Friday 5 October 2012


A North American EASTERN KINGBIRD was found and identified by Hugh Delaney this lunchtime as it was flycatching from a stone wall on Inishmore Island (County Galway). It was very close to Kilmurvey Wood and showed well until early evening. It is the first record for Britain and Ireland.

On the Isles of Scilly late this afternoon, a SYKES'S BOOTED WARBLER was identified on Tresco, in vegetation and bushes by the workers' chalets at the far end of Back Lane in Old Grimsby, whilst in west Cornwall, no less than 7 RED-RUMPED SWALLOWS were together feeding over Marazion Marsh