1. Friday 8th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    Scaup - 4 off Jerry's Point
    Eider - 1 drake Lyme Regis Hbr.
    Ruddy Shelduck - 5 Hurn
    Great Northern Diver - 4 from Jerry's Point
    Cattle Egret 17 in field off old Railway line from Abbotsbury to Portesham
    Glossy Ibis - 1 still Stanpit Marsh
    Slavonian Grebe - 2 from Jerry's Point
    Black-necked Grebe - 6 from Rodwell trail near boatyard
    Purple Sandpiper - 12 Lyme Regis on The Cobb
    Common Sandpiper - 1 Holed Bay near entrance to PC World outfall.
    Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still Easton area Portland

    Glossy Ibis - Stanpit Marsh © Clinton Whale


  2. Saturday 9th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour off Jerry's Point, Studland

    Long-tailed Duck - 1 Poole Harbour off Jerry's Point
    Black-necked Grebe - 10 Portland Harbour
    Slavonian Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Jerry's Point, 1 Portland Harbour
    Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour
    Great Northern Diver - 4 Portland Harbour
    Great White Egret - 6 Longham Lakes
    Siberian Chiffchaff - probable Holes Bay in PC World Drain yesterday (8th)
    Rose-coloured Starling - remains around Channel View Rd, Easton, Portland
    Black Redstart - 1 Upwey

    Bearded Tit, Radipole Lake © Steven Carey

    Cattle Egret, Portesham © Janice Grove

  3. Sunday 10th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    Pink-footed Goose - 1 Weymouth Rugby Club/Lodmoor RSPB 
    Barnacle Goose - c50 over Lytchett Bay this am
    Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay, Poole Harbour
    Long-tailed Duck - 4 Furzey Island, Poole Harbour
    Purple Sandpiper - 1 West Bay
    Iceland Gull - juv in Weymouth Bay then again later by Weymouth Town Bridge
    WHITE-BILLED DIVER - reported off Chesil Beach from Martleaves but no sign this pm
    Spoonbill - 11 Middlebere
    Bittern - 1 Lodmoor
    Cattle Egret - 4 Buckland Ripers, 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
    Black Redstart - 2 Newton's Cove, 1+ Poundbury, 1 West Bay
    Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB

    Pink-footed Goose, Lodmoor © Edmund Mackrill


  4. Monday 11th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    American Wigeon - Probable drake in Brand's Bay amongst Eurasian Wigeon
    Scaup - 4 Brand's Bay
    Slavonian Grebe - 4 Jerry's Point
    Black-necked Grebe - 1 Jerry's Point
    Iceland Gull - 1st winter at Lodmoor RSPB
    Great Northern Diver - 3 Jerry's Point, 2 Brand's Bay
    Spoonbill - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
    Great White Egret - 1 Lodmoor RSPB
    Cattle Egret - 22 between Portesham & Abbotsbury from old railway line
    Hen Harrier - 1 male Swineham
    Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still around Easton, Portland
    Black Redstart - 1 Durlston CP, 1 between Poundbury & R. Frome near Dorchester, 1 Chickerell
    Water Pipit - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
    Cirl Bunting -  now 2 females at West Bexington 

    Log-tailed Tit, Tuckton © Dave Hill


  5. Tuesday 12th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
    Slavonian Grebe - 3 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
    Glaucous Gull - 1 this morning at West Bexington
    Iceland Gull - 1st winter Weymouth Harbour
    Red-throated Diver - 3 Hengistbury
    Great Northern Diver - 4 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point, 1 Poole Harbour off Hamworthy
    Glossy Ibis - 1 at Stanpit
    Great White Egret - 1 Brand's Bay
    Cattle Egret - 19 between Portesham & Abbotsbury, 1 Lytchett Bay
    Merlin - 1 Lytchett Bay, 1 Little Sea (Studland)
    Rose-coloured Starling - 1 still in garden at Channel View Road, Easton, Portland
    Black Redstart - 1 still between Poundbury & R. Frome near Dorchester
    Water Pipit - 1 Holton Lee Pools
    Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set-aside at West Bexington

  6. Wendesday 13th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    BLACK BRANT - 1 Ferrybridge
    Pink-footed Goose - 1 between Rodden and West Elworth
    Ruddy Shelduck - 5 to east in field off Hawthorn Road Burton
    Scaup - 4 Poole Harbour from Redhorn Point
    Cattle Egret -  1 off Jerry's Point, 6 flew over Nottington 
    Black Redstart -  1 Upwey, 1 Peveril Point Swanage
    Cirl Bunting - 2 females still in set-aside at West Bexington

  7. Thursday 14th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 1 Ferrybridge with Dark-bellied Brents

    Pink-footed Goose - 1 between Rodden and West Elworth
    Cattle Egret - 7 Holwell Farm Nottington
    Siberian Chiffchaff - 1 Longham Lakes