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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

RIVER WARBLER still singing

In Highland Region, the singing male RIVER WARBLER remains for at least its second week in Applecross, singing frequently and showing well in scrub by the cemetery on the north side of the heritage centre at NG 712 458.

On Orkney, a GREAT WHITE EGRET remains at Graemeshall Loch, favouring the East Bay.

With cold weather and heavy rain in the far Arctic, large numbers of adult waders are on the move south, with Common Greenshanks, Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlins and Wood Sandpipers appearing at many sites. Pride of place however goes to a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER present for a second day at Cley Marshes NWT (on North Scrape).

Two RUDDY SHELDUCKS remain at Goldcliff Lagoons (Gwent), whilst it has been the best summer for many years for COMMON QUAIL.

The highlight over the past weekend was of an adult CASPIAN TERN which graced Welney WWT Refuge (Norfolk) on several occasions, before moving north to the Ouse river at Wiggenhall St Germans, SW of King's Lynn. A further CASPIAN TERN was also seen on the Ythan Estuary (Aberdeenshire).