Rare birds in Britain update


This video from Wales says about itself:

A flock of 50 waxwings arrived outside the BBC buildings in Bangor today, 31 October 2010, HALLOWEEN day. Here is a short film in HD of the birds and the twitchers.

From Rare Bird Alert in Britain:

Sunday 30th August 2015

New discoveries today included two juvenile Pallid Harriers together at Hillwell, Shetland, single Citrine Wagtails on North Ronaldsay, Orkney and at Black Hole Marsh, Devon and a Red-rumped Swallow at Dungeness RSPB, Kent.

Lingering rarities included the Black Storks in East Sussex and East Yorkshire, Red-footed Falcon in Lincolnshire, Lesser Scaup in Somerset (now at Chew Valley Lake) and two Bee-eaters in Cumbria.

Scarcity highlights were singles of Woodchat Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Ortolan Bunting, Rose-coloured Starling, Dotterel, Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalarope, two each of Bluethroat, Barred Warbler and Hoopoe, three White-winged Black Terns, at least six Honey Buzzards, seven Red-backed Shrikes and 21 Wrynecks. A flock of 23 Cattle Egrets in the Avon Valley in Dorset and Hampshire is almost certainly a British record.

– Will Soar, RBA

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