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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!
Records for week ending: Sunday, 1 October, 2017Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Clifden Nonpareil5 Common Rosefinch5 Great White Egret5 Greenish Warbler5 Little Bunting5 Little Gull5 Polecat5 Red-necked Phalarope5 Rose-coloured Starling5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Bearded Tit4 Black-necked Grebe4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin4 Curlew Sandpiper4 Dartford Warbler4 Eider4 Feathered Brindle4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Little Stint 29 Spoonbill 18 Stilt Sandpiper 16 Chiffchaff 12 Knot 12 Ruff 12 Spotted Sandpiper 11 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Curlew Sandpiper 10 Osprey 10 Yellow-browed Warbler 9 Bar-tailed Godwit 8 Cattle Egret 8 Firecrest 8 Greenshank 8 Dunlin 7 Great White Egret 7 Wood Sandpiper 7 Blackcap 6 Brent Goose 6Sites Last Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 63 Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve 52 Portland area 49 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 47 Arne Nature Reserve 37 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 36 Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 35 Middlebere Farm 33 Portland Bill 20 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 19
Records for week ending: Sunday, 24 September, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Bairds Sandpiper5 Cattle Egret5 Clifden Nonpareil5 Dormouse5 Great White Egret5 Greenish Warbler5 Grey Phalarope5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Little Gull5 Raft Spider5 Red-necked Phalarope5 Rose-coloured Starling5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Adonis Blue4 Arctic Tern4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin4 Curlew Sandpiper4 Dartford Warbler4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Little Stint 25 Spoonbill 16 Spotted Sandpiper 15 Curlew Sandpiper 14 Ruff 12 Bairds Sandpiper 10 Osprey 10 Brent Goose 8 Yellow-legged Gull 7 Dunlin 6 Great White Egret 6 Grey Phalarope 6 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Knot 5 Red-necked Phalarope 5 Stilt Sandpiper 5 Yellow-browed Warbler 5 Avocet 4 Cattle Egret 4 Greenish Warbler 4Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 60 Arne Nature Reserve 34 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 27 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 27 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 19 Arne Moors and Sunnyside 18 Lodmoor Nature Reserve 18 Portland Bill 15 Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve 11 Brownsea Island 10