Tuesday, 11 August 2009


This juvenile SPOTTED SANDPIPER was discovered at Sartana Beach, Ferrol, Galicia (SPAIN) on 2 August and is still present today. The photograph above was taken by Pablo Gutiarrez - see his website at http://travellingbirds.blogspot.com/2009/08/pura-suerte.html
BLACK-WINGED KITE: One flew east briefly over Groot Schietveld, just north of Antwerp (BELGIUM) on 4 August.
EGYPTIAN VULTURE: a sub-adult was photographed at Smedby (SWEDEN) on 9 August (7th record)
BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE: at Ijdoorn, Dungerdam, Noord-Holland (THE NETHERLANDS) briefly on 7 August
LEAST SANDPIPER: an adult at Charca de Maspalomas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (CANARY ISLANDS) on 8 August
SPOTTED SANDPIPER: a juvenile was present at Sartana Beach (Covas), Ferrol, Galicia (SPAIN) from 2 to at least 11 August - 20th record
HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL: the long-staying bird still present at Baldaio Wetlands, Carballo, Galicia (SPAIN) on at least 4 August.
RIVER WARBLER: a pair nested successfully this June in Luxembourg, with two juveniles trapped and ringed at Marche-en-Farnenne on 5 August.
TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL: the first for ICELAND - an adult male - is with Common Crossbills at Stoovarfjorour on 6-7 August
MASKED SHRIKE: an adult female was trapped and ringed at Lista fyr, Farsund (NORWAY) on 10 August (2nd record)
AFRICAN HOUSE BUNTING: one was in Tarifa (SPAIN) on 6 August

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