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The Nature of Dorset hot-list! The species getting the most tweets over the last 30 days

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  • These THIRTY species are the ones that have generated the most tweets in the last month. Click any species name for more details of the individual sightings, where and when.

    Rank Common Name (Click for full details) Alternative Name(s) Scientific Name Interest Level Group Records
    1 Dunlin Calidris alpina
    2
    Birds 79
    2 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
    3
    Birds 75
    3 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
    3
    Birds 73
    4 Swift Apus apus
    2
    Birds 61
    5 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
    2
    Birds 54
    6 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
    3
    Birds 52
    7 Whitethroat Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
    2
    Birds 48
    8 Hobby Falco subbuteo
    3
    Birds 47
    9 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
    3
    Birds 45
    10 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
    2
    Birds 43
    11 Swallow Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
    2
    Birds 42
    12 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
    3
    Birds 41
    13 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
    2
    Birds 41
    14 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
    2
    Birds 36
    15 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
    3
    Birds 36
    16 Sanderling Calidris alba
    3
    Birds 35
    17 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
    2
    Birds 34
    18 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
    3
    Birds 33
    19 Knot Calidris canutus
    4
    Birds 33
    20 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
    2
    Birds 31
    21 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
    2
    Birds 29
    22 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
    1
    Birds 28
    23 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
    3
    Birds 27
    24 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
    4
    Birds 27
    25 Red Kite Milvus milvus
    4
    Birds 27
    26 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
    4
    Birds 26
    27 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
    2
    Birds 25
    28 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
    3
    Birds 25
    29 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
    2
    Birds 24
    30 Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
    1
    Butterflies 24