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|Common Name||Corn Bunting|
|Scientific Name||Miliarua calandra|
|Look for||Listen for the song described as being like a bunch of jangling keys!|
A now very scarce species but still found in isolated locations in Dorset.
Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:
Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.
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16/05/2017 - 18:30
26/06/2017 - 16:30
I didn't expect to see this down at Moonfleet tonight, a Corn Bunting calling next to the big wheat field https://t.co/RTA1caWPax
07/07/2017 - 22:15
The original tweets from which these records have been derived:
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|Record Date||Recorded at||Recorded by||Tweet|
|28/01/2018 - 11:15||East Fleet and Chesil Beach||Paul Harris||
10+ Corn Bunting Moonfleet. Presumably same as seen by @freddyalway
|20/01/2018 - 11:09||Badbury Rings Hill Fort||Nick Urch||
7+ Brambling, 3 Corn Bunting, 35+ Yellowhammer and Chaffinches by car park south of Badbury Rings.
|19/01/2018 - 14:48||East Fleet and Chesil Beach||Freddy Alway||
13 corn bunting moonfleet.
|23/11/2017 - 17:17||West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach||Mike Morse||
4 Jack Snipe, 2 Firecrests and 2+ Corn Buntings have been the best on offer on patch the last few days. This morninâ¦ https://t.co/t0CFyY2Wfk
|17/11/2017 - 15:23||Bridport Area||Tom Brereton||
West Bay migration 22 species: House Martin, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch, Great Spot Woodpâ¦ https://t.co/LlJ3it3oj3
|15/11/2017 - 13:29||West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach||Mike Morse||
Highlights this morning included 2 calling Red-throated Divers (just love that sound), 35 Med Gulls and 2+ Corn Bunâ¦ https://t.co/2k17uYv3RN
|09/11/2017 - 20:37||Bridport Area||Tom Brereton||
West Bay migration 20 species 1000 Wood Pigeon, Corn Bunting (pic blue), Yellowhammer (pic grey), Rock Pipit, Shoveâ¦ https://t.co/hYDwepNMqm
|06/11/2017 - 19:59||Bridport Area||Tom Brereton||
West Bay migration 24 species inc 10350 Wood Pigeon, 15 'Grey' Geese, 2 Corn Bunting, 38 Brambling (pic), 33 Redpolâ¦ https://t.co/ylB0VKzdeD
|25/10/2017 - 13:50||West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach||Mike Morse||
Y-b Warbler again, but very elusive. 3 Corn Buntings east of car park & a steady passage of Skylarks west, includinâ¦ https://t.co/Ln5WdnmmJB
|17/10/2017 - 08:47||Portland Area||James Phillips||
Privet Hedge 07:53hrs-08:45hrs SEO Merlin, Corn Bunt 4 Reed Bunt 2 Redpoll 25 Chaffinch 40 Alba w + 94 Skylark in stubbles @PortlandBirdObs
|12/09/2017 - 13:45||West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach||Mike Morse||
Rock Pipit is scarce on patch these days, so one this morning was welcome. But other than a juv Corn Bunting littleâ¦ https://t.co/wPsTwOzhnj
|25/08/2017 - 09:57||Eggardon Hill||Retweet||RT @kevin_parr: 3 fledgling corn buntings this morning on Eggardon Hill - 'their' field likely to be cut today so just in time.....@DorsetBâ¦|
|16/07/2017 - 21:00||Maiden Castle||Retweet||RT @birdygirl46: Corn Bunting at Maiden Castle, Dorset @DorsetBirdClub @JoKingDevon @MarkDobinson1 @markrabailey @tony_skyrme @plymptonbirdâ¦|
|09/07/2017 - 14:00||West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach||Mike Morse||First morning on patch after a week's holiday to find Corn Bunting still present and still singing + our first everâ¦ https://t.co/77OXN6WvDA|
|07/07/2017 - 22:15||East Fleet and Chesil Beach||Mark Eggleton||I didn't expect to see this down at Moonfleet tonight, a Corn Bunting calling next to the big wheat field https://t.co/RTA1caWPax|
|30/06/2017 - 12:45||Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve||Freddy Alway||Also marsh harrier. Blk wit. Sw and com tern. Meds. 2 cornbunting.|
|29/06/2017 - 09:45||West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach||Mike Morse||I wasn't expecting a Corn Bunting at Bex this am, only my 4th here & singing too. 7 Med Gulls thru and, oddly, upâ¦ https://t.co/kXM7exBUz0|
|26/06/2017 - 16:30||Maiden Castle||Simon Treasure||RT @stilts38: Corn Bunting, Maiden Castle, Dorset https://t.co/MIJtLwLKdy|
|25/05/2017 - 16:30||East Fleet and Chesil Beach||Freddy Alway||On the fleet. Hobby spotfly yel wag. 2 corn bunting 2 sw tern 2 whimbrel 15 sanderling 15 Dunlin 6 rp.|
|16/05/2017 - 18:30||Hamish Murray||One of 30+ Corn Buntings counted on a farmland bird survey in N Dorset today - great partnership project #dorsetwt https://t.co/kZQ5CAVHo7|
|07/05/2017 - 08:45||Portland Bill||Portland Bird Observatory||Serin at the Bill at dawn per @paulwatts1979; also 2 Corn Buntings and a sm arrival of common migrants there; 1 Pom Skua thru on the sea.|
|02/05/2017 - 13:15||Maiden Castle||Mike Hetherington||Corn Bunting in full voice: one of at least 3 singing males at Maiden Castle @EnglishHeritage #Dorset #birds https://t.co/X672ehKbaL|
|22/04/2017 - 15:15||Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve||Nick Urch||Corn Bunting singing on Herbury Gore;7 more Whimbrels in Moonfleet Bay, also Swift earlier at Rodden|