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PeterD
March 18th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Spotted this bird at Farlington Marshes, Hampshire. Reported the find to the British Birds Register and it will be included in the 2009 report.

http://surfbirds.com/albums/data/500/Twite_Male_-3166684.jpg (http://surfbirds.com/albums/showphoto.php/photo/7836)

The editor said he has never received a report from Hampshire since he started work on the register.

Peter

Brian S
March 18th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Peter

I used to see Twite regularly at Dibden Bay in the early 70s.

Brian S

MichaelF
March 18th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Good one!

What's the "British Birds Register"? Twite isn't a BB rarity, it only needs to go to your local County Records Committee, if it is a county rarity.

Still get decent numbers of them wintering in Northumbs, had a flock of ~150 last month.

PeterD
March 18th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Thanks Brian & Michael.

The bird is a County rarety and it is the County Records committee that I reported it to. I believe there has been a reported sighting in Keyhaven too.
I should have said 2009 Report and not Register:ohdear:.

Peter

Bobolink44
March 21st, 2009, 05:18 AM
well done Peter!

PeterD
March 21st, 2009, 08:10 AM
well done Peter!

Thanks. It's nice to be lucky for once:smile:

Peter