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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Not much new - but a busy Saturday

Concentrating on 'new' arrivals or birds not previously mentioned, wildfowl were perhaps the main interest. A drake AMERICAN WIGEON was found at Welney WWT (Norfolk), with 'new' RING-NECKED DUCKS including a female in mid-Wales WSW of Devil's Bridge near Tregaron at Llyn Rhosrhydd (at SN 703 757) and at Blagdon Lake (Somerset) (moving from Chew Valley Lake, where it was seen yesterday).

GREAT WHITE EGRETS totalled at least 8 today, with 3 on the saltmarsh of the outer Kent Estuary (Cumbria/Lancs) and singles at Pitsford Reservoir (Northants), Lakenheath Fen RSPB (Suffolk), Long Lawford (Warks), Denge Marsh (Kent) and Sturminster Marshall (Dorset).

A flock of 12 SHORELARKS was present on Blakeney Point (Norfolk), whilst TAIGA BEAN GEESE numbers crept up to 71 birds at Cantley/Buckenham (Norfolk)

Everything else other than the Devon Red-breasted Goose which was not seen today remained the same (and for specific details search for earlier posts) - 29+ Great Northern Divers at inland localities including 6 together on Grafham Water (Cambs) and 5 on King George VI Reservoir (Middlesex), Red-throated Diver at Chew Valley Lake (Avon), BLACK-THROATED DIVER at Papercourt Sailing Lake (Surrey) (flew off though at 0830 hours with no further sign), 22 Black-necked Grebes at inland localities including 13 on William Girling Reservoir (London), 2-3 displaced juvenile European Shags in Hampshire, CATTLE EGRETS in Hampshire and Kent, a long-staying WHITE STORK of unknown origin in County Durham, 3 first-winter GLOSSY IBISES (including the Worcestershire bird again), 27 Eurasian Spoonbills, at least two SNOW GEESE, two RICHARDSON'S CANADA GEESE on Islay (Argyll), at least eight Black Brants, 7 North American Green-winged Teals. two additional FERRUGINOUS DUCKS (Norfolk and West Yorks), the drake KING EIDER at Burghead (Moray), female SURF SCOTER at Dawlish Warren (South Devon), 5 inland Long-tailed Ducks, an influx of Smew following the colder temperatures of late, at least 40 COMMON CRANES, all of the wintering rare waders including the juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 4 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, the LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 2 GREY PHALAROPES, both inland POMARINE SKUAS, 2 regular RING-BILLED GULLS (Hants & Essex), 29 CASPIAN GULLS, a small number of GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS, a handful of scattered LITTLE AUK sightings, a RICHARD'S PIPIT at Abberton (Essex), YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in South Wales, the Middlesex BROWN SHRIKE, 4 wintering NORTHERN GREY SHRIKES, two juvenile ROSE-COLOURED STARLINGS and 1-2 EUROPEAN SERINS (Lee G R Evans)

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