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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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First cattle egret of the season back at the Swannery and large movements of shearwater off of the Bill whilst a good variety of birds of prey continue to be seen
A birds of prey day with honey buzzard, hen harrier, marsh harrier and hobby reported along with several sightings of osprey around Poole harbour
Spotted crake, curlew sandpipers, little gull, dipper and another wryneck are the headliners today
Much quieter today - the change in the weather? More wryneck sightings though and Montague's harrier reported
Huge numbers of passerines and hirundines passing through Portland, Purbeck and Hengistbury now especially pied and spotted flycatchers
A bumper 158 reports today with melodious warbler and four wryneck the stand out birds but lots else too
Autumn migration really hotting up now with two wryneck and a tawny pipit reported today amongst many more of the more usual species on the move
A flock of over twenty white stork moving west through the county was a surprise! An ortolan bunting at St Aldhelm's head the other notable record.
Lots more migration activity today but the ospreys continue to dominate the news; at least five in Poole Harbour now
Improving weather brought a number of interesting insect records today including painted ladies still in evidence in good numbers
Amongst all of the migrational reports the activities of several osprey in the area attracted the most interest
Wader numbers and variety beginning to build and lots of warblers and other passerines on the move with lots of grasshopper warblers being ringed today
Much autumn migration in evidence from the reports today with the ospreys continuing to be the stars although the black-necked grebe in Poole Harbour was a surprise
Busy in Poole Harbour today with several osprey sightings, spoonbill, lots of waders and the black tern still around Brands Bay
The weather much quieter today and the birding remained quiet too. Only a black tern in the Brands Bay area to get the pulse racing a little bit
Another absolutely dire day for August, rain and strong winds. Not much wildlife watching going on so not much to report.
An improvement in the weather so more signs of autumn passerine migration was evident in the reports
A miserable day of wind and rain so not much birdwatching done by anyone so not much news to report!
Little news today other than to report the grey phalarope was predated by a kestrel this evening.
The Ferrybridge grey phalarope looking better today. Lots of osprey activity around Poole Harbour.
Weather calming down today. A grey phalarope has appeared at Ferrybridge but its condition is causing concern
50mph plus winds today so birders' eyes turned to the sea again with gannets, skuas, shearwaters, gulls and terns seen in good numbers
A wild, windy day but good numbers of waders in more sheltered spots and some good seabirds close in off shore
Another quiet day for records but various ringing sessions report a good number of passerines migrating south
A fairly quite day for bird news the highlight being the return of the Osprey known as 'Beaky' to Middlebere after a couple of months absence
A very quiet day with few reports but the painted lady butterfly invasion seems to be still going strong.
Many odonata being reported at the moment with black darter, ruddy darter, southern hawker, blue-tailed damselfly and more about now
A quiet day but early migration continues with a dark-bellied brent goose turning up at Ferrybridge being a bit of a surprise
Autumn migration really getting underway with lots of reports of wheatear and willow warbler on the move
Another influx of painted ladies under way it seems - several reports from elsewhere plus 2 in our Wareham garden
Honey buzzard, hobby and osprey over Wareham