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Sightings - Thursday 19th April 2018

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:44
Scaup - 1 drake still Longham Lakes, 2 past Durlston
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes, 1 E past Durlston at 9am
Little Ringed Plover - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Whimbrel - 3 past Durlston, 2 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 N over Hartland Moor
Red Kite - good numbers moving along the coast today
Hoopoe - 1 still Portland Grove Stadium
Whinchat - 2 Hartland Moor
Pied Flyctacher - 1 Arne RSPB
Hawfinch - 8 Lower Bryanston

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Sightings - Wednesday 18th April 2018

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:15
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury SwanneryCattle Egret - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 3 Middlebere
Crane - 1 over Coward's Marsh, 3 W over Wareham 
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes
Whimbrel - 4 Swineham
Osprey - 1 over Wallisdown
Ring Ouzel - 1 Reap Lane
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Grove Stadium, 1 Portland Bill
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 Reap Lane still
Continental Coal Tit - 2 Portland Bill
Hawfinch - 8 Lower Bryanston, 6 Leigh Churchyard
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Sightings - Tuesday 17th April 2018

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:32
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 32 W through Weymouth Bay
Eider - 1 Weymouth Bay
Scaup - 1 Longham Lakes, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Cattle Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes
Whimbrel - 5 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Brownsea Lagoon
Common Sandpiper - 3 Longham Lakes, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Hen Harrier - 1 ringtail Arne RSPB
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Bill
Hawfinch - 8 Lower Bryanston

Bonaparte's Gull - Longham Lakes © Mike Gibbons
Common Sandpiper - Longham Lakes © Mike Gibbons
Hawfinch (male with tick) - Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman
Hawfinch (female with tick) - Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman
Mandarin - Lodmoor RSPB © Daragh Croxson
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Sightings - Monday 16th April 2018

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:46
Scaup - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 10 Chesil Beach
Cattle Egret - 1 still Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Avon Causeway
Great Northern Diver - 3 past Portland Bill
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Sooty Shearwater - 1 past Portland Bill
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still Longham Lakes
Iceland Gull - 1 juv past Ferrybridge
Osprey - 1 past Hengistbury Head
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Bill
Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - 1 still Reap Lane
Hawfinch - 12 still Lower Bryanston

Great Skua - Portland Bill © Clive Hargrave
Eider - Chesil Beach © Edmund Mackrill
Jay - Bournemouth © David Wareham

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Sightings - Sunday 15th April 2018.

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:25
Brent Goose(Pale-bellied) - 3 Weymouth Bay.
Red-throated Diver - 7 past Chesil Cove.
Great Northern Diver - 3 Poole Harbour.
Manx Shearwater - 300 past Chesil Cove.
Marsh Harrier - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Poole Harbour.
Hen Harrier - 1 Poole Harbour.
Red Kite - 3 over Sherborne Lake.
Whimbrel - 4 Swineham, 3 past Chesil Cove, 1 over Longham Lakes.
Common Sandpiper - 2 Poole Harbour, 1 Chesil Cove.
Arctic Skua - 3 past Chesil Cove.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Hoopoe - 1 Hut Fields, Portland, 1 Bridport.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Observatory.
Redstart - 1 Wareham.
Wheatear - 2 Christchurch Harbour, 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Lane, Portland.
Wood Warbler - 1 Blacknor, Portland.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Observatory.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Lesser Redpoll - 20 Canford Heath.
Serin - 1 over Lodmoor RSPB.
Hawfinch - 20 Lower Bryanston, 7 Leigh Churchyard, 1 Portland Observatory.


Great Grey Shrike – Morden Bog © Colin & Gail Davis. 
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Sightings - Saturday 14th April 2018.

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:58
Velvet Scoter - 4w Ferrybridge.
Goosander - 1 redhead Coward's Marsh.
Red-throated Diver - 1w Ferrybridge.
Great White Egret - 1 Avon Causeway, 1 Hampreston Fields.
Whimbrel - 5 Stanpit Marsh, 1 over Arne.
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Common Sandpiper - 1 Ferrybridge.
Little Gull - 1 Coward's Marsh.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 Longham Lakes.
Cuckoo - 1 Durlston CP.
Hoopoe - 1 Portland Observatory area, 1 SE of Southwell, Portland.
Meadow Pipit - c250 Hengistbury Head.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Portland Bill.
Redstart - 4 Portland Bill, 1 Durlston CP.
Black Redstart - 1 Ferndown, 1 Portland Bill.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 "blythi"(presumed) Reap Lane, Portland.
Pied Flycatcher - 1 Portland Observatory.
Linnet - c20 Hengistbury Head.
Hawfinch - 25 Lower Bryanston.

Peregrine Falcon – Bournemouth © David Wareham.   Black-tailed Godwit – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.
Hawfinch female – Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman.



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Sightings - Friday 13th April 2018.

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:33
Cattle Egret - 1 Meadow Pool, Abbotsbury.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Wick Hams.
Tree Pipit - 1 Portland Observatory.
Black Redstart - 1 Portland Observatory.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Hawfinch - 28 Lower Bryanston.

Kestrels – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale. 
Purple Sandpiper – Hengistbury Head © Clinton Whale.
House Sparrow – Hengistbury Head © David Wareham.Woodlark – Morden Bog © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.
Great Grey Shrike – Morden Bog © Clive & Rosemary Hargrave.


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Sightings - Thursday 12th April 2018.

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:07
Arctic Skua - 1 past Durlston CP.
Cattle Egret - 1 still West Bexington.
Grey Plover - 3 Stanpit Marsh.
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit Marsh.
Tree Pipit - 1 Durlston CP, 1 Morden Bog.
Yellow Wagtail - 1 Durlston CP.
Redstart - 1 Morden Bog, 1 West Bexington.
Ring Ouzel - 1 Crown Est. Fields, Portland.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 "blythi"(presumed)Reap Lane, Portland, 1 West Bexington.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Blacknor, Portland, 1 Durlston CP, 1 West Bexington.
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog.
Serin - 1 over Durlston CP.
Hawfinch - 10 Lower Bryanston.

Linnet – Hengistbury Head ©Clinton Whale.
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Reports of interest, Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:50
Garganey - 4 Holes Bay (Upton Country Park).
Great Northern Diver - 1 off Bowleaze.
Marsh Harrier - 1+ through Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 W over Christchurch Harbour.
Grey Plover - 2 Stanpit.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still at Longham Lakes now putting on summer plumage.
Short-Eared Owl - 1 Jordan Hill (Preston).
Redstart - 3 Hengistbury Head.
Whitethroat - 1+ Portland.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Hengistbury Head, 1 Suckthumb Quarry (Portland).
Hawfinch - 12 Lower Bryanston.

Bonaparte's Gull at Longham Lakes © Nick Hull
Bonaparte's Gull at Longham Lakes © Nick Hull
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Reports of interest, Tuesday 10th April 2018.

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 20:58
Goosander - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
CRANE - 1 over Upton Heath area.
Spoonbill - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Red Kite - 1 N over Christchurch Harbour.
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 still at Longham Lakes.
Redstart - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Wood Warbler - 1 Lodmoor.
Hawfinch - 70 Lower Bryanston.

Wood Warbler at Lodmoor © Daragh Croxson 
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Reports of interest, Monday 9th April 2018.

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:21
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Whimbrel - 1 Hengistbury Head.
Greenshank - 1 Brownsea Island.
Wheatear - 2 Hengistbury Head.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Blackcap - 10+ Stanpit (Purewell stream area).
Hawfinch - 40 Lower Bryanston.

Mediterranean Gull, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale
Greenshank, Brownsea Island © Clinton Whale 
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Reports of interest, Sunday 8th April 2018.

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:39
Black-Throated Diver - 1 Durlston Head.
Red-Throated Diver - 2 Durlston Head.
Great White Egret - 1 Butterstreet Cove (The Fleet).
Spoonbill - 1 Stanpit.
Marsh Harrier - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Iceland Gull - 1 Portland Bill.
Grey Plover - 1 Ferrybridge.
Knot - 1 Ferrybridge.
"Scandinavian" Rock Pipit - 3 Stanpit.
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland).
Firecrest - 1 Portland.
Brambling - 2 central Portland.
Hawfinch - 25 Lower Bryanston.

Siskin in a Lytchett Matravers garden © John Child 
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Sightings - Saturday 7th April 2018

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 20:49
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great White Egret - 1 Hampreston Meadows
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Spoonbill - 4 Arne RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 Mudeford Quay
Osprey - 1 over Blacknor (Portland), 1 over Arne RSPB
Whimbrel - 2 Stanpit
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Purple Sandpiper - c30 Hengistbury Head
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Stanpit
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Cuckoo - 1 Well Bottom (near Ashmore)
Firecrest - 2 trapped at PBO, 1 Durlston CP
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland)
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Pied Flycatcher - 2 trapped at PBO
Black Redstart - 2 Portland Bill, 1 Lodmoor RSPB
White Wagtail - 1 Stanpit
Hawfinch -  20 Lower Bryanston, 11 Leigh churchyard, 3 over PBO

Great White Egret on Hampreston Meadows © Lorne Bissell
Turnstone at Christchurch Harbour © David Wareham
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Sightings - Friday 6th April 2018

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:34
Garganey - 2 (m+f) Chesil Cove
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Manx Shearwater - 16 Chesil Cove
Great White Egret - 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Hampreston Meadows
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Spoonbill - 4 Arne RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 over Stoborough, 1 over PBO, 1 Middlebere
Little Ringed Plover - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Black-tailed Godwit - 500+ Brownsea Island lagoon
Green Sandpiper - 2 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Arctic Skua - 6 Chesil Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Sandwich Tern - 127 Chesil Cove, 17 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Tern - 4 Chesil Cove
BONAPARTE'S GULL - 1 Longham Lakes
Little Gull - 1 Chesil Cove, 1 Mudeford Quay
Caspian Gull - 1 Mudeford Quay
Short-eared Owl - 1 Portland Bill
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole RSPB (different bird from yesterday)
White Wagtail - 1 Longham Lakes
Black Redstart - 2 Reap Lane (Portland), 1 Middlebere
Hawfinch - 6 Lower Bryanston

Hawfinch at Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman
Reed Bunting at Longham Lakes © Roger Peart
Siberian Chiffchaff at Radipole RSPB © Edmund Mackrill
Wren at Eastcliff © David Wareham

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Sightings - Thursday 5th April 2018

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:10
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Great Northern Diver - 5 or 6 Weymouth Bay
Spoonbill - 6 Arne RSPB, 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 over Wyke Regis, 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery, 1 over Weston &
   Fortuneswell  (Portland)
Ruff - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Brand's Bay
Little Gull - 15 over Stanpit
Short-eared Owl - 1 over Portland Bill
Firecrest - 2 Hengistbury
Swallow - 15 Thorncombe, 3 Kimmeridge,  3 Hengistbury, 1 Arne RSPB 
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Radipole RSPB
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi Reap Lane (Portland)
Whitethroat - 1 Radipole Lane (Weymouth)
Sedge Warbler - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
Reed Warbler - 3 Lodmoor RSPB, 1 Radipole RSPB
Black Redstart - 1 Arne RSPB
Redstart - 1 Monkton Down
Brambling - 5 Arne RSPB
Hawfinch - 20 Lower Bryanston, 1 Durlston CP

Siberian Chiffchaff at Radipole RSPB © Edmund MackrillTurnstone at Christchurch Harbour © David WarehamHawfinch at Lower Bryanston © Michael Coleman

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Sightings - Wednesday 4th April 2018

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:00
Scaup - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Eider - 16 Durlston CP, 14 Portland Bill, 5 Mudeford Quay
Great Northern Diver - 1 Durlston CP
Sooty Shearwater - a probable past Durlston CP
Spoonbill - 8 Middlebere, 1 Stanpit
Osprey - 1 Middlebere, 1 over Southwell (Portland)
Purple Sandpiper - 12 Hengistbury Head
Arctic Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Great Skua - 1 Mudeford Quay
Little Gull - 1 ad Radipole RSPB, 1 Hengistbury Head
Sandwich Tern - 25+ Ferrybridge
Firecrest - 3 Hengistbury
Swallow - 2 over Wick Hams (Hengistbury)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi still at Reap Lane (Portland)
Hawfinch - 30 Lower Bryanston

Little Gull at Radipole RSPB © Edmund Mackrill

Turnstone at Lyme Regis © Trevor Wilkinson
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Tuesday 3rd March 2018

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:19
Black-throated Diver - 1 Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 6 RSPB Arne
Red-necked Grebe - 2 p.m. Bowleaze Cove
Red Kite - 2 Iwerne Minster, 1 Sherborne
Hen Harrier - 1 ad male Poole Hbr.
Osprey - 1 RSPB Arne
Purple Sandpiper - 21 Hengistbury Hd.
Green Sandpiper - 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Greenshank - 1 CR bird RSPB Lytchett Fields (2yr it has wintered)
Sandwich Tern - 11 RSPB Lodmoor, 1 Ferrybridge
Common Tern - 1 RSPB Lodmoor
Swallow - 3 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 RSPB Arne
House Martin - 2 Wareham
Willow Warbler - 6 RSPB Lodmoor, 2 RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 Monkton Down
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 presumed blythi Reap Lane Portland
Black Redstart - 2 Reap Lane, 1 Durlston CP, 1 Monkton Down
Redstart - 1 Monkton Down
Wheatear - 4+ Monkton Down, 4 Barleycrates, 1 Stanpit Marsh
White Wagtail - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Brambling - 1 RSPB Arne
Hawfinch - 20 Lower Bryanston, 8 Leigh Churchyard, 2 Gunville Down
Brambling - RSPB Arne © Luke PhillipsGreenfinch & Brambling - RSPB Arne © Luke Phillips
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Sightings - Monday 2nd April 2018

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:07
Egyptian Goose - 5 Coward's Marsh, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Garganey - 1 past Portland Bill
Scaup - 1 fem Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Scoter - 600+ Portland Bill, 470 Chesil Cove, 171 Camp Rd.
Red-throated Diver - 10 Portland Bill, 1 Chesil Cove
Black-throated Diver - 1 sum/plum past Portland Bill
Manx Shearwater - 31 Camp Rd, 19 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Longham Lakes
Black-necked Grebe - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Red Kite - 1 Slepe Heath, 1 Coward's Marsh
Green Sandpiper - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Greenshank - 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Arctic Skua - 4 Portland Bill, 2 Chesil Cove
Great Skua - 1 Portland Bill
Sandwich Tern - 69 Portland Bill, 27 Chesil Cove
Little Gull - 1 RSPB Radipole Lake, 1 Coward's Marsh
Merlin - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Goldcrest - 20 Hengistbury Hd.
Firecrest - 2 Wick Fields
Swallow - 3 Coward's Marsh, 1RSPB Lytchett Fields, 1 Sunnyside Farm
Chiffchaff - 25 Hengistbury Hd, 7 Stanpit Marsh
Willow Warbler - 5 Hengistbury Hd, 1 Easton Portland, 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 1 Portland Bill
Black Redstart - 1 Two Riversmeet Sport Centre, 1 Lulworth Cove
Wheatear - 1 Crouch Hill Stanpit, 1 fem Sunnyside Farm
Brambling - 1 RSPB Arne
Hawfinch - 25 Lower Bryanston, 3 North Bestwall Wareham

Little Gull - RSPB Radipole Lake © Edmund Mackrill

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Sightings - Sunday 1st April 2018

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 20:15
Egyptian Goose - 3 Christchurch Hbr, 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Scaup - 1 female Abbotsbury Swannery
Common Scoter - 19E Portland Bill
Goosander - 2 Coward's Marsh, 1 East Holme
Red-throated Diver - 3 Portland Bill
Great White Egret - 1 Coward's Marsh, 1 Longham Lakes
Spoonbill - 1 RSPB Lodmoor, 1 Stanpit Marsh
Hen Harrier - 2 RSPB Arne
Osprey - 1 1NW over Portland Bill, 1 Arne
Purple Sandpiper - 18+ Hengistbury Hd.
Spotted Redshank - 1 Stanpit Marsh
Sandwich Tern - 2 Ferrybridge
Little Gull - 1 Coward's Marsh
Great Grey Shrike - 1 Morden Bog NNR
Sand Martin - 7 N West Cliff Portland, 2 Coward's Marsh
Swallow - 2 Barleycrates Portland, 1 Culverwell, 1 Ferrybridge, 1 RSPB Lodmoor, 1 Stoborough
House Martin - 2 West Cliff Portland
Firecrest - 2 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Willow Warbler - 3+ Lodmoor, 2 Longham Lakes
Ring Ouzel - 1 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Wheatear - 6+ Portland Bill, 4+ Barleycrates, 2 Ferrybridge, 2 Hengistbury Hd.
Brambling - 2 RSPB Arne
Hawfinch - 3 North Bestwell Wareham, 1 Stoborough

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Sightings - Saturday 31st March 2018

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 20:37
Egyptian Goose - 1 RSPB Lytchett Field
Gargarney - 1 Lodmoor
Red-throated Diver - 3 past West Bexington
Cattle Egret - 1 West Bexington
Spoonbill - 2 Middlebere
Red-necked Grebe - 2 Weymouth Bay off Bowleaze
Red Kite - 1 Gossage All Saints
Hen Harrier - 3 still Poole Hbr
Little Ringed Plover - 1 over Abbotsbury Swannery
Whimbrel - 1 RSPB Lytchett Fields
Ruff - 1 RSPB Lodmoor
Purple Sandpiper - 4+ Lyme Regis on 'The Cobb'
Sandwich Tern - 9 West Bexington
Caspian Gull - 1 1st/W Lodmoor
Swallow - 1 Abbotsbury Swannery
Firecrest - 1 Peverel Point
Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 RSPB Radipole Lake, 1 PC World Drain (Ringed bird)
Willow Warbler - 1 Ballard Studland
Ringed Ouzel - 2 Barleycrates Lane Portland
Wheatear - 10 Losmoor, 3 Avelanche Rd, 1 Badbury Rings
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