Sightings - Friday 16th February 2018.

Black Brant - 1 Grip Heath, Poole Harbour
Scaup - 3 Abbotsbury
Long Tailed Duck - 1 Littlesea, Lynch Cove, The Fleet
Great Norther Diver - 2 Portland Harbour, 3 Bramble Bush Bay, 2 Shell Bay, 1 Shipstal Point
Slavonian Grebe - 2 Shpstal Point, 3 Tidmoor Point, The Fleet
Black Necked Grebe - 12 Portland Harbour, 4 Bramble Bush Bay, 3 Shell Bay, 7 Shipstal Point
Great Egret 1 Rempstone Causeway
Spoonbill - 4 Lytchett Bay, 2 south past camp Rd, Wyke Regis, 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Rempstone Causeway, 18 Arne, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 Female Lytchett Bay,1 Ringtail Rempstone Causeway
Marsh Harrier - 1 West Bexington
Merlin - 1 Lytchett Bay
Avocet - 121 Lytchett Bay, 100 Rempstone Causeway
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit
Iceland Gull - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Glaucous Gull - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Short eared Owl - 3 Portland Bill
Water Pipit - 1 Arne
Chiffchaff - 3 Nordon Sewage works
Firecrest -1 Nordon Sewage works  
Hawfinch - 10 New Road, Lower Bryanston  

Kestrel, Portland©Clive Hargrave



Red Breasted Merganser, Poole Park©Trevor Wilkinson




Sightings - Thursday 15th February 2018.

Black Brant - 1 The Fleet at Butterstreet Cove, near Wyke Regis
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Tidmor Point, The Fleet
Black Necked Grebe - 10 - Portland Harbour, 1 The Haven, Poole Harbour
Great Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Lodmoor, 2 Middlebere 
Hen Harrier  - 1 Ringtail West Poole Harbour
Sanderling - 30+ North Haven Groyne 
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Fishermans Bank, Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 4 Middlebere
Greenshank - 1 Brands Bay
Mediterranean Gull - 20+ Middle beach, Studland
Glaucous Gull - 1 second winter, West Bexington
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Oakers Wood.  
Water Pipit - 1 Herbury Gore, Langton Herring
Brambling - 2 Cheselbourne   
Hawfinch - 1 Cheselbourne

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Oakers Wood © Roger Hewitt



















Stonechat, Hengistbury Head, © Joe Murphy


















Sightings - Wednesday 14th February 2018.

Great Northern Diver - 1 Ferrybridge.
Black-necked Grebe - 6 Ferrybridge.
Manx Shearwater - 1 past Durlston.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Dunlin - 390 Ferrybridge. Highest count here of the winter.
Brambling - 1 Bloxworth.
Hawfinch - 35 Lower Bryanston.

Late news from yesterday.
Glaucous Gull - 1 in distress with an obstruction in the throat, Abbotsbury Swannery.

Sightings - Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Black-necked Grebe - 12 Studland Bay.
Bittern -1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole Lake RSPB.
Cattle Egret - 2 Yondover Loders, Bridport.
Spoonbill - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 5 Lodmoor RSPB.
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Kumlien's Gull - 1 1w Radipole Lake RSPB.
Brambling - 1 female west Christchurch.
Hawfinch - 2 Lower Bryanston.

Sightings - Monday 12th February 2018.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Moonfleet.
Black Brant - 1 Moonfleet.
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor RSPB.
Spoonbill - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Ruff - 5 Lodmoor RSPB.
Sanderling - 29 North Haven.
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Holes Bay.
Jack Snipe - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Pomarine Skua - 1 off Durlston.
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Holes Bay.
Caspian Gull - 1 2cy Weymouth Bay.
Glaucous Gull - 1 2w/3cy West Bexington.
Sandwich Tern - 3 Middle Beach, 2 Brand's Bay.
Short-eared Owl - 3 Top Fields, Portland, 1 Portland Bill.
Black Redstart - 1 Swanage.
Firecrest - 3 Pennsylvania Wood, 1 Highcliffe Castle, 1 Norden Sewage Works, 1 Portland Bill.
Marsh Tit - 1 Norden Sewage Works.
Hawfinch - 1 Norden Sewage Works.


The ringed bird below was also here on 17/01/18 and was ringed in The Netherlands
on 12/05/14.
Spoonbills – Lodmoor RSPB ©Derek Fowler.
Spoonbills – Lodmoor RSPB ©Derek Fowler.

Black=tailed Godwit – Wick Fields ©Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Sunday 11th February 2018.

Red-necked Grebe - 1 Bramble Bush Bay, 1 Weymouth Bay.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 4 west of Portesham.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Christchurch Harbour.
Greenshank - 1 Poole Harbour.
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Black Redstart - 1 female Chesil Cove.
"Siberian" Chiffchaff - 1 Abbotsbury Sewage Works.
Marsh Tit - 1 Norden Sewage Works.
Lesser Redpoll - 4 Hengistbury Head.
Hawfinch - 12+ Cattistock Churchyard, 10 Lower Bryanston, 1 Norden Sewage Works.

Sightings - Saturday 10th February 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Stilt Sandpiper - still off Fisherman's Bank, Christchurch
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Mediterranean Gull - 335 Weymouth Bay
Hawfinch - 25+ Cattistock churchyard, 3 at Norden park and ride car park, 1 Roebury Lane (Christchurch)

Sightings - Friday 9th February 2018

Scaup - 6 at Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road)
Velvet Scoter - 1 imm drake off Middle Beach
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Middle Beach
Black-necked Grebe - 14 off Middle Beach
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Stilt Sandpiper - still Fisherman's Bank, Christchurch
Great Grey Shrike - 1 north of Decoy Pond, Morden Bog
Black Redstart - 1 female Ferrybridge
Hawfinch - 55 Cattistock churchyard

Treecreeper - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
Tufted Duck - Poole Park © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 8th February 2018

Black Brant - 1 Butterstreet Cove
Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road)
Red-throated Diver - 8 past Portland Bill
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Butterstreet Cove
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 2 Lytchett Bay
Sandwich Tern - 1 Bournemouth Beach
Stilt Sandpiper -  again from Fisherman's Bank, Christchurch
Greenshank - 2 Brand's Bay
Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP in Gully
Hawfinch - 42 near Leigh churchyard, 3 over St James (Shaftesbury), 1 near Norden Sewage Works

Grey Plover - Brand's Bay © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Wednesday 7th February 2018

Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road)
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Shell Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 West Bexington
Cattle Egret - 3 at Chapel Hill, nr Abbotsbury (5 present recently)
Spoonbill - 30 Shipstal Point
Sandwich Tern - 2 Little Sea (Studland)
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill
Red Kite - 1 Puddletown
Stilt Sandpiper -  again from Fisherman's Bank, Christchurch
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Water Pipit - 1 Herbury Gore
Reed Bunting - 100+ Langton Herring

On clear morning's at this time of the year it is the best time to search for Goshawk which are on the increase in the county. This photograph was taken in the east of the county this morning. If you are fortunate enough to see one please don't publicise the site but send it confidentially to recorderATdorsetbirds.org.uk
Goshawk © Tony Minvalla

Reports of interest, Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Great Northern Diver - 1 The Fleet.
Spoonbill - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Hen Harrier - a careful count revealed a total of six birds roosting in Poole Harbour overnight.
Red Kite - 1 near Compton Abbas airfield.
Merlin - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Golden Plover - 2000 Maiden Castle.
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit.
STILT SANDPIPER - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB.
Sandwich Tern - 1 Mudeford Quay.
Water Pipit - 2 Stanpit.
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Abbotsbury sewage works.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Hawfinch - 13+ Gillingham.


Wigeon, Holes Bay © David Wareham



Reports of interest, Monday 5th February 2018.

Shelduck - 1 Winterbourne Abbas, an unusual sighting inland.
Red-necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay.
Spoonbill - 2 Lytchett Bay.
CRANE - 2 reported flying NW of Blandford.
Marsh Harrier - 2-3 Radipole Lake.
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay.
STILT SANDPIPER - 1 Fisherman's Bank (Christchurch Harbour).
Firecrest - 1 Norden sewage works, 1 Pennsylvania Castle (Portland).
Hawfinch - 6-8 Lytchett Matravers.

Late news:  A Wood Pigeon found injured on Portland in September had been ringed as a 1-year-old at Portland Bird Observatory in September 2014.


Goldcrest at Norden works © Clive Hargrave

Grey Wagtail at Norden works © Clive Hargrave



Peregrine at Bridport © Maurice Budden



Purple Sandpiper, Lyme Regis © Roger Boswell

Reports of interest, Sunday 4th February 2018.

Velvet Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour.
Egyptian Goose - 2 Norris Mill nr. Bockhampton Cross.
Great Northern Diver - 5 Poole Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour.
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Swineham.
Hen Harrier - 1 at Lodmoor was very unusual for the site, 1 Poole Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 Sixpenny Handley.
Sandwich Tern - 3 Christchurch Harbour.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Cattistock Churchyard.
Brambling - 1 Chedington.
Hawfinch - 20+ Bryanston woods (New Road), 25+ Cattistock Churchyard, 3 Cranborne, 6 Edmondsham.


Brambling at Chedington © Terry Girling

Treecreeper at Cattistock Churchyard © Chris Courtaux

Hawfinch at Cattistock Churchyard © Chris Courtaux

Great Crested Grebe at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Turnstone, Poole Quay © David Wareham

Reports of interest, Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay.
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Red-Necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 Lodmoor, 1 West Parley.
Brambling - 2 Bloxworth.


Goldeneye, Poole Park, 1st Feb © Roger Peart.

Little Egret, Poole Park, 1st Feb © Roger Peart.

Pied Wagtail, Poole Park, 1st Feb © Roger Peart.

Sightings - Friday 2nd February 2018

Black Brant - 1 Chickerell Hive
Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery (NB Swannery closed so view only from New Barn Road)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Tidmoor Point
Red-throated Diver - 1 off Hamworthy Park
Black-throated Diver -1 off Hamworthy Park
Great Northern Diver - 6+ Poole Harbour, 2 off Hamworthy Park, 1 Poole Park
Cattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 27 Shipstal Point, 3 Middlebere
Slavonian Grebe - 4 off Tidmoor Point, 1 Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 23 Portland Harbour, 1 off Hamworthy Park
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne RSPB
Merlin - 1 Arne RSPB
Sanderling - 8 Sandbanks
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks
Firecrest - 1 Church Ope Cove (Portland), 1 Arne RSPB
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson STW
Hawfinch - 14+ Lytchett Matravers, 2 Kinson STW, 2 over Child Okeford

Great Northern Diver at Poole Park © David Wareham

Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Baiter © David Wareham

Sightings - Thursday 1st February 2018

Long-tailed Duck - 1 off Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Great White Egret - 1 Middlebere
Spoonbill - 1  Lytchett Fields RSPB
Slavonian Grebe - 3 off Tidmoor Point (The Fleet)
Black-necked Grebe - 5 Ferrybridge
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Middlebere/Hartland Moor
Red Kite - 1 Pimpernel
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1  Lytchett Fields RSPB
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Firecrest - 1 Norden STW
Hawfinch - 35 Bryanston Cliff Wood, 12 Cattistock, 2+ Edmondsham

Hawfinch at Bryanston Cliff Wood © Michael Coleman
Hen Harrier at Hartland Moor © Michael Coleman

Little Grebe, Poole Park © David Wareham

Sightings - Wednesday 31st January 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Portland Harbour
Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery (NB Swannery closed so view only from New Barn Road)
Velvet Scoter - Poole Harbour
Black-throated Diver -1 Portland Harbour from Hamm Beach
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour
Spoonbill - c20 Poole Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour
Ruff - 2 Lodmoor RSPB
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton Lee, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Greenshank - 1 Holton Lee, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
(Glaucous Gull -  the bird seen recently at Abbotsbury Swannery succumbed today due to a fish hook in it's throat)
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head
Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hawfinch - 12 Delcombe Wood (nr Bulbarrow Hill)

Goldcrest, Portesham © Sue Wingett
Great Northern Diver at Poole Park © David Wareham
Ruff at Lodmoor RSPB © Trevor Wilkinson

Greenshank at Holton Lee © Clive Hargrave

Sightings - Tuesday 30th January 2018

Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Velvet Scoter - 1 off Brownsea Island
Goldeneye - 6 Poole Park, 4 Bramblebush Bay
Red-throated Diver - 1 Studland Bay
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Poole Harbour, 1 Studland Bay
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour, 1 Shell Bay, 1 Poole Park
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lytchett Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Cutcleaves Cove, The Fleet
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Shell Bay, 8 Studland Bay
Sanderling - c30 Bramblebush Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Portland Bill, 2 Sandbanks
Caspian Gull - 1 off Poole Quay
Glaucous Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Firecrest - 1 Branksome Chine
Black Redstart - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Southbourne
Hawfinch - 28 Bryanston Cliff Wood, 2+ Lytchett Matravers

Curlew at Stanpit © Joe Murphy

Great Northern Diver at Poole Park © David Wareham


Hawfinch at Bryanston Cliff Wood © Michael Coleman

Sightings - Monday 29th January 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Butterstreet Cove The Fleet.
Black Brant - Butterstreet Cove The Fleet
Velvet Scoter - 1 Bramblebush Bay Poole Hbr.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Bramblebush Bay, 1 off Portland Castle
Great Northern Diver - 1  still Poole Park
Spoonbill - 16 Hamworthy Park, 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Black-necked Grebe - 7 off Studland, 2 Bramblebush Bay
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Brand's Bay
Glaucous Gull - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson sewage works
Hawfinch - 6 Stour Valley LNR

Dipper - Lyme Regis - © Roger Boswell 


Dipper - Lyme Regis - © Roger Boswell 

Sightings - Sunday 28th January 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Moonfleet
Black Brant - 1 Moonfleet
Black-throated Diver - 1off Hamworthy Park
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park
Spoonbill - 20 of Round Island, 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Red-necked Grebe - 1 off Round Island
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Hooded Crow - 1 Manor Fm Studland Village
Firecrest - 1 Cattistock Churchyard, 1 Pennsylvania, 1 Branksome Chine, 1 Hengistbury Hd.
Hawfinch, 75 Bryanston Cliff Wood, 60+ Cattistock Churchyard, 4 Cemetery Rd Gillingham
Corn Bunting - 10+ Moonfleet

Common Buzzard - Upton CP © David Wareham


















Great Northern Diver - Poole Park © David Wareham


















Sightings - Saturday 27th January 2018

Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Crane - 2 over Stoborough
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 reported from Fisherman's Bank & Stanpit Marsh today
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Hawfinch - 10+ Kinson sewage works am, 7 Leigh Church, 2 St. Mary's Church Lytchett Matravers

Goldeneye - Poole Park © C. Jarvis



















fem. Red-breasted Merganser - Poole Park © Roger Peart



Sightings - Friday 26th January 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Hamm Beach Portland Hbr.
Scaup - 7 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 2 Mudeford Quay
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Lynch Cove Fleet
Black-throated Diver - 2 Hamm Beach Portland Hbr.
Great Northern Diver - 4 Hamm Beach, 1 off Bridging Camp, 1 Poole Park Lake
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 4 Lynch Cove Fleet, 1 Weymouth Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 8 Portland Hbr.
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay
Common Crane - 3 over Thornhill Stalbridge
Golden Plover - 25 Milborne St Andrew
Ruff - 3 Lodmoor RSPB.
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Common Sandpiper - 1 Northeast Portland Hbr on sewage pipe.
Spotted Redshank - 2 Fisherman's Bank Chrichurch Hbr.
Greenshank - 1  Fisherman's Bank Chrichurch Hbr.
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Hooded Crow - 1 Manor Farm Studland village
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Kinson sewage works
Black Redstart - 1 Blacknor Portland
Hawfinch - 27 Cattistock Church, 4 Blindfold Camp (MoD)( 2 Norden yesterday)

Goldeneye - Poole Park © David Wareham
















Tufted Duck - Poole Park © Roger Peart
















Great Northern Diver - Poole Park © C. Jarvis







Sightings - Thursday 25th January 2018

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge
Scaup - 1 Lodmoor
Goldeneye - 5 Poole Park Lake
Red-breasted Merganser - 4 Poole Park Lake
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park Lark, 1 Ferrybridge
Fulmar - 5 Durlston
Spoonbill - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit
Red Kite - 1 Bryanston Cliff Wood
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay
Stilt Sandpiper - 1Stanpit
Kittiwake - 1 Durlston
Iceland Gull - 1 Wyke Regis, flew towards Ferrybridge
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stour Valley LNR by Kinson Sewage Works
Firecrest - 3 Church Opie Cove
Great Grey Shrike - Morden Bog
Black Redstart - 2 Durlston
Hawfinch - 21 Cattistock Churchyard, 14 Bryanston Cliff Wood, 3 Kingston Lacy, 3 Stour Valley LNR flew towards shopping area

Late news from yesterday: 2 Short-eared Owls Portland Bill still


Turnstone at Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy
Little Grebe at Poole Park Lake © David Wareham


Sightings - Wednesday 24th January 2018

Pintail - 12 Stanpit
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Cowards Marsh
Knot - 1 Cowards Marsh
Kittiwake - 1 off Hengistbury Head
Black Redstart - Durlston CP, near Tilly Whim caves
Hawfinch - 4 Symondsbury Churchyard, (ENE of Bridport)

Late news from yesterday - Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog NNR

Sightings - Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Goldeneye - 6 Poole Park Lake
Red-breasted Merganser - 2 Poole Park Lake
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Park Lake
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Spoonbill - 3 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail, Lytchett Bay
Marsh Harrier - 2 Wick
Avocet - 60 Lytchett Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Cowards Marsh
Sanderling - 1 Studland (colour ringed)
Iceland or Glaucous Gull - 1 Arne, flew over Arne Moors
Hawfinch - 110 Bryanston Cliff Woods, 4 Symondsbury Churchyard (ENE of Bridport),  2
Lytchett Matravers Church, 3 Puddletown at the Old Manor
Scaup - 3 drakes recently at Abbotsbury Swannery
Starling - A large murmuration over Tesco, Dorchester this evening.

Of interest: Osprey chick LS7 from last summer's Poole Harbour translocation project has been seen in the Sine-Saloum Delta, Senegal yesterday. A journey of 4316 km!

Sightings - Monday 22nd January 2018

Black Brant - 1 Arne from Coombe Heath hide/Middlebere Lake
Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 Billy Winters, Portland Harbour
Black Necked Grebe - 14 Portland Harbour

Purple Sandpiper - 1 Sandbanks, 2 Hengistbury Head
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Cowards Marsh Christchurch 
Greenshank - 1 Holton Lee
Black-tailed Godwit - 175 Stanpit
Fulmar - 3 Durlston
Spoonbill - 1 Frenches Pools island, 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
Marsh Harrier - 1 Holton Lee
Sanderling - 25 Sandbanks
Green Sandpiper - 1 Holton lee
Jack Snipe - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields on Frenches Island
Woodlark - 1 Holton Lee
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Stour Valley LNR by Kinson Sewage Works
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 Pennsylvania Castle
Firecrest - 1 Pennsylvania Castle, 1 Bestwall, Wareham, 1 Hengistbury Head
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Hooded Crow - 1 Saturday, Manor Farm, Studland
Lesser Redpoll - 5 Holton Lee
Siskin - 45 Holton Lee
Hawfinch - 37 New Road, Lower Bryanston, 12 Cattistock Churchyard
Crossbill - 1 over Holton Lee

Hawfinch at Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman
Bullfinch feeding in Bournemouth garden © David Wareham
                                       

Sightings - Sunday 21st January 2018

Brent Goose - 72 Pilots Point, Poole Harbour
Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 
Red Breasted Merganser - 7 Pilots Point, Poole Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 1 off the  House Boats, Poole Harbour, 7 Poole Harbour from boat, 
Spoonbill - 17, Shipstal Point, Arne, 3 Brownsea Island lagoon, 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
Red Necked Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Black Necked Grebe - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Hen Harrier - 1 Ringtail West Poole Harbour
Goshawk - 1 West Poole Harbour
Merin -1 West Poole Harbour 
Grey Plover - 17 Pilots Point, Poole Harbour
Golden Plover - 1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Knot - 1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland at the Bill
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Spotted Redshank - 1 Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Greenshank - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Bar Tailed Godwit - 40 Poole Harbour from boat
Jack Snipe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Little Gull - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Sandwich tern - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Razorbill - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Guilemot - 1 Poole Harbour from boat
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch, 2 Waddock Watercress Beds
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Louds Mill Sewage Farm, Dorchester
Hawfinch - 48 New Road, Lower Bryanston, 5 South Perrott, 

Sightings - Saturday 20th January 2018

Scaup - 6 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Lodmoor 
Eider - 1 male Portland Harbour
Common Scoter - 1 Weymouth Bay
Red Throated Diver - 4 off the Bill, Portland
Black Throated Diver - 1 Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 3 Portland Harbour, 1 Jerrys Point, Poole Harbour, 1 Weymouth Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Knoll Beach car park, Studland
Black Necked Grebe - 4 off Knoll Beach car park, Studland, 1 Jerrys Point, Poole Harbour, 16 Portland Harbour
Red Necked Grebe - 1 Weymouth Bay
Great Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 2 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch, 1 Lodmoor-(colour ringed bird)
Hen Harrier - 2 male, 1 female, West Poole Harbour
Merlin - 1 male, 1 female, West Poole Harbour, 1 Top Fields, Portland
Purple Sandpiper - 7 Portland at the Bill
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Stanpit Marsh & then later at Cowards Marsh, Christchurch
Razorbill - 15 Portland Harbour
Short Eared Owl - 1 Portland at the Bill
Water Pipit -1 Parky Meade Rail, Stanpit Marsh
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Kinson sewage works by perimeter fence-Stour Valley LNR
Firecrest - 1 Abbotsbury Gardens, 1 Cattistock Churchyard,
Great Grey Shrike - 1 (yesterday Friday 19/01/2018 Morden Bog)
Brambling - 1 Well Bottom, Ashmore
Redpoll 1 Well Bottom, Ashmore
Hawfinch - 26 New Road, Lower Bryanston, 15 Cattistock Churchyard, 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Well Bottom, Ashmore, 1 Kinson sewage works by perimeter fence-Stour Valley LNR

Hawfinch, Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman