Sightings27/06/2013

Warm and Muggy

A warm and sticky last few days means lots of midges about, never nice when trying to watch Nightjar or an taking an early morning stroll to look for early migrants. Either way, the birds are still keeping us entertained with young birds being fed by mum and dad, and some birds gearing up for a second brood. Great Crested Grebe are with young at Swineham and Hatch Pond. The Roseate Terns are still present on Brownsea , also there  2 Common Sandpiper, only 1 Avocet left and the Yellow-legged Gull chicks are almost ready to fledge. At Lytchett Bay, possible breeding evidence of Redshank was seen as a tight group of 5 birds hid in channel. Also at Lytchett Bay Bearded Tits were pinging from the large reedbed to the north of the bay, and a Lesser Whitethroat continued to sing.  Dartford Warbler, Stonechat, Linnet and Meadow Pipit all seem to be having good breeding years out on the heaths.

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