Friday, 22 November 2013

Friday 22nd November 2013

It appears the autumn vis mig is now over, and as the winds this year never really blew from the right direction for the Poole Harbour area meant this was one of the poorest years for visual migration for many years.  On a brighter side the immature Surf Scoter can still be found in Brand's Bay along with up to three Great Northern Divers and a Black-throated Diver.  There is now twenty seven Spoonbill wintering and this morning fifteen were seen in Lytchett Bay but later after being disturbed joined twelve others in Holes Bay.  On Wednesday (20th) a Great White Egret was reported at Middlebere and over Wareham Moors this is a species we would like on our harbour list but keeps eluding us.

Shaun Robson managed today to get a photograph or two of a group of Eleven Spoonbill in Lytchett Bay before they were disturbed by Wildfowlers shooting duck.

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