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Thursday, 23 July 2009

First TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL of the autumn reaches Fair Isle

Bang on cue, the first TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL of what is likely to be an invasion of the species has arrived - making landfall on Fair Isle this afternoon.

At the opposite end of the country, in the Western Approaches, the first wave of WILSON'S STORM PETRELS is being seen from the frequent boat trips being organised out of Scilly. At least five birds were recorded on today's trip, along with just under 100 European Storm Petrels, 2 GREAT SHEARWATERS and an adult summer SABINE'S GULL