Wood Pigeons on the move – posted 09/11/13

This morning saw the very start of what could potentially be a huge Wood Pigeon movement along the south coast.  A handful of flocks containing 300-400 birds were noted over the harbour, and 20,000 were counted over at Christchurch. The ideal conditions for Wood Pigeon migration involve a clear sky and a light northerly wind which tomorrow morning has both of. If you see any large flocks whilst out tomorrow please report your sightings to us. In November 2010 a whopping 160,000 were counted over the harbour in one morning!

The Surf Scoter was again in Brands Bay with 3 Great Northern Diver  2 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Razorbill.

Out from Middle Beach, Studland was 1 Great Northern Diver, 14 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Guillemot and 2 Ring-necked Parakeet.

Out in Lytchett Bay 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 10 Brent Geese, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 150 Dunlin, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and a Kingfisher.  

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