Sightings - Monday 27th February 2017

Long-tailed Duck - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Lytchett Bay p.m (middle of bay)
Iceland Gull - Sherborne (private area)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 West Bexington, 1 Sherborne Sewage Works
Waxwing - 4 again junction Hanham/Wimborne Rd Corfe Mullen
Richard's Pipit - 2 still Abbotsbury Swannery in field behind cafe.

Stonechat - Stanpit Marsh © Nick Hull

Sightings - Sunday 26th February 2017

Egyptian Goose - 2 Winterborne Monkton
Green-winged Teal - 1 Abbotsbury
Hooded Merganser - 1 drake (of presumed captive origin) remains at Radipole Lake
Goosander - 1 Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 9 Portland Bill, 2 west Hengistbury Hd
Cattle Egret - 2 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Hampreston Meadows
Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor
Slavonian Grebe - 5 Brand's Bay, 1 Portland Hbr
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Portland Hbr 1 Brand's Bay
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Ring-billed Gull - 1 Lychett Bay pm. flew toward Wareham
Iceland Gull - 1 2nd/W Culverwell Portland Bill
Sand Martin - 2 Radipole Lake
Hume's Leaf Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane Portland
Waxwing - 4 junction Hanham Rd Corfe Mullen
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Marie Rd Dorchester
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury

Sightings - Saturday 25th February 2017

Scaup - 13 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road)
Long-tailed Duck - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road)
Cattle Egret - 5 Rowden Farm, Litton Cheney, 3 Portesham on N side disused railway near old engine room
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hume's Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane, Portland
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 42 Marie Road, Dorchester

Sightings - Friday 24th February 2017

Scaup - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road)
Eider - 1 Shell Bay, 2 Portland Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road)
Great Northern Diver - 1 Goathorn, 1 Shell Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Shell Bay, 1 South Deep
Gannet - 1 Swineham Point (first site record?)
Cattle Egret - 5 Rowden Farm between Litton Cheney and Long Bredy, 2 Abbotsbury Swannery (view only from New Barn Road)
Great White Egret - 3 at Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 14 Shipstal
Sandwich Tern - 2 Poole Harbour
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury behind cafe
Waxwing - 4 Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen
Hume's Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane, Portland
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1+ Sherborne Sewage Works
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Soldier's Road, Hartland Moor

Richard's Pipit - Abbotsbury © Andrew Rose

Sightings - Thursday 23rd February 2017

Scaup - 13 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road)
Long-tailed Duck - 5 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road)
Slavonian Grebe - 1 in Portland Harbour
Iceland Gull - 1 juv Lodmoor, 1 3rd-winter Radipole
Kumlien’s Gull - juv at Culverwell briefly then flew W
Waxwing - 20+ Bere Regis (in plantation behind new school at end of Egdon Close), 4 Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury in field behind café


Sightings - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Scaup - 13 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road)
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road)
Eider - 1 off Mudeford sandspit
Smew - 1 redhead Holes Bay
Cattle Egret - 2 Portesham
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 3 in Studland Bay
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Iceland Gull - 1 juv Moonfleet Manor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Oak Hill/Sugar Hill area
Hume's Warbler - 1 Portland (Thumb Lane)
Firecrest - 1 Upton CP
Waxwing - 16 Bere Regis (behind new school at end of Egdon Close)
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury in field behind café

Sightings - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Barnacle Goose - 11 Swineham
Scaup - 13 Abbotsbury, 1 Poole Park
Eider - 1 Pilot's Point, 1 Mudeford Quay
Long-tailed Duck - 5 Abbotsbury
Smew - 1 redhead Holes Bay
Cattle Egret - 6 Litton Cheney, 3 Bockhampton Cross, 2 Portesham, 2 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 Middlebere
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
Purple Sandpiper - 2 Sandbanks
Great Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Mediterranean Gull - 350 Abbotsbury
Iceland Gull - 1 first-winter at Abbotsbury then flew off
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Oak Hill/Sugar Hill area
Firecrest - 1 Branksome Chine, 1 Thorncombe Wood
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 West Bexington
Hume's Warbler - 1 Portland (Thumb Lane)
Waxwing  - 6-10 Bere Regis, 4 Corfe Mullen (junction of Hanham & Weymouth Roads)
Rose-coloured Starling - Dorchester (Coburn Road)
Black Redstart - 1 Lulworth Cove
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury in field behind café

Waxwings at Corfe Mullen © Paul Corfield

Sightings - Monday 20th February 2017

Green-winged Teal - 1 male Abbotsbury
Scaup - 13 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 5 Abbotsbury
Smew - 1 redhead Holes Bay
Goosander - 1 over Holmsbridge, 1 Longham Lakes
Red-throated Diver - 1 Branksome
Black-throated Diver - 1 Branksome
Cattle Egret - 3 Portesham, 1 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 29 Studland Bay
Knot - 9 Holes Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Holes Bay
Great Grey Shrike - 1 still in Oak Hill/Sugar Hill area, 1 Hartland Moor
Hume's Warbler - 1 Portland (Thumb Lane)
Wheatear - 1 reported from Stanpit

Sightings - Sunday 19th February 2017

Scaup - 13 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 5 Abbotsbury
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour, 1 Mudeford Quay
Goosander - 1 Portland Harbour
Black-throated Diver - 1 off Redcliff Point, 1 past Old Harry, 1 over Portland Harbour
Great Northern Diver - 2 Weymouth Bay
Bittern - 1 Radipole
Cattle Egret - 6 Litton Cheney, 3 near Portesham
Spoonbill - 2 Lytchett Bay
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 13 Studland Bay, good numbers in Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Lytchett Bay, 1 ringtail Maiden Castle
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Creek
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Sugar Hill
Firecrest - 2 Norden SF, 1 Lytchett allotments
Hume's Warbler - 1 Portland (Thumb Lane)
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury in field behind café
Rose-coloured Starling - still on Marie Road, Dorchester.

Curlew at Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale

Sightings - Saturday 18th February 2017

Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 9 Litton Cheney, 2 Abbotsbury
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 3 Portland Harbour
Black-necked Grebe - 18 Studland Bay
Knot - 1 Lytchett Bay
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Brownsea
Greenshank - 3 Brownsea
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Brownsea
Firecrest - 2 Sherborne SF, 2 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 West Bexington, 1 Sherborne SF
Hume's Warbler - 1 Portland (Thumb Lane)
Waxwing - 11 over Bere Wood, 5 Gillingham
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Marie Road, Dorchester
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury

Stonechat at Longham Lakes © Martin Wood

Cormorant at Stanpit Marsh © Geoff Norquoy

Wigeon at Stanpit Marsh © Joe Murphy


Sightings - Friday 17th February 2017

Red-throated Diver - 8 past Hengistbury Head
Eider - 1 off Hengistbury Head
Red Kite - 2 over Horton
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
CATTLE EGRET -  9 roosting Radipole Lake
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury Head
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Fleets Corner
Hume's Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane Portland
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury cafe field
Snow Bunting - 1 Old Harry 
Wigeon Hengisbury Head copyright Joe Murphy

Sightings - Thursday 16th February 2017

Red-crested Pochard - 1 Abbotsbury
Scaup - 12 Abbotsbury
Long-tailed Duck - 4 Abbotsbury
Eider - 1 Portland Harbour
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Red Kite - 1 over Portland
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Spoonbill - 17 Arne
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
CATTLE EGRET - 3 Abbotsbury
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Short-eared Owl - 3 Top Fields Portland
Waxwing - 6 on the corner of Hanham Road and Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 West Bexington 
Hume's Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane Portland
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Marie Road Dorchester

Sightings - Wednesday 15th February 2017

Red-throated Diver - 17 past Hengistbury Head
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury
Little Gull - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury 
Waxwing - 6 on the corner of Hanham Road and Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen
Waxwing Corfe Mullen copyright Paul Corfield

Waxwing Corfe Mullen copyright Paul Corfield

Sightings - Tuesday 14th February 2017

Spoonbill - 16 Shipstal Point
Bittern - 3 Radipole Lake
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Sanderling - 44 South Haven
Purple Sandpiper - 12 The Cobb Lyme Regis 
Waxwing - 6 on the corner of Hanham Road and Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen

Waxwings Corfe Mullen copyright Paul Corfield
Sanderlings South Haven copyright Clinton Whale

Reports of interest, Monday 13th February 2017

Barnacle Goose - 11 Swineham.
Common Scoter - 1 past Hengistbury Head.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Stanpit, 1 Swineham.
Greenshank - 1 Poole Park.
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury.



Teal on Wick Fields today © Clinton Whale
 

Reports of interest, Sunday 12th February 2017

Barnacle Goose - 11 Swineham.
Goosander - 1 Christchurch water works.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Poole Harbour mouth.
Red-Throated Diver - 5 past Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 3 Portesham railway track; 3 Tatton (Langton Herring), 8 to roost at Radipole.
Spoonbill - 12 Lytchett Bay included two ringed birds.
Red Kite - 1 Wyke Down, 1 nr Gussage All Saints.
Hen Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Stanpit.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill.
Sanderling - 41 Shell Bay.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Green Sandpiper - 1 East Knighton.
Razorbill - 1 Poole Harbour mouth.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 probable heard at Lytchett Fields.
Hume's Warbler - 1 still at Thumb Lane (Portland).

Firecrest at West Moors © Roy Nicklin

Green Sandpiper at East Knighton © Paul Harris

Reports of interest, Saturday 11th February 2017

Common Scoter - 1 Poole Harbour.
Scaup - 3 
Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road).
Long-Tailed Duck - 5 Abbotsbury (view only from New Barn Road).
Smew - 1 Holes Bay.

Great Northern Diver - 2 past Hengistbury Head, 2 Poole Harbour mouth.
Red-Throated Diver - 34 past Hengistbury Head, 1 past Portland Bill.
Black-Necked Grebe - 19 Poole Harbour, 3 Portland Harbour.
Slavonian Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour.
Cormorant - 1 sinensis-type Longham Lake
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 7 Tatton (Weymouth), 1 Abbotsbury, 9 on flood north end Radipole.

Spoonbill - 16 Shipstal (Poole Harbour).
Red Kite - 1 Swanage.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 Portland Bill.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay.

Sandwich Tern - 1 Poole Harbour.
Auk spp. - substantial movement noted with 6000/hr past Portland Bill.
Richard's Pipit - 2 Abbotsbury behind cafe (do not enter fields).
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill, 1 Reap Barn Lane (Portland).
Hume's Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane (Portland).

Reports of interest, Friday 10th February 2017

Smew - 1 still present Holes Bay.
Red-Throated Diver - 1 Durlston NR, 4 past Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes.
Cattle Egret - 1 Bockhampton.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Plover - 6 Stanpit.
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Portland Bill.
Waxwing - 2 Southwell (Portland), 9 Rossmore (Poole).
Black Redstart - 1 Haylands Estate (Portland)
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Southwell (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Durlston NR.


Lesser Yellowlegs at Lytchett Bay © Richard Howes

Sightings - Thursday 9th February 2017.

Smew - 1 Redhead Holes Bay.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Great White Egret - 1 Lytchett Bay.
Ruff - 1 Upton CP.
Purple Sandpiper - 11 Portland Bill.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Holes Bay.
Woodcock - 1 Hartland Moor, 1 Lytchett Bay.
Waxwing - 9 Rossmore Poole.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.
Hume's Warbler - 1 Thumb Lane, Portland.

Waxwing – Poole  ©   Ian Ballam.


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Sightings - Wednesday 8th February 2017.

Red-throated Diver - 7 past Portland Bill.
Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -1 Corfe River Valley, Poole Harbour.
Hume's Warbler - 1 Portland Observatory.
Marsh Tit - 1 Ower area.
Lesser Redpoll - 3 Ower area.

Little Egret – Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy.

Sightings - Tuesday 7th February 2017.

Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Harbour.
Cattle Egret - 9 roosting Radipole Lake.
Marsh harrier - 1 Stanpit Marsh, 1 Lodmoor.
Sanderling - 45 Bramble Bush Bay.
Purple Sandpiper - 5 Portland Bill, 2 Sandbanks.
Short-eared Owl - 2 Portland Bill.
Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 over Alder Hills.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Upton CP.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest.
Rose Coloured Starling - 1 Dorchester.

Cattle Egrets – Radipole Lake © Brett Spencer.


Sightings - Monday 6th February 2017.

Goosander - 12 Portland Castle.
Red-throated Diver - 1 past Portland Bill.
Cattle Egret - 3 Portesham, 2 Nottington.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Purple Sandpiper- 6 Portland Bill.
Jack Snipe - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Mediterranean Gull - 240 Ferrybridge.
Long-eared Owl - 1 Canford Heath.
Water Pipit - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill.
Firecrest - 1 PC World Drain Poole.

Black-tailed Godwits – Wick Fields © Clinton Whale.          


Sightings - Sunday 5th February 2017

Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Goosander - 12 Sandsfoot Castle
Great Northern Diver - 2 off Middle Beach Studland
Cattle Egret - 3 Portesham, 1 Charmouth (nr. Green Pit Knapp)
Spoonbill - 14 Arne
Black-necked Grebe - 6 from Middle Beach
Red Kite - 1 over Maiden Castle
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 Upton CP.
Hume's Warbler - 1 between Thumb Lane & Coombefield Quarry Portland.
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Dorchester Damers Rd.

Bottle-nosed Dolphin - 1 in the Deep Channel off Goathorn

Green-winged Teal - Lytchett Fields © Brett Spencer














Oystercatcher - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy


















Sightings - Saturday 4th February 2017


Green-winged Teal - 1 Lytchett Fields
Long-tailed Duck - 3 Abbotsbury
Goosander - 12 Lodmoor, 1 Lytchett Bay
Great Northern Diver - 2 Poole Hbr, 1 Shell Bay, 1 Middle Beach
Cattle Egret - 11 roosting at Radipole lake
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 14 Arne, 2 Swinham Point (mouth of Frome)
Black-necked Grebe - 4 Middle Beach, 4 Portland Hbr, 2 Shell Bay, 1 Bramble Bush Bay
Hen Harrier - 1 Arne Moors, 1 Swineham Pt.
Short-eared Owl - 5 Portland Bill
Merlin - Hartland Moor
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Slepe Heath
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 PC Worlds Drain Poole
Black Redstart - 1 Blackener Portland, 1 Hamm Beach
Snow Bunting - 1 Hengistbury Hd. but flew off

A white winged gull was seen Abbotsbury either Glaucous or Iceland Gull to distant for positive id.

Sightings - Friday 3rd February 2017

Scaup - 14 Cutcleaves Cove on The Fleet.
Red-throated Diver - c50 from Branksome Chine, 15 Hengistbury Hd.
Black-throated Diver - 1 Branksome Chine
Great Northern Diver - 7-8 Branksome Chine
Cattle Egret - 3 Portesham north of old railway line.
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Fisherman's Bank Christchurch Hbr.
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay

Great White Egret - Longham Lakes © Roger Peart

Sightings - Thursday 2nd February 2017

Red-throated Diver - 3 past Durlston CP. 1 Middle Beach
Great White Egret - 2 Longham Lakes
Slavonian Grebe - 1 off Middle Beach Studland
Black-necked Grebe - 9 off Middle Beach Studland
Hen Harrier - 3 Poole Harbour, 1 Sugar Hill
Purple Sandpiper - 3 Portland Bill
Great Skua - 1 past Durlston CP.
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Bill

Sightings - Wednesday 1st February 2017

Eider - 2 Portland Harbour
Goosander - 12 Portland Harbour, 7 roosted at Lodmoor
Red-throated Diver -1 Mudeford Quay
Bittern - 1 Radipole (Buddleia Loop)
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 2 Swineham Point
Slovenian Grebe - 1 Shell Bay
Black-necked Grebe - 7+ Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 3 ringtails Arne Moor
Lapwing - c1200 south of  Woodsford
Purple Sandpiper - 20 Highcliffe (on Chewton Bunny groyne)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Jack Snipe - 2 Lodmoor
Water Pipit - 2 Lytchett Fields
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Wareham Forest (Sugar Hill)
Siberian Chiffchaff - at least 2 at Norden sewage works, 2 Lodmoor
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill
Snow Bunting - 1 over Studland Bay

Sightings - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Goosander - 13 Portland Harbour
Long-tailed Duck - 2 (possibly 3) on the Fleet at Abbotsbury
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Red-throated Diver - 5 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 3 Abbotsbury Swannery meadows
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields (French's Pool)

Sightings - Monday 30th January 2017

Scaup - 4 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 2 Portland Harbour
Goosander - 12 Portland Harbour
Bittern - 1 Lodmoor, 1 Radipole (Buddleia Loop)
Cattle Egret - 1 opposite entrance to Norris Mill Farm (near Kingston Maurward)
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes

Spoonbill - 1 Brownsea Island lagoon
Black-necked Grebe - 17+ Portland Harbour, 12 Studland Bay

Ruff - 1 Upton CP
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - Poole (PC World drain)

Sightings - Sunday 29th January 2017

Eider - 2 Portland Harbour
Smew - 1 redhead Holes Bay
Red-throated Diver - 4 Hengistbury Head

Cattle Egret - 1 Poxwell
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes

Black-necked Grebe - 10+ Portland Harbour
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Lytchett Bay
Siberian Chiffchaff - 2 Dorchester sewage works
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Marie Road area of Dorchester



Rock Pipit - Hengistbury Head © Joe Murphy

Sightings - Saturday 28th January 2017

Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 4 Ferrybridge
Goosander - 10 roosting Lodmoor
Eider - 2 Ferrybridge
Smew - 1 Holes Bay
Red-throated Diver - 10 past Hengistbury Head
CATTLE EGRET - 3 Abbotsbury end of railway walk, 1 Poxwell
Bittern - 1 Radipole Lake
Great White Egret - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Middlebere
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 Lytchett Fields
Rose-coloured Starling - 1 Marie Road Dorchester