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Thursday, 31 May 2012

WESTERN ORPHEAN WARBLER trapped and ringed in CLEVELAND

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The first ORPHEAN WARBLER to be recorded in Britain in 31 years !

Trapped and ringed by Chris Brown at Hartlepool Headland early on 29 May, this drab first-summer remained for the rest of the day in the vicinity of the bowling greens and was eventually seen by just under 900 observers. It seems most likely that all of the 6 UK records relate to the Western species.