As of 10 November 2015, a total of 430 species have been recorded this year

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Thursday, 19 May 2011


A male WOODCHAT SHRIKE is at Sandwich Bay (Kent) favouring bushes along the track by the North Stream just before the microlight hangars

Long-staying SLAVONIAN GREBE still on the North Basin at Staines

The SLAVONIAN GREBE that overwintered in the Staines area (Middlesex) is still present on the Notrth Basin today


This first-winter female RING-NECKED DUCK (photographed by Jan Hein Steenis) present at Wilstone Reservoir, Tring (Herts) yesterday represented the fourth record for the site.

Drake LESSER SCAUP in Nottinghamshire

An adult drake LESSER SCAUP is present for its third day about 6 miles south of Worksop (Notts), SW of Cuckney and north of the A632 at Cuckney Dam. Please park only in the village and walk to the dam


A male WOODCHAT was still present in bushes along the Little Arthur Farm Trail on St Martin's (Isles of Scilly) this morning

Meanwhile, a LITTLE BITTERN was seen briefly on St Mary's yesterday

In a good year for reeling SAVI'S WARBLERS, we have another one in DORSET

For nearly a week now, a male SAVI'S WARBLER has been reeling early morning and evening at Lodmoor RSPB - east of the central Beachdown Way in the reedbed opposite the fallen tree

GULL-BILLED TERN in North Norfolk

An adult GULL-BILLED TERN flew west yesterday over Kelling Water Meadows before being relocated at Titchwell Marsh RSPB, where it remained for several hours on the freshmarsh. It then headed inland and was relocated feeding over fields on the Choseley road and remained on view until early evening.

There has been no sign of it so far this morning, although the 3 Temminck's Stints are still showing well from Titchwell's Island Hide.

At Cley NWT, there has been no sign again of the lekking male Great Snipe on Cricket Marsh. Also, the recent Lesser Yellowlegs has moved on

Oundle GOLDEN ORIOLE still present (Northamptonshire)

The elusive singing male GOLDEN ORIOLE is still present in Southwick Coppice this morning (TL 018 926) - its second day. Take the footpath from Southwick Church to view (the site is NNW of Oundle at Shire Mill Lodge)


The juvenile WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLE that had wintered in south and north Hampshire and then relocated for the early spring to North Lincolnshire was noted flying north past Flamborough Head (East Yorkshire) at 0530 hours this morning

BONAPARTE'S still showing

The first-summer BONAPARTE'S GULL was again on Ryan's Field, Hayle Estuary (West Cornwall), this morning


Thus far, just two males and one female GOLDEN ORIOLE have made it back to Lakenheath RSPB, and typically they are elusive. At the moment, they are favouring the first triangular plantation as you walk beside the railway from the information centre. The reserve is also hosting the usual pair of COMMON CRANES and up to 35 Hobbies

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Coastal GOLDEN ORIOLE in Suffolk

A singing male GOLDEN ORIOLE is in the woodland belt by the old railway line at the west side of North Warren RSPB this morning.........

Cley NWT Reserve

Although the lekking male GREAT SNIPE reappeared briefly at Cley NWT Reserve's Cricket Marsh yesterday morning, it has not been seen again since. However, the LESSER YELLOWLEGS is still to be found gracing the pools between the Beach Road and Avocet Hide viewed distantly from the West Bank. There is also up to 3 Wood Sandpipers on the reserve, a male Grey-headed Wagtail and a Short-eared Owl.


The adult GULL-BILLED TERN which has spent much of the spring touring the South Coast pitched up at Stanpit Marsh this morning (in Dorset) showing well on South Marsh until 0830 hours at least........

BONAPARTE'S GULL still in South Devon

The first-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL is still lingering in the vicinity of the Exe Estuary in South Devon, today feeding off Mudbank lane in Exmouth. A single ROSEATE TERN is also present in this area.

INDIAN HOUSE CROW still resident in County Cork

For almost a year now, a lone INDIAN HOUSE CROW has been resident in Cobh Town (County Cork), favouring the twon centre on Great Island - most recently around the Commodore Hotel


A TEMMINCK'S STINT remains for a third day on pools at Swine Moor near Beverley (East Yorks) this morning

PEC SAND still at Trimley

The adult PECTORAL SANDPIPER still remains on the Winter Flood at Trimley Marshes SWT reserve this morning - a 2.5 mile walk from the farm at Trimley St Mary

TEMMINCK'S STINT in Northants but no sign of weekend Black Stork

A single TEMMINCK'S STINT still remains at Stanwick GP this morning (in the NE corner of the main lake) but there have been no further reports of the Black Stork that spent two days near Daventry over the weekend.

North Wales CITRINE WAGTAIL relocated

After spending most of the day at Conwy NR on Monday, the fabulous male CITRINE WAGTAIL was relocated this morning much further to the Northwest at Cemlyn Lagoons on Anglesey - in the field by the Tyn Llan Farm track

Adult male WOODCHAT SHRIKE on territory in Pembrokeshire

An adult male WOODCHAT SHRIKE continues to afford excellent views 1.5 miles north of Dale (Pembs) at Mullock Bridge close to the garden north of the B4327 at SM 813 085

Elusive NIGHT HERON in Warwickshire

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, erratic in its appearances, was seen to fly towards Terry's Pool at earlswood Lakes at 1005 hours this morning........

BEE-EATER at Spurn

For over an hour this morning, a EUROPEAN BEE-EATER lingered at Spurn Point (East Yorks), favouring the wires at the north end until 1030 hours at least.....

TAWNY PIPIT still at Easington

A TAWNY PIPIT remains for a third day at Easington Lagoons, on grass just south of the first lagoon. Walk south from Easington caravan park to view.


Up to 15,000 migrant Dunlins are currently on the extensive tidal mud in the Wirral with a BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER mixed in with them. Today, its third day, it is on the mud at Hoylake visible from the end of Kings Gap Road......


Following a number of coastal sightings from East Kent, including 2 together at Dungeness last week, a RED-RUMPED SWALLOW was present at Bough Beech Reservoir this morning flying over the orchard by the Oast House at 0724 hours


This superb male TRUMPETER FINCH (photographed by Shaun Barnes above) is present on Lundy Island (off North Devon) for its 5th day favouring the Halfway Wall area. It is very confiding and is a singing male.

The next MS Oldenburg sailing to the island departs Ilfracombe on Wednesday morning at 1000 hours and returns at 1930 hours (phone 01271 863636 to book - £36 per ticket)

BONAPARTE'S GULL still in West Cornwall

The long-staying first-summer BONAPARTE'S GULL is still present today at the Hayle Estuary - roosting with other gulls on the mud and viewable from the causeway bridge at the west end