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Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Story So Far - 268 species

With the addition of ten new additions in the past three weeks, the total number of species recorded in Britain and Ireland now increases to 268

The latest additions are -:

1) AMERICAN BLACK DUCK - long-staying adult drake in Ventry Harbour, Kerry

2) STEJNEGER'S SCOTER - adult drake with Common Scoters at Rossbeigh, Kerry

3) Osprey (4+ early migrants)

4) Stone Curlew (18+ early migrants)

5) Little Ringed Plover (many now in)

6) Common Tern (exceptionally early individual)

7) European Turtle Dove (2 wintering individuals)

8) European Hoopoe (3 South Coast migrants)

9) White Wagtail (first wave of arrivals on South Coast)

10) Willow Warbler (a few early birds)