Spring Migrant Arrivals 2013

March 9th:
Linnet – at least one moving over Hengistbury (2012: March 12th)
March 9th:
Meadow Pipit – a total of 320 in over Hengistbury (2012: March 13th)
March 9th:
alba Wagtail – at least twenty with the Meadow Pipit (2012: date not recorded)
March 9th:
Chiffchaff – up to four around the western part of Hengistbury (2012: March 10th)
March 9th:
Sandwich Tern – a bird off Mudeford Quay (2012: March 19th)
March 10th:
Sand Martin – one over Mudeford Quay and three by Parky Meade Rail (2012: March 8th)
March 13th:
Blackcap – one with 40+ Chiffchaff at Stanpit (2012: date not recorded)
March 13th:
Little Ringed Plover  – one on South Marsh (2012: March 14th)
March 13th:
Water Pipit – a bird in breeding plumage at Stanpit (2012: not recorded as a migrant)
March 14th:
Wheatear – one on Hengistbury (2012: March 8th)
March 20th:
Whimbrel – one at Stanpit (2012: April 7th)
March 22nd:
Arctic Skua – two birds seen from the Coastguard (2012: April 23rd)
March 24th:
Osprey  – one lingering at Stanpit for 15-minutes in the afternoon (2012: April 3rd)
March 25th:
Swallow – a bird settled on a bush by the Barn (2012: March 17th)
March 25th:
Willow Warbler – one in the North Scrubs, Stanpit (2012: March 25th)
March 26th:
Ring Ouzel – a male north over Stanpit (2012: not recorded in spring)
March 28th:
Tree Pipit  – a bird in-off over the Coastguards (2012: March 30th)
March 28th:
Garganey  – two drakes west past Hengistbury (2012: not recorded in spring)
April 8th:
Redstart  – one on Hengistbury (2012: March 30th)
April 9th:
Common Terna single bird off Mudeford Quay (2012: April 11th) 
April 10th:
Yellow Wagtail – a bird over Hengistbury (2012: April 7th)
April 11th:
Grasshopper Warbler – one reeling on Hengistbury (2012: April 12th)
April 11th: 
Whitethroat – a singing bird on Hengistbury (2012: April 2nd) 
April 11th:
Sedge Warbler – one heard at Hengistbury (2012: April 8th)
April 11th:
Common Sandpiper – a maximum of six at Stanpit (2012: April 11th)
April 11th:
House Martin – a bird over Hengistbury (2012: April 4th) 
April 14th:
Nightingale – a bird seen and heard by the Barn (2012: April 27th)
April 14th:
Reed Warbler – one in song around Priory Marsh (2012: April 12th)
April 15th:
Swift – a bird over Wick (2012: April 11th)
April 15th:
Little Tern – one past Hengistbury (2012: April 13th)
April 15th:
Whinchat  – a couple of birds on Wick (2012: April 20th)
April 15th:
Greenshank – a total of five at Stanpit (2012: April 4th)
April 20th:
Cuckoo – one singing about the north of the area (2012: April 12th) 
April 21st:
Hobby – a bird north over Stanpit (2012: March 28th)
April 21st:
Garden Warbler – one singing in Ashtree Meadows (2012: April 12th)
April 22nd:
Wood Warbler – a bird with Willow Warbler on the Batters (2012: April 20th)
April 22nd:
Lesser Whitethroat – at least three around the area (2012: April 30th)
April 24th:
Pied Flycatcher  – a male briefly at Stanpit golf course (2012: April 12th)
April 25th:
Turtle Dove  – one by Stanpit golf course (2012: April 13th)
May 5th:
Roseate Tern – one east at sea (2012: May 26th)
May 5th:
Spotted Flycatcher  – a bird on the Batters (2012: April 27th)
May 7th:
Curlew Sandpiper – one in partial breeding-plumage at Stanpit (2012: May 3rd)