Thursday, 25 November 1999

25th November 1999 Ballyferriter, County Kerry

BROWN SHRIKE 1 lucionensis ex. UK464
American Herring Gull 2 first-winters - probable - 2 seen the next day !

Sunday, 7 November 1999

7th November 1999 Weybourne Beach, Norfolk and Benacre Broad, Suffolk

White-tailed Eagle 1 juv. Benacre - poor brief views
Common Crane 3ex. adults circling Benacre for 10 minutes
Lapwing c.50 W Weybourne
Little Owl 1 Benacre
Pallid Swift 1 Weybourne - released from care. Dirty grey colour to head with scaling and pale edges to the coverts.

Saturday, 6 November 1999

6th November 1999 Beachy 8am - 12.30pm

Swallow 1
Rock Pipit 5
Black Redstart 1 male feeding in canopy of Belle Toute wood !
Goldcrest 2

Monday, 1 November 1999

1st November 1999 Drift Reservoir, Cornwall 7am - 2pm. Rain and mist with strong westerly until midday when rain cleared becoming sunny.

Cormorant 1
BOOTED EAGLE 1  Pale morph. Underwing showing diagnostic black flight feathers. Upperwing pattern well defined.
Buzzard c.5

Pale morph Booted Eagle near Drift, Cornwall (James Eaton)
Having teased us with appearances around Britain & Ireland it finally settled down for a short while near Drift Reservoir enabling us to catch-up with this potential first record for Britain & Ireland. Although seemingly very rare in captivity, somewhat controversially, the various national Records Committees unfortunately didn't add it to their respective lists.
Pale morph Booted Eagle in Cornwall (Alan Tate )