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Wednesday 19th Nov 2014

Mega
Shetland
> Shetland White's Thrush Mainland at Lerwick on North Road this mrng ZE1 0BT HU475411

Rare
Angus
> Angus 1st Winter Male Desert Wheatear Montrose showing well this a/noon at S/end of the beach near Glaxo factory mid a//noon NO724571
Dorset
> Dorset No Sign of Little Bustard West Bexington today despite searching DT2 9DG SY535865
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire Possible Ehrenberg's Redstart (samamisicus) Spurn YWT by the Riverside Hotel late a/noon HU12 0UH TA418150
Norfolk
> Norfolk No Further Sign of 2 Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB since late mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
Orkney
> Orkney Red-flanked Bluetail Westray at Hildavale then flew twds Loch of Burness this a/noon
Pembrokeshire
> Pembrokeshire No Sign of Probable Blyth's Pipit St.David's Head by the kissing gate by 11:30 SA62 6PS SM722279
Shetland
> Shetland Grey-cheeked Thrush Mainland at Rerwick
> Shetland Olive-backed Pipit Fair Isle today ZE2 9JU HZ204705
Western Isles
> Western Isles American Coot North Uist at Balranald RSPB on Loch nam Feithean + Richard's Pipit W/ around midday NF695691

Scarce
Aberdeenshire
> Aberdeenshire Immature Glaucous Gull Sands of Forvie NNR on the beach this a/noon + Male Snow Bunting NK026268
Anglesey
> Anglesey Purple Heron btw Trewan Common & Capel Gwyn this a/noon in field near caravans at c) SH334756
> Anglesey No Sign of Purple Heron btw Trewan Common & Capel Gwyn by late mrng in field near caravans at c)SH334756
Bedfordshire
> Bedfordshire Female Ferruginous Duck Brogborough Lake this a/noon + Female Scaup MK43 0SJ SP973393
Berkshire
> Berkshire Great White Egret Lower Farm GPs RG19 3TJ SU500671
Borders
> Borders Little Auk off Eyemouth
Buckinghamshire
> Buckinghamshire 3rd Winter Caspian Gull Little Marlow GPs SL7 3RX SU880876
Cambridgeshire
> Cambridgeshire Great White Egret Ouse Fen RSPB TL348729
Carmarthen
> Carmarthen Great White Egret Llangennech at the sewage works
Cheshire
> Cheshire Cattle Egret Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB from Reception Hide this a/noon + Hen Harrier CH64 5SF SJ319739
> Cheshire 2 Great White Egret 08:30 S/over Hale Marsh and over the R.Mersey
Cleveland
> Cleveland 2 Juvenile Pomarine Skua Coatham Marsh TVWT past beach 11:30 + Great Northern Diver & 3 Snow Bunting in dunes by Cleveland Golf Links TS10 5AW NZ586247
Co.Durham
> Co.Durham 3 Little Auk past Whitburn Coastal Park + Pomarine Skua SR6 7DS NZ413633
Cornwall
> Cornwall Siberian Chiffchaff S/of Newlyn Harbour in willows by tarmac track near c/pk at Sandy Cove TR18 5JZ
> Cornwall Female American Wi geon Gannel Estuary SW809608
> Cornwall Dusky Warbler Kelynack Valley along footpath just E/of caravan park today but elusive SW374300
County Leitrim
> County Leitrim Adult Female Ring-necked Duck at E/end of Glencar Lake today
Derbyshire
> Derbyshire 3 Adult Caspian Gull Foremark Resv in gull roost + 7 Yellow-legged Gull (1w, 3w, 5 ads) SK311229
Devon
> Devon 4 Pomarine Skua past Berry Head + 31 Med Gull TQ5 9AW SX945565
> Devon 3 Pomarine Skua past Berry Head 07:20 - 11:00 + Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver & 4 Little Gull TQ5 9AW SX945565
> Devon 3 Little Auk past Berry Head early mrng TQ5 9AW SX945565
Dorset
> Dorset Yellow-browed Warbler Portland in the bottom of Dell bushes on the N/side of Avalanche Rd late a/noon + Willow Warbler
> Dorset 20+ Spoonbill Arne RSPB from Shipstal Point this mrng BH20 5BJ SY972878
> Dorset Dusky Warbler Portland on the garden of the fort at Blacknor early a/noon
> Dorset Dusky Warbler Portland in brambles on the approach to Blacknor fort this mrng
Dumfries & Galloway
> Dumfries & Galloway Rough-legged Buzzard Mennock Pass mid mrng over Willowgrain Hill & Wether Hill
East Sussex
> East Sussex Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard c)0.5mile S/of Jevington mid a/noon. Park by grass at crosstracks and view west.
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire 54 Little Auk past Flamborough Head today + 2 Pomarine Skua, Grey Phalarope, Bonxie, 13 Little Gull & 3 Long-tailed Duck on sea near South Landing + Waxwing E/over Lighthouse Rd YO15 1AR TA254706
> East Yorkshire Grey Phalarope Tophill Low NR in the SW/corner of D Resv YO25 9RH TA073486
> East Yorkshire 2 Little Auk 13:53 on the sea just off Barmston from behind the caravan site YO25 8PJ TA171594
> East Yorkshire Little Auk Bridlington 13:00 flew into fairground at Victoria Terrace after Herring Gull attack YO15 3ES
> East Yorkshire 3 Bean Goose Flamborough Head briefly this mrng then flew NW/ YO15 1AR TA254706
Essex
> Essex Great White Egret Abberton Resv CO2 0EU TL976182
> Essex at least 30 Long-finned Pilot Whale off Colne Point 13:45 from EWT reserve c/pk CO16 8EX TM103123
> ***Cetacean News***Essex 5 Pilot Whales off Colne Point early mrng CO16 8EX TM103123
Gwynedd
> Gwynedd Female Surf Scoter 3 miles WSW/of Porthmadog at Black Rock Sands off Black Rock this mrng
Hampshire
> Hampshire Adult Great White Egret Blashford Lakes HWT on Mockbeggar Lake BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hampshire Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Blashford Lakes HWT on Kingfisher Lake from Avon Valley Path this a/noon tho elusive. Access via footpath off end of Hurst Rd
Highland
> Highland Juvenile Glaucous Gull Mallaig Harbour
> Highland Adult Ring-billed Gull Dingwall by Dingwall Academy this a/noon IV15 9LT
> Highland Siberian Chiffchaff Balnakeil in the craft village this a/noon
> Highland Drake American Wigeon Udale Bay RSPB this mrng from the hide by the layby at NH712651
> Highland Yellow-browed Warbler (giving typical calls) Nigg Bay at the water treatment works IV18 0QW NH745725
Kent
> Kent 3 Cattle Egret Dungeness RSPB on Denge Marsh TN29 9PN TR062197
> Kent Great Grey Shrike Chilham by the sports centre on Branch Rd CT4 8DR
> Kent Shorelark Seasalter
> Kent Serin 09:05 flew over Dungeness Bird Obs TN29 9NA TR089169
Lancashire
> Lancashire Great Grey Shrike Lytham Moss near Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary 15:00. From B5261 take Wildings Lane north, park & walk N/ FY8 4NU SD346302
> Lancashire Great Grey Shrike in gardens adj to Grindleton Fell late mrng SD747474
Leicestershire
> Leicestershire 2 Caspian Gull (3w + near-ad) Shawell on A5 lagoons early a/noon SP535797
> Leicestershire 2 Great White Egret Rutland Water in North Arm + Slavonian Grebe, Red-necked Grebe & Black-necked Grebe all Lagoon III LE15 8BT SK879072
Lincolnshire
> Lincolnshire Glossy Ibis Frampton Marsh RSP B PE20 1AY TF356392
> Lincolnshire Great Grey Shrike Rimac 09:10 in dunes 200yds S/of c/pk TF465923
> Lincolnshire Rough-legged Buzzard Frampton Marsh RSPB N/of Frampton Roads this mrng PE20 1AY TF356392
Lothian
> Lothian Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Faseny Bridge today
Merseyside
> Merseyside Probable Richard's Pipit 09:15 N/over Cabin Hill NNR L37 2HU SD284053
Moray
> Moray 1st Winter Snow Goose NE/of Keith at Montgrew with + 2500 Pink-footed Goose AB55 6LE NJ455515
> Moray Juvenile Iceland Gull Lossie Estuary
Norfolk
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB + 88 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter offsh ore W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holme NOA 13:35 showing well on fence post by R.Hun several hundred yards S/of the Obs TF717450
> Norfolk 8 Common Crane Ten Mile Bank 12:45 SE/over Modney Hall c)TL606961
> Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB showing well in rocks on the beach was taken into care around midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Titchwell RSPB E/over Tidal Pool late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach + 2 Snow Bunting & Velvet Scoter offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire 2 Pomarine Skua past Long Nab 09:15 - 11:00 + Great Northern Diver, 7 Little Gull & 3 Snow Bunting in stubble YO13 0HX TA030940
> North Yorkshire Little Auk Scarborough in South Bay + Great Northern Diver YO11 1QZ TA050891
> North Yorkshire 2 Grey Phalarope past Filey by early a/noon + 11 Little Auk, Pomarine Skua, 24 Little Gull & Great Northern Diver TA120808
Northumberland
> Northumberland No Sign of Richard's Pipit Low Newton-by-the-Sea at Newton Point by 10:30 NE66 3HJ NU241245
> Northumberland 2 Little Auk past St.Mary's Island today + Great Northern Diver & Long-tailed Duck NE26 4RS NZ350751
> Northumberland Little Auk Blyth off the harbour mouth this mrng + Long-tailed Duck S/ NE24 5TG NZ303825
> Northumberland Siberian Chiffchaff Holy Island at The Snook in bushes near c/pk TD15 2SQ NU126420
Scilly
> Scilly Dusky Warbler St.Mary's by Loop Trail at Porth Hellick late a/noon + 7 Black Redstart & Ring Ouzel
> Scilly Yellow-browed Warbler St.Mary's on Lower Moors by Hilda Quick Hide + Siberian Chiffchaff
Shetland
> Shetland 3 Tundra Bean Goose Mainland at Exnaboe ZE3 9JS HU393118
Shropshire
> Shropshire Great Grey Shrike on W/side of Black Hill near Fiddler's Elbow
Somerset
> Somerset 3 Siberian Chiffchaff Apex Leisure Park in area this mrng TA8 1LU ST311479
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Adult Caspian Gull Orgreave Lagoons in the roost late a/noon S13 9DB SK423871
Suffolk
> Suffolk Great White Egret Minsmere RSPB from Island Mere hide + 3 Bewick's Swan on the scrape & Waxwing heard by north bushes IP17 3BY TM473672
> Suffolk Dusky Warbler Landguard NR at N/end of the common mid a/noon + Black Redstart & 11 Snow Bunting IP11 3TW TM283314
> Suffolk 2 Shorelark Benacre in stubble btw the Broad & Beach Farm today + 5 Snow Bunting
> Suffolk 1st Winter Surf Scoter Stour Estuary off Stutton Ness. Use community hall c/pk then walk E/for 200yds then follow S/past Crepping Hall
> Suffolk Tundra Bean Goose Snape on Botany Marsh IP17 1TE
West Sussex
> West Sussex 2 Spoonbill Pagham Harbour LNR late mrng + Whimbrel PO20 9ED SZ856962

Local
Anglesey
> Anglesey Spotted Redshank Maltraeth
Angus
> Angus 5 Waxwing Montrose 14:30 in park at Lower Craigo St DD10 8HW NO718574
> Angus 5 Sooty Shearwater N/past Lunan Bay early a/noon + Pomarine Skua & Arctic Skua DD11 5ST NO689515
Ayrshire
> Ayrshire Little Egret Pow Burn today + AD Med Gull
Berkshire
> Berkshire Great Northern Diver Theale GPs on Main Pit this mrng RG7 4RA SU642709
Cambridgeshire
> Cambridgeshire Slavonian Grebe Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB on Moore Lake from the hide CB24 4SY TL328696
> Cambridgeshire 3 Short-eared Owl Burwell Fen btw Cock Up Bridge & old barns late a/noon
> Cambridgeshire 6 Jack Snipe Mepal on the old airfield early a/noon
Co.Durham
> Co.Durham 5 Snow Bunting South Shields in Frenchman's Bay NE33 2LA NZ373675
Conwy
> Conwy 2 Firecrest Conwy RSPB near Bridge Pond late a/noon LL31 9XZ SH797773
Cornwall
> Cornwall Bittern Marazion Marsh RSPB + Great Northern Diver on the sea TR17 0AA SW512311
> Cornwall Ring Ouzel Porthgwarra abov e the c/pk + Firecrest, 2 Black Redstart & Short-eared Owl TR19 6JW SW372218
> Cornwall Black Guillemot Padstow Harbour this a/noon
County Waterford
> County Waterford Black Redstart Brownstown Head behind the main gardens this mrng
Devon
> Devon Ruddy Shelduck Thurlestone on the marsh + Black-throated Diver past the bay early mrng TQ7 3NP SX673428
Dorset
> Dorset 2 Short-eared Owl Portland Bill DT5 2JT SY677684
> Dorset Water Pipit Christchurch Harbour near Holloway's Dock BH23 3NZ SZ183917
> Dorset Great Northern Diver Brownsea Island NT off Pottery Pier + 3 Black-necked Grebe SZ031876
> Dorset Long-tailed Duck Sandbanks off the Sandbanks Beach c/pk midday
> Dorset Black Guillemot Portland Harbour off Portland Castle SY674773
East Sussex
> East Sussex 2 Black Redstart Birling Gap TV554961
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire Slavonian Grebe Hornsea Mere off Kirkholme Point HU18 1AX TA198472
Essex
> Essex Black Redstart Gunners Park SS3 9FD TQ932841
> Essex 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Wallasea Island SS4 2HD TQ943945
> Essex Dartford Warbler Thurrock Thameside Nature Park 11:00 in brambles by log seat on southern boundary fence SS17 0RN TQ696806
Glamorgan
> Glamorgan Water Pipit Ogmore Estuary on Portobello Island CF32 0PA SS873763
> Glamorgan Snow Bunting Southerndown on the cliff by the The Barn restaurant CF32 0PY
Hampshire
> Hampshire 3 Black-necked Grebe Blashford Lakes HWT on Ibsley Water + Long-tailed Duck & 1w Little Gull BN24 3PJ SU151080
> Hampshire 3 Slavonian Grebe Pennington Marshes drifting W/off the jetty this mrng SO41 8AJ SZ318927
Herefordshire
> Herefordshire Black Redstart 14:15 on eastern section of Hereford Cathedral
Hertfordshire
> Hertfordshire 2 Scaup Wilstone Resv HP23 4NW SP904134
Highland
> Highland 2 Firecrest Gairloch 08:10 near Gairloch View B&B in garden at Auchtercairn IV21 2BN
Isle of Wight
> Isle of Wight 2 Firecrest Bonichurch
> Isle of Wight Firecrest St.Lawrence
Kent
> Kent 2 Firecrest Dungeness NNR + 2 Bonxie & Sandwich Tern TN29 9ND TR089169
> Kent Little Stint Oare Marshes KWT on East Flood at high tide ME13 0QD TR013647
> Kent Woodlark Samphire Hoe CP showing well today CT17 9FH TR293391
> Kent Ringtail Hen Harrier Isle of Sheppey at Shell Ness today ME12 4RP TR051683
> Kent 3 Black Redstart Samphire Hoe CP CT17 9FH TR293391
> Kent Dartford Warbler Pegwell Bay at Stonelees TR342634
> Kent Firecrest Dungeness NNR in trapping area TN29 9ND TR089169
> Kent 7 Black Redstart Dungeness + Bonxie & Swallow yday TN29 9ND TR089169
Lancashire
> Lancashire Black Redstart midway btw Knott End & Pilling Lane Ends this a/noon + Twite flock on the saltmarsh
> Lancashire Black Redstart Blackpool by the Waldorf Hotel FY4 1NG
> Lancashire Juvenile Black Tern Heysham Power Station showing well at #2 outfall LA3 2XH SD399593
> Lancashire Black Redstart Blackpool South Shore on sea wall by mirror ball
Lincolnshire
> Lincolnshire 2 Ring Ouzel Gibraltar Point NNR + Jack Snipe PE24 4SU TF557580
> Lincolnshire Ring Ouzel Gibraltar Point NNR PE24 4SU TF557580
> Lincolnshire 2 Velvet Scoter Toft Newton Resv LN8 3NQ TF033873
London
> London Garganey Beddington Sewage Farm CR0 4UE TQ297657
> London 2 Bittern London Wetland Centre WWT on Main Lake this a/noon SW13 9WT TQ226768
> London Firecrest Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Sanctuary Wood this a/noon E3 4PX
Norfolk
> Norfolk 70 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on the beach by Lavender Marsh this a/noon
> Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Red -necked Grebe on sea off Titchwell RSPB + 4 Red-crested Pochard & 2 Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 15+ Snow Bunting Holme next the Sea 10:15 on the beach by Lavender Marsh
> Norfolk 50+ Twite Thornham Harbour near coal barn + Spotted Redshank in creek
Northumberland
> Northumberland 5 Snow Bunting Newbiggin-by-the-Sea at Beacon Point this a/noon + 15 Little Gull offshore NE64 6RN NZ317881
> Northumberland Black Redstart Holy Island on the beach btw vicar's garden & school TD15 2SQ NU126420
Nottinghamshire
> Nottinghamshire Bittern Langford Lowfields RSPB NG23 7RF SK821601
Orkney
> Orkney Waxwing Mainland at Kirkwall at Cromwell Rd this a/noon KW15 1TG HY447109
Pembrokeshire
> Pembrokeshire Black Redstart S komer + Ring Ouzel SA62 3BL SM725095
> Pembrokeshire Black-throated Diver E/past Strumble Head this mrng SA64 0JL SM892412
Scilly
> Scilly Long-tailed Duck Tresco off Grimsby Quay
> Scilly Red-necked Grebe off St.Martin's near Lower Town
Shetland
> Shetland Adult Male Black Redstart Yell at Burravoe on the beach at the old pier HU520798
Shropshire
> Shropshire 1st Winter Drake Long-tailed Duck Telford early a/noon
Somerset
> Somerset Black-necked Grebe Blagdon Lake in Holt Bay + 4 Red-crested Pochard & Common Sandpiper on the dam BS40 7UN ST504598
> Somerset Great Northern Diver E/past Hurlstone Point this mrng TA24 8HF SS898492
Suffolk
> Suffolk Waxwing Lowestoft 15:30 on Artillery Way by the Royal Dragon NR33 0AP TM547924
> Suffolk 20 Snow Bunting Slaughden on saltmarsh by martello tower this mrng + 15 Twite
> Suffolk Snow Bunting Landguard NR + Short-eared Owl IP11 3TW TM283314
Surrey
> Surrey Great Northern Diver Staines Resv on North Basin + 4 Black-necked Grebe TW19 7UE TQ055734
West Sussex
> West Sussex Firecrest Church Norton by the churchyard mid a/noon PO20 9DT SZ871956
> West Sussex 6 Great Northern Diver Selsey Bill + Slavonian Grebe SZ850923
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire 2nd Winter Caspian Gull Fairburn Ings RSPB in the roost this evng + 2 Long-eared Owl near the the pool twds Lin Dyke WF10 2BH SE451277
Western Isles
> Western Isles Firecrest North Uist at Grenitote HS6 5BP NF824751
Wirral
> Wirral Great Northern Diver off Red Rocks offshore SJ207878
Worcestershire
> Worcestershire Snow Bunting at the summit of Worcestershire Beacon this mrng WR14 4DG SO768452
> Worcestershire Black Redstart Kidderminster on Wyre Forest House mid mrng at c) SO816735

Common
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire Redstart (poss eastern form, had white in the wing) Spurn YWT near the Riverside Hotel late a/noon + Swallow over triangle, 4 Snow Bunting at the narrows breach & Great Northern Diver past the seawatching hut
Hertfordshire
> Hertfordshire 2 Red-crested Pochard Stocker's Lake WD3 1NZ TQ051934
> Hertfordshire 2 Red-crested Pochard Amwell NR on Great Hardmead Lake SG12 8LT TL376127
Warwickshire
> Warwickshire Red-crested Pochard Draycote Water + Yellow-legged Gull CV23 8AB SP462692

Late News Yesterday

Scarce
East Yorkshire
> Late News Yesterday East Yorkshire Grey Phalarope Tophill Low NR on D Resv yday evng YO25 9RH TA073486
Shetland
> Late News Yesterday Shetland 2 Tundra Bean Goose Whalsay at Skaw yday ZE2 9AF HU544630
> Late News Yesterday Shetland Drake Green-winged Teal Foula + 2 Tundra Bean Goose, 2 Iceland Gull & 3 Glaucous Gull ydayZE2 9PN HT971389

Local
Cornwall
> Late News Yesterday Cornwall Curlew Sandpiper Kingsmill Lake yday PL12 6LJ SX428604
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