"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 pretty grim week, mainly cloudy, rain at times and a brisk cold wind but no snow here in Dorset like elsewhere in the country.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 21 January, 2018Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Great White Egret5 Little Gull5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Bittern4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Dartford Warbler4 Eider4 Firecrest4 Goshawk4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Knot4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Great Northern Diver 15 Spoonbill 14 Black-necked Grebe 13 Hen Harrier 7 Merlin 7 Stilt Sandpiper 7 Buzzard 5 Hawfinch 5 Marsh Harrier 5 Purple Sandpiper 5 Sanderling 5 Scaup 5 Avocet 4 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Bullfinch 4 Common Scoter 4 Firecrest 4 Spotted Redshank 4 Brent Goose 3 Dunlin 3Sites Last Week:
Records for week ending: Sunday, 14 January, 2018Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Humpback Whale5 Iceland Gull5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Little Gull5 Snow Bunting5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Bearded Tit4 Bewick Swan4 Black Brant4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Dartford Warbler4 Eider4 Firecrest4 Great Bustard4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Great Northern Diver 21 Black-necked Grebe 12 Hawfinch 10 Spoonbill 9 Firecrest 6 Brent Goose 5 Eider 5 Hen Harrier 5 Marsh Harrier 5 Peregrine 5 Spotted Redshank 5 Velvet Scoter 5 Black Redstart 4 Goldcrest 4 Great Crested Grebe 4 Merlin 4 Common Scoter 3 Great Bustard 3 Short-eared Owl 3 Avocet 2Sites Prior Week: