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Wednesday, 19 May 2010


The ORIENTAL PRATINCOLE, photographed above by Mike Lawrence, continues to attract large numbers of admirers at Frampton Marsh RSPB, 3 miles SE of Boston (Lincs), favouring the islands and scrapes close to East Hide, a 15 minute walk from the main information centre. There are also a apir of Temminck's Stints near the 360 Hide.

A singing male GREAT REED WARBLER is still present WSW of Ileston at Straw's Bridge Ponds - the first record for Derbyshire. Park just north of the A609 High Lane East in the designated car park and skirt the first pond to the left and after passing under the railway bridge, turn immediately left and view the reeds at the western end of the lake at SK 453 416.

In North Kent, the long-staying singing male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF is still present two miles south of Chatham at Walderslade - park by the goalposts halfway along Chestnut Avenue then walk across the green and through the wood to the far side where the bird has a territory. Meanwhile, the Gwent male continues, singing frequently and showing well 8.5 miles NE of Newport at the east end of Wentwood Forest 100 yards south of the Cadira Beeches car park (from Llanvair Discoed, take Usk Road NW for two miles)

In North Norfolk, a single Temminck's Stint and Curlew Sandpiper are on the freshwater pool at Titchwell RSPB, with the Red-necked Grebe nearby in the creek at the north end of Gypsy Lane and the long-staying singing male WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT at Welney WWT.. In Suffolk, a beautiful male DOTTEREL continues to show well just south of Kessingland Caravan Park north of the sluice

In Aberdeenshire, a BLACK KITE appeared over Savoch Low Grounds at the Strathbeg RSPB reserve just after 1400 hours and appeared to drop down, whilst further north on Fair Isle (Shetland), a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW is present.

In West Sussex, two DOTTERELS continue for a third day north of Lancing at Steep Down in the recently sown pea field south of the trig point at TQ 169 073.

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