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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Almost six months down - total climbs to 377

As at 15 June, the combined total number of species recorded in both Britain and Ireland this year has now increased to 377 species.....

Since my last update at the end of May, the following species have been added -:

1) WILSON'S PETREL - in the SW Approaches, from Scilly Pelagics

2) SQUACCO HERON (2 - the first for Shetland at Urafirth and another at Dungeness)

3) AUDOUIN'S GULL - an adult present at Minsmere, Suffolk, for an afternoon

4) EUROPEAN ROLLER - a twitchable adult in Suffolk for one day

5) WHITE-THROATED ROBIN - the third for Britain at Hartlepool Headland, Cleveland, for 5 days, eventual;ly seen by 2,600 observers

6) BLYTH'S REED WARBLER (several early June records of brief staying individuals)

7) Marsh Warbler (a very poor June passage so far, with little more than a dozen noted)

8) GREENISH WARBLER - a spring occurrence on Fair Isle

9) BLACK-HEADED BUNTING - a female on the Farne Islands followed by a garden-feeding male in Highland Region