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Greater Spearwort

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 15:53

A big, bold invasive species of fresh water margins and wet places

 

Photograph by: Peter Orchard The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Reports of interest, Sunday 29th July 2018.

Dorset Bird Club - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 23:32
Manx Shearwater - 1+ Durlston CP, 1+ Hengistbury Head, count of 42 per hour Portland Bill.
Balearic Shearwater - 34+ Portland Bill.
Great Shearwater - 1 Portland Bill.
Sooty Shearwater - 3 Portland Bill.
Whimbrel - 10 Ferrybridge, 18 Portland Bill.
Great Skua - 8 Portland Bill.
Yellow-Legged Gull - 1 Ferrybridge, 12 Portland.
Redstart - 1 Lambert's Castle.

Ringed Black-Tailed Godwit at Stanpit © Clinton Whale 
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29th July

Portland Bird Observatory - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 22:41
Another unseasonably dire day provided us with both some much needed moisture for the browning fields and some sea-watching entertainment. Yet again, land-based migrants struggled with the conditions and numbers were somewhat thin on the ground. Moth numbers were up on the previous nights catch, although that isn't saying much!

Portland Bill Swift 1, Willow Warbler 6, Red-legged Partridge 1.

Portland Bill Seawatch Common Scoter 8, Bonxie 8, Manx Shearwater 42/hour, Balearic Shearwater max. 34, Great Shearwater 1, Yellow-legged Gull 12, Mediterranean Gull 36, Whimbrel 18, Redshank 1, Ringed Plover 1.

Ferrybridge Whimbrel 10, Curlew 4, Sanderling 3, Dunlin 40, Turnstone 6, Common Tern 1, Yellow-legged Gull 1.

Moths Silver Y 2, Diamond-back Moth 11, Dark Sword Grass 2, Rusty-dot Pearl 3, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1. (Emperor Dragonfly also in the trap).

Despite the strong wind and rain, some of our guests were brave enough to venture to the coast to witness the swell at its very best!  © Alan Hooper. 

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August Thorn

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:33

Usually found near woodland where the larvae overwinter on oak and other deciduous trees

 

Photograph by: Phyl England The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Beautiful China Mark

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:30

A local species usually near rivers, streams and lakes

 

Photograph by: Mark Andrews The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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White Plume Moth

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:27
The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Red-belted Clearwing

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:24

Local and usually found in orchards, mature gardens, parks and tree-lined avenues

 

Photograph by: Marcus Lawson The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Blackneck Moth

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:32

Roadside verges, hedgerows and waste places, esppcially if damp

 

Photograph by: Debby Saunders The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Herald Moth

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:29

Woody and bushy places near sallow and poplar

 

Photograph by: Martin Wood The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Slender Brindle

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:27

Usually found in damp woodland and weland margins

 

Photograph by: Debby Saunders The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Four-spotted Moth

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:24

A scarce and local species in southern England favouring dry, warm conditions

 

Photograph by: Debby Saunders The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Olive Moth

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:21

Woodland, parks and gardens in southern England

 

Photograph by: Retweet The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Treble Brown Spot

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:15

A species of lightly wooded and shrubby habitats in south-eastern England so not common in Dorset

 

Photograph by: Debby Saunders The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Phoenix

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:12

Quite common in gardens, parks, allotments where currant species grow

 

Photograph by: Paul Rendell The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Fern Moth

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:10

Although called the fern it likes scrub and bushy habitat near traveller's joy

 

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Purple-bordered Gold

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:07

A scarce species associated with marsh cinquefoil, a scarce plant!

 

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Small Emerald

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:04

Preferred habitat includes scrub, downland, hedgerows and woodland edges usually on chalk where traveler's joy is found

 

Photograph by: Mark Andrews The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Lunar Hornet Clearwing

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:02

Can occasionally be seen by day around sallows and sometimes poplar trees

 

Photograph by: Neil Telfer The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Dwarf Cream Wave

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 18:50

Widespread and locally common in southern England

 

Photograph by: Debby Saunders The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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Lappet

Nature of Dorset Reference Database - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 18:48

A declinuing species found most often in central southern England

 

Photograph by: Phyl England The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail: Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
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