You are here

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 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
    2
    Birds 89
    2 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
    2
    Birds 71
    3 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
    4
    Birds 69
    4 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
    2
    Birds 68
    5 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
    2
    Birds 66
    6 Swallow Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
    2
    Birds 66
    7 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
    2
    Birds 64
    8 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
    3
    Birds 43
    9 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
    4
    Birds 42
    10 Peregrine Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
    2
    Birds 42
    11 Dunlin Calidris alpina
    2
    Birds 41
    12 Merlin Falco columbarious
    4
    Birds 40
    13 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
    3
    Birds 38
    14 Brent Goose Branta bernicla
    2
    Birds 38
    15 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
    3
    Birds 37
    16 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
    1
    Birds 37
    17 Great White Egret Ardea alba
    5
    Birds 37
    18 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
    3
    Birds 36
    19 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
    2
    Birds 36
    20 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
    3
    Birds 35
    21 House Martin Delichon urbicum
    2
    Birds 35
    22 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
    3
    Birds 33
    23 Gannet Morus bassanus
    3
    Birds 32
    24 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
    4
    Birds 31
    25 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
    3
    Birds 31
    26 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
    4
    Birds 31
    27 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
    3
    Birds 31
    28 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
    4
    Birds 29
    29 Redshank Tringa totanus
    2
    Birds 29
    30 Redwing Turdus iliacus
    2
    Birds 27