Nature Diary

NATURE DIARY: Look back over previous days main sightings:

  • For each day there is a headline of the main sightings of interest
  • Click on the headline to see some of the top tweeted sightings of the day
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view 09-09-20 A dotterel was the main sighting of the day

Pleasant but still that breeze

view 08-09-20 Wryneck for second day at Charmouth

Bright and breezy

view 07-09-20 A white-tailed eagle over Wareham overshadows other records today

Sunny intervals with a brisk breeze

view 06-09-20 Pectoral sandpiper and Lapland bunting in the records today

Occasional light rain showers

view 05-09-20 Sorry, no records today
view 04-09-20 Lots of reports today charting the further progress of autumn migration

Cloudy morning but brighter later

view 03-09-20 A Sabine's gull tops the bill today; well it was at Ferrybridge actually

A dismal day with occasional rain

view 02-09-20 Osprey records continue to dominate with some interesting waders about too

Fine early but clouding over and light rain later

view 01-09-20 Yellow wagtails are on the move south now along with many other species

Another pleasant day but certainly autumnal

view 31-08-20 Osprey sightings continue to dominate but lots of good wader records too

Very pleasant day but still cool

view 30-08-20 Autumn migration in full flow and lots of reports from the west of the county today

Sunny all day but still a chilly breeze

view 29-08-20 Bumper number of autumn migrant records today

Sunny but bit of a chilly wind for August

view 20-08-20 Another day of active osprey movements around Poole Harbour

Sunny intervals but a strong breeze

view 19-08-20 Despite the weather the watchers were still out reporting waders and offshore movements

Heavy rain clearing gradually during the day

view 18-08-20 A good day for osprey sightings and a number of other good birds about too

Sunny spells but breezy

view 17-08-20 Lots of migrant activity today reflected in the diverse array of reported sightings

Sunny intervals and a fresh breeze

view 16-08-20 Osprey from three locations along the Dorset coast today

Damp and dismal but brighter later

view 15-08-20 Rose-coloured starling reported from Portland again this morning

Overcast with occasional light rain

view 14-08-20 Kentish plover, little stint, wood sandpiper and ruff on a good day for waders

Overcast and humid

view 14-08-20 Lots of sandpipers of various types at Lytchett Bay today and other wader movements elsewhere

Humid with rain during the afternoon

view 12-08-20 An aquatic warbler by far the best record of a generally good day for autumn bird movements

Hot and humid

view 11-08-20 Lots of osprey activity around Pole Harbour now

Very hot and humid again

view 10-08-20 Pied flycatchers seem to be leading the autumn passerine movement at the moment

Another hot and humid day

view 09-08-20 A great time of year for spotting butterflies, moths, dragons and more

Very hot today

view 08-08-20 Rose-coloured starling back around the eastern end of the Fleet today

Very hot and humid

view 07-08-20 Wryneck and honey buzzard reported today along with first wheatear and whitethroat movement

Blue skies turning cloudy and humid during the afternoon

view 06-08-20 Generally quiet for birds today but still signs of autumn migrational movements

Dismal start, glorious end

view 05-08-20 The melodious warbler is still on Portland and osprey records continue from Poole Harbour

Brighter later after a grey start and still windy

view 04-08-20 Another melodious warbler at Portland and more osprey sightings around Poole Harbour

Will this wind never cease?

view 03-08-20 A surge in osprey sightings around Poole Harbour today

Bright and breezy