Tuesday, 28 July 2009


This heavily moulting first-summer male LESSER KESTREL represents only the second for Norway (Vegard Bunes, top; Gunnar Gundersen, lower two)

Recent Sightings in the Western Palearctic - 18-27 July 2009

LITTLE EGRET: In ICELAND, the adult first seen on 13 May remains at Amanes.

STELLER'S EIDER: the long-staying adult female was at Brunir, Meirakkesletta, SE ICELAND, on 24 July

LESSER KESTREL: the second for NORWAY, a very worn first-summer male, is present at Farsund, Vest-Agder, on 26-27 July (see images above)

BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE: one was present at Vombs angar (SWEDEN) from 19-24 July, with another at Grunen Brink, Fehmarn (GERMANY) on 26-27 July

WHITE-TAILED PLOVER: the summering bird at Mezieres en Brenne (FRANCE) was still present on 20 July

SOCIABLE PLOVER: the adult at Etang Plegu at Brenne (FRANCE) remained until at least 17 July

GREATER SAND PLOVER: The first for ESTONIA was at Haversi, Noarootsi, on 20 July, with a male at Norrvik, Oland, SWEDEN, on 27 July.

LESSER SAND PLOVER: the first for FINLAND was at Kristinankaupunki, Domarkobben, on 22-23 July

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: the 5th for FINLAND was at Outokumpu, Vuonos, on 26 July

LEAST SANDPIPER: the first for DENMARK was at Kammerslusen, Ribe, on 27 July

HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL: the long-staying bird in Galicia (SPAIN) was still present at Baldaio Wetland, Carballo, on 18 July. It represents the first record for Spain.

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