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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

.......and makes landfall in The Netherlands only hours later

This summer-plumaged PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER made landfall on the Lauwersmeer on 2 May, the same day that one had pitched down briefly at two sites in London. It certainly seems to be the same bird, making a remarkable coincidence of events......

Dutch Birding confirmed that their bird on timings alone could NOT be the London bird, being discovered just 56 minutes after the Barnes bird had flown west at 1037; furthermore, there does seem to be distinct differences in plumage. A remarkable coincidence of events, proving just how one can never be sure of anything with vagrancy