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pooleparrot

Ian Ballam
I've been looking but that's because I'm down south on holiday for a week. Not sure if it's of any interest but there was a completely knackered looking purple sandpiper on the beach at Charmouth today.

Mike

Thanks for replying Mike, looks like there aren't many people using this thread anymore, shame it's been a good source of info over the years.

Good to know the Purple Sandpipers are back, will check for our local winterers over the next week, also had my 1st Jack Snipe of autumn at Lytchett Fields today

Regards
 

DorsetDude

Well-known member
Hi
I still come in and read new posts but I'm not an active "birder" anymore really. Still take an interest though and any really local interest I might follow up on.
 

Longhambirder

Martin Wood
Thought I'd put a message on here as I haven't posted in a while. There was a drake Lesser Scaup found at Longham Lakes yesterday and has still been present all day today. Pics from yesterday where it was close on North lake although in poor light.

Just wondered if many people still read this thread, As i said I haven't posted in a while although I do still look in regularly and to be honest there aren't many posts to read!

Maybe if you are still looking at this you could post a reply on here, and I'll try to post a bit more going forward

Ian
Hi Ian
Could not reply before as laptop crashed and could not remember password. I still look on here to see if anyone as posted and as you as your post was the first for a while. Lets try snd keep it going as it was good to know what id about in the county. Good to see you at Longham on the Monday evening when the Lesser Scaup first turned up. Martin
 

pooleparrot

Ian Ballam
Thanks guys , nice to know there are a few people still looking at the thread.

Did a dusk visit to Hatch Pond yesterday, alas no Bittern! Wonder if they will ever return to winter here. The Magpie roost is still going strong though with 138 birds.

Ian
 

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pooleparrot

Ian Ballam
Holmebride, East Stoke

A Pink-footed Goose was found yesterday with the Mute Swans in the fields west of Holmebridge, it was still present this morning but unfortunately flew high west just before 10am. Worth keeping an eye out here in case it returns. Fairly rare bird for Poole Harbour
 

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Longhambirder

Martin Wood
A Pink-footed Goose was found yesterday with the Mute Swans in the fields west of Holmebridge, it was still present this morning but unfortunately flew high west just before 10am. Worth keeping an eye out here in case it returns. Fairly rare bird for Poole Harbour
Be nice to see one at Longham. Where is Holmbridge? Do turn off at the round about before going over bridge over the railway? Be good to get it on my Dorset List
 

pooleparrot

Ian Ballam
Be nice to see one at Longham. Where is Holmbridge? Do turn off at the round about before going over bridge over the railway? Be good to get it on my Dorset List[/QUOTE

Coming from Sandford take bypass around Wareham instead of going through Wareham, at next Roundabout take 3rd exit heading towards Dorchester. After nearly a mile you'll see a village sign for East Stoke take next left and go across the railway crossing , almost immediately you'll see the old Holmebridge running alongside parallel to the road on the right, Park here and scan the fields for the swans, it's normally with the swans

Ian
 

Longhambirder

Martin Wood
Be nice to see one at Longham. Where is Holmbridge? Do turn off at the round about before going over bridge over the railway? Be good to get it on my Dorset List[/QUOTE

Coming from Sandford take bypass around Wareham instead of going through Wareham, at next Roundabout take 3rd exit heading towards Dorchester. After nearly a mile you'll see a village sign for East Stoke take next left and go across the railway crossing , almost immediately you'll see the old Holmebridge running alongside parallel to the road on the right, Park here and scan the fields for the swans, it's normally with the swans

Ian

Thanks Ian for the information.
Martin
 

MSA

I may be relaxed but I'm not drunk....
A Peregrine being shoo-ed off its pylon perch by a Raven was the best on patch this morning. No Crossbill today, Parrot or otherwise, but keeping 'em peeled....

Really must post here more often - not really looked at BirdForum for a while now, mostly tweeting, but BF is more "permanent" and a useful way of catching up, all too easy to miss a tweet.
 

pooleparrot

Ian Ballam
Bere Heath Crossbill and Lytchett Fields Golden Plover

Did a visit to Bere Heath, Wareham Forest to grill the Common Crossbill. Unfortunately couldn't find a Parrot but there were exceptional numbers of Common Crossbill with c100 seen.

Had a call in the afternoon to say there were 2 Golden Plover settled with Lapwing and Teal on Lytchett Fields. Luckily still there when I arrived 30 mins later, only my second ever record for Lytchett, the previous record were 3 flying over last year
 

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Longhambirder

Martin Wood
Did a visit to Bere Heath, Wareham Forest to grill the Common Crossbill. Unfortunately couldn't find a Parrot but there were exceptional numbers of Common Crossbill with c100 seen.

Had a call in the afternoon to say there were 2 Golden Plover settled with Lapwing and Teal on Lytchett Fields. Luckily still there when I arrived 30 mins later, only my second ever record for Lytchett, the previous record were 3 flying over last year
Nice one with the Golden Plovers, not seen Golden Plover myself .
Great number of Crossbill seen, must be a Parrot somewhere out there.
Martin
 

pooleparrot

Ian Ballam
Goldeneye, Poole Park

Numbers starting to build up on the main lake, 8 at the start of this week and still 5 showing well yesterday
 

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Longhambirder

Martin Wood
Sunday Afternoon I went down to Poole Park to see the Great Northern Diver that as been spending some time on the main boating lake.
 

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Farnboro John

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Great Northern Diver still showing well in Poole Park 13th January. Weather not great, bird definitely Great.

John
 

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