Attached is a photo of a roosting short-eared owl which was seen at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s West Bexington Reserve last week. The photo was taken by Mike Morse, who regularly records the birds on the reserve. Short-eared owls come to Dorset from Scandinavia, Russia and Iceland in winter and can be seen hunting by day. West Bexington nature reserve is an important site for birds. It is a 20 hectare site, including part of Chesil Beach, reedbed, wet meadow and scrub and is open at all times. For more information or to record wildlife sightings, visit our homepage, or join us on facebook or Twitter @Dorsetwildlife.
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Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.