"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!
A mixed bag, some cold days with blue skies and some cold days with grey skies and rain
Records for week ending: Sunday, 11 February, 2018Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Glaucous Gull5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Adder4 Bearded Tit4 Black Brant4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Dartford Warbler4 Firecrest4 Golden Plover4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4 Merlin4 Purple Sandpiper4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Spoonbill 11 Marsh Harrier 10 Hawfinch 7 Cattle Egret 6 Firecrest 6 Hen Harrier 6 Little Egret 6 Redwing 6 Blackcap 5 Merlin 5 Chiffchaff 4 Scaup 4 Barn Owl 3 Black-necked Grebe 3 Bullfinch 3 Great Crested Grebe 3 Lapwing 3 Peregrine 3 Purple Sandpiper 3 Red-necked Grebe 3Sites Last Week:
Records for week ending: Sunday, 4 February, 2018Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Glaucous Gull5 Red Squirrel5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Adder4 Bearded Tit4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Black-throated Diver4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Dartford Warbler4 Firecrest4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Knot4 Long-tailed Duck4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Great Northern Diver 9 Black-necked Grebe 8 Hawfinch 8 Black-throated Diver 7 Blackcap 7 Firecrest 6 Glaucous Gull 6 Hen Harrier 5 Mediterranean Gull 5 Slavonian Grebe 5 Common Scoter 4 Merlin 4 Purple Sandpiper 4 Scaup 4 Spoonbill 4 Bullfinch 3 Goldcrest 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Greenshank 3 Razorbill 3Sites Prior Week: