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Thursday, 20 May 2010

ASIATIC BROWN SHRIKE in West Cornwall this evening

A female ASIATIC BROWN SHRIKE was discovered by Mark Warren in West Cornwall this afternoon, skulking in bushes and scrub distantly west from the cycle track between the west end of Maria's Lane and Mayon Cliff at Sennen Cove (at cSW 350 259). The bird was present until dusk but remained elusive and very distant and follows hard on the heels of a probable last autumn on The Lizard in late autumn.

Also discovered this afternoon (by Brian Buffery) was a very confiding TAWNY PIPIT, frequenting the dunes and Marram Grass in the vicinity of the sluice gates at Kessingland Beach (Suffolk). Suffolk also has three EURASIAN SPOONBILLS this evening, with 2 at Minsmere RSPB scrape and another at Boyton Marshes RSPB, whilst a TEMMINCK'S STINT is at Mickle Mere, Ixworth.