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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, 8 October, 2017Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Buff-breasted Sandpiper5 Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Grey Phalarope5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Little Gull5 Pectoral Sandpiper5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Whooper Swan5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Barred Warbler4 Bearded Tit4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Curlew Sandpiper4 Dartford Warbler4 Dotterel4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Ruff 16 Little Stint 14 Spoonbill 11 Chiffchaff 10 Hen Harrier 10 Yellow-browed Warbler 10 Cattle Egret 9 Grey Phalarope 8 Merlin 8 Red Admiral 8 Spotted Sandpiper 8 Firecrest 7 Marsh Harrier 7 Scaup 7 Stilt Sandpiper 7 Blackcap 6 Brent Goose 6 Clouded Yellow 6 Lesser Yellow Legs 6 Bearded Tit 5Sites Last Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 44 Portland area 34 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 30 Lodmoor Nature Reserve 27 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 21 Portland Bill 19 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 17 Durlston Country Park 15 Osmington Mills 14 Church Ope Cove 12
Records for week ending: Sunday, 1 October, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Clifden Nonpareil5 Common Rosefinch5 Great White Egret5 Greenish Warbler5 Little Bunting5 Little Gull5 Polecat5 Red-necked Phalarope5 Rose-coloured Starling5 Spotted Sandpiper5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Bearded Tit4 Black-necked Grebe4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin4 Curlew Sandpiper4 Dartford Warbler4 Eider4 Feathered Brindle4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Little Stint 29 Spoonbill 18 Stilt Sandpiper 16 Chiffchaff 12 Knot 12 Ruff 12 Spotted Sandpiper 11 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Curlew Sandpiper 10 Osprey 10 Yellow-browed Warbler 9 Bar-tailed Godwit 8 Cattle Egret 8 Firecrest 8 Greenshank 8 Dunlin 7 Great White Egret 7 Wood Sandpiper 7 Blackcap 6 Brent Goose 6Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 63 Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve 52 Portland area 49 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 47 Arne Nature Reserve 37 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 36 Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 35 Middlebere Farm 33 Portland Bill 20 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 19