National Trust Purbeck Wildlife

Brilliant Birds

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wheatear st abbsWhat a brilliant month it’s been for scarce birds. Arctic skua and grey phalarope off Shell Bay; two great white egrets at Little Sea; firecrest and yellow-browed warbler at South Beach; ring ouzel and wheatear on Ballard Down; marsh harrier and osprey at Middlebere; hen harrier and merlin at Hartland. As we go into November, many of these species will still be present so head out with your binoculars and get birding.

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Author: Kevin Rideout

National Trust Visitor Experience Officer based at Studland

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