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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 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
    3
    Birds 84
    2 Dunlin Calidris alpina
    2
    Birds 77
    3 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
    3
    Birds 72
    4 Swift Apus apus
    2
    Birds 63
    5 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
    3
    Birds 58
    6 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
    2
    Birds 57
    7 Whitethroat: Common Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
    2
    Birds 47
    8 Hobby Falco subbuteo
    3
    Birds 46
    9 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
    2
    Birds 43
    10 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
    3
    Birds 42
    11 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
    3
    Birds 42
    12 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
    3
    Birds 42
    13 Swallow Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
    2
    Birds 41
    14 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
    2
    Birds 41
    15 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
    2
    Birds 37
    16 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
    3
    Birds 35
    17 Sanderling Calidris alba
    3
    Birds 35
    18 Warbler: Willow Phylloscopus trochilus
    2
    Birds 34
    19 Whitethroat: Lesser Sylvia curruca
    2
    Birds 33
    20 Knot Calidris canutus
    4
    Birds 33
    21 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
    3
    Birds 32
    22 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
    2
    Birds 32
    23 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
    1
    Birds 27
    24 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
    4
    Birds 27
    25 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
    3
    Birds 26
    26 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
    4
    Birds 26
    27 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus
    4
    Birds 25
    28 Red Kite Milvus milvus
    4
    Birds 25
    29 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
    3
    Birds 24
    30 Warbler: Sedge Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
    2
    Birds 24