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Monday, 27 September 2010

More Continental MIDDLE SPOTTED WOODPECKERS on the move

Steven Wytema has informed of a MIDDLE SPOTTED WOODPECKER being seen this weekend at the wadden island of Ameland - the first for the Wadden Islands and the first for Friesland.This sighting follows some remarkable observations of MSW in Utrecht,Zuidholland and Overijssel (just next to border of Drenthe).This all perhaps indicates the species is expanding its breeding range.

Once again, this is a strong candidate for natural vagrancy on the British East Coast and always worth a double-take on those many migrant Great Spotted Woodpeckers we will see arriving over the next 6 weeks (Lee G R Evans)