Since I wrote those two articles, in April/May 2014, several species have finally given themselves up, giving most people a Dorset tick or two. Let's see which ones they are then.
Red-footed Falcon - Blocker for 20 years.
Temminck's Stint - Blocker for 17 years.
Bonaparte's Gull - Blocker for 34 years.
Hooded Crow - Blocker for 17 years.
Bonelli's Warbler - Blocker for 30 years.
Cirl Bunting - Blocker for 23 years.
Oh, if that Little Bustard had fallen for the masses also.
|The super confiding 1st-year Bonaparte's Gull at Radipole Lake was a Dorset tick for me.|
|The 1st-summer female Red-footed Falcon at Wareham. Like the species above, surprisingly rare in the county.|