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Monday, 27 September 2010

410 and increasing daily......

The total number of species now recorded in Britain and Ireland in 2010 has now increased to 410, with the following additions since my last update -:

1) ROSS'S SNOW GOOSE (3 arrivals with returning Pink-footed Geese)

2) EUROPEAN ROLLER (a long-staying juvenile within the strictly private gas terminal compound at Easington, East Yorkshire)

3) ALDER FLYCATCHER (on Blakeney Point, Norfolk)

4) AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT (two on the Northern Isles)

5) RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL (2 arrived simultaneously on Fair Isle on 27 Sept)

6) WHITE'S THRUSH (a typically mobile bird on south Shetland Mainland)

7) SWAINSON'S THRUSH (an early vagrant on Fair Isle)

8) PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (typical arrivals on Fair Isle)

9) RADDE'S WARBLER (a very early individual at Stiffkey, Norfolk, on 26 Sept)

10) INDIAN HOUSE CROW (a ship-assisted adult at Cobh town centre)

11) NORTHERN PARULA (a twitchable first-winter female on Tiree)

12) BOBOLINK (a brief first-year at Eglwys Nunnyd Reservoir, South Wales)