Marsh Harrier

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Common Name Marsh Harrier
Scientific Name Circus aeruginosus
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Related Species Harriers, hawks and buzzards
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Once an occassional winter visitor to Dorset but now a species nesting in the county



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Marsh Harrier, Radipole RSPB, 20-01-17
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22/01/2017 - 06:45
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Displaying Marsh Harrier at Radipole Lake yesterday.

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21/01/2017 - 14:30
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Shame about the depth of field but close up of the Marsh Harriers displaying today at Radipole Lake.

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22/01/2017 - 20:00
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Marsh Harrier, with light behind, at Lytchett Bay this morning
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17/02/2017 - 20:45
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Marsh Harrier at RSPB Radipole Lake 07-03-17
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09/03/2017 - 06:30
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A Handsome Chap. Marsh Harrier - Radipole, Weymouth @RSPBWeymouth @DorsetWildlife
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18/05/2017 - 23:00
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Male Marsh Harrier from the New Screen RSPB Radipole. 07-06-17
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08/06/2017 - 08:00
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
21/07/2017 - 13:45 Ian Julian Lodmore nature Reserve sunny Weymouth sunny Dorset ona once-in-a-year greyskyday 5 Marsh Harriers(record photo?)…
20/07/2017 - 19:00 Freddy Alway 2 lrp.1 com sand marsh harrier. 30 Dunlin good number of med gull. Rodden hive - herbury gore. 2 corn bunting moonfleet. Few sand Martin.
17/07/2017 - 12:15 RSPB Weymouth FINALLY! A juvenile Marsh Harrier has been spotted at Radipole Lake! They have successfully fledged at both sites!
16/07/2017 - 14:15 Two Owls Birding Lodmoor with our group this am 3 Marsh Harriers interacting & 2 Peregrines doing same nearby calling loudly. Bearded Tit, Reed & Sedge wblrs
11/07/2017 - 10:30 RSPB Weymouth FANTASTIC NEWS! 4 Juvenile Marsh Harriers were seen by our estates team at Lodmoor yesterday!
09/07/2017 - 21:15 Luke Phillips Juv Yellow-legged Gull, fledged juv Common Terns & best of all... juv Marsh Harrier! My first in Weymouth this year. @RSPBWeymouth Lodmoor.
30/06/2017 - 12:45 Freddy Alway Also marsh harrier. Blk wit. Sw and com tern. Meds. 2 cornbunting.
22/06/2017 - 17:45 Freddy Alway Little gull moonfleet and marsh harrier rodden hive.
21/06/2017 - 08:00 Retweet RT @battybirder: Lovely evening walk at @RSPBWeymouth, juv bearded tits, cetti's warbler, marsh harrier &lots more, despite noisy children…
08/06/2017 - 08:00 Frank Gardener Male Marsh Harrier from the New Screen RSPB Radipole. 07-06-17
03/06/2017 - 10:45 RSPB Weymouth Sightings from yesterday (Friday) lovely day here with black tailed godwit visible from the cafe & marsh harrier so…
03/06/2017 - 09:15 Paul Harris Marsh Harrier hunting along Chesil Beach, across from Rodden Hive.
02/06/2017 - 16:00 RSPB Arne No Osprey today (yet!) but Coombe this PM - 3 Hobby, Marsh Harrier, 5+ Dartford Warbler, Tree Pipit.... #compensation
24/05/2017 - 14:15 RSPB Weymouth Marsh Harrier and Peregrine at North West end of @RSPBWeymouth Lodmoor at 10:00 this morning.
18/05/2017 - 23:00 Mark Wright A Handsome Chap. Marsh Harrier - Radipole, Weymouth @RSPBWeymouth @DorsetWildlife
13/05/2017 - 21:45 Retweet RT @birdygirl46: @RSPBWeymouth @MarkDobinson1 @JoKingDevon Collecting more nesting material at RSPB Lodmoor
13/05/2017 - 17:45 Birds of Poole Harbour Whimbrel, BT Godwit, Marsh Harr, Cetti's, Reed & Sedge Warbler, Swift, Swallows from our spring bird boat this AM @DorsetBirdClub
11/05/2017 - 20:00 Steve Groves Just an evening visit today. Duck Garganey still, 16 Whimbrel, Barwit, Marsh Harrier but not a lot else of any note.
08/05/2017 - 13:30 Mike Morse Up to 5 Whinchats Cogden, 2 Spot Flys, Marsh Harrier, Barwit & Common Sand at Bex. 10 Whimbrel & 5 Wheatears thru.…
06/05/2017 - 11:00 RSPB Weymouth Male marsh harrier hunting right in front of new screen at Radipole + swifts swallows martins & warblers a-plenty…
05/05/2017 - 18:15 RSPB Arne Sightings from today...hobby, harrier, garden warbler, Dartford, yellow wag and gorgeous sum plum grey plover
04/05/2017 - 20:45 Ian Ballam Marsh Harrier #LytchettFields
04/05/2017 - 15:00 Retweet RT @LTuckerPhoto: Marsh Harrier collecting nesting materials at Radipole Lake, Weymouth last month 📷🦅@RSPBWeymouth @DorsetWildlife @Team4Na…
02/05/2017 - 12:30 Retweet RT @SwallowBirding: Morning at Lodmoor reserve produced singing GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, LITTLE TERNS, MARSH HARRIERS and showy CETTI'S WARBLER…
30/04/2017 - 21:00 Adrian Groves @RSPBWeymouth The Male Marsh Harrier from the new viewing screen.
28/04/2017 - 16:30 Luke Phillips Migrant female Marsh Harrier instantly got the attention of both males @RSPBWeymouth Radipole this afternoon. She's headed off high NE.
28/04/2017 - 09:45 RSPB Weymouth Big numbers of swallows and martins at rspblodmoor this morning. Marsh harrier and Sparrowhawk causing a stir.
26/04/2017 - 19:30 Retweet RT @gargar272: @NatureofDorset @RSPBWeymouth Made for a nice afternoon at RSPB Lodmoor today - Common Snipe, Grey Heron & Marsh Harrier htt…
26/04/2017 - 11:45 Retweet RT @dougaldog: Arne Reserve female marsh harrier over Wareham Channel @RSPBArne @harbourbirds
25/04/2017 - 20:00 Luke Phillips @RSPBWeymouth Radipole today - Marsh Harriers amazing as ever, 2 Common Sand, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Beardies feeding young.
22/04/2017 - 17:15 Retweet RT @DavidMorphew: Common sandpipers LRP greenshank wheaters and Marsh Harriers at Lodmoor this pm @RSPBWeymouth @VisitWeymouth oh and sunsh…
22/04/2017 - 13:45 Steve Groves 1 Long-tailed Duck still lingering & now 3 Greenshank. Singles of Red Kite, Marsh Harrier & Peregrine.
22/04/2017 - 12:15 Nick Urch Great morning @TropicalDorset with 35 species; 6 singing Firecrests, lots of WW, CC & Bcap, Swift & Mharrier overhead. First juv Blackbird
20/04/2017 - 20:15 Steve Groves Just an evening visit today. Highlights being singles of Long-tailed Duck, Pintail, Marsh Harrier, Whimbrel, Barwit, Snipe & Wheatear.
17/04/2017 - 18:30 Brett Spencer Also at Radipole this afternoon, 4 of each of Whimbrel and Marsh Harriers and 3 Common Sandpipers.
17/04/2017 - 17:30 Paul Harris Marsh Harrier headed south over the garden down Lorton Valley at 5.30. Rather incredibly a garden tick for here!
14/04/2017 - 16:15 RSPB Arne We've had a great Good Friday! 1st Cuckoo, Wheatear, Marsh Harrier, Sand Lizards, Adder, lots of Swallows, Peregrine and Dartford Warblers!
14/04/2017 - 10:30 Joe Stockwell Marsh Harrier just gone North over Wallisdown Road, mega work tick!
11/04/2017 - 22:45 Hellyhorro RT @hellyhorro: Great to see 3 Marsh Harriers at Radipole yesterday. Pics by @avonbirder
11/04/2017 - 13:30 RSPB Arne Sun and Sand Lizards pretty much sums up today. Shipstal beach area being the best spot. Marsh Harrier off Coombe too.
09/04/2017 - 15:15 Hellyhorro RT @hellyhorro: The mist has gone and the sun is back out :) lovely day at @RSPBWeymouth. Great views of marsh Harrier from new viewpoint h…
09/04/2017 - 12:15 Retweet RT @dougaldog: RSPB Arne Coombe viewpoint. Just watched male marsh harrier completing a circuit over the water @RSPBArne @harbourbirds
08/04/2017 - 15:15 RSPB Weymouth Marsh harrier visible from Radipole cafe now!
03/04/2017 - 10:15 Joe Stockwell Radipole 8:30-9:45: 5 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Bullfinch over, 3 Marsh Harrier.
01/04/2017 - 19:30 Gerry Shilham RT @gerryshilham1: Marsh Harriers at Radipole this am in very poor light.
27/03/2017 - 12:15 Adrian Groves RT @lippy113: @RSPBWeymouth The Male Marsh Harrier in the midday sun from the new viewing area.
24/03/2017 - 15:15 Brett Spencer Chaos at top end of Radipole Lake, with 5 Marsh Harriers in the air together.
24/03/2017 - 08:15 Portland Bird Observatory Marsh Harrier north over Blacknor per Grahame Walbridge
22/03/2017 - 12:15 RSPB Arne Coombe heath this AM - 3 Spotted Redshank, Marsh Harrier, 7 Grey Plover plus a male Wheatear.
12/03/2017 - 11:30 Ian Ballam Marsh Harrier sat in the same tree for over 3hours from 730am this morning, on the salt marsh around Lytchett Bay
Name of species Marsh Harrier
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