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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!
Quite pleasant for the end of October with light winds and some sunshine. Mid.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 29 October, 2017Interest Last 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 Last 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 Last Week:
Records for week ending: Sunday, 22 October, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Dormouse5 Great White Egret5 Grey Phalarope5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Raft Spider5 Red Squirrel5 Red-breasted Flycatcher5 Silver-striped Hawkmoth5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Two-barred Greenish Warbler5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Arctic Tern4 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Firecrest 25 Chiffchaff 12 Yellow-browed Warbler 12 Ruff 10 Spotted Sandpiper 10 Two-barred Greenish Warbler 10 Curlew Sandpiper 9 Goldcrest 9 Red-breasted Flycatcher 9 Lesser Yellow Legs 8 Scaup 8 Brent Goose 7 Spoonbill 7 Cattle Egret 6 Hawfinch 6 Leachs Petrel 6 Little Stint 6 Merlin 6 Stilt Sandpiper 6 Wheatear 6Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Portland area 62 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 38 Lodmoor Nature Reserve 33 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 32 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 24 St Adhelms Head and Emmetts Hill 23 Middlebere Farm 13 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 12 Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve 10 Holton Lee 10