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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

GARGANEY 'reinstated'

Following my announcement relating to the Dorset drake GARGANEY (now considered to be most likely of captive origin), M.Chase, John McLoughlin, Ross Ahmed and Rare Bird Alert have very kindly provided details of a drake at Brandesburton GP (East Yorks) on 17-19 January 2010 and on Hornsea Mere (East Yorks) on 7 February 2010 and a further drake in Staffordshire at Branston GP on 31 January 2010 - so the total of species for the year has finally reached 250. Richard Bonser further commented ''There is also a drake Garganey at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis, County Clare from 8th until at least 15th February''