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> Highland Female Ring-necked Duck St.John's Loch KW14 8YE ND221728

Wednesdayday 21st Jan 2015

> Aberdeenshire 1st Winter Drake Harlequin Duck N/of Aberdeen 09:15 at Seaton Park on River Don 200 yds N/of old toilet block then flew upriver. From A956 King Street take Don Street for 100yds, turn left into c/pk & walk W/for 300yds NJ938091
> Argyll Possible 1st Winter American Herring Gull Tiree at Sorobaidh Bay this a/noon
> Cornwall Adult Pacific Diver Penzance off Jubilee Pool late a/noon + Black-throated Diver & 6 Great Northern Diver TR18 4EF SW476298
> Cornwall Adult Drake Lesser Scaup Dozmary Pool PL15 7TP SX195745
County Dublin
> County Dublin 1st Winter Lesser Yellowlegs Rogerstown Estuary from North Hide this mrng
County Kerry
> County Kerry American Coot at E/end of Lough Gill
> County Kerry Drake Black Scoter Rossbeigh on sea from end of road at Coolnaharragill Upper
County Mayo
> County Mayo Possible Adult Grey-bellied Brant The Mullet early a/noon + 3 JUV Glaucous Gull
> Devon 3 Penduline Tit Darts Farm RSPB mid a/noon SX973885
East Sussex
> East Sussex Lesser Yellowlegs Rye Harbour NR on large pool near Environment Agency Road near Winchelsea Beach end TQ923165
> Glamorgan Adult Drake Lesser Scaup Cardiff Bay Wetlands NR CF11 0AS ST188741
> Orkney Adult Drake Blue-winged Teal Mainland at NW/end of The Shunan but distant

> Argyll 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Tiree at Traigh Bhagh this a/noon
> Argyll Juvenile Kumlien's Gull Ormsary
> Argyll Juvenile Glaucous Gull Tayinloan
> Bedfordshire Great White Egret Roxton GPs on Main Lake
> Buckinghamshire Great Grey Shrike Ledburn 09:30 by bridge 18 1/2mile along canal from Slapton Bridge at SP928212
> Cambridgeshire Rough-legged Buzzard 14:15 perched along A1 near Alconbury just to N/of landfill site
> Carmarthen Great Grey Shrike in clearfell at Brechfa Forest SN493343
> Carmarthen Great Grey Shrike Usk Resv near T-junction midday LD3 8YF SN835286
> Cleveland Shorelark Hartlepool Headland on beach just N/of Steetley Pier TS24 0QD NZ532338
> Cleveland Juvenile Glaucous Gull Seaton Carew 14:50 on sea off Marine Hotel + 1w Drake Velvet Scoter TS25 1DE NZ528293
> Cleveland Juvenile Glaucous Gull Redcar off Majuba c/pk TS10 3AT NZ612248
> Clyde Probable Eastern-type Lesser Whitethroat Lochwinnoch on feeder in private garden
> Cornwall Yellow-browed Warbler on W/side of College Resv + 2 1w Drake Scaup TR11 5PD SW765330
> Cornwall Spoonbill Jupiter Point at Rat Island mid a/noon SX405565
> Cornwall Juvenile Glaucous Gull Coverack
> Cornwall 2 Female American Wigeon Gannel Estuary late mrng SW809608
County Antrim
> County Antrim Juvenile Glaucous Gull Portballintrae at mouth of River Bush
> County Antrim Juvenile Iceland Gull Larne Lough at Sandy Bay
County Cork
> County Cork 2 Adult Ring-billed Gull Atlantic Pond, Cork City
> County Cork Siberian Chiffchaff Youghal at roadside pool by dump
> County Cork Siberian Chiffchaff Skibbereen in stream by Field's c/pk
> County Cork Possible Siberian Lesser Whitethroat Carrigaline in 1st c/pk on Carrigaline-Crosshaven walk
County Kerry
> County Kerry Drake Ring-necked Duck Lough Leane off Ross Castle + 2w Ring-billed Gull
> County Kerry 1st Winter Ring-billed Gull Reenard Point
> County Kerry Juvenile Glaucous Gull Dingle Harbour
County Mayo
> County Mayo 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Lacken Strand
County Wexford
> County Wexford 1st Winter Drake Surf Scoter Rosslare off old harbour
> Cumbria Pomarine Skua off Parton briefly
> Devon Yellow-browed Warbler Plym Estuary opp Glendenning Cement Works by cycle track S/of c/pk SX499546
> Devon 3 Spoonbill Isley Marsh RSPB this mrng SS491325
> Dorset 3 Spoonbill Brand's Bay
Dumfries & Galloway
> Dumfries & Galloway Drake Green-winged Teal Mersehead RSPB DG2 8AH NX928566
> Dumfries & Galloway Drake Green-winged Teal Caerlaverock WWT on Folly Pond DG1 4RS NY051656
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire Adult Iceland Gull Southfield Resv roosted DN14 9AB SE654190
> Essex Adult Black Brant West Mersea by c/pk at end of Coast Rd
> Fife Little Auk Dalgety Bay off the Sailing Club KY11 9YR NT155824
> Gloucestershire Great Grey Shrike Forest of Dean at Crabtree Hill in the clearfell early a/noon SO630134
> Hampshire Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Blashford Lakes HWT at Spinnaker/Blashford Lake BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hampshire Adult Ring-billed Gull Blashford Lakes HWT 15:00 on Ibsley Water BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hampshire Adult Ring-billed Gull Gosport at Walpole Park. Use South St pay+display c/pk PO12 1NH SZ618997
> Hampshire Great White Egret Blashford Lakes HWT on Ivy Lake BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Kent Great White Egret near Hamstreet on Royal Military Canal by garden centre TN26 2JZ
> Kent Great Grey Shrike Chilham at Bridge Road near village sports centre
> Kent Night Heron WSW/of Hythe at Nickoll's Quarry from footpath S/of Burmarsh Road near green trailer. Keep to public rights of way CT21 5QT TR128334
> Kent 2 Cattle Egret Dungeness RSPB off Dengemarsh Road in field opposite Wraxalls Aggregates TN29 9PN TR062197
> Lancashire Shorelark Rossall Point at the picnic area this mrng FY7 8AF SD311476
> Lothian Juvenile Iceland Gull Rosebery Resv, Gorebridge flew S/ 11:20
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Ove ry Dunes this a/noon + 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose in field by road
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes by road S/of railway bridge mid a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Night Heron Lenwade off A1067 on river opp The Bridge Inn this a/noon NR9 5SE
> Norfolk Great White Egret at E/end of Sparham GPs
> Northamptonshire Great Grey Shrike Deenethorpe just S/of Burn Coppice at c)SP974913
> Northumberland heavily moulting Immature Rose-coloured Starling Prudhoe 12:33 showing well at Cheviot View
> Orkney Adult Glaucous Gull Mainland at Holm at Wester Sand
> Orkney Adult Glaucous Gull Mainland at Holm along St.Mary's seafront early mrng
> Powys Great Grey Shri ke Neuadd Resv 13:30 in conifer by road 100yds from lower barrier
> Somerset White Stork Ilchester 08:00 flew from field by A37 just NE/of Podimore roundabout
> Somerset 2 Siberian Chiffchaff Shapwick Heath NNR near Decoy Hide this mrng TA7 9NW ST430403
> Somerset Lapland Bunting in flight S/ btw Berrow & Burnham-on-sea
> Staffordshire Adult Iceland Gull Chasewater in the roost this evng + AD Caspian Gull WS8 7NL SK037070
> Suffolk 3 Shorelark Covehithe Broad + Redhead Smew NR34 7JP TM519806
> Suffolk Pomarine Skua 09:30 S/past Minsmere RSPB + Long-tailed Duck offshore IP17 3BY TM473672
> Suffolk 1st Winter Drake Surf Scoter Stour Estuary off Bradfield from Shore Lane
> Surr ey Great Grey Shrike Iping Common SWT SU852220
West Midlands
> West Midlands 3rd Winter Iceland Gull Bartley Resv in roost B31 1AU SP007814
West Sussex
> West Sussex No Sign of Dusky Warbler Chichester GPs at East Trout Lake PO19 8BB SU868033
> West Sussex 2 Siberian Chiffchaff Coldwaltham Sewage Works this a/noon TQ022158
> West Sussex Adult Black Brant in fields N/of entrance track at Chichester Marina with Dark-bellied Brents
> West Sussex 3 Spoonbill Medmerry RSPB from breach viewpoint
> West Sussex 2nd Winter Kumlien's Gull Littlehampton at the river mouth this mrng TQ026012
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Juvenile Glaucous Gull Anglers CP in roost + 3w Caspian Gull WF4 2EE SE375154
Western Isles
> Western Isles 2 2nd Winter Glaucous Gull North Uist at Baleshare flew W /this mrng NF788619
> Western Isles Juvenile Glaucous Gull South Uist at Ludag
> Western Isles Juvenile Glaucous Gull South Uist at Rubha Ardvule N/ mid mrng
> Worcestershire 3rd Winter Iceland Gull Wildmoor Sand Quarry from footpath on NW/side of quarry SO950759

> Argyll 3 Little Gull (2ad+1w) Loch Gilp + AD Med Gull
> Berkshire Bittern Dinton Pastures CP at White Swan lake RG5 4TD SU778728
> Berkshire Great Northern Diver Moatlands GPs late mrng but mobile
> Cambridgeshire 6 Smew (2drks) Needingworth Quarry Lakes + Great Northern Diver late mrng but flew off
> Carmarthen Female Scaup Llyn Pencarreg SA40 9QQ SN537454
> Cheshire Ringtail Hen Harrier Parkgate Marsh from Old Baths c/pk midday CH64 6RL SJ273789
> Cheshire Ringtail Hen Harrier Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB CH64 5SF SJ319739
> Cleveland Long-eared Owl Saltholme RSPB showing well at Haverton Scrub at dusk. TS2 1TU NZ506231
> Cleveland 8 Velvet Scoter off Redcar + 2 Female Long-tailed Duck & 4 Snow Bunting TS10 3AT NZ612248
> Cleveland 4 Twite Seal Sands NZ536278
> Cleveland 2 Spotted Redshank Greenabella Marsh TS25 2DD NZ513256
> Cleveland Snow Bunting North Gare near N/end of dunes TS25 2DT NZ533282
> Clwyd 200+ Twite Connahs Quay NR . Permit only SJ270718
> Cornwall 3 Black-throated Diver off Marazion + 2 Great Northern Diver SW510312
> Cornwall 2 Black Redstart Falmouth - 1 at Florence Place, 1 at Norfolk Rd TR11 3DZ SW808380
> Cornwall 1st Winter Long-tailed Duck Swanpool SW801312
> Cornwall 8 Black-necked Grebe Carrick Roads off Loe Beach + 3 Great Northern Diver TR3 6SD SW826324
> Cornwall Black Redstart Newquay at East Pentire TR7 2NF SW815617
> Cornwall Slavonian Grebe Newlyn Harbour TR18 5JZ
> Cornwall Whimbrel Torpoint at Wilcove PL11 2LZ SX435555
> Cornwall Water Pipit Hayle Estuary at Copperhouse Creek TR27 6JF SW551364
County Antrim
> County Antrim Sandwich Tern Carrickfergus off Fishermen's Pier
County Dublin
> County Dublin 2 Bla ck Redstart Dun Laoghaire in harbour at East Pier O241284
County Kerry
> County Kerry 2 Slavonian Grebe Rough Point
> Devon Female Long-tailed Duck off Exmouth EX8 1DG SX997810
> Devon Firecrest Noss Mayo
> Devon 2 Black Redstart Seaton Hole early a/noon
> Devon Slavonian Grebe Cockwood S/of the wreck this a/noon EX6 8RQ SX977804
> Devon Male Black Redstart Budleigh Salterton early mrng in garden by coast path E/of Steamer Steps
> Devon Red-necked Grebe Broadsands in Elberry Cove + 2 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe & 4 Great Northern Diver TQ4 6HL SX896572
> Dorset Black Redstart Portland Bill DT5 2JT SY677684
> Dorset Water Pipit Stanpit Marsh this mrng + Spotted Redshank SZ170923
> Dorset Sl avonian Grebe Studland Bay off Middle Beach with + 12+ Black-necked Grebe BH19 3AH SZ033834
> Dorset Scaup on middle pool at Lodmoor RSPB DT3 6HS SY688809
> Dorset Black Guillemot Portland Harbour off Portland Castle SY674773
> Dorset Red-necked Grebe Studland Bay in Shell Bay off Pilot's Point late mrng + 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe & 2 Great Northern Diver BH19 3AH SZ033834
East Sussex
> East Sussex 1st Winter Drake Scaup Scotney GPs TN29 9JW TR009187
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire Blue Fulmar S/past Flamborough Head YO15 1AR TA254706
> East Yorkshire 2 Long-eared Owl Buckton + 5 Short-eared Owl & 80 Twite YO15 1HU TA183726
> East Yorkshire Short-eared Owl Kilnsea at Long Bank HU12 0UB TA410158
> East Yorkshire Ringtail Hen Harrier Watton NR YO25 9RG TA063478
> East Yorkshire Black Redstart on E/side of Easington Gas Terminal HU12 0TG
> East Yorkshire 2 Slavonian Grebe Hornsea Mere early a/noon + Bittern in flight HU18 1AX TA198472
> Essex 2 Smew (drk + redhead) Abberton Resv W/of Layer Breton Causeway CO2 0EU TL976182
> Forth 2 Long-tailed Duck Lake of Menteith
> Gloucestershire Dartford Warbler Pittville Park E/of Tommy Taylors Lane. Keep to footpaths. SO948237
> Gloucestershire Little Stint Slimbridge WWT on Tack Piece GL2 7BT SO740035
> Hampshire 9 Hawfinch Ampfield Wood
> Hampshire Long-tailed Duck Blashford Lakes HWT on Ibsley Water + Black-necked Grebe BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hertfordshire Drake Smew Amwell NR on Great Hardmead Lake SG12 8LT TL376127
> Hertfordshire 8 Hawfinch Bramfield in Well Green behind The Grandison pub garden and btw churchyard & gardens SG14 2QL TL291156
> Hertfordshire 5 Hawfinch Bramfield SG14 2QJ TL291156
> Kent 8 Snow Bunting Coldharbour Lagoon CT7 0QP TR251693
> Kent Black Redstart St.Margaret's Bay
> Kent Bonxie Samphire Hoe CP W/ + Black Redstart mid mrng CT17 9FH TR293391
> Kent 2 Black Redstart Ramsgate at West Cliff CT11 8HA TR383648
> Lancashire Drake Scaup Glasson on Glasson Basin SD446562
> Lancashire 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Aldcliffe Marshes with a Greylag midday LA1 5AU SD460602
> Lancashire 12 Twite Knott End-on-Sea this mrng FY6 0EA SD345486
> Lincolnshire Female Hen Harrier Tetney Marshes RSPB + 2 Short-eared Owl TA337051
> Lincolnshire Hen Harrier Frampton Marsh RSPB PE20 1AY TF356392
> London 2 Firecrest Snaresbrook Crown Court early mrng E11 1QW
> London 2 Bearded Tit Beddington Sewage Farm on main lake + 4 Jack Snipe CR0 4UE TQ297657
> London 1st Winter Drake Scaup Kensington Gardens on Round Pond
> London 2 Bittern London Wetland Centre WWT on main lake SW13 9WT TQ226768
> Lothian 375 Velvet Scoter off Ferny Ness this mrng + 64 Slavonian Grebe EH32 0NL NT436765
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stubb Mill this evng NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk 2 Wax wing all day Hunstanton in coach c/pk opp Tesco in Southend Road PE36 5AR
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool on marsh W/of footpath this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 45 Twite Thornham early a/noon btw coal barn & c/pk but mobile
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB along dyke 100 yds N/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Bonxie E/ off Salthouse Beach 11:09 + Black-throated Diver on the sea with at least 7 Red-throated Diver
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT at sluice by Beach Rd 09:03 then flew along Glaven Channel NR25 7SA TG049441
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire 51 Purple Sandpiper Scarborough Harbour at high tide YO11 1PD
> North Yorkshire Red-necked Grebe S/past Filey Brigg with 2 Puffin YO14 9LF TA126816
> Northamptonshire 2 Ha wfinch Blatherwycke Lake in Holy Trinity churchyard PE8 6YW
> Northamptonshire 4 Smew (2drks) Stanwick GPs this a/noon NN9 6TQ SP976728
> Northumberland Black-throated Diver off Stag Rocks + Great Northern Diver & 6 Slavonian Grebe NU178358
> Northumberland Black Redstart Newbiggin-by-the-Sea around cliff base S/of Spital Burn NE64 6RN NZ317881
> Northumberland 19 Snow Bunting North Blyth around fenced compound btw Alcan silos & 1st wind turbine
> Nottinghamshire Hawfinch Rufford CP by approach road to southern c/pk NG22 9DG SK645656
> Nottinghamshire 2 Redhead Smew Spalford Pit
> Nottinghamshire Redhead Smew Idle Valley NR on Chainbridge Pit DN22 8RU SK698859
> Nottinghamshire Short-eared Owl Idle Valley NR at Idle Stop this a/noon DN22 8RU SK698859
> Orkney Female Black Redstart Mainland at Inganess Bay
> Orkney 1st Winter Little Gull Mainland at Sandside Bay this mrng
> Somerset Firecrest Westhay Moor NNR on London Drove ST451441
> Somerset Black Redstart Yeovil in garden this a/noon
> Somerset Black-necked Grebe Blagdon Lake off Bell's Bush BS40 7UN ST504598
> Somerset Firecrest opp entrance to Bristol Zoo this mrng BS8 3HA
> Somerset 2 Scaup (drk+fem) Cheddar Resv ST447534
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Snow Bunting Orgreave Lagoons S13 9DB SK423871
> Staffordshire 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Blithfield Resv in Blithe Bay. Permit only WS15 3NJ SK055235
> Staffordshire 1st Winter Drake Smew Westport Lake ST6 4RZ SJ857501
> Suffolk Redhead Smew Minsmere RSPB on East Scrape + Short-eared Owl IP17 3BY TM473672
> Surrey Great Northern Diver Staines Resv on north basin with + Scaup & Water Pipit TW19 7UE TQ055734
> Warwickshire Drake Smew Draycote Water CV23 8AB SP462692
West Midlands
> West Midlands Juvenile Great Northern Diver Clayhanger on Ryders Mere SK034045
West Sussex
> West Sussex 5 Hawfinch Westdean Woods late a/noon
> West Sussex Spotted Redshank Pagham Harbour LNR in White's Creek PO20 9ED SZ856962
> West Sussex 2 Slavonian Grebe Selsey Bill offshore + 9 Great Northern Diver SZ850923
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Redhead Smew Fairburn Ings RSPB from Bob Dickens hide WF10 2BH SE451277

> Bedfordshire No Sign of Drake Common Scoter Stewartby Lake this mrng MK43 9AE TL006418
> Derbyshire 34 Pink-footed Goose Carr Vale NR from the mound across the motorway this a/noon + Cetti's Warbler calling from reedbed this mrng SK459701

Late News Yesterday

> Late News Yesterday Co.Durham Rough-legged Buzzard West Boldon on pylons at West Pastures near Follingsby Lane yday mrng
County Galway
> Late News Yesterday County Galway Great White Egret Angliham on Lough Corrib yday
> Late News Yesterday County Galway 3 Ring-billed Gull Nimmo's Pier yday
East Yorkshire
> Late News Yesterday East Yorkshire Adult Black Brant Kilnsea in Holderness Field with 5 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 660 Dark-bellied Brents yday HU12 0UB TA410158
> Late News Yesterday Lothian Juvenile Glaucous Gull Dunbar Harbour yday + Black Redstart on East Beach
> Late News Yesterday Oxfordshire 1st Winter Caspian Gull Port Meadow yday mrng OX2 7AH SP494086

> Late News Yesterday Argyll 30 Snow Bunting Bute on Clyde Is at Ettrick Bay yday
> Late News Yesterday Berkshire 2 Smew (drk + redhead) Moor Green Lakes NR on Grove La ke yday SU798623
> Late News Yesterday Cornwall Black Redstart Lamorna Cove yday SW440230
> Late News Yesterday Cornwall Black Redstart Penzance near the railway station yday TR18 4EF SW476298
> Late News Yesterday Cornwall Black Redstart Lizard Point yday TR12 7NU SW695115
> Late News Yesterday Cornwall Spotted Redshank Tresillian yday
> Late News Yesterday Essex 4 Smew Old Hall Marshes RSPB + Ringtail Hen Harrier yday CM9 8TZ TL972124
> Late News Yesterday Suffolk 2 Slavonian Grebe Stour Estuary off Stutton Ness yday
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