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On the 17th November:


In Madagascar on a BBC sound recording trip, 1 new mammal seen today.

Milne-Edward's Sifaka. 

Milne-Edwards's Sifaka 03, Ranomafana, M


At WWT reserve at Caerlaverock to record Whooper Swans, saw c90 swans, c8,000 Barnacle Geese, a Brent Goose, a Goosander and lots of other ducks, also large flock of Lapwing and Golden Plovers. 


In New Zealand on a BBC sound recording trip, 4 new birds seen today.

Shy Albatross. 

Shy Albatross 15a, Stewart Is NZ, 17-11-


Another visit to the track from Channel View Farm to the estuary, where the Upland Sandpiper was still on show, it was in a field with cows nearer the farm, only viewable at more of a distance and over a hedge. On the mud-flats was a Pale-bellied Brent Goose which is rare in this area, feeding exclusively on sea lettuce. There were also good numbers of waders and along the brambles were 2 Stonechats.



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