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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!
Generally settled with some lovely clear days and quite mild. Winds mainly light NW. Misty, even foggy, overnight on occasions.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 5 November, 2017Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Barnacle Goose5 Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Snow Bunting5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Vagrant Emporer5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Barred Warbler4 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Brant4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Common Dolphin4 Firecrest4 Golden Plover4 Hen Harrier4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Firecrest 16 Brambling 12 Merlin 11 Hawfinch 9 Brent Goose 8 Redwing 8 Bearded Tit 7 Marsh Harrier 6 Red-breasted Merganser 6 Redpoll 6 Ruff 6 Starling 6 Barnacle Goose 5 Black Brant 5 Cattle Egret 5 Wood Pigeon 5 Yellow-browed Warbler 5 Bullfinch 4 Chaffinch 4 Hen Harrier 4Sites Last Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Portland area 37 Bridport and West Bay Area 22 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 20 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 19 Charmouth Area 17 West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach 15 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 14 Poole Harbour 14 Lodmoor Nature Reserve 13 Portland Bird Observatory 11
Records for week ending: Sunday, 29 October, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Barnacle Goose5 Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Crimson Speckled Moth5 Glossy Ibis5 Great White Egret5 Honey Buzzard5 Lesser Scaup5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Pallid Harrier5 Raddes Warbler5 Richards Pipit5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Vagrant Emporer5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Barred Warbler4 Bearded Tit4 Black Redstart4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Yellow-browed Warbler 24 Hawfinch 20 Brambling 14 Redpoll 12 Firecrest 11 Scaup 11 Lesser Scaup 10 Ring Ouzel 10 Wood Pigeon 10 Merlin 8 Redwing 8 Ruff 8 Spotted Sandpiper 8 Brent Goose 7 Siskin 7 Black Redstart 6 Bullfinch 6 Cattle Egret 6 Curlew Sandpiper 6 Hen Harrier 6Sites Prior Week: