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Monday, 31 December 2012

Second highest annual total ever

So that was it - 2012 over and done

With the unexpected late addition of the ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on Scilly, the total number of species recorded in Britain and Ireland in 2012 was 445 species - the second highest total in history following the record 456 in 2011 (and higher than the 441 in 2010 and 434 in 2009).

The last day of the year followed largely in the same vein as before with gale-force winds and heavy rain lashing much of the country. Today's highlights were as follows (available exclusively to members only, special offer of £12 per annum still valid) -: