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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 week of mainly dull, grey skies and chilly winds but little rain.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 14 January, 2018Interest Last 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 Last 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 Last Week:
Records for week ending: Sunday, 7 January, 2018Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Bonapartes Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Iceland Gull5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Black-throated Diver4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Dipper4 Firecrest4 Goshawk4 Great Bustard4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Knot4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4 Red-necked Grebe4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Great Northern Diver 14 Hawfinch 9 Guillemot 6 Black-necked Grebe 5 Firecrest 5 Peregrine 5 Black Redstart 4 Kingfisher 4 Spoonbill 4 Goldcrest 3 Great White Egret 3 Hen Harrier 3 Iceland Gull 3 Otter 3 Scaup 3 Spotted Redshank 3 Yellow-browed Warbler 3 Avocet 2 Barn Owl 2 Black-throated Diver 2Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Portland Harbour 22 Poole Harbour 18 Upton Heath Nature Reserve 15 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 12 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 11 Longham Lakes 9 Portland Area 7 Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve 7 Stour Meadows Nature Reserve 6 Durlston Country Park 5