Monday, January 13, 2014

Slavonian Grebe

The newest addition to the species list is the Slavonian Grebe, which was viewed from Brixham Harbour in Devon. The harbour has witnessed some unusual birds recently, perhaps offering some shelter in the bad weather we've been experiencing. Also seen around the harbour that day were Purple Sandpiper, Great Northern Diver and White-billed Diver (the latter unfortunately not seen by me). In the breeding season
they are mainly found north and south of the Great Glen and in Strathspey and can be watched in the breeding season at the RSPB Loch Ruthven nature reserve. In winter they can be found around UK coasts with the Moray Firth, the Firth of Forth, the Clyde Estuary and Islay in Scotland and Pagham Harbour, Sussex being important sites.

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