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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Annual total rumbles on with the addition of 7 new species in the past 10 days

With the addition of PALLAS'S REED BUNTING for 2010 (a female recorded At Sea in Dogger - plate 337 in British Birds 104: 623), that year's total now climbs to 440 species, whilst with 7 new species recorded in Britain and Ireland in the past 10 days (Lesser Kestrel, Semipalmated Plover, Olive-backed Pipit, Siberian Blue Robin, Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Isabelline Shrike and Yellow-breasted Bunting), the total for this year now climbs to 425 species.....