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

  • 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 Brent Goose Branta bernicla
    2
    Birds 62
    2 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
    4
    Birds 62
    3 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer
    4
    Birds 56
    4 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
    4
    Birds 54
    5 Redshank Tringa totanus
    2
    Birds 49
    6 Dunlin Calidris alpina
    2
    Birds 47
    7 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
    2
    Birds 46
    8 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
    2
    Birds 46
    9 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
    2
    Birds 44
    10 Common Scoter Mellanita nigra
    4
    Birds 43
    11 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
    3
    Birds 39
    12 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
    4
    Birds 38
    13 Curlew Numenius arquata
    1
    Birds 38
    14 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
    2
    Birds 38
    15 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
    2
    Birds 36
    16 Lapwing Green Plover or Pee-wit Vanellus vanellus
    2
    Birds 36
    17 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
    2
    Birds 35
    18 Pintail Anas acuta
    3
    Birds 31
    19 Wigeon Anas penelope
    2
    Birds 31
    20 Great White Egret Ardea alba
    5
    Birds 30
    21 Redwing Turdus iliacus
    2
    Birds 30
    22 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
    3
    Birds 29
    23 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
    4
    Birds 28
    24 Peregrine Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
    2
    Birds 28
    25 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
    4
    Birds 28
    26 Turnstone Arenaria interpres
    2
    Birds 27
    27 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
    3
    Birds 26
    28 Scaup Aythya marila
    4
    Birds 25
    29 Eider Somateria milissima
    4
    Birds 25
    30 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
    4
    Birds 25