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Monday 15th Dec 2014

Rare
Ayrshire
> Ayrshire 1st Winter Drake Lesser Scaup late a/noon 2mls NNW/of Drongan at Trabboch Loch KA5 5HT NS436218
County Galway
> County Galway Adult Forster's Tern Galway at Mutton Island causeway
Devon
> Devon 3 Penduline Tit till 11:15 near Topsham then flew twds Bowling Green Marsh RSPB + AD Black Brant N/of hide 11:25 & Siberian Chiffchaff SX973885
> Devon 2 Penduline Tit SE/of Topsham at Bowling Green Marsh RSPB from hide 10:10 EX3 0BG SX971876
Scilly
> Scilly 1st Winter Male Eastern Black Redstart St.Mary's btw Porth Mellon & Porthloo at Shark's Pit 13:00
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Blyth's Pipit 1/2ml NE/of M1 j.39 by Pugneys CP in fligh t over flooded fields NW/of Thomas Maddisson Lane 10:50. Park at Pugneys CP & walk W/along Peel Avenue for 1/3ml WF2 7BN SE316177
Western Isles
> Western Isles Juvenile Ivory Gull Benbecula at Loch Fada

Scarce
Argyll
> Argyll Lapland Bunting Tiree at Gott tip
Cambridgeshire
> Cambridgeshire Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 3mls SE/of Yaxley at Holme Fen NNR N/of Tower Farm in sheep field this a/noon PE7 3PT TL228903
Carmarthen
> Carmarthen Great White Egret 1.5mls WSW/of Llandeilo just N/of River Tywi at Dinefwr Pools SN606221
Cheshire
> Cheshire Juvenile Glaucous Gull Moore NR on Pumphouse Pool early a/noon WA4 6XE SJ580854
> Cheshire Caspian Gull Sandbach Flashes on Pump house Flash 14:35 CW11 3QY SJ724595
Cleveland
> Cleveland Rough-legged Buzzard 4mls SE/of Guisborough 1.5mls W/of Commondale E/of Sleddale viewable from chevrons this a/noon NZ637098
Clyde
> Clyde Drake Green-winged Teal NE/of Kilsyth at Banton Loch + Drake Wood Duck
Cornwall
> Cornwall Siberian Chiffchaff SE/of Sennen at sewage works SW363253
> Cornwall 2 Female American Wigeon SW/of Newquay on Gannel Estuary SW809608
County Antrim
> County Antrim Juvenile Iceland Gull Larne Lough at Ballylumford
County Cork
> County Cork Common Crane btw Ballydehob & Skibbereen flew E/this mrng
County Galway
> County Galway Juvenile Glaucous Gull Rossaveal + 2w Iceland Gull
> County Galway Great White Egret Lough Corrib at Muckrush
County Mayo
> County Mayo Drake Ring-necked Duck Carrowmore Lake
County Waterford
> County Waterford Glossy Ibis Tramore Backstrand flew twds Clohernagh inlet
Devon
> Devon Yellow-browed Warbler Broadsands this mrng TQ4 6HL SX896572
Dorset
> Dorset 4 Spoonbill Poole Harbour at Middlebere BH20 5BN SY968865
> Dorset 12 Spoonbill Brownsea Island NT + 5 Spotted Redshank SZ031876
> Dorset 19 Spoonbill Poole Harbour at Shipstal Point + Long-tailed Duck & 2 Black-necked Grebe
> Dorset Richard's Pipit 1ml SW/of Osmington 450yds E/of Bowleaze Cove near Redcliff Point in field E/of dead end road SY710819
> Dorset Barred Warbler Portland Bi ll in obs garden this mrng + Bonxie past DT5 2JT SY677684
Dumfries & Galloway
> Dumfries & Galloway Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 3mls SW/of Wanlockhead at Mennock Pass at White Dod viewable from end of Middle Moor track showing well NS855110
> Dumfries & Galloway Drake Green-winged Teal Caerlaverock WWT from Farmhouse Tower this a/noon DG1 4RS NY051656
East Sussex
> East Sussex Adult Caspian Gull Eastbourne at West Rise + 3 Water Pipit
> East Sussex Richard's Pipit Pevensey Levels on Horse Eye Level
Essex
> Essex Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Wallasea Island SS4 2HD TQ943945
Glamorgan
> Glamorgan Great Grey Shrike ESE/of Neath at Afan Forest Park in clearfell SS827941
Hampshire
> Hampshire Juvenil e Spoonbill just N/of Pennington Marshes on Oxey Lagoon + Slavonian Grebe SO41 8AJ SZ318927
> Hampshire Great White Egret Blashford Lakes HWT on Ivy Lake BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hampshire Great Grey Shrike Ocknell Plain at Winding Stonard 14:15 SU238110
Hertfordshire
> Hertfordshire 1st Winter Caspian Gull Amwell NR in Great Hardmead Lake roost SG12 8LT TL376127
Highland
> Highland Juvenile Glaucous Gull Ardmair Point
Kent
> Kent Great Grey Shrike just E/of Chilham by Branch Road near bridge 09:30 showing well
Lancashire
> Lancashire Shorelark 14:10 Fleetwood at Rossall Point at picnic area FY7 8AF SD311476
> Lancashire Great Grey Shrike 1ml NE/of St.Anne's on Lytham Moss W/of B5261 by industrial estate near entrance track to Easte rleigh Animal Sanctuary
Lincolnshire
> Lincolnshire 2 Shorelark Cleethorpes Coast LNR on beach off Buff Beck c/pk + 17 Twite
> Lincolnshire Rough-legged Buzzard 12:35 3mls SSE/of Heckington E/of Helpringham by Little Hale Drove TF166408
> Lincolnshire 3 Tundra Bean Goose btw Rimac & Theddlethorpe + 700 Pink-footed Goose
> Lincolnshire 3 Tundra Bean Goose Rimac flew in off sea TF465923
Merseyside
> Merseyside Great White Egret NE/of Marshside RSPB on Crossens Outer Marsh 15:30
Norfolk
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Hickling Broad at Stubb Mill in roost NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 29 Taiga Bean Goose 15:00 Cantley Marshes RSPB near railway off Burnt House Road + 4 Eurasi an White-fronted Goose TG378039
> Norfolk No Sign of Richard's Pipit Breydon Water at South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes by railway bridge
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose SE/of Weybourne E/of Station Road with Pinkfeet TG114424
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes viewable from A149 this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire Tundra Bean Goose Scarborough at Seamer tip just S/of large pool with Greylags & Canada Geese
> North Yorkshire Lapland Bunting Burniston at Long Nab in stubble field + Snow Bunting YO13 0HX TA030940
Northamptonshire
> Northamptonshire Great White Egret Pitsford Resv + 3 Redhead Smew in Holcot Bay NN6 9TF SP782700
Shetland
> Shetland 13 Tun dra Bean Goose Fair Isle ZE2 9JU HZ204705
Somerset
> Somerset Lapland Bunting Brean by Axe Estuary near gate at end of 1st field past Brean Down Farm this a/noon + 4 Twite, Snow Bunting & 2 Water Pipit
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Great Grey Shrike Thorne Moors NNR late a/noon DN8 5SF SE723136
> South Yorkshire Rough-legged Buzzard Bradfield Moors still flew SW/twds Thornseat Delf 16:00 SK229923
> South Yorkshire Rough-legged Buzzard SW/of Stocksbridge W/of Broomhead Resv on Broomhead Moor over Duke's Road 15:45
Staffordshire
> Staffordshire Adult Caspian Gull Branston GPs DE13 8EG SK206198
> Staffordshire 3rd Winter Caspian Gull Belvide Resv in roost ST19 9LX SJ870099
> Staffordshire 2 Caspian Gull (2w+1w) Chasewater in roost + 2 AD Med Gull WS8 7NL SK037070
Suffolk
> Suffolk 3 Shorelark Benacre Broad NR34 7LN TM530827
> Suffolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose SW/over Boyton Marshes RSPB + 2 AD Trumpeter Swan, 2 Short-eared Owl & Ringtail Hen Harrier IP12 3LR TM387475
> Suffolk Juvenile Drake Surf Scoter Stour Estuary off Stutton Ness this a/noon
> Suffolk 2 Adult Trumpeter Swan Boyton Marsh. Park at Banters Barn RSPB, walk to river wall & take righthand path for 1.5mls to view marsh
Warwickshire
> Warwickshire Sub Adult Caspian Gull Draycote Water in roost CV23 8AB SP462692
West Sussex
> West Sussex Adult Black Brant Climping in field W/of c/pk late a/noon + Tundra Bean Goose & JUV White-fronted Goose BN17 5RN TQ005007
> West Sussex Tundra Bean Goose Climping in field W/of c/pk with Brents BN17 5RN TQ005007
> West Sussex 3 Spoonbill Church Norton on Tern Island PO20 9DT SZ871956
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Juvenile Iceland Gull Wintersett Resv in roost + AD Caspian Gull WF4 2DS SE382148
> West Yorkshire No Sign of Richard's Pipit Mount Tabor
> West Yorkshire 3+ Adult Caspian Gull Fairburn Ings RSPB in roost WF10 2BH SE451277
Western Isles
> Western Isles Juvenile Glaucous Gull Benbecula flew N/over Stinky Bay this mrng

Local
Ayrshire
> Ayrshire Sooty Shearwater N/past Saltcoats harbour 09:00 + Sandwich Tern
Cambridgeshire
> Cambridgeshire 3 Short-eared Owl Burwell Fen at Lord's Ditch 15:30 CB25 0BN TL570680
Cheshire
> C heshire Redhead Smew Newchurch Common on large pit 12:00
Clwyd
> Clwyd 5 Spotted Redshank Connahs Quay NR SJ270718
> Clwyd 1st Winter Long-tailed Duck Hope on lake viewable from Fagl Lane
Clyde
> Clyde 30 Twite Paisley at Arkleston Farm
> Clyde Slavonian Grebe Lochwinnoch RSPB on Barr Loch PA12 4JF NS358580
> Clyde Slavonian Grebe Dumbarton on River Leven at Dumbarton Rock
Conwy
> Conwy Firecrest Little Orme on lane behind houses opp Pentre Isaf house near kissing gate 12:20
Cornwall
> Cornwall Firecrest Heamoor this mrng
> Cornwall Probable Black-throated Diver Hayle Estuary at Carnsew Basin 15:20 + Great Northern Diver TR27 4HG SW554373
> Cornwall Black Guillemot Padstow Harbour
Cumbria
> Cumbria Male Black Redstart Carlisle Airport at Vulcan Bomber CA6 4NW
Devon
> Devon 2 Long-tailed Duck Dawlish Warren NNR + Slavonian Grebe & Great Northern Diver EX6 8RU SX979782
> Devon Black Redstart South Hallsands
Dorset
> Dorset 2 Firecrest SW/of Dorchester at Martinstown in hedge by Bats Lane 14:10
> Dorset Firecrest Hengistbury Head BH6 4EW SZ178904
> Dorset Black-necked Grebe The Fleet at Rodden Hive
> Dorset Short-eared Owl Arne RSPB early evng BH20 5BJ SY972878
> Dorset Great Northern Diver from Sandbanks ferry 10:00 + Female Merlin at Brownsea Island lagoon 12:00
> Dorset No Sign of Cirl Bunting Cogden Beach
> Dorset 3 Great Northern Diver Weymouth Bay
> Dorset Black-throated Diver Poole Harbour off Shell Beach + Great Northern Diver & 24 Black-necked Grebe off Middle Beach
> Dorset Black Guillemot Portland Harbour off Portland Castle SY674773
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire Black-throated Diver S/past Flamborough Head this mrng YO15 1AR TA254706
> East Yorkshire Black-throated Diver past Spurn YWT + Pale-bellied Brent Goose HU12 0UH TA418150
Glamorgan
> Glamorgan 6 Black Redstart Penarth marina CF64 1TQ
> Glamorgan 2 Great Northern Diver Llwyn-on Resv 09:30 CF48 2HU SO004130
Gloucestershire
> Gloucestershire Black Redstart Sharpness at end of Dock Road this mrng
> Gloucestershire 3 Little Stint Slimbridge WWT from Hodlen Tower GL2 7BT SO740035
Hampshire
> Hampshire 1st Winter Drake Long-tailed Duck Blashford Lakes HWT on Ibsley Water BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hampshire Black Redstart Gosport at Priddys Hard at Launceston Close on garden fence 13:05 briefly
Hertfordshire
> Hertfordshire Bittern Rye Meads RSPB from Ashby Hide EN11 0QH TL385105
Highland
> Highland 2 Snow Bunting Ardmair on grass at point 10:20
Isle of Wight
> Isle of Wight Slavonian Grebe Seaview
Kent
> Kent 2 Water Pipit Stodmarsh NNR 500yds past Marsh Hide on left before bridge + Male Hen Harrier TR227619
> Kent 2 Black Redstart Ramsgate at West Cliff by port
> Kent 6 Snow Bunting Swalecliffe CT5 2NX TR134675
Lancashire
> Lancashire 20 Twite Knott End-on-Sea FY6 0EA SD345486
> Lancashire Snow Bunting Fleetwood at Rossall Point on beach near groyne 59 FY7 8AF SD311476
> Lancashire 2 Scaup Fairhaven Lake 09:30 FY8 1BD SD341274
London
> London 2 Firecrest Leyton Flats / Snaresbrook
> London Firecrest Mile End at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Sanctuary Wood
> London Drake Scaup Walthamstow Resv on no.4 resv 12:35 N17 9NH TQ349893
> London Bittern London Wetland Centre WWT SW13 9WT TQ226768
Lothian
> Lothian Black Redstart Dunbar just E/of harbour on East Beach this mrng EH42 1GT NT683787
> Lothian 2 Waxwing Edinburgh at W/end of Princess Street
Norfolk
> Norfolk 12 Bewick's Swan Sea Palling + 17 Whooper Swan NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmar sh + 4 Twite on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Female Long-tailed Duck Holkham Gap + 3 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks 13:30 IP26 5HW TL822943
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire 2 Great Northern Diver past Filey Brigg this mrng YO14 9LF TA126816
Northamptonshire
> Northamptonshire 1st Winter Drake Scaup Hollowell Resv off dam NN6 8RZ SP689724
> Northamptonshire Great Northern Diver Pitsford Resv early a/noon NN6 9TF SP782700
Northumberland
> Northumberland Ringtail Hen Harrier Widdrington Moor Lake 14:40
> Northumberland Black-necked Grebe St.Mary's Island in South Bay 11:55 NE26 4RS NZ350751
Pembrokeshire
> Pembrokeshire Water Pipit Newgale at campsite SM848224
Scilly
> Scilly Black-necked Grebe Tresco in Appletree Bay
> Scilly Long-eared Owl Bryher at Vine Farm in hedgerow 12:30 showing well
> Scilly Long-tailed Duck Tresco off New Grimsby
Somerset
> Somerset Black Redstart Keynsham on civic centre roof 11:45
> Somerset Snow Bunting Brean Down on shingle bank + Male Black Redstart at Brean Down Cove
> Somerset 6 Twite Huntspill on seawall but mobile
> Somerset Drake Long-tailed Duck Cheddar Resv + Great Northern Diver & Scaup ST447534
> Somerset Great Northern Diver Durleigh Resv TA5 2AP ST273365
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Bittern Potteric Carr YWT at Piper Marsh DN4 8DB SE599003
Staffordshire
> Staffordshire Juveni le Great Northern Diver Chasewater off Target Point WS8 7NL SK037070
Suffolk
> Suffolk 10 Snow Bunting btw Benacre & Covehithe on cliffs
> Suffolk Adult Great Northern Diver Benacre Broad NR34 7LN TM530827
Surrey
> Surrey Snow Bunting Staines Resv on E/bank of south basin by sharp bend this mrng TW19 7UE TQ055734
West Sussex
> West Sussex 8 Slavonian Grebe off Church Norton + Whimbrel PO20 9DT SZ871956
> West Sussex 4 Whooper Swan Barnham at end of Church Lane 10:40
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Great Northern Diver Mixenden Resv 12:40
Worcestershire
> Worcestershire Snow Bunting Malvern Hills at Worcestershire Beacon at summit this a/noon WR14 4DG SO768452

Common
Ayrshire
> Ayrshire Lesser Whitethroat Troon at Muirhead on Old Loans Road
London
> London Reed Warbler just SW/of Leyton just NW/of A106 Ruckholt Road SE/of Orient Way roundabout in scrub by stream + Whitethroat TQ376861

Ungraded
Kent
> Kent Juvenile White Ibis just N/of Sevenoaks at Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve N/of East Lake in easternmost field 11:00

Late News Yesterday

Scarce
Essex
> Late News Yesterday Essex 5 Adult Black Brant Dengie at Deal Hall
Lancashire
> Late News Yesterday Lancashire Juvenile Glaucous Gull Fleetwood
> Late News Yester day Lancashire Adult Snow Goose (white morph) Glasson on River Lune SD446562

Local
Somerset
> Late News Yesterday Somerset Black-necked Grebe Blagdon Lake off Wood Bay Point BS40 7UN ST504598
Suffolk
> Late News Yesterday Suffolk 2 Redhead Smew Benacre Broad NR34 7LN TM530827
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