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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Record could be broken by the end of October at this rate !

With an additional three new species for the year in the past three days, this year's total now moves forward to an incredible 441 species - just four short of the record in 2008

The additional birds have been -:

1) OVENBIRD - an elusive individual on Barra at Castlebay Woods (Outer Hebrides) on 23-24 October;

2) SIBERIAN STONECHAT - a first-winter male identified today on North Ronaldsay (Orkney);

3) PIED WHEATEAR - a first-winter female type seen today at Thornbury Yacht Club at Oldbury-on-Severn (Gloucs)