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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Tally for year increases to 373 species

The total number of species now recorded in Britain and Ireland in 2010 has now climbed to 373 species, thanks to four new additions in the past couple of weeks. Ireland has produced two of these - a splendid 2nd-summer LAUGHING GULL in County Antrim and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER at Ring Marsh in County Wexford. Also added is LEACH'S PETREL (a couple trapped in the North East) and RIVER WARBLER (singing male at Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe, Norfolk)