Spring Migrant Arrivals 2009

February 21st: Stonechat - a small influx noted on the Barn Field (2008: date not recorded)
February 28th: Firecrest - 2 or 3 in the North Scrubs (2008: March 13th)
March 2nd: Chiffchaff - a couple in the North Scrubs (2008: date not recorded)
March 3rd: Wheatear - a bird on the Barn Field (2008: March 8th)
March 4th: Goldcrest - one off the head into Wick Ditch (2008: date not recorded)
March 4th: Linnet - 7 birds over Hengistbury (2008: date not recorded)
March 13th: Sand Martin - a single bird seen to arrive over the sandspit (2008: March 5th)
March 14th: Sandwich Tern - one east past Hengistbury (2008: March 16th)
March 18th: Little Ringed Plover - a bird north over Hengistbury (2008: March 31st)
March 19th: Swallow - one over Priory Marsh (2008: March 30th)
March 21st: Black Redstart - 3 birds about Hengistbury (2008: April 1st)
March 22nd: Garganey - a female on East Marsh (2008: March 29th)
March 29th: Osprey - one north over Stanpit (2008: March 29th)
March 30th: Willow Warbler - up to 30 across the area (2008:March 29th)
April 3rd: House Martin - 3 over Hengistbury (2008: April 13th)
April 3rd: Redstart - a couple from the end of the head (2008: April 4th)
April 3rd: Yellow Wagtail - 3 birds over Hengistbury (2008: April 1st)
April 4th: Pied Flycatcher - one on the Barn Field mid-morning (2008: April 1st)
April 4th: Whitethroat - a single bird past the HHC (2008: April 13th)
April 8th: Tree Pipit - at least 3 birds over Hengistbury and Wick (2008: April 4th)
April 9th: Whimbrel - one east at sea (2008: April 5th)
April 10th: Arctic Skua - one east from the Beach Huts (2008: April 18th)
April 10th: Grasshopper Warbler - a bird reeling in the Barn Field (2008: April 15th)
April 10th: Sedge Warbler - at least 3 in the area (2008: April 3rd)
April 10th: Reed Warbler - one in the reedbed by Stanpit car park (2008: April 13th)
April 11th: Common Tern - a single bird moving past the Gully (2008: April 16th)
April 11th: Ring Ouzel - a male out off Whitepits and across the golf course (2008: April 4th)
April 13th: Lesser Whitethroat - up to 4 birds on Wick (2008: April 20th)
April 13th: Nightingale - a single on Wick Fields briefly (2008: not recorded)
April 16th: Little Tern - 2 through the harbour (2008: April 16th)
April 16th: Common Sandpiper - a bird on the HHC mudbar (2008: date not recorded)
April 17th: Whinchat - 2 birds on Hengistbury (2008: April 16th)
April 18th: Greenshank - a couple arrived in the harbour (2008: April 16th)
April 22nd: Garden Warbler - a single bird in the recording area (April 20th)
April 23rd: Wood Warbler - one in the Double Dykes (April 23rd)
April 24th: Hobby - a bird in-off the sea over the Beach Huts (April 20th)
April 24th: Swift - 5 doing the same as the Hobby (April 20th)
April 25th: Great Skua - a single bird east past the Beach Huts (2008: date not recorded)
April 26th: Cuckoo - one in Smithy's Field (2008: April 20th)
April 28th: Turtle Dove - a single bird on Wick Fields (2008: May 7th)
April 30th: Pomarine Skua - one east past the Beach Huts (2008: date not recorded)
May 5th: Arctic Tern - a couple past Hengistbury (2008: April 18th)
May 5th: Spotted Flycatcher - one bird in the Wood (2008: May 2nd)
May 14th: Nightjar : - a bird churring in the Bobolink Field (2008: date not recorded)
May 21st: Roseate Tern - one off Hengistbury (2008: May 1st)