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What is happening in the natural world at the moment? Find out here with the Nature of Dorset NEWSDESK featuring tweets, maps, charts and photographs from observers across the county.


If you are keen on Dorset wildlife then you will want to keep up to date with the latest news. In this part of the Nature of Dorset I try to bring you the latest species sightings via tweets from Dorset wildife enthusiasts on Twitter. I hope you find it useful. If you are aware of a relevant news source that I have not included please let me know via the site contact form so that I can expand this section and make it really relevant. Thank you.


 

This is a list of just yesterday's top species reports. You can find out a lot more by using the thumbnails below to show the complete list, to show where species were seen, to see some charts showing the data graphically, see the best of yesterday's photographs and much, much more:

Species Recorded at Contributed By Tweet Contents Photo?
Marcus Lawson

Royal Tern currently in Portland Harbour off Billy Winters sat on a buoy.

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Edmund Mackrill

BOOOOM - just had a ROYAL TERN fly over my head at Lodmoor RSPB. Probably the Sussex bird. I was concentrating on g… https://t.co/0c5jOlLRNl

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RSPB Weymouth

Royal tern just been reported 3-4 minutes ago in flight over #RSPBLodmoor then out to sea.

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Retweet

RT @Magpie81091474: First ever Sand Lizard. Studland Bay Nature Reserve. @nationaltrust @DorsetWildlife @froglifers @BBCSpringwatch @Wildli…

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Retweet

RT @SusanGantlett: The fabulous Ivy Broomrape at Portland, Dorset today #wildflowerhour @BSBIbotany https://t.co/66RJ7wUckg

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Ian Ballam

News from @ianballam...4 Little Ringed Plover on Holton Pools @LHoltonLee currently @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

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Edmund Mackrill

Very distant at Lodmoor this evening. Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Med Gull and Black-headed Gull. https://t.co/xlVrffiHcN

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Edmund Mackrill

Very distant at Lodmoor this evening. Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Med Gull and Black-headed Gull. https://t.co/xlVrffiHcN

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The latest news has been broken down into the segments below to make it easier for you to select what is most relevant. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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