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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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31/12/2019

And still the gloom persists; both weather and birds with nothing seeming to change

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30/12/2019

Far more records today but still little real change in what is about, maily routine winter fare 

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29/12/2019

A lot more activity today with good records from Poole Harbour especially including those from the Birds of Poole Harbour bird boat  

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28/12/2019

A bit livelier again today with divers, ducks and grebes dominating the records 

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27/12/2019

A bit more about today with a red-necked grebe at the Swannery the highlight 

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26/12/2019

Well, the lovely  weather did not last; dire again today and everyone stayed at home! 

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25/12/2019

Wonderful weather for Christmas Day (not snow!) so birders headed for the coast to escape more food and the TV

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24/12/2019

Very few records today but then it is Christmas Eve so perhaps everyone is busy doing other things!

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23/12/2019

Better weather but the same birds!

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22/12/2019

More of the same weather and more of the same birds

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21/12/2019

The shortest day of the year and possibly the shortest bird list of the year too!

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20/12/2019

Another day, another lack of any real birding or other nature interest; it really is quiet at the moment

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19/12/2019

Another miserable, depressing day weatherwise and the records were pretty depressed too, just the great bustard at Chalden of real note 

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18/12/2019

Despite the dark and wet conditions it seemed to be a good day for birds of prey around the Poole Harbour area  

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17/12/2019

Yet another dull, dreary and at times damp day with just the usual assortment of birds reported 

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16/12/2019

The slightly better conditions today proved good for ducking and diving with most records seemingly coming from offshore 

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15/12/2019

Records mainly from Poole harbour today as the brave ventured out in to the cold wind  on the Birds of Poole Harbour bird boat

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14/12/2019

As the year approaches its close I detect, unsurprisingly, a touch of mid-winter blues amongst local nature watchers now

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13/12/2019

Although a brighter day still a cold wind and not much in the way of records 

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12/12/2019

Another dreadful day of winds and rain kept records to a minimum 

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11/12/2019

Brighter today despite the showers and a good day for great northern and red-throated divers seen in various locations and close inshore in places 

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10/12/2019

I cannot understand why there are so few records today unless it had something to do with the appalling weather? 

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09/12/2019

The strong westerly winds continue but still little change in the birds currently to be seen in Dorset 

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08/12/2019

Strong winds made birding extremely difficult today and there are few records and not much of note

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07/12/2019

Amongst the usuals today were the settled great bustard, eastern lesser whitethroat and the yellow-browed warbler 

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06/12/2019

Despite a sudden change back to stormy weather there is not much is happening with bird movement at the moment with more of the same yesterday

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05/12/2019

The settled weather means the birds are settled too with not much change today; the great bustard is settled at West Bexington it seems 

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04/12/2019

You know it is quiet when a rabbit makes the nature records! The great bustard remains at Bexington and a yellow-browed warbler was at Lytchett Bay 

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03/12/2019

On a generally quiet day for records a swalllow and a great bustard at Bexington were certainly unexpected

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02/12/2019

A near perfect winter's day with blue skies and a chill in the air; the reports came mainly from Poole Harbour and showed what an important wintering site it is for so many birds 

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01/12/2019

A bright, clear but cold day revealed a typical profile of the wintering birds here in Dorset

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