Rare birds in Britain this year


This is a citril finch video.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Record year for Britain’s twitchers

Birds from Asia and US among highest number of species spotted in a single year

By Lewis Smith

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Twitchers look set to break the record for the most species sighted by British birdwatchers in a year.

Figures released today show that in 2008, 407 different species are confirmed. Up to 11 more are likely to be added to the list. The total of 418 bird species recorded in Britain in a year beats the previous high of 412 in 2004. Many of the winged visitors sighted, some for just a few minutes, included exotic visitors from across the globe.

Three had never been seen before in Britain: the Alder flycatcher from North America, the Yelkouan shearwater from the Mediterranean and the citril finch, from the Alps.

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