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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Species List now rises to 357 for year

The total number of species recorded in Britain and Ireland in 2010 has now risen to 357, with the addition of six new species in the past two weeks -:

1) SQUACCO HERON (very confiding individual in Cornwall);

2) WHITE-TAILED PLOVER (2-day bird at Seaforth NR, Merseyside);

3) RED-THROATED PIPIT (two records, both in the Northern Isles);

4) THRUSH NIGHTINGALE (singing male at Walsey Hills, Cley, Norfolk);

5) Marsh Warbler (several singing males now arriving);

6) WHITE-COLLARED FLYCATCHER (first-summer male on Lewis, Outer Hebrides)