Wednesday 12th June

Wednesday 12th was a wet and horrid day, with no let up in the wind or persistent rain all day. Unsurprising that reports were few and far between. The summer plumaged Ruff was still at Swineham, as were the two Little Ringed Plover and a new colour ringed Black-tailed Godwit. The two Roseate Terns on Brownsea lagoon are beginning to look rather settled as Sandwich Tern chick numbers carry on increasing, also there 11 Avocet, 5 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and numerous Shoveler and Gadwall.

There has been a special request by an out of county ringing group for any birders who are out and about in Poole Harbour to keep an eye out for colour ringed Shelduck and Black-tailed Godwit. If you do see either of these species with a ring or combination of rings on their legs could you please note the colours, and what legs they’re on and email us the information, or better still email us in a photo. Thank you.

It’s “Wild About Brownsea” this weekend – Come and meet Birds of Poole Harbour in the ‘Mac Hide’


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