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Monday, 22 November 2010

STONE CURLEW reaches Orkney

Just to follow up on Eric Meek's email, Paul Brown photographed the amazing beast (see link above).

It was only present the one day but once again favoured this vagrant magnet that is the triangle of fields close to the Observatory. A first for the Island

Interestingly, British Stone Curlews are changing their migrational habits somewhat. For the first time, flocks are now spending the winter in East Anglian breckland. For example, only very recently I recorded respective flocks of 83 and 102 birds