Dorset Sightings

As those that follow me on twitter may know I’ve recently returned from a weeks holiday in Dorset. Unfortunately my camera broke meaning that I didn’t have a chance to take many photos however it meant that I had a chance to record more wildlife without having to worry about getting good photos.

Below is a list of some of the best sightings from the week, many of which were new species to me.

Butterflies
Silver studded blue
Clouded yellow
Wall
Grayling


Moths
20 plume moth



Dragonflies and Damselflies
Small red damselfly
Emerald damselfly
Keeled skimmer
Ruddy darter
Blue tailed damselfly
Brown hawker
Common darter
4 spotted chaser
Common hawker
Azure blue


Grasshoppers and allied insects
Striped wing grasshopper
Field grasshopper
Meadow grasshopper
Speckled bush cricket
Short winged conehead
Heath grasshopper


Mammals
Sika deer
Fallow deer
Fox
Unknown bat species


Birds
Stonechat
Jay
Curlew
Oystercatcher
Shelduck
Shags
Sandwich tern
Little egret
Buzzard
Green woodpecker
Marsh tit
Wood warbler


Ants
Wood ant


Spiders
Raft spider


Lizards
Common lizard
Sand lizard


Marine Life
Hermit crab
Spiral wrack
Bladder wrack
Beadlet anenome
Snakelocks anenome
Thick top shell
Common limpet
Black footed limpet
Small periwinkle
Common periwinkle
Dog welk
Common welk
Netted dog welk
Shore crab
Common prawn


Plants
Wild parsnip
Heather
Cross leaved heather
Bell Heather
Dorset Heath
Dwarf gorse
Thrift
Sea mayweed
Oblong leaved sundew
Ivy leaved toadflax
Lords and ladies
Rowan
Adder tongued fern
Bracken
Goldenrod


Fleabane

Hopefully in the future my posts will contain more photos and therefore be more exciting.

Thanks for reading,

Ryan
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