Sunday, 10 January 2016

Hengistbury Head, Dorset

A late morning visit in generally dry but windy conditions provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (2), Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Brent Goose bernicla (19), Common Teal, Mallard, Eurasian Wigeon, Red-breasted Merganser (3), Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Eurasian Oystercatcher (2), Purple Sandpiper (1), Northern Lapwing, Feral Rock Dove, Woodpigeon, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Skylark (1), Common Stonechat (7), Common Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Jay, Common Magpie, Carrion Crow, Common Raven (2), European Goldfinch, Common Starling, House Sparrow.

   Purple Sandpiper feeding on the rocky shoreline at Hengistbury Head near Muddeford Quay.

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