News Desk

NEWS DESK: The latest news about the nature of Dorset as well as new material added to the Nature of Dorset:

  • It includes blogs from some conservation organisations who report daily on what has been seen by their project
  • It includes notification of new content on the main Nature of Dorset website
  • It includes selected tweets from conservation organisations about events or activities 


This is a digest of news items to the Nature of Dorset in the last 24 hours. It includes sightings lists, news and blog entries from conservation organisations where their websites provide RSS feeds and also access to some of the other information I glean from Twitter each day relative to nature in Dorset Some of these posts may have been truncated to make the page viewable. You can see the whole of an article by clicking on its title You can also click on the title to comment on the article if you wish.  


  1. Tuesday 26th January 2021

    Dorset Birds

    Green-winged Teal - 1 Longham Lakes
    Iceland Gull - 1 Weymouth seen near Weymouth college
    Red Throated Diver - 5 Charmouth (in flight off shore)
    Black Redstart - 1 Portland Castle
    Water Pipit - 1 Holton Lee (Currently closed to the public)

    Redwing, Wick Fields (c) Clinton Whale 

  2. 26th January

    Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre

    Just as forecast, today was indeed a shocker and only the most conscientious ventured out into the continuous drizzle and freshening wind. A Redwing was at the Obs, a Black Redstart at Portland Castle and 160 Dunlin and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Ferrybridge.

    Despite the miserable conditions the Black Redstart was showing nicely at Portland Castle © Pete Saunders:

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