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in 1981 An exhausted Pacific Swift landed on a gas platform on the Leman Bank in the North Sea - a first for Britain and the Western Palearctic
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British Birds Nov 8
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British Birds Nov 14
in 1982 Varied Thrush at Nanquidno, Cornwall: new to the Western Palearctic
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British Birds Nov 18
in 1966 A Brown Thrasher was found at Durlston Head, Dorset where it stayed until 5th February 1967 - the first (& only) for Britain and Ireland
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Marcus Lawson Jan 24
Replying to @britishbirds
here's a couple of crowd shots from the first Saturday:
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British Birds Jun 7
Also in 2001 Britain's first Red-billed Tropicbird - photographed off the Isles of Scilly Read the full account at
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British Birds Jun 7
At moderate ambient temperatures, Common Swifts fly with their legs retracted and hidden in the feathers of the vent to maintain an optimal aerodynamic body profile For more see
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British Birds Jun 14
in 1981 Britain & Ireland's first Rock Sparrow found in Norfolk
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T.Fujiba 12 May 18
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British Birds Jun 7
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Derek Julian 9 Jun 18
Retweeted British Birds (): in 1970 The first Long-toed Stint for the Western Palearctic was found in Cornwall at Marazion Marsh
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Biotweeps - Heather 27 Apr 18
Replying to @britishbirds
I could spend ages going through the articles - which go back to 1907!! The hand drawn figures and black & white photographs from the earlier issues are great!
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Derek Julian 30 Apr 18
Retweeted British Birds (): Identification pitfalls and assessment problems: Alpine Swift (Apus melba)
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Biotweeps - Heather 27 Apr 18
The pub is calling so I will stop for today but I will be back at some point tomorrow And I'll leave you with another of my favourite drawings in preparation for tomorrow!
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British Birds Jun 12
in 1967 The first Little Swift for Ireland & Britain was found on Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork
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British Birds Jun 10
in 1967 Britain's first Cretzschmar’s Bunting Read the write up at
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