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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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And still the gloom persists; both weather and birds with nothing seeming to change
Far more records today but still little real change in what is about, maily routine winter fare
A lot more activity today with good records from Poole Harbour especially including those from the Birds of Poole Harbour bird boat
A bit livelier again today with divers, ducks and grebes dominating the records
A bit more about today with a red-necked grebe at the Swannery the highlight
Well, the lovely weather did not last; dire again today and everyone stayed at home!
Wonderful weather for Christmas Day (not snow!) so birders headed for the coast to escape more food and the TV
Very few records today but then it is Christmas Eve so perhaps everyone is busy doing other things!
Better weather but the same birds!
More of the same weather and more of the same birds
The shortest day of the year and possibly the shortest bird list of the year too!
Another day, another lack of any real birding or other nature interest; it really is quiet at the moment
Another miserable, depressing day weatherwise and the records were pretty depressed too, just the great bustard at Chalden of real note
Despite the dark and wet conditions it seemed to be a good day for birds of prey around the Poole Harbour area
Yet another dull, dreary and at times damp day with just the usual assortment of birds reported
The slightly better conditions today proved good for ducking and diving with most records seemingly coming from offshore
Records mainly from Poole harbour today as the brave ventured out in to the cold wind on the Birds of Poole Harbour bird boat
As the year approaches its close I detect, unsurprisingly, a touch of mid-winter blues amongst local nature watchers now
Although a brighter day still a cold wind and not much in the way of records
Another dreadful day of winds and rain kept records to a minimum
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
I cannot understand why there are so few records today unless it had something to do with the appalling weather?
The strong westerly winds continue but still little change in the birds currently to be seen in Dorset
Strong winds made birding extremely difficult today and there are few records and not much of note
Amongst the usuals today were the settled great bustard, eastern lesser whitethroat and the yellow-browed warbler
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
The settled weather means the birds are settled too with not much change today; the great bustard is settled at West Bexington it seems
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
On a generally quiet day for records a swalllow and a great bustard at Bexington were certainly unexpected
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
A bright, clear but cold day revealed a typical profile of the wintering birds here in Dorset