Herring gull, starling and Crabb
Snipe, Pintail, and lots of others!
Crows, Rooks, Raven, so lots of black coloured birds, but then a Buzzard being mobbed by Rooks.
Just outside Worth Matravers a Robin, then a Pied Wagtail followed by a coffee in the pub where there was a crowing Cockrel, 2 Goldfinches, and a flock of sparrows in a garden bush.
Dunnock, Kestrel, Stonechat, flock of jackdaws, Greater Black-backed Gill, Shags, and a Gannet.
Headed off from the National Trust car park soon came across a Tree Pipit, at the end of the spit two Sandwich Terns were amoungst a flock of Black Headed Gulls. Walking back along the beach saw several naturists.
Started out well with a flock Of Yellow Hammers. Winchat, Sky Lark, and a flock of about 200 Gold Finches were attacked by a Sparrow Hawk. Towards the end of the walk in a farm yard sparrows and chaffinches. Finally at the pub saw some more Crows whilst supping my well earned pint.
Arrived a wilstone hide to be told that a sparrow hawk had just scared the birds away and that a few minutes earlier an osprey had flown over.
Still managed to see a Common Sandpipper, lots of gulls about may be they have been blown in by the hurricane? A couple of Hobbies flew over then it was time to go.
Thought I had see a distant Buzzard but it turned out to be a Red Kite, which is unusual over this way but becoming more common. The two Kestrels were chasing prey (Crane flies?), and seemed to be jousting each other at one point.
Reports of a black necked grebe got me down to Wilstone. Luckily a expert was on hand to point it out. Also saw the Red Crested Pochard which has been around for about a week. Other notable sightings were the common sandpiper, and a couple of hobbies.
Very hazy, wind ESE. Common sandpiper being harassed by the lapwings, lots of wigeon (more than 20), plenty of shovelers, teal, the resident barnacle goose, starling, heron, and all the other usual suspects.