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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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22/04/2020

A hoopoe on Portland together with lots more red kite and cuckoo reports

w254: Dorset wildlife records 22nd April 2020 - A hoopoe on Portland together with lots more red kite and cuckoo reports
21/04/2020

Winchat shrike tops the bill on a day of significant movements of red kite, buzzard. hobby and cuckoo

w255: Dorset wildlife records 21st April 2020 - Winchat shrike tops the bill on a day of significant movements of red kite, buzzard. hobby and cuckoo
20/04/2020

A hoopoe makes the headlines today whilst the red kites keep coming 

w256: Dorset wildlife records 20th April 2020 - A hoopoe makes the headlines today whilst the red kites keep coming
19/04/2020

Clear skies and a fresh breeze and another good day for incoming small migrant species  

w257: Dorset wildlife records 19th April 2020 - Clear skies and a fresh breeze and another good day for incoming small migrant species
18/04/2020

A big movement of incoming warblers, flycatchers, swifts, cuckoos and more

w258: Dorset wildlife records 18th April 2020 - A big movement of incoming warblers, flycatchers, swifts, cuckoos and more
17/04/2020

Rain today which dampened the wildlife watching from home but still some interesting spring movements

w259: Dorset wildlife records 17th April 2020 - Rain today which dampened the wildlife watching from home but still some interesting spring movements
16/04/2020

Much more wader and warbler movement again today but red kites tailing off 

w260: Dorset wildlife records 16th April 2020 - Much more wader and warbler movement again today but red kites tailing off
15/04/2020

The current weather system seems to have put a block on migration although plenty of waders to be seen  

w261: Dorset wildlife records 15th April 2020 - The current weather system seems to have put a block on migration although plenty of waders to be seen
14/04/2020

Some interesting wader sightings today but little red kite activity

w262: Dorset wildlife records 14th April 2020 - Some interesting wader sightings today but little red kite activity
13/04/2020

A sudden change in the wind to a colder north easterly but it did not stop the procession of red kites 

w263: Dorset wildlife records 13th April 2020 - A sudden change in the wind to a colder north easterly but it did not stop the procession of red kites
12/04/2020

With the movement restrictions still in place people are taking a closer interest in the wildlife in their garden 

w264: Dorset wildlife records 12th April 2020 - With the movement restrictions still in place people are taking a closer interest in the wildlife in their garden
11/04/2020

Another day of varied bird and insect sightings as spring continues in fine form

w265: Dorset wildlife records 11th April 2020 - Another day of varied bird and insect sightings as spring continues in fine form
10/04/2020

The red kite passage continue unabated with more sightings today 

w266: Dorset wildlife records 10th April 2020 - The red kite passage continue unabated with more sightings today
09/04/2020

First cuckoos of spring reported today from three locations

w267: Dorset wildlife records 9th April 2020 - First cuckoos of spring reported today from three locations