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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, 22 October, 2017Interest Last 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 Last 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 Last 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
Records for week ending: Sunday, 15 October, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Clifden Nonpareil5 Great White Egret5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Little Gull5 Raddes Warbler5 Red Squirrel5 Red-breasted Flycatcher5 Rustic Bunting5 Sabines Gull5 Siberian Lesser Whitethroat5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Balearic Shearwater4 Bearded Tit4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin4 Common Scoter4 Curlew Sandpiper4 Dartford Warbler4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Firecrest 11 Yellow-browed Warbler 11 Little Stint 10 Ruff 10 Spotted Sandpiper 10 Scaup 9 Spoonbill 9 Curlew Sandpiper 8 Cattle Egret 7 Chiffchaff 5 Hawfinch 5 Lesser Yellow Legs 5 Marsh Harrier 5 Peregrine 5 Stilt Sandpiper 5 Bearded Tit 4 Hen Harrier 4 Linnet 4 Redwing 4 Siskin 4Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 43 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 34 Portland area 21 Lodmoor Nature Reserve 19 Portland Bill 18 Brownsea Island 16 Arne Nature Reserve 13 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 13 Portland Bird Observatory 10 Durlston Country Park 9