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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!
Week started cloudy, grey and windy at times but settled towards the end of the week to become more settled with bright sunshine, clear skies and feeling cold.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 26 November, 2017Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Bonapartes Gull5 Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Grey Phalarope5 Hoopoe5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Raddes Warbler5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Dartford Warbler4 Firecrest4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4Reports Last Week: Species Name Number of Tweets Hawfinch 10 Firecrest 7 Great Northern Diver 6 Redwing 6 Goosander 5 Brambling 4 Fieldfare 4 Spoonbill 4 Brent Goose 3 Cattle Egret 3 Dunlin 3 Great Grey Shrike 3 Great White Egret 3 Hen Harrier 3 Mediterranean Gull 3 Avocet 2 Bonapartes Gull 2 Bullfinch 2 Caspian Gull 2 Dartford Warbler 2Sites Last Week:
Records for week ending: Sunday, 19 November, 2017Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Barnacle Goose5 Cattle Egret5 Great White Egret5 Grey Phalarope5 Lesser Yellow Legs5 Ortolan Bunting5 Pallas Warbler5 Ringed-billed Gull5 Siberian Chiffchaff5 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Brant4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Brambling4 Cirl Bunting4 Dartford Warbler4 Dipper4 Firecrest4 Golden Plover4Reports Prior Week:Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Portland area 24 Charmouth Area 18 Portland Harbour 18 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 17 Bridport and West Bay Area 16 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 16 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 13 Lodmoor Nature Reserve 13 Holes Bay 12 Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve 11