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The news headlines for recent days. Click on the link for a day to see the complete reports list together with maps and charts to aid interpretation;

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01/04/2020

On a meagre day for records as the lockdown continues red kite remains the top bird 

w275: Dorset wildlife records 1st April 2020 - On a meagre day for records as the lockdown continues red kite remains the top bird
31/03/2020

Migration might be slow this spring but a very early pied flycatcher was seen today 

w276: Dorset wildlife records 31st March 2020 - Migration might be slow this spring but a very early pied flycatcher was seen today
30/03/2020

The strong north-easterlies seems to be slowing down inward migration with low numbers being reported 

w277: Dorset wildlife records 30th March 2020 - The strong north-easterlies seems to be slowing down inward migration with low numbers being reported
29/03/2020

A strong, cold northerly wind and the movement restrictions mean few records today 

w278: Dorset wildlife records 29th March 2020 - A strong, cold northerly wind and the movement restrictions mean few records today
28/03/2020

Garden and lockdown walk lists continue to grow helped by the continued passage of red kite 

w279: Dorset wildlife records 28th March 2020 - Garden and lockdown walk lists continue to grow helped by the continued passage of red kite
27/03/2020

White stork, cattle egret and ring ouzel today as more red kite pass through too 

w280: Dorset wildlife records 27th March 2020 - White stork, cattle egret and ring ouzel today as more red kite pass through too
26/03/2020

Another day dominated by red kite movement but also a good number of butterfly records now 

w281: Dorset wildlife records 26th March 2020 - Another day dominated by red kite movements
25/03/2020

Another day where the records are dominated by reports of red kite moving north

w282: Dorset wildlife records 25th March 2020 - Another day where the records are dominated by reports of red kite moving north
24/03/2020

With the movement restrictions now in place it looks like mainly garden records for a while

w283: Dorset wildlife records 24th March 2020 - With the movement restrictions now in place it looks like mainly garden records for a while
23/03/2020

The red kite northward passage continues with more sightings today and the first hobby of the year reported too 

w284: Dorset wildlife records 23rd March 2020 - The red kite northward passage continues with more sightings today and the first hobby of the year reported too
22/03/2020

A hoopoe was the top spot today while buzzards seemed to be joining the red kites in moving north 

w285 - Dorset wildlife records for the 22nd March 2020
21/03/2020

More kite flying in Dorset today and a good number of butterflies about too now 

w286 - Dorset wildlife records for the 21st March 2020
20/03/2020

A red letter day for red kite with lots of reports of them moving north through Dorset

w287 - Dorset wildlife records for the 20th March 2020
19/03/2020

Chiffchaff, blackcap and sand martin coming in in good numbers now and first willow warbler beginning to arrive too  

w288 - Dorset wildlife records for the 19th March 2020