"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!
After early spring weather the week gradually got colder and colder and colder ... brisk easterly wind.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 25 February, 2018Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Glaucous Gull5 Little Gull5 Red-headed Chestnut5 Ross,s Gull5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Adder4 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Redstart4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Golden Plover4 Great Grey Shrike4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Long-tailed Duck4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4Reports Last Week:Sites Last Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lodmoor Nature Reserve 26 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 18 Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 16 Holton Lee 11 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 9 West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach 9 Poole Area 7 Longham Lakes 6 Verwood Area 6 Arne Nature Reserve 5
Records for week ending: Sunday, 18 February, 2018Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Caspian Gull5 Dormouse5 Glaucous Gull5 Great White Egret5 Kumliens Gull5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Bittern4 Black Brant4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Dartford Warbler4 Firecrest4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Long-tailed Duck4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Spoonbill 11 Glaucous Gull 8 Black-necked Grebe 7 Blackcap 7 Great Northern Diver 6 Hen Harrier 6 Bullfinch 5 Firecrest 5 Mediterranean Gull 5 Short-eared Owl 5 Brent Goose 4 Greenshank 4 Spotted Redshank 4 Woodlark 4 Cormorant 3 Lapwing 3 Marsh Harrier 3 Redwing 3 Water Pipit 3 Water Rail 3Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 16 Portland Area 15 Holton Lee 12 Portland Harbour 12 Arne Nature Reserve 10 Hengistbury Head Local Nature Reserve 9 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 8 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 8 Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 8 Poole Area 6