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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Late Wheatears

Re DJS s late Wheatear( Calderbirds) it inspired me to check for late birds and found in that previous years moving birds have been reported until the end of December and returning birds as early as February 11th.
Also there has been a report of a bird over wintering in Sussex. None of these sightings were local and I think Daves report must be the latest sighting for this area,unless you know differant?
BS

3 comments:

Nick Carter said...

I checked Nick Dawtrey's "Birds of Halifax" which summarises records up to the end of 1999, the last date he gives is 23 October 1976 (at Rishworth). Not had chance to check bird reports since then so there may be a later date in those somewhere, I have it in my mind that Brian L once had a very late bird at Whiteholme but don't know the exact date.

DJSutcliffe said...

I find it amazing that a summer migrant can be seen in our area in 9 months of a year (or maybe more)?!

Brian Sumner said...

We need a December bird off you next Dave