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Monday, 20 September 2010

More Mega's roll in

Quite unexpectedly, a local MEGA - a North American BOBOLINK - was discovered at Eglwys Nunnydd Reservoir (West Glamorgan) this afternoon, frequenting the grassy area east of the gate at the east end of the reservoir. Despite skulking mostly out of view on the ground, 35-40 observers managed views of the bird before it roosted just after 1915 hours.

In the North East of England, an adult SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was discovered this evening on the pool to the SE of Greatham Creek, Teesmouth (Cleveland), about 150 yards east of the main coast road. Park in the designated car park 140 yards south of Greatham Bridge.

In the Northern Isles, an AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT was discovered on Fair Isle today, with a RIVER WARBLER on south Shetland mainland at Quendale Burn and a continuing flush of very early first-year HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS.