Spring Migrant Arrivals 2003


March 1st: Firecrest - 8 birds on Hengistbury
March 7th: Sandwich Tern - 1 bird at Mudeford Quay
March 9th: Sand Martin - 6 birds around Stanpit
March 12th: Wheatear - 4 birds in harbour
March 12th: Meadow Pipit - 50 birds north over Hengistbury
March 12th: Chiffchaff - 6 birds in harbour
March 12th: Knot - 3 birds arrived in harbour
March 17th: Linnet - 1 bird on Hengistbury
March 17th: Garganey - 2 drakes and 1 duck on East Marsh
March 17th: Blackcap - 2 males on Hengistbury
March 17th: Black Redstart - 1 on Hengistbury
March 18th: Little Ringed Plover - 1 bird arriving over Hengistbury
March 22nd: Swallow - 2 birds over Stanpit Golf Course
March 26th: Willow Warbler - 3 birds on Hengistbury
March 26th: Tree Pipit - 2 over Hengistbury
March 26th: Yellow Wagtail - 1 bird over Hengistbury
March 27th: Cuckoo - heard calling on Hengistbury
April 2nd: Reed Warbler - 1 singing in HHC reeds
April 9th: Common Tern - 1 off Fisherman's Bank
April 11th: Whimbrel - Stanpit
April 12th: Sedge Warbler - 1 bird on Wick
April 13th: Great Skua - 2 birds off Hengistbury
April 14th: Hobby - 1 over Stanpit
April 14th: House Martin - 1 over Stanpit
April 15th: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 by the HHC
April 15th: Whitethroat - at least 10 in the harbour
April 15th: Redstart - 1 by Stanpit Golf Course
April 17th: Garden Warbler - 3 birds on Hengistbury
April 17th: Little Tern - 2 east past Hengistbury
April 20th: Arctic Skua - 6 birds off Hengistbury
April 20th: Pomarine Skua - 2 birds off Hengistbury
April 21st: Pied Flycatcher - 1 female on Hengistbury
April 22nd: Swift - 1 over Hengistbury
April 23rd: Spotted Flycatcher - 3 birds around Hengistbury
April 23rd: Whinchat - 14 birds on Hengistbury
April 23rd: Common Sandpiper - 1 bird on Stanpit
April 24th: Wood Warbler - 1 bird on Hengistbury
April 24th: Arctic Tern - 3 birds past Hengistbury
April 26th: Osprey - 1 bird over the harbour
May 1st: Roseate Tern - 1 bird past Hengistbury
May 3rd: Lesser Whitethroat - singing in North Scrubs
May 4th: Turtle Dove - 1 arrving over the sandspit