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Monday, 10 September 2012

CRAKE still there and both SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS

The BAILLON'S CRAKE was showing again today, creeping out from the reeds about once every few hours (viewable from the Rifle Butts Hide at Rainham Marsh RSPB).




Two juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were also to be found, with singles still at Lodmoor (Dorset) and for the second day on Tresco South Beach (Scilly). The latter archipelago also held a first-winter CITRINE WAGTAIL at Porthellick Pool and 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on St Mary's Airfield.

A large BALEARIC SHEARWATER movement along the South Coast today, with over 250 past Start Point (South Devon) and up to 150 past Dawlish Warren NNR, Berry Head and Portland Bill.