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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Total climbs to 346 species

The total number of species recorded on the combined Britain and Ireland list in 2010 has now climbed to 346, with the addition of the following six species ;-

1) European Storm Petrel (several in the West Country);

2) BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (one at Rutland Water this week was the first for Leicestershire);

3) BLACK-EARED WHEATEAR (a female on Great Saltee Island, County Wexford);

4) MELODIOUS WARBLER (one briefly in North Wales)

5) ICTERINE WARBLER (one at Gibraltar Point, Lincs)

6) Common Rosefinch (the first of the year was a singing male at Gibraltar Point)