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Dipper at Lyme Regis

RT @Howell1957: Two Dippers seen at Lyme Regis today. https://t.co/wX4Y9jEYTz
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Mon, 13/03/2017 - 19:30
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Mediterranean Gull at Ferrybridge

Mediterranean Gull Ferrybridge (still hoping for a large white-winged gull) https://t.co/48xmaYyGKc
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Sat, 14/01/2017 - 20:45
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Greenfinch at LycthettFields

Female Greenfinch with nesting material #LycthettFields https://t.co/aZfYE9sYBh
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Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:30
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Elephant hawk-moth (caterpillar) at Radipole Lake

This pic was taken in September 2012. This fantastic caterpillar seems to be quite common and I find them regularly in my garden where they feed on the hardy fucshias but I've yet to see an adult moth. The caterpoillar is large, almost 9 or perhaps 10cm long and about 15mm thick. The head of the caterpillar in this pic is quite thick and rounded but this is because I've made it pose for the camera and so it has inflated it's head to show off the eye spot in an effort to frighten me off. Normally, when the caterpillar is left undisturbed it goes almost to a point. Note the tell-tale hawk-moth caterpillar sign... the tail spike.

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Great-crested Grebe at Hatch Pond

The one "iconic" Great-crested Grebes pose. Weed dance on tippy-toes!! https://t.co/EqhwgJj9oJ
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Sun, 05/03/2017 - 20:15
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Gatekeeper at Powerstock Common

This view of the gatekeeper shows off the frilled edges to the wings.
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Red at Lytchet tFields

This lazy Fox was asleep in the long grass at #LytchettFields until I stumbled across him https://t.co/WnbqCSxenp
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Tue, 28/02/2017 - 18:45
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Black-tailed Godwits in Holes Bay

Good to see some colour back in the Black-tailed Godwits in Holes Bay https://t.co/OsgWxaul72
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Mon, 20/03/2017 - 19:30
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Bullfinch at Lytchett Fields

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Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:15
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brettyebrant: It may be plastic, but it sure is fantastic. The Swan Goose on Lodmoor still today. https://t.co/fkGerN50wJ

It may be plastic, but it sure is fantastic. The Swan Goose on Lodmoor still today. https://t.co/fkGerN50wJ
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Thu, 30/03/2017 - 20:45
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Red fox in Poole

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Guelder Rose berries at Arne

Frequent around the car park

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peterorchardnod: German wasp in Bournemouth https://t.co/ZWmPPtnfDL https://t.co/QJRT3Qswsj

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Sun, 02/04/2017 - 08:15
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CHOG_birds: The weekend just gone saw a nice arrival of #WillowWarbler through Christchurch Harbour #DorsetHour https://t.co/y5D2mA7Fje

The weekend just gone saw a nice arrival of #WillowWarbler through Christchurch Harbour #DorsetHour https://t.co/y5D2mA7Fje
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Mon, 10/04/2017 - 20:00

Grey Wagtail in Swanage

Grey Wagtail in Swanage
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Wed, 22/02/2017 - 11:30
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Avocets at Middlebere Farm

A study in black and white. Avocets at Middlebere today. How many Black-tailed Godwits can you find ? https://t.co/z8DH5yOQS1
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Sat, 04/02/2017 - 17:45
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Xanthogramma pedissequum in Bournemouth

The narrow brilliant lemon stripes on the pure black abdomen make this a very striking and distinctive genus.

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Lesser thorn-tipped longhorn beetle in Bournemouth

Summer 2016

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Baccha elongata in Bournemouth

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Nightjar (eggs) at Philliols Heath, Wareham Forest

I had been trying move closer to a perched buzzard, when a bird suddenly erupted from virtually under my feet and flew off in a wide arc very low over the heather. Despite getting only the slightest of glimpses and nearly giving my cardiologist some work, my best guess was a nightjar. I stood stock still and scanned the ground and there only 18 inches from my boots were two wonderful eggs. I took a quick photo a left the area.
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