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> Cambridgeshire Adult Dotterel Ouse Fen RSPB beyond Sophie's Pool until 08:30 when flew off and no further sign by 10:30. Remain in vehicle. TL386727< td>> Co.Durham Barred Warbler Whitburn Coastal Park trapped/ringed, released at big mound SR6 7DS NZ413633

Sunday 28th Sept 2014

County Cork
> County Cork Red-eyed Vireo 11:20 Firkeel
> County Cork No Sign of Ovenbird Mizen Head by 10:00
County Louth
> County Louth Forster's Tern Clogher Head on Cruisetown this mrng
East Yorkshire
> ***INFO***Spurn - scope and tripod left in Canal Scrape Hide today. Call Steve on 07946 523859 with name of brand etc
> ***INFO***SPURN - PLS park carefully in Well Field, reports of cars left on blind bends and drivers again ignoring speed limits.
> East Yorkshire Juvenile Masked Shrike 11:00 Kilnsea in hedge along Beacon Lane. IMPORTANT: Pls park only in Well Field NOT in Crown+Anchor pub c/pk HU12 0UB
> Glamorgan Drake Lesser Scaup Cardiff Bay Wetlands NR this a/noon CF11 0AS ST188741
> Hampshire Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs Titchfield Haven NNR on North Scrape from Pumfrett Hide + Little Stint on South Scrape
> London Unconfirmed Report of Lesser Grey Shrike RAF Northolt on western perimeter fence 400yards from A40 early evng
> Shetland Swainson's Thrush early evng Unst at Norwick in garden at top of hill ZE2 9EF
> Shetland Male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Unst at Baltasound late mrng still near the shore + Yellow-browed Warbler on island ZE2 9DS HP620090
> Shetland Swainson's Thrush 14:03 Unst at Norwick showing on and off
> Shetland Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Mainland at Veensgarth 09:20 by water works + Common Rosefinch

> Aberdeenshire Red-backed Shrike St.Cyrus NNR along clifftop path today
> Argyll Melodious Warbler Tiree at The Glebe
> Argyll American Golden Plover Tiree at Loch a'Phuill + 15 Mealy Redpoll at Balephuil & Snow Bunting at Carnan Mor
> Bedfordshire Barred Warbler midday Blow's Downs on slope at end of Half -moon Lane TL030215
> Berkshire Great White Egret Lower Farm GPs RG19 3TJ SU500671
> Borders Pomarine Skua N/past St.Abbs Head NNR this mrng
> Cambridgeshire Possible Ringtail Montagu's or Pallid Harrier Ouse Washes RSPB late mrng but distant
> Ceredigion Great White Egret at E/end of Ynys-hir RSPB on saltmarsh early a/noon
> Cheshire Cattle Egret Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB from the vis centre + 2 Little Stint from Inner Marsh farm
> Cleveland Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Saltholme RSPB on Saltholme West mid a/noon
> Cleveland Great White Egret Greatham Creek on Saline Lagoon TS25 2HE NZ507251
> Cleveland Great White Egret 13:30 at S/end of Cowpen Marsh on Holme Fleet near pipes TS25 2HE
> Clwyd Spoonbill Point of Ayr on marsh CH8 9RP SJ124848
> Conwy Juv/1st Winter Grey Phalarope Morfa Madryn NR on edge of saltmarsh this a/noon LL33 0HX SH664740
> Conwy Drake Surf Scoter Llanddulas off Station Rd + 2 Velvet Scoter amongst Common Scoters
> Cornwall Short-toed Lark Cubert in stubble field by footpath 300yds SE/of church this a/noon at c) SW788575
> Cornwall Glossy Ibis Marazion Marsh RSPB early a/noon TR17 0AA
> Cornwall Glossy Ibis Marazion Marsh RSPB TR17 0AA
> Cornwall Spotted Crake mid mrng Marazion Marsh RSPB on scrape from the standing stone TR17 0AA
County Cork
> County Cork Yellow-browed Warbler Mizen Head near vis centre
County Galway
> County Galway Yellow-browed Warbler Menlough
> County Galway Pectoral Sandpiper Lough Corrib at Muchrush
County Kerry
> County Kerry Adult Spoonbill Cromane Point
County Mayo
> County Mayo Red-backed Shrike Blacksod in garden at Tarmon
County Wexford
> County Wexford 2 Pectoral Sandpiper (ad+juv) Tacumshin today
> County Wexford Barred Warbler Churchtown but elusive
> County Wexford Wryneck 11:25 showed well near Carne Pier
> County Wexford American Golden Plover SE/corner of Tacumshin + 3 Little Stint
> County Wexford American Golden Plover Tacumshin 09:50 flushed from Sand Bank sluice + Pectoral Sandpiper
> Devon Lapland Bunting 08:55 NE/over Prawle Point TQ7 2BX SX774355
> Dorset Barred Warbler Portland Bill + Redstart DT5 2JT SY677684
> Dorset Dotterel late mrng NE/over Portland at Culverwell DT5 2DS SY684692
> Dorset Spoonbill Brownsea Island NT on lagoon late mrng + 14 Spotted Redshank SZ031876
> Dorset 2 Great White Egret Studland Heath NNR on Little Sea late mrng SZ026844
> Dorset Great White Egret Studland Heath NNR at Little Sea SZ026844
> Dorset Wryneck Portland Bill in Hut Fields first thing then seen flying twds Privet Hedge. DT5 2JT SY677684
East Sussex
> East Sussex Barred Warbler midday Seaford Head showing well midway along Hope Gap late mrng
> East Sussex Barred Warbler Seaford Head mid-way down Hope Gap BN25 4JH TV499979
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire 4 Pomarine Skua Flamborough Head today + 888 Little Gull, 2 Velvet Scoter & Blue Fulmar YO15 1AR TA254706
> East Yorkshire Common Rosefinch 14:10 Spurn YWT at the Obs HU12 0UH TA418150
> East Yorkshire Common Rosefinch 10:40 Kilnsea on wires by Beacon Lane at Appletree Cottage HU12 0UB
> East Yorkshire 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Bempton Cliffs RSPB in hedge along nature trail YO15 1JF TA197738
> East Yorkshire Pomarine Skua past Flamborough Head early mrng + 1w Caspian Gull YO15 1AR TA254706
> East Yorkshire Common Rosefinch (ringed) Easington 08:20 at entrance to Sandy Beaches Holiday Park HU12 0TE TA401192
> Essex Great White Egret Hanningfield Resv EWT this a/noon CM11 1WT
> Essex Great White Egret Abberton Resv from Layer de la Haye Causeway CO2 0EU
> Gloucestershire Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper New Passage early evng but distant
> Gloucestershire Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper 14:30 New Passage on the shore BS35 4NG
> Gloucestershire Pectoral Sandpiper 10:35 New Passage BS35 4NG ST543863
Greater Manchester
> Greater Manchester Great Grey Shrike Holcombe Moor btw Burnt Head & Musden Heath Moor
> Gwynedd Hoopoe mid mrng Bardsey Island at Nant + Barred Warbler near the Obs, Richard's Pipit S/ & Sabine's Gull past SH122218
> Hampshire Red-backed Shrike Hayling Island at Sandy Point from the beach
> Highland Lapland Bunting Strathdearn this mrng
> Kent 2 Great White Egret Dungeness RSPB on Denge Marsh
> Lancashire Great White Egret near Blackburn at Earnsdale Resv this evng SD6622
> Lancashire Great White Egret Warton Bank mid a/noon
> Lancashire 2 Great White Egret Leighton Moss RSPB from Eric Morecambe Hide + 3 JUV Little Stint; JUV Curlew Sandpiper on Allen Pool LA5 0SW SD478750
> Leicestershire Eclipse Drake Ring-necked Duck Rutland Water at Burley Fishponds then flew twds North Arm late mrng LE15 8BT SK879072
> Lincolnshire Lapland Bunting Donna Nook NNR + Little Stint
> Lincolnshire Glossy Ibis Frampton Marsh RSPB + Garganey
> Lothian 2 Lapland Bunting John Muir CP on saltmarsh N/of toilet block this mrng
> Lothian Adult Ross's Goose Aberlady Bay i n stubble E/of Gosford Farm Shop with Pinkfeet this evng EH32 0SB
> Lothian Lapland Bunting by new c/pk E/of Torness Power Station EH42 1QU
> Moray Juvenile Sabine's Gull Lossiemouth on the Lossie Estuary this a/noon
> Moray Sabine's Gull Nairn off west beach mid mrng flying twds harbour
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen late a/noon + 3 Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Waxham in dunes S/of track
> Norfolk Great White Egret Lynn Point
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on Hotel de Paris + 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe + 2 Whinchat
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire Pectoral Sandpiper Nosterfield NR this mrng but not so far this a/noon
> North Yorkshire Great White Egret Harrogate S/over Chapel Hill mid mrng
> Northamptonshire Great White Egret Summer Leys NR on the scrape SP885634
> Nottinghamshire Pectoral Sandpiper Newington Flash 17:00 showing well on Hagg Lane Flash + Ruff & 9 Little Egret
> Nottinghamshire Pectoral Sandpiper mid mrng Newington Flash on Hagg Lane Flash DN10 6DJ
> Orkney Red-backed Shrike Sanday at Lamaness Firth + Barred Warbler, Lapland Bunting, Wood Warbler & Tree Pipit
> Orkney 1st Winter Red-breasted Flycatcher Hoy at Rackwick in garden of house opp hostel HY233036
> Orkney Yellow-browed Warbler Hoy at Melsetter in cover btw entrance & sea this a/noon
> Powys Great White Egret Llangorse Lake at Llangasty Point
> Scilly 3 Yellow-browed Warbler St.Mary's on The Garrison + Lapland Bunting by Woolpack & Pied Flycatcher on Dead Pine Walk
> Scilly Yellow-browed Warbler St.Mary's at Jac-a-Ba + Red-breasted Flycatcher
> Scilly Yellow-browed Warbler St.Mary's along Watermill Lane
> Scilly Lapland Bunting St.Mary's 08:45 flying over Star Castle Hotel twds the campsite
> Scilly Yellow-browed Warbler early mrng St.Mary's on The Garrison opp football pitch in tower garden late a/noon
> Shetland Little Bunting Out Skerries + Bluethroat & JUV Arctic Tern ZE2 9AS HU678711
> Shetland Greenish Warbler Mainland W/of Lower Voe early evng in garden with trampoline
> Shetland Yellow-browed Warbler Unst at Northdale late a/noon + Common Rosefinch ZE2 9TP
> Shetland 2 Common Rosefinch Unst at Valyie in a garden
> Shetland Male Bluethroat Unst at Baltasound at Clingera + Yellow-browed Warbler ZE2 9DS HP620090
> Shetland Yellow-browed Warbler Mainland at Gott + 2 Mealy Redpoll
> Shetland Barred Warbler Mainland at Levenwick in gardens behind shop early mrng
> Shetland Barred Warbler Mainland at Sandness + Yellow-browed Warbler
> Shetland 2 Yellow-browed Warbler this mrng Yell - 1 Otterswick, 1 Loch of Littlester
> Shetland Red-breasted Flycatcher East Burra at New Grunasound + Yellow-browed Warbler
> Shetland Yellow-browed Warbler mid mrng Mainland at Cunningsburgh around housing estate at top of St.Clair Rd + Red-breasted Flycatcher
> Shetland Temminck's Stint Unst at Haroldswick ZE2 9EE HP636123
> Shetland Yellow-browed Warbler Mainland at Helendale ZE1 0GE HU460407
> Shetland Yellow-browed Warbler Unst at Northdale this mrng + Common Rosefinch ZE2 9TP HP639137
> Somerset Great White Egret Meare Heath NR BA6 9TJ ST441404
> Somerset 4 Great White Egret Steart WWT early a/noon
> Suffolk Great White Egret Minsmere RSPB on Island Mere late a/noon
> Suffolk Red-backed Shrike mid a/noon Ness Point at N/end of c/pk. From seawall. + Sooty Shearwater N/
> Suffolk Long-tailed Skua 10:15 S/past Southwold + Pomarine Skua 10:45
> Suffolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Minsmere RSPB on East Scrape IP17 3BY
> Suffolk Great White Egret Minsmere RSPB on Island Mere IP17 3BY
> Suffolk Yellow-browed Warbler Bawdsey in area with no ge neral access
Western Isles
> Western Isles Yellow-browed Warbler Barra at Creachen
> Western Isles 3 Barred Warbler Barra - 1 Castlebay at Gleann, 2 at North Bay
> Western Isles Lapland Bunting South Uist at Kilaulay on the machair
> Western Isles Lapland Bunting South Uist at Boisdale + 1 Curlew Sandpiper at Kilpheder
> Western Isles Melodious Warbler Barra at Castlebay at Gleann + Pied Flycatcher HS9 5XD NL665985
> Wiltshire Great White Egret Langford Lakes SP3 4PA SU037370

> Bedfordshire Garganey Marston Vale Millennium CP on Wetland 3 MK43 0PR TL004417
> Cambridgeshire Wood Sandpiper Burwell Fen early evng + 2 Garganey TL552685
> Cambridgeshire 2 Little Stint Grafham Water from the dam this a/noon + Whinchat
> Cambridgeshire Juvenile Wood Sandpiper Burwell Fen CB25 0BN TL570680
> Cambridgeshire 2 Juvenile Little Stint Grafham Water on dam + 4 Yellow-legged Gull
> Carmarthen 2 Curlew Sandpiper National Wetlands Centre WWT + 4 Spotted Redshank SA14 9SH SS531983
> Cleveland 2 Little Stint Dorman's Pool this a/noon NZ513232
> Co.Durham 8 Sooty Shearwater past Whitburn Coastal Park 06:30-10:25 + 99 Little Gull, 2 Velvet Scoter & 3+ White-beaked Dolphins SR6 7DS NZ413633
> Conwy Garganey Conwy RSPB + Scaup LL31 9XZ SH797773
> Cornwall Hooded Crow St.L evan at Roskestal Farm
> Cornwall Garganey Marazion on Longrock Pool this a/noon
> Cornwall Curlew Sandpiper Hayle Estuary on Ryan's Field + Little Stint
County Sligo
> County Sligo Little Stint Ballysadare Bay + 3 Curlew Sandpiper
> Cumbria 2 Curlew Sandpiper Rockcliffe Marsh briefly
> Derbyshire Juvenile Black-necked Grebe SE/corner of Carsington Water this a/noon
> Devon Little Stint South Huish Marsh TQ7 3JR SX678418
> Devon 3 Curlew Sandpiper Bowling Green Marsh RSPB from the hide + 3 Spotted Redshank EX3 0BG SX971876
> Dorset 8 Balearic Shearwater past Portland Bill by mid mrng DT5 2JT SY677684
> Dorset Hooded Crow Portland at G rove pig farm
> Dorset Black Guillemot Portland Harbour off Portland Caste SY674773
Dumfries & Galloway
> Dumfries & Galloway 2 Curlew Sandpiper Browhouses DG12 6TG NY281650
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire 5 Sooty Shearwater on Sea off Bridlington from RSPB Skua Cruise + 70 Little Gull & Blue Fulmar
> East Yorkshire 30 Little Gull Buckton + Whinchat YO15 1HU TA183726
> East Yorkshire 10 Little Gull 17:00 off Hornsea Mere HU18 1AX TA198472
> East Yorkshire Firecrest Easington Gas Terminal in north copse HU12 0TG
> East Yorkshire Jack Snipe Spurn YWT on Canal Scrape HU12 0UH
> East Yorkshire 5 Little Gull Hornsea Mere HU18 1AX TA198472
> East Yorkshire Little Stint Swine Moor HU17 0LW TA050407
> East Yorkshire Velvet Scoter 07:10 past Spurn Seawatch ing Hut TA418150
> Essex 3 Whinchat Holland Haven CP from hide CO15 5TZ TM218175
> Fife Black-throated Diver past Carlingnose Point
> Forth Little Stint Skinflats Lagoons early mrng + Whimbrel FK2 8PS NS924837
> Glamorgan Curlew Sandpiper Crymlyn Burrows on beach SA1 8QR
> Gloucestershire 2 Curlew Sandpiper New Passage + Little Stint & Whinchat on Pilning Wetland
> Gloucestershire Curlew Sandpiper Slimbridge WWT from Zeiss Hide + 2 Spotted Redshank GL2 7BT SO740035
Greater Manchester
> Greater Manchester Garganey Pennington Flash CP from Ramsdale's Hide
> Greater Manchester Garganey Pennington Flash CP at Ramsdale's Flash
> Gwent Spotted Redshank Newport Wetlands
> Gwent Little Stint Newport Wetlands on Goldcliff Pools NR from new platform NP18 2AX ST369829
> Gwynedd 2 Balearic Shearwater past Bardsey Island today + Firecrest SH122218
> Hampshire 6 Curlew Sandpiper Farlington Marshes HWT on main lagoon mid a/noon + 3 JUV Little Stint
> Hampshire 3 Ring Ouzel Black Gutter Bottom at Leadenhall SP6 2QY SU204161
> Herefordshire Garganey Stretton Sugwas Pits on Brockhall GP
> Hertfordshire Garganey King's Meads on west pool SG13 7EN
> Kent Short-eared Owl Shuart + 3 Whinchat CT7 0NB TR269679
> Kent 3 Whinchat Grove Ferry NNR
> Kent 5 Firecrest Isle of Sheppey at Leysdown-on-Sea late mrng + Woodlark over ME12 4QJ TR035705
> Lancashire Black Redstart Winter Hill + Whinchat & Ring Ouzel
> Lancashire 3 Spotted Redshank Glasson SD446562
> Leicestershire Red-necked Grebe Rutland Water off the dam LE15 8BT SK879072
> London Nightjar Middlesex Filter Beds NR left roost on branch at 19:14 E10 7QB
> London Nightjar Middlesex Filter Beds NR showing well late a/noon E10 7QB
> London Nightjar 14:40 Middlesex Filter Beds NR showing well in elder bush c)25yrds on left along footpath off Pond walk near black bench E10 7QB
> Lothian 8 Velvet Scote r near Joppa at c)NT331782
> Merseyside Jack Snipe Seaforth LWT from hide. Permit only.
> Moray 2 Velvet Scoter past Lossiemouth + Great Northern Diver
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme next the Sea + 3 Whinchat, Tree Pipit & Spotted Redshank
> Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB + Turtle Dove
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Male Firecrest 08:40 Holme NOA trapped/ringed TF717450
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire Balearic Shearwater past Hunmanby G ap TA129774
> North Yorkshire 63 Little Gull N/past Old Nab, Staithes 13:50-15:30
> Northamptonshire Garganey Summer Leys NR this a/noon SP885634
> Northumberland Curlew Sandpiper Cresswell Pond NWT NE61 5EH NZ283945
> Nottinghamshire Garganey Attenborough NR on Clifton Pond NG9 6DY SK516340
> Oxfordshire Red-necked Grebe Farmoor Resv in E/corner of F2 OX2 9NT SP451061
> Scilly 2 Curlew Sandpiper Tresco on Great Pool
> Scilly 2 Firecrest St.Mary's near Longstone this evng
> Scilly Pied Flycatcher St.Mary's in sallows at Longstone
> Somerset Little Stint Clevedon 14:00 on pools on sea defence ST377678
> Somerset 4 Ring Ouzel Ember Combe
> Somerset 10 Little Stint Berrow on the beach + Curlew Sandpiper
> Somerset Little Stint Clevedon + Spotted Redshank ST402719
> Somerset Osprey 12:47 Sutton Bingham Resv eating fish in tree opp picnic area BA22 9QL ST556115
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Spotted Redshank Wombwell Ings RSPB S73 9NJ SE415036
> South Yorkshire 3 White Wagtail Wilsic in the potato fields with Pied Wagtails + 4 Wheatear DN11 9GD SK567958
> Staffordshire Little Stint Blithfield Resv at Beech Tree Point. Permit only
> Staffordshire 2 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Belvide Resv from Chapel Hide. Permit only. ST19 9LX
> Suffolk 2 Sooty Shearwater N /past Thorpeness + 3 Arctic Skua S/ IP16 4NY
> Suffolk Sooty Shearwater 11:40 N/past Orford Ness TM449512
> Suffolk Black Redstart Lowestoft in yard by OrbisEnergy NR32 1XH
> Suffolk 2 Firecrest Landguard NR IP11 3TW TM283314
> Suffolk Firecrest Corton in wood S/of disused railway
> Suffolk 4 Firecrest Bawdsey IP12 3AP
West Sussex
> West Sussex Little Stint Sidlesham Ferry Pool PO20 7NE
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Little Stint Swillington Ings + Spotted Redshank, Garganey & Whinchat LS26 8AL SE399287
Western Isles
> Western Isles Curlew Sandpiper South Uist at South Ford
> Wiltshire Juvenile Black Tern Cotswold Water Park Pit 74. View only from screen + Osprey Pit 305
> Wiltshire 8 Whinchat Salisbury Plain at SPTA East

> Cheshire Common Scoter Marbury CP on Budworth Mere CW9 6AT SJ652763
> Derbyshire 37 Pink-footed Goose 08:16 SW/over Tibshelf
> Lancashire 36000 Pink-footed Goose Martin Mere WWT (poss reserve record count)
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire 50+ Pink-footed Goose early evng E/over Balby DN4 0TF SE556012
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Knot Swillington Ings at dusk LS26 8AL

Late News Yesterday

> Late News Yesterday Cornwall Red-backed Shrike W indmill Farm CBWPS on heath by big pond yday a/noon TR12 7LH
> Late News Yesterday Shetland Hoopoe Bressay at Crueton yday
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