Saturday, 15 November 2014

A day at RSPB Arne and the surround areas

Spent the early morning at Arne with Birds of Poole Harbour  again on their monthly guided walk.
First thing we were hampered with low lying mist over the Middlebere channel but this soon cleared and we had wonderful weather, good light and no wind, ideal conditions.
Once again as I thought the weather was going to be raining and wet I did not take my camera and I should of done!
At the car park
Cole Tit
Firecrest -heard only
Then out on to coombe heath  and the look out point
Fly over of Redwing and fieldfare
Little Egret
Brent Geese in the field
Taken with phone through scope
After this we made our way to the little pond to cut trough grip heath but the path was flooded
but this was a good move to try as I had a new bird for the Dorset list.
Snipe # 144

So we made our way through the car park and down through Arne farm to the steps and Shipstal point
Here we had a mixed flock of Long tailed tits with Chiffchaff and at least 5 + Goldcrest.
Looking from the steps in to Arne bay a large group of Spoonbill c37
Two good views of Dartford Warbler singing.
From the view point and distances views out on the water
Great Crested Grebes
Red breasted Merganser
Black-necked Grebes
Common Scoter
Velvet Scoter = Life # 145
After the walk had finished I went out to one of the moors /heaths to look for some more birds and a bird I have been looking for, for a while now. Looking out over Arne Moors from  a new position
Lapwings c200
Marsh Harrier 3
Lesser Redpoll # 146
Spotted Redshank # 147
Fieldfare and Redwing, distance views
I then took a walk along Soliders Road up to Knoll Farm to see if I could find the bird I need for the list after a bit of searching I found the bird with three Pheaseants, Two pied Wagtails on the barn and some Redwing.
Red-legged Partridge # 148

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a great day. Lots of birds I haven't seen yet. Will try and visit at the weekend.