Spate of bird newcomers added to the British List in recent weeks



There is a special thrill to finding a rare bird, but I can’t imagine how this multiplies when you find a “first”, a bird never previously seen in Britain.
In recent weeks, the British Ornithologists Union, the august body that maintains the British List, has admitted several new species to its records, bringing the total to 610 (out of c.10,000 species in the world).
Purple Swamphen, Eastern Kingbird and Pale-legged Leaf Warbler and Red-footed Booby (stop sniggering at the back…) are the latest additions.
Pretty remarkable for a relatively small island, which has the good fortune to be an... read more

 
26 September 2017 in Regional, Views: 53
Source: Daily Post
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