Spring Migrant Arrivals 2017

February 20th
Wheatear - one briefly on North Marsh, Stanpit (2016: March17th)
February 28th
Linnet - a single bird on the Barn Field (2016: March 5th)
March 4th
Garganey - a pair briefly by the Bailey Bridge (2016: April 13th)
March 4th
Sandwich Tern - one purposefully east at sea (2016: March 27th)
March 4th
Pied Wagtail - one in off the sea over Coastguards (2016: date not recorded)
March 5th
Sand Martin - one heading inland over Whitepits (2016: March 18th)
March 9th
Whitethroat - an incredibly early bird in song by the HHC (2016: April 11th)
March 10th
Chiffchaff - four birds on Whitepits and Crouch Hill (2016: March 7th)
March 10th
Meadow Pipit- a clear influx of at least 150 birds in foggy conditions (2016: March 8th)
March 11th
Black Redstart - a female by the Coastguards (2016: February 25th)
March 25th
Willow Warbler - one at Stanpit (2016: March 25th)
March 27th
Osprey - one north over Whitepits (2016: April 13th)
March 28th
Ring Ouzel - a male in the North Scrubs, Stanpit (2016: March 30th)
March 31st
Swallow - a bird over the end of the head (2016: March 23rd)
March 31st
Greenshank - one at Stanpit (2016: March 19th)
March 31st
Yellow Wagtail - one over Stanpit (2016: April 13th)
April 2nd
Redstart - a male on Wick (2016: April 5th)
April 4th
Grasshopper Warbler - a bird reeling on the Long Field (2016: April 13th)
April 5th
Tree Pipit - one over Stanpit (2016: April 14th)
April 5th
Common Tern - a single bird on the river (2016: March 28th)
April 6th
Garden Warbler - one on Hengistbury (2016: April 12th)
April 9th
Whimbrel - a couple on the Salt Hurns (2016: April 2nd)
April 9th
Sedge Warbler - one singing by the Wooden Bridge (2016: April 11th)
April 10th
Nightingale - a bird singing by the Driving Range (2016: April 19th)
April 10th
Pied Flycatcher - a male in and around the Nursery (2016: April 9th)
April 11th
Reed Warbler - one around Parky Meade Rail (2016: April 12th)
April 12th
Wood Warbler - a bird in the Nursery (2016: April 29th)
April 14th
Whinchat - one on Central Marsh (2016: April 15th)
April 16th
Common Sandpiper - a single bird in Barn Bight (2016: April 14th)
April 18th
Little Tern - one off Mudeford Quay (2016: April 15th)
April 23rd
Hobby - one north over Stanpit (2016: May 2nd)
April 25th
Swift - a couple over Stanpit (2016: April 13th)
April 26th
House Martin - one over Wick Fields (2016: April 12th)
April 26th
Arctic Tern - two east past Mudeford Quay (2016: April 17th)
April 28th
Lesser Whitethroat - one in song by the Pod on Stanpit (2016: April 17th)
April 29th
Pomarine Skua - one west past Hengistbury (2016: not recorded in year)
April 30th
Arctic Skua - a total of three offshore (2016: April 10th)
April 30th
Turtle Dove - one on Wick Fields (2016: May 4th)
May 3rd
Roseate Tern - three birds off Hengistbury (2016: April 30th)
May 4th
Spotted Flycatcher - two in the North Scrubs (2016: May 2nd)
May 8th
Cuckoo - one at Stanpit (2016: April 17th)
May 10th
Black Tern - one past Hengistbury (2016: May 6th)
May 13th
Curlew Sandpiper - a non-breeding-plumage bird at Stanpit (2016: not recorded in spring)