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On the 3rd December:



A trip to Berrow where along the beach we saw the Shore Lark again, also seen was a Short-eared Owl, a male Hen Harrier, a Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, and on the tideline 10+ Curlew, 30+ Dunlin and 30+ Ringed Plovers.

In Kenya, on a BBC sound recording trip, 10 new birds, a new mammal and a new reptile seen today.

Eastern Dwarf Mongoose. 

Eastern Dwarf Mongoose 04a, Kenya, 12_88


In Australia on a sound recording trip, no new birds seen today.


A drive to Torpoint in southeast Cornwall to see a female Desert Wheatear, which was a new British bird for me. Seen at the top of the beach, a very active, approachable bird. On the way back I stopped at several places along the River Lynher, with the highlights being

8 Spotted Redshanks, lots of Golden Plover, 2 Sanderling, 5 Little Egrets, a Spoonbill and a 1st winter Iceland Gull.


A drive into Bristol, to Bishopston where in and around the gardens I saw the adult Rose-coloured Starling again.



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