Spring Migrant Arrivals 2016

February 25th:
Black Redstart - one on the cliffs at Hengistbury (2015: March 9th)
March 5th:
Linnet - a flock of 4 birds over the sandspit (2015: February 27th)
March 7th:
Chiffchaff - a single bird on Grimmery Bank (2015: March 8th)
March 8th:
Meadow Pipit - six birds seen coming in off the sea (2015: March 6th)
March 17th:
Wheatear - a male at the eastern end of Hengistbury (2015: March 9th)
March 17th:
Woodlark - one over the HHC (2015: not recorded in spring)
March 18th:
Firecrest - a single bird with several Chiffchaff on Crouch Hill (2015: March 2nd)
March 18th:
Sand Martin - two birds feeding over the river off Grimmery Point (2015: March 9th)
March 19th:
Greenshank - two high north over the harbour (2015: April 5th)
March 21st:
Blackcap - a male by the Civic Offices (2015: March 22nd)
March 23rd:

Swallow - one over Stanpit Marsh (2015: April 3rd)
March 25th:

Willow Warbler - a bird on Crouch Hill, Stanpit (2015: March 24th)
March 27th:

Sandwich Tern - a couple of birds loitering off Mudeford Quay (2015: March 9th)
March 28th:

Common Tern - one off Mudeford Quay (2015: April 11th)
March 30th:

Ring Ouzel - a single bird over the HHC (2015: March 14th)
March 31st:

Little Ringed Plover - one over Stanpit Marsh (2015: March 17th)
April 2nd:

Whimbrel - two on East Marsh (2015: April 8th)
April 5th:

Redstart - six, all males, across Hengistbury and Wick (2015: April 9th)
April 9th:

Pied Flycatcher - a male bird in the Wood (2015: April 9th)
April 10th:

Arctic Skua - one south along the sandspit (2015: April 17th)
April 11th:

Whitethroat - a bird in Stanpit Scrubs (2015: April 5th)
April 11th:

Sedge Warbler - one by the Rusty Boat on Stanpit (2015: April 6th)
April 12th:
House Martin - two seen over Barn Bight (2015: April 3rd)
April 12th:

Reed Warbler - a singing bird in the Wick reeds (2015: April 7th)
April 12th:

Garden Warbler - one on the old depot site at Stanpit (2015: April 15th)
April 13th:

Osprey - two over the harbour during the morning, one trying to fish (2015: April 6th)
April 13th:

Swift - one over Hengistbury (2015: April 30th)
April 13th:

Yellow Wagtail - a couple in off the sea (2015: April 6th)
April 13th:

Grasshopper Warbler - a total of four reeling on Hengistbury (2015: date not recorded)
April 13th:

Garganey - a pair accidentally flushed from South Marsh, Stanpit (2015: March 22nd)
April 14th:

Tree Pipit - one over Stanpit (2015: April 9th)
April 14th:

Common Sandpiper - a bird in Mother Siller's Channel (2015: April 13th)
April 15th:

Whinchat - one on the Barn Field (2015: April 15th)
April 15th:

Little Tern - two birds from Mudeford Quay in the late afternoon (2015: April 14th)
April 17th:

Cuckoo - one on Crouch Hill (2015: April 16th)
April 17th:

Lesser Whitethroat - a bird briefly on the Long and Barn Field (2015: April 16th)
April 17th:

Arctic Tern - one high and north over the HHC (2015: April 18th)
April 19th:

Nightingale - a bird singing on the Batters by the Nursery (2015: April 24th)
April 29th:

Wood Warbler - one in Ashtree Meadows (2015: April 20th)
April 30th:

Roseate Tern - a bird lingering off the Barn Field (2015: April 29th)
2nd May:

Spotted Flycatcher - a couple of birds in the Nursery (2015: April 28th)
2nd May:

Hobby - a total of three, the first in-off the sea (2015: April 18th)
4th May:

Turtle Dove - one in Ashtree Meadow (2015: May 12th)
5th May:

Curlew Sandpiper - a bird in a Dunlin flock over the HHC (2015: May 30th)
6th May:

Black Tern - a flock of nine flew north through the harbour (2015: May 3rd)