HIGHLIGHTS: The Lesser Yellowlegs remained at Lytchett Fields. Yellow-browed Warblers were at numerous sites. Great White Egrets included six over West Bexington (5th). Mudeford Quay had a Black Tern (2nd) and Red-necked Grebe (4th). Two Corn Crakes were at Littlesea (4th). Hen Harriers were at Alner (4th) and Worth Matravers (5th). A Sooty Shearwater passed Hengistbury Head (5th), when a Subalpine Warbler was at West Cliff and a Little Bunting on Portland. Rose-coloured Starlings appeared at several sites in the Lodmoor/dorchester areas. A Common Rosefinch was on Portland (7th). A UK record 66 Spoonbills were at Arne (8th). Two Cranes were at Weymouth, a Subalpine Warbler at Easton and a Stone-curlew at Stanpit Marsh (9th). Another Stone-curlew was at Durlston (10th and 14th). Portland Observatory recorded a Blyth’s Reed Warbler (6th), Red-eyed Vireo (14th), Serins (21st, 28th & 30th), a Siberian Lesser Whitethroat (22nd), Long-eared Owl and Pallas’s Warbler (23rd), Red-flanked Bluetail (25th), Pine Bunting (26th) and Little Bunting (29th). Durlston had a Lapland Bunting (13th) and Long-eared Owl (27th). Great Grey Shrikes were at Morden Bog (18th-19th) and Hartland Moor (25th). Hengistbury Head reported a Lapland Bunting (19th) and Twite (21st). Two Whooper Swans were at Abbotsbury Swannery (19th) with one at Lytchett Bay (20th). Waxwings were at Christchurch Harbour (20th) and East Holme (29th). Poole had a Snow Bunting (22nd). Portland had a Pallas’s Warbler and Turtle Dove (24th), Dusky Warbler (25th and 29th), Lapland Bunting (26th), Red-throated Pipit (29th) and Isabelline Shrike (30th). CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR: A Black-necked Grebe, Sanderling, a Little Gull
DURLSTON CP: Ring Ouzels, Redwings, Short-eared Owls, Common Sandpipers, an Iceland Gull, Arctic Skuas and Great Skuas were noted.
THE FLEET: A Black Brant, Scaup, a Black-necked Grebe, Knot and Short-eared Owls were seen. Ferrybridge held 160 Mediterranean Gulls.
POOLE HARBOUR: Highlights included Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Shovelers, a Scaup, Bittern, Black-necked Grebes, Spoonbills, Marsh Harriers, Hen Harriers, Water Rails, Avocets, Grey Plovers, Lapwings, Ringed Plovers, Curlews, Black-tailed Godwits, Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot, Ruff, Curlew Sandpipers, Dunlin, Green Sandpipers, Spotted Redshanks, Greenshanks, Redshanks, Snipe, a Great Skua and Yellow Wagtails.
PORTLAND: Golden Plovers, a Hen Harrier, Cuckoo (14th), Short-eared Owls, a Wryneck, Black Redstarts and Ring Ouzels were noted. Radipole/lodmoor held Gadwall, Shovelers, Pintails, Garganeys, Bitterns, Curlews, Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwits, a Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Redshanks, Snipe, a Short-eared Owl and Wryneck.
OTHER SITES: Hobbies were at five sites, Merlins at 11 and Ospreys at four sites. Red Kites were at five sites including seven over Sutton Waldron (6th). Ten sites recorded Firecrests. Black Redstarts and Ring Ouzels were at various sites. Longham Lakes had a Jack Snipe. Robin Trundle (email@example.com) and Arctic Tern were noted. Hengistbury Head logged Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Red-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Golden Plover, Arctic Skua, Little Gull, Wryneck and Fieldfares. Stanpit Marsh produced dark- and pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Garganey, Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot, a Ruff and Little Stint.