News Desk

NEWS DESK: The latest news about the nature of Dorset as well as new material added to the Nature of Dorset:

  • It includes blogs from some conservation organisations who report daily on what has been seen by their project
  • It includes notification of new content on the main Nature of Dorset website
  • It includes selected tweets from conservation organisations about events or activities 


This is a digest of news items to the Nature of Dorset in the last 24 hours. It includes sightings lists, news and blog entries from conservation organisations where their websites provide RSS feeds and also access to some of the other information I glean from Twitter each day relative to nature in Dorset Some of these posts may have been truncated to make the page viewable. You can see the whole of an article by clicking on its title You can also click on the title to comment on the article if you wish.  


  1. Monday 18th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

     Grey Partridge - 12 Gussage Hill
    Red-necked Grebe - 1 Portland Harbour
    Slavonian Grebe - 2 Jerry's Point
    Black-necked Grebe - 7 Poole Harbour
    Purple Sandpiper - 13 Lyme Regis, 5 Portland Bill, 5 Mudeford Quay
    Green Sandpiper - 3 Lower Bockhampton
    Iceland Gull - 1 Town bridge Weymouth
    Black-throated Diver - 1 Hengitsbury Head
    Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh
    Great White Egret - 1 Dorchester (opposite Louds Mill STW)
    Black Redstart - 1 Peberil Point Swanage, 1 between Osmington and Ringstead, 1 West Bay
    Crossbill - 50+ Newton Heath area
    Corn Bunting - 240 Gussage Hill
    Yellowhammer - 154 Gussage Hill
    Reed Bunting - 34 Gussage Hill

    Lapwing, Stanpit Marsh  © Clinton Whale

  2. 18th January

    Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre

    Just a rather thin selection of a few of the regulars today: 5 Purple Sandpipers and a Merlin at the Bill, a single Red-throated Diver through on the sea there and 4 Blackcaps at Southwell.

    One of the Bill Purple Sandpipers © Pete Saunders:

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