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Friday 15th May 2015

Mega
Shetland
> Shetland Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Fair Isle trapped & ringed at 09:30 ZE2 9JU HZ204705

Rare
Aberdeenshire
> Aberdeenshire Adult Drake King Eider Newburgh on Ythan Estuary early a/noon at end of Inch Road off Inches Point but distant AB41 6BQ NK005256
Cornwall
> Cornwall Black Kite E/of Polgigga over Little Trethewey at 15:30 TR19 6LS SW376237
> Cornwall 1st Summer Male Sardinian Warbler Land's End between complex & Greeb Farm in sallows left of track at 18:35 SW342253
> Cornwall 1st Summer Male Sardinian Warbler Land's End at 17:30 S/of c/pk 40yds E/of track to Greeb Farm at W/end of sallows SW342253
> Cornwall Squacco Heron Land's End 08:40 to 08:50 S/ of A30 on pool in garden at Swingates House then flew NE/. Woodchat Shrike N/of a30/B3315 junction at Treeve Moor SW342253
> Cornwall Squacco Heron SE/of Land's End at Nanjizal Valley early mrng then flew NW SW365239
Hampshire
> Hampshire 1st Summer Bonaparte's Gull Southampton at Chessel Bay NR on mud at 17:18. From Quayside Road take path thru woods to view SO18 1BZ SU438131
> Hampshire Adult Greater Yellowlegs Titchfield Haven NNR till 12:40 on North Scrape then flew towards Frying Pan with Black-tailed Godwits. Reserve open till 17:00 PO14 3JT SU534023
> Hampshire Black Kite ENE/over Hambledon at 7:00 PO7 4SS SU643148
Scilly
> Scilly Adult Male Little Bittern St.Mary's 17:13 Porth Hellick Pool below Staphen Sussex Hide showing well
> Scilly 1st Summer Squacco Heron St.Mary's flew from Loop Trail towards Porth H ellick Pool at 16:10
> Scilly 1st Summer Squacco Heron St.Mary's Porth Hellick flew from sluice to pool at 15:15
> Scilly Adult Male Little Bittern St.Mary's at 14:50 in ditch at Rosehill
> Scilly Male Woodchat Shrike St.Mary's at 11:15 on Porth Hellick Down
> Scilly 1st Summer Squacco Heron St.Mary's in Porth Hellick Bay
Suffolk
> Suffolk Red-throated Pipit Westleton Heath on S/side in flight by quarry briefly at 07:40
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Adult Drake Lesser Scaup (bearing Potuguese red nasel saddle) Anglers CP at Wintersett Resv at 10:25 on slipway at boathouse WF4 2EE SE375154

Scarce
Aberdeenshire
> Aberdeenshire 3 Dotterel Collieston in newly sown field 500yds S/of crossroads AB41 8SF SK042286
Anglesey
> Anglesey Female/Immature Golden Oriole Maltraeth Marsh RSPB 11:00 at S/end of Cob Pool but very elusive
Ayrshire
> Ayrshire Pomarine Skua past Saltcoats Harbour KA21 5DX NS244412
Bedfordshire
> Bedfordshire Temminck's Stint Broom GPs late a/noon on Gypsy Lane East at S/end SG18 9DR TL170455
Cheshire
> Cheshire Great White Egret Frodsham Marsh on No6 Tank this evng WA6 7BT SJ511780
Clyde
> Clyde No Sign of Green-winged Teal Lochwinnoch RSPB this mrng on Aird Meadow but 2 Drake Garganey present in channel by visitor centre & Black-tailed Godwit PA12 4JF NS358580
Cornwall
> Cornwall Golden Oriole Land's End in sallows S/of c/pk this a/noon SW342253
> Cornwall 1st Winter Ring-billed Gull Hayle Estuary S/of B3301 causeway at Ryan's Field this a/noon TR27 6JF SW551364
> Cornwall Male Woodchat Shrike Land's End N/of A30/B3315 junction at Treeve Moor this a/noon SW342253
> Cornwall Serin SE/of Land's End over Nanjizal Valley this mrng SW365239
> Cornwall 2 Golden Oriole Land's End in sallows S/of c/pk + 35 Red Kite over, 18 Red Kite over Polgigga & 50 Red Kite yesterday over Penberth SW342253
> Cornwall Golden Oriole Polgigga 08:20 on Bosistow Lane then flew to sallows by old boating pool TR19 6LS SW376237
County Down
> County Down Pomarine Skua past St.John's Point
County Wexford
> County Wexford Spoonbill Tacumshin
Derbyshire
> Derbyshire Temminck's Stint Long Eaton GPs at 18:30 o n new workings at Cranfleet Lock c/pk NG11 0AZ SK504319
Devon
> Devon Roseate Tern off Dawlish Warren NNR mid a/noon but distant EX6 8RU SX979782
Dorset
> Dorset 1st Winter Purple Heron Lodmoor RSPB flew from Overcombe to N/end at 21:05 DT3 6HS SY688809
> Dorset Melodious Warbler Portland Bill at Devenish Bushes this evng DT5 2JT SY677684
> Dorset Hoopoe Boscombe 08:00 ion High Street then flew towards KIng's Park
> Dorset Melodious Warbler Portland Bill trapped & ringed at The Obs DT5 2JT SY677684
East Sussex
> East Sussex 2 Spoonbill Rye Harbour NR on pools N/of Ternery Pool TN31 7TU TQ935180
> East Sussex Bee-eater Beachy Head at 13:00 at Shooters Bottom then flew W/ BN20 7YA TV588955
East Yorkshire
> East Yorks hire Temminck's Stint North Cave Wetlands YWT from Crosslands Hide at 16:50 HU15 2LY SE885327
> East Yorkshire 2 Bee-eater Faxfleet over Faxfleet Pond at 15:42 SE863241
> East Yorkshire 2 Montagu's Harrier Blacktoft Sands RSPB early a/noon from Singleton Hide DN14 8HR SE842231
Gloucestershire
> Gloucestershire Ringtail Montagu's Harrier NE/over Northwick Warth BS35 4HW ST554871
> Gloucestershire Spoonbill New Passage at 08:40 BS35 4NG ST543863
> Gloucestershire Adult Spoonbill Slimbridge WWT on South Lake GL2 7BT SO740035
Gwynedd
> Gwynedd 4 Pomarine Skua past Criccieth this evng
> Gwynedd Possible Red-breasted Flycatcher Bardsey Island briefly this mrng SH122218
Hampshire
> Hampshire 2 Spoonbill Farlington Marshes HWT on The Deeps at 18:40 PO6 1U N SU679044
> Hampshire 4 Spoonbill (2 Adult + 2 Immature) Keyhaven Lagoon at 09:15
Highland
> Highland Long-tailed Skua The Minch from Uig to Lochmaddy ferry this evng + Pomarine Skua
> Highland 2 Pomarine Skua The Minch from Oban to Lochboisdale ferry + Arctic Skua & 3 Bonxie also 100+Common Dolphin
Kent
> Kent 2 White-winged Black Tern Dungeness RSPB at 19:00 on Burrowes Pit TN29 9PN TR062197
> Kent Cattle Egret Warehorne E/of Kenardington Royal Military Canal Bridge on flood, viewable from footpath by bridge this a/noon
> Kent Pomarine Skua N/past Sandwich Bay CT13 9PX TR365575
Lincolnshire
> Lincolnshire 3 Golden Oriole (2 Adult Male + 1 Female/Immature) Gibraltar Point NNR late a/noon in East Dunes near Mill Hill PE24 4SU TF557580
> Lincol nshire Bee-eater Alkborough 15:48 near Alkborough Church (heard only) DN15 9JF SE878221
> Lincolnshire 2 Temminck's Stint Frampton Marsh RSPB at 09:17 in field behind visitor centre + Drake Garganey PE20 1AY TF356392
> Lincolnshire 2 Spoonbill Gibraltar Point NNR over East Dunes at 05:40 PE24 4SU TF557580
London
> London Male Red-footed Falcon Brent Resv over sailing club between 14:20 & 14:24 NW9 8RY TQ217873
Norfolk
> Norfolk 16 + Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Possible Ringtail Montagu's Harrier between Wymondham & Kimberley over rape field by public footpath at 18:45
> Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB at 18:05 from Parrinder Hide showing well + 4 Little Gull & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB + 4 Little Gull & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire Temminck's Stint Scorton GPs at 18:45 on Banks Lane Lake DL10 6AA NZ236007
> North Yorkshire Red-rumped Swallow Filey S/over tip at 12:38 TA120808
> North Yorkshire Possible Male Montagu's Harrier between Melsonby & A66 at Gatherley at 09:05 then flew E/ seen from moving vehicle
Northamptonshire
> Northamptonshire 2 Common Crane over Thrapston GPs at 10:30 & 11:10 then flew towards Thorpe Waterville NN14 4TG SP999793
> Northamptonshire Great White Egret Earls Barton GPs at Summer Leys LNR on scrape + 2s Med Gull SP880635
Northumberland
> Northumberland Juvenile Iceland Gull Queen Elizabeth II CP this mrng showing well NZ285890
Nottinghamshire
> Nottinghamshire Temminck's Stint Idle Valley NR at 17:00 on Tiln North DN22 8RU SK698859
Orkney
> Orkney Iceland Gull Mainland at Yesnaby at 14:00
Pembrokeshire
> Pembrokeshire Great White Egret N/over Skomer SA62 3BL SM725095
Scilly
> Scilly Male Woodchat Shrike St.Mary's mid a/noon on Porth Hellick Down
> Scilly Purple Heron St.Martin's 15:25 in off sea at N/end
> Scilly Sub Adult Common Crane St.Agnes in field by Wingletang Down
> Scilly Golden Oriole Bryher near Popplestone Bay
> Scilly Short-toed Lark St.Martin's at Flagstaff Hill
Shetland
> Shetland 2 Common Crane Fair Isle ZE2 9JU HZ204705
> Shetland Male Blu ethroat Fair Isle ZE2 9JU HZ204705
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Temminck's Stint Hatfield Moors NNR on Packards South DN7 6DT SE705065
Suffolk
> Suffolk Male Red-spotted Bluethroat Minsmere RSPB at dusk by 1st reed fringed pool S/of North Wall showing well IP17 3BY TM473672
> Suffolk Spoonbill Minsmere RSPB on South Levels IP17 3BY TM473672
> Suffolk 3 Temminck's Stint Hollesley Marshes RSPB IP12 3LN TM368450
> Suffolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Trimley Marshes SWT on Winter Flood + Drake Garganey IP11 0SD TM261356
> Suffolk Male Red-spotted Bluethroat Minsmere RSPB this a/noon at North Wall showing well IP17 3BY TM473672
> Suffolk Male Red-spotted Bluethroat Minsmere RSPB mid mrng at North Wall IP17 3BY TM473672
> Suffolk Roseate Tern off Landguard NR IP11 3TW TM283314
West Sussex
> West Sussex Spoonbill Pagham Harbour at Church Norton near Tern Island PO20 9DT SZ871956
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire Spoonbill Fairburn Ings RSPB on Hickson's Flash viewed from canal bank at 20:50 WF10 2BH SE451277
> West Yorkshire Adult Spoonbill Fairburn Ings RSPB at 07:50 on Hickson's Flash viewed from canal bank WF10 2BH SE451277
> West Yorkshire Spoonbill Fairburn Ings RSPB 12:04 roosting at The Moat WF10 2BH SE451277
Western Isles
> Western Isles 2 Iceland Gull North Uist at Balranald RSPB + Glaucous Gull NF695691
> Western Isles 437 Long-tailed Skua North Uist past Aird an Runair between 19:00 & 21:00 + 149 Pomarine Skua HS6 5DL NF688706
> Western Isles 80 Long-tailed Skua South Uist N/past Rubha Ardvule this evng

Local
Angus
> Angus Drake Garganey Loch of Kinnordy RSPB from Gullery Hide this a/noon DD8 5NA NO361539
Cambridgeshire
> Cambridgeshire Male Quail Eldernell singing from grass fields 1/2ml E/of Eldernell c/pk this a/noon TL314985
Cheshire
> Cheshire Little Gull Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB from Inner Marsh Farm Hide CH64 5SF SJ319739
> Cheshire Adult Little Stint Hale at Carr Lane Pools at 16:45 L24 4BX SJ472828
> Cheshire Drake Garganey Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB CH64 5SF SJ319739
> Cheshire 2 Drake Garganey Gowy Meadows CWT at 15:19 CH2 4JH SJ435740
Cleveland
> Cleveland Little Stint Saltholme RSPB on West Salthome Pool at 13:00 TS2 1TU NZ506231
> Cleveland Dr ake Garganey Port Clarence Pools on flood
Co.Durham
> Co.Durham 2 Osprey Derwent Resv DH8 9TT NZ030517
> Co.Durham Male Quail Bolam singing by public footpath on W/side NZ184223
> Co.Durham Great Northern Diver S/past Whitburn Coastal Park at 07:10 SR6 7DS NZ413633
Cornwall
> Cornwall 27 Red Kite Sennen in field at Mayon this mrng SW355263
Derbyshire
> Derbyshire 9 Arctic Tern thru Carsington Water at 07:40 DE6 1ST SK241515
> Derbyshire Drake Garganey Willington GPs from Platform 4 + AD Yellow-legged Gull SK285274
Dorset
> Dorset Female Scaup Longham Lakes on South Lake this mrng BH22 9AA SZ061978
> Dorset Pied Flycatcher Mudeford this mrng SZ181922
> Dorset 2 Wood Sandpiper Lytchett Bay on Lytch ett Fields this evng BH16 5NB SY967921
> Dorset 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Abbotsbury Swannery on Meadow Pool DT3 4JH SY575841
> Dorset Wood Sandpiper Lytchett Bay on Sherford Pools BH16 5NB SY967921
East Sussex
> East Sussex Firecrest Seaford Head this mrng BN25 4JH TV499979
East Yorkshire
> East Yorkshire 2 Whinchat Flamborough Head 1 at Thornwick Pool & 1 at South Landing YO15 1AR TA254706
> East Yorkshire 3 Curlew Sandpiper Kilnsea 15:55 at Beacon Ponds HU12 0UB TA410158
> East Yorkshire Hawfinch Spurn trapped & ringed will be released at Kew at 11:30 HU12 0UH TA418150
> East Yorkshire Drake Garganey North Cave Wetlands YWT on Village Lake at 11:09 HU15 2LY SE885327
Gloucestershire
> Gloucestershire Curlew Sandpiper Severn Beach at 16:30 BS35 4PW ST542848
> Gloucestershire 5 Garganey Slimbridge WWT GL2 7BT SO740035
> Gloucestershire 1st Summer Little Gull Splatt Bridge on flashes
Greater Manchester
> Greater Manchester Drake Garganey Pennington Flash CP on spit at 17:45 WN7 3UG SJ643990
> Greater Manchester Drake Garganey Pennington Flash CP on spit this mrng WN7 3UG SJ643990
Gwent
> Gwent Curlew Sandpiper Newport Wetlands at Goldcliff Pools NR late a/noon NP18 2AX ST369829
Hampshire
> Hampshire 4 Turtle Dove Martin Down NNR SU037200
Hertfordshire
> Hertfordshire Osprey Amwell NR over pits late a/noon SG12 8LT TL376127
Highland
> Highland Wood Sandpiper St.John's Loch on St.John's Pool this mrng KW14 8YE ND221728
Kent
> Kent Drake Garganey Oare Marshes KWT on East Flood ME13 0QD TR013647
> Kent Turtle Dove Reculver this evng CT6 6ST TR225693
Lancashire
> Lancashire Short-eared Owl Cockersand over field near Lighthouse Cottage SD425535
> Lancashire Wood Sandpiper Longridge at Alston Resv 10:00 at Alston Wetlands from central viewing screen PR3 2YE SD608362
Leicestershire
> Leicestershire Black Tern Eyebrook Resv 10:35 by tern rafts LE15 9JG SP852964
> Leicestershire Drake Scaup Rutland Water in North Arm LE15 8BT SK879072
> Leicestershire Drake Garganey Watermead CP at 09:30 on scrape from Plover Hide LE7 1AD SK607107
Lincolnshire
> Lincolnshire Little Stint Donna Nook NNR on realignment this mrng + 2 Curlew Sandpiper LN11 7PA TF422999
> Lincolnshire Little Stint Gibraltar Point NNR near spit PE24 4SU TF557580
London
> London 1.1 Female Drake Garganey Rainham Marshes RSPB on Aveley Pools RM19 1SZ TQ552792
> London Turtle Dove Rainham Marshes RSPB at 13:00 RM19 1SZ TQ552792
Norfolk
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT this evng E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse at 18:00 N/of A149 viewed from Iron Road + 2 1s Little Gull over floods NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Whinchat Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 2nd Summer Little Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton T riangle briefly at 10:40 on N/side PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at E/end early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
North Yorkshire
> North Yorkshire Curlew Sandpiper Scorton GPs at 19:00 DL10 6AA NZ236007
> North Yorkshire 2 Garganey n/past Filey Brigg this mrng YO14 9LF TA126816
Northumberland
> Northumberland Great Northern Diver Tynemouth off Battery Rocks at 16:40 NE30 4EB NZ371695
Nottinghamshire
> Nottinghamshire Little Stint Idle Valley NR on Chainbridge Scrape at 18:50 DN22 8RU SK698859
> Nottinghamshire 2 Curlew Sandpiper Idle Valley NR 17;40 briefly at Tiln North DN22 8RU SK698859
> Nottinghamshire Curlew Sandpiper Newington Flash DN10 6DJ SK670938
Oxfordshire
> Oxfordshire Adult Su mmer Black-throated Diver Farmoor Resv at 20:10 on F2 OX2 9NT SP451061
> Oxfordshire Turtle Dove Otmoor RSPB SP570126
Somerset
> Somerset 2 Garganey Chew Valley Lake on Herriott's Pool BS18 8XH ST565607
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Arctic Tern Winscar Resv till 19:00 then flew ENE SE151025
> South Yorkshire 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Adwick Washlands RSPB S64 0NF SE467022
> South Yorkshire Bittern Old Moor RSPB over reedbeds S73 0YF SE422022
Staffordshire
> Staffordshire Little Stint Chasewater WS8 7NL SK037070
Surrey
> Surrey Black Tern Staines Resv + Turnstone TW19 7UE TQ055734
Warwickshire
> Warwickshire Drake Garganey Kingsbury Water Park on Otter Pool B76 0DY SP204959
West Yorkshire
> West Yorkshire 1st Summer Little Gull Swillington Ings LS26 8AL SE399287
> West Yorkshire 2 Drake Garganey Swillington Ings on ridge & furrow LS26 8AL SE399287
> West Yorkshire 2nd Summer Yellow-legged Gull Fairburn Ings RSPB on island in Main Bay WF10 2BH SE451277
Western Isles
> Western Isles 1st Summer Little Gull Lewis at Loch Stiapabaht in gull colony HS2 0XF NB529642
Wirral
> Wirral Turtle Dove Leasowe Lighthouse at 19:25 off Lingham Lane at Green Acres paddocks CH46 4TA SJ254912
> Wirral Curlew Sandpiper Hilbre Island CH48 8BW SJ184879

Common
Dorset
> Dorset 6 Redstart Portland Bill DT5 2JT SY677684
Nottinghamshire
> Nottinghamshire Sanderling Holme Pierrepont this evng SK625395
> Nottinghamshire Bar-tailed Godwit Hoveringham GPs at Sailing Lake this mrng SK699478
South Yorkshire
> South Yorkshire Turnstone Orgreave Lagoons this mrng S13 9DB SK423871
Staffordshire
> Staffordshire 46 Black-tailed Godwit Belvide Resv on N/shore at 11:15 ST19 9LX SJ870099
Surrey
> Surrey Turnstone Staines Resv this evng + 3 Sanderling TW19 7UE TQ055734
> Surrey 4 Sanderling Staines Resv this a/noon TW19 7UE TQ055734
Worcestershire
> Worcestershire Turnstone Clifton Pits this evng WR8 9JF SO844460

Ungraded
Norfolk
> Norfolk House Finch (yellow varient) 3mls E/of Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew at 09:30in Gardens near S/end of Dussingdale Drive but no further sign by late a/noon

Late News Yesterday

Rare
Cornwall
> Late News Yesterday Cornwall No Sign of Male Sardinian Warbler Land's End between complex & farm this mrng SW342253
Lincolnshire
> Late News Yesterday Lincolnshire Broad-billed Sandpiper Gibraltar Point NNR late evng on mudflats but distant, but no sign this mrng PE24 4SU TF557580

Scarce
Cumbria
> Late News Yesterday Cumbria Juvenile Iceland Gull St.Bees Head in fields near Fleswick Bay + Hooded Crow Eskmea ls CWT in field opposite Qinetic depot
Scilly
> Late News Yesterday Scilly Purple Heron Bryher over Shipman Head Down + 5 Tree Pipit
Western Isles
> Late News Yesterday Western Isles Juvenile Iceland Gull North Uist at Aird an Runair HS6 5DL NF688706

Local
Cumbria
> Late News Yesterday Cumbria Black Tern Hodbarrow RSPB SD174790
Norfolk
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove W/of Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill
Shetland
> Late News Yesterday Shetland Hawfinch Fair Isle + Pied Flycatcher, 3 Redstart & Ring Ouzel ZE2 9JU HZ204705
South Yorkshire
> Late News Yesterday South Yorkshire 4 Turtle Dove Sutton Bank
Warwickshire
> Late News Yesterday Warwickshire Black Tern Draycote Water at Farborough Bank CV23 8AB SP462692
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