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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Annual Tally increases

Popular birds in the form of a ROCK THRUSH (David Carr) and EASTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (Lee Woods)

With the addition of 19 new species in the past two weeks, the tally of species recorded in Britain and Ireland in 2013 increases to 329.........
Recent additions include BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (South Devon), Honey Buzzard (3 in Suffolk), RED-FOOTED FALCON (female on St Martin's, Scilly), Common Quail, BAILLON'S CRAKE (found dead at Slimbridge WWT), Corncrake, BLACK-WINGED STILT (mobile pair in SouthWest/Wales), Pectoral Sandpiper (London/Essex), Wood Sandpiper, Sabine's Gull (Eire), CASPIAN TERN (Spurn), WHISKERED TERN (2 in SouthWest), European Nightjar, EUROPEAN BEE-EATER (twitchable bird in Salop), ROCK THRUSH (twitchable female at Spurn), EASTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (male at Landguard), WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER (Church Norton), Spotted Flycatcher and Golden Oriole