SIGHTINGS: A list of recent tweets from local wildlife enthusiasts with what they have seen:

  • Filters out the interesting species reports from the other social chat and retweets
  • Arranged most recent first so that it us easy to see what is happening in the wild now
  • Accumulated history of tweets which is searchable by species and location with links to original tweet 


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Two smart Wheatears on the muggy West cliffs this morning (one in blurry pic) , screaming Swifts still overhead and…

10-08-20 Sam Lloyd

Osprey over Lytchett Bay now @harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub @harbourospreys

10-08-20 ian ballam

Green & Common Sandpipers still at Jurassic pools 1430

10-08-20 John Wall

Can't think of a better place to be right now. RSPB Lodmoor in #Weymouth. Just me, a few Common and Green Sandpiper…

10-08-20 Luke Phillips

Pied Fly briefly in trees near park estate road
@PortlandBirdObs @DorsetBirdClub @NatureofDorset @RareBirdAlertUK @BirdGuides

10-08-20 Mark

been pretty grim for passerine migrants this end of the island 2x wheatear about as good as it got at tout

10-08-20 andy

Southern Migrant Hawker Aeshna affinis on South-west Coast Path, Chickerell approx. 0900h this morning.

10-08-20 Ian Dodd

RT @lib_and_harv: Single Golden plover at Middlebere 5pm, in field to right of cottages/path to hide @harbourbirds

10-08-20 birdsofpooleharbour

Pesky Sparrowhawk wouldn't turn its head 🙄. Wonderful to see though perched out in the open at @DorsetSwannery. Als…

10-08-20 Charlie Wheeler Photography

No sign of the Golden Plover yet at Middlebere, 6 Spotted Redshank though in the channel @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

10-08-20 ian ballam

2 hummingbird hawk moffs & a single male oak egger, missed pics of a few others including mint moffs @MothIDUK a co…

10-08-20 andy
Osprey - 1 over Southwell Portland, 1 Christchurch Harbour
Wood Sandpiper -  1 Lodmoor
Green Sandpiper - 5 Christchurch Harbour
Spotted Redshank  - 1 Lytchett Fields
Great Egret - 1 Arne
Pied Flycatcher - 8 Portland, 2 Durlston CP, 1 Corfe Mullen

Whimbrel copyright Clinton Whale

10-08-20 J Mitchell

A Little Owl taking some shade on Portland.

10-08-20 Adrian Groves

Autumn Lady's-Tresses on grass verge #Portland #Dorset

10-08-20 Nicola sammons

Two large, colourful ichneumon wasp seen at Durlston - Protichneumon pisorius (right) and probably Ichneumon strame…

10-08-20 Hamish Murray

Late afternoon showers brought down 2 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Willow Warblers but they didn't hang around

10-08-20 Debby Saunders

Great to see a second brood Brimstone in the garden this afternoon. Normally, they are less than annual, but this i…

10-08-20 Studland Birder

 Great White Egret - 1 at Longham Lakes, 1 at Lodmoor
Cattle Egret - 5 Lytchett Fields RSPB 3 Abbotsbury
Eurasian Spoonbill - 5 Brownsea Island
Red Kite - 1 Powerstock Common
Western Osprey - 1 Holten Lee early evening, 2 Ham Common this morning
Curlew Sandpiper - Holes Bay
Spotted Redshank - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Greenshank - 14 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Green sandpiper - 26 Lytchett Fields RSPB
Common sandpiper - 1 Sturminster Marshall Gravel pits
Whinchat - 2 at Ringstead
Wheatear - 4 Ringstead, 5 Burton Bradstock, 3 St Aldhelms Head
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 Ballard Down, 7 Arne, 2 Powerstock Common, feeding young
Pied Flycatcher - 2 Ballard Down
Crossbill - 7 Ringstead

Dartford Warbler, Hengistbury Head © David Wareham

10-08-20 Janice Beck

27 Teal in front of the Stone Bench, Holes Bay 08:00. Still only the 1 Wigeon. Good numbers of Godwit, Redshank and…

10-08-20 Martin Adams

RT @MartinGrimsdale: @harbourbirds at Lychett Fields at midday. Flock of Lapwing put up by I believe a Marsh Harrier

10-08-20 birdsofpooleharbour

@PortlandBirdObs Pine Hawkmoth the hi-lite here, Martin

10-08-20 Debby Saunders

Cogden am: 4 Common Dolphin - thanks to @Bexbirder for the alert, 1 Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, Green Sandpiper…

10-08-20 Ornisobscura

Oh and 111 redshank in the corner too! ~ Nicki #WildBrownsea

10-08-20 DorsetWildlife Trust
Great White Egret – Longham Lakes

Common Quail – Male calling at Kingdown

Red Kite – Woodville North Dorset

Honey Buzzard – heading West, viewed from East Lulworth and Wareham Channel

Osprey – 3 viewed from Ham Common viewpoint over the Wareham Channel

Northern Wheatear (female) Woodville

Pied Flycatcher – Arne and Rushcombe, Corfe Mullen

3 Spotted Flycatchers – Lamberts Castle

Rose-coloured Starling – Ferrybridge on the roof of the Chesil Beach visitor Centre and at Wyke Regis

10-08-20 Janice Beck

Garden Warbler along 1stcpath onto Lytchett Heath

10-08-20 ian ballam

Four Common Dolphins west past Bex this morning... not common here by any means. Also 11 Wheatears (4 Bex, 7 Cogden…

10-08-20 Mike Morse

No sign of any male Southern Migrant Hawker at FP12, but some slight encouragement with a female around the back po…

10-08-20 ian ballam

Burnished Brass from last nights mothtrap.
Only our second in the garden & one of our favourites 😊

10-08-20 John Wall

On the lagoon today... 9 spoonbill, 7 little egret and a sun-worshipping heron! ~ Nicki #Hot #Summer #WildBrownsea

10-08-20 DorsetWildlife Trust
Balearic Shearwater – Portland 

Osprey – Stanpit Christchurch 

Marsh Harrier – Priory Marsh Christchurch

5 Common Sandpiper – Stanpit Christchurch

Greenshank – Stanpit  Christchurch

Whimbrel – Stanpit Christchurch 

Great Skua (Bonxie )- Portland

3 Little Terns - Stanpit Christchurch

Wryneck– Radipole this morning

10-08-20 Janice Beck