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Monday, 11 January 2010

PALLID HARRIER in Cornwall........and another garden BLACK-THROATED THRUSH

A juvenile PALLID HARRIER, present in West Cornwall since the first few days of December 2009 (Roy Phillips), has shown well for three consecutive days over fields and farmland close to Sennen school, allowing Brian Field to obtain an educational set of flight images. The bird has been roosting intermittently with up to four Hen Harriers and represents only the second record for Cornwall, following a male in the same general area on 9 March 2003 (James Gilroy).

In North Yorkshire, a female BLACK-THROATED THRUSH was photographed in a back garden at Newholm, 2 miles west of Whitby, but did not show today.