Friday, 7 March 2014

RBA daily news 6th March 2014

Rarities today comprised the American Coot still in Highland, Red-flanked Bluetail in Wiltshire, Pied-billed Grebe on the Western Isles, American Herring Gull in Argyll,Hume's Yellow-browed Warblers in both Kent and Warwickshire, Two-barred Crossbills in Gloucestershire (9) and South Yorkshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Argyll,Lesser Yellowlegs in Hampshire, King Eider in Fife, Little Bunting in Lincolnshire, and a Black-bellied Dipper identified in Aberdeenshire. In Kent the probable Chinese Pond Heron showed again in Saltwood, Kent.

Scarcities included eight Glossy Ibises, six Lapland Buntings, three Surf Scoters, two each of both Ring-necked Duck and Snow Goose, and a Yellow-browed Warbler. Notable gulls included 29 Glaucous, 17 Iceland, six Kumlien's, five Ring-billed and four Caspian Gulls.

Late news concerned a Kentish Plover reported yesterday at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.


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