"My personal guide to the nature reserves and wildlife hot-spots of Dorset and the species that may be seen at each along with help in identifying those animals and plants."
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The nature of Dorset last week compiled from wildlife enthusiasts that post on Twitter. Everything on one page:
- The twenty most interesting species recorded
- The twenty species generating the most tweets
- The ten sites generating the most tweets
- The five contributors generating the most tweets
- The pick of the weeks photographs
You can also look at the individual tweets for each day of the week and you can page back through previous weeks too. Its all here on the weekly summary page!
Started like spring with migrants streaming in and finished like winter (snow everywhere) with birds streaming out!
Records for week ending: Sunday, 18 March, 2018Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Crane5 Great White Egret5 Iceland Gull5 Little Gull5 Bittern4 Brambling4 Firecrest4 Garganey4 Golden Plover4 Hen Harrier4 Knot4 Little Ringed Plover4 Long-tailed Duck4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4 Red Kite4 Scaup4 Slavonian Grebe4 Spoonbill4Reports Last Week:Sites Last Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 41 Charmouth Area 16 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 12 Portland Bill 12 Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 10 Arne Nature Reserve 8 Poole Park and Baiter 8 West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach 7 Weymouth area 7 Christchurch Area 6
Records for week ending: Sunday, 11 March, 2018Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Little Gull5 Ross,s Gull5 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Dartford Warbler4 Firecrest4 Garganey4 Golden Plover4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Knot4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4 Merlin4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Mediterranean Gull 11 Lapwing 9 Dunlin 8 Golden Plover 7 Shoveler 6 Wheatear 6 Avocet 5 Bar-tailed Godwit 5 Little Gull 5 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Curlew 4 Grey Plover 4 Marsh Harrier 4 Meadow Pipit 4 Redshank 4 Sanderling 4 Spoonbill 4 Bittern 3 Black Headed Gull 3 Garganey 3Sites Prior Week: