early July, which is a fantastic total. 

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