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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!
Winter has arrived. A changeable week getting colder and stormy towards the end of the week. Heavy snow north of the M4.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 10 December, 2017Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Ringed-billed Gull5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Yellow-browed Warbler5 Bearded Tit4 Black Brant4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Black-throated Diver4 Common Scoter4 Dartford Warbler4 Dipper4 Firecrest4 Golden Plover4 Great Bustard4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Marsh Harrier4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Great Northern Diver 11 Goosander 10 Firecrest 8 Black Redstart 7 Black-throated Diver 7 Spoonbill 7 Goldcrest 5 Hawfinch 5 Red-breasted Merganser 5 Water Pipit 5 Avocet 4 Black-necked Grebe 4 Brent Goose 4 Stilt Sandpiper 4 Swallow 4 Cattle Egret 3 Great Crested Grebe 3 Great White Egret 3 Guillemot 3 Hen Harrier 3Sites Last Week:
Records for week ending: Sunday, 3 December, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Barnacle Goose5 Bonapartes Gull5 Great White Egret5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Red Squirrel5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Bearded Tit4 Black Brant4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Black-throated Diver4 Blushing Waxcap4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Eider4 Firecrest4 Golden Plover4 Great Bustard4 Great Northern Diver4Reports Prior Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Goosander 10 Firecrest 7 Great Northern Diver 7 Hawfinch 6 Hen Harrier 6 Redwing 6 Spoonbill 5 Water Pipit 5 Black-throated Diver 4 Brent Goose 4 Goldeneye 4 Great Bustard 4 Marsh Harrier 4 Merlin 4 Teal 4 Avocet 3 Black Brant 3 Black-necked Grebe 3 Fieldfare 3 Great White Egret 3Sites Prior Week: