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Old Wednesday 28th April 2010, 11:37   #1
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European Rarities

There are a few other interesting vagrants around Europe at the moment besides the Wilson's Snipe in Finland:

-Germany: Black-winged Kite and Egyptian Vulture near Marburg (HE), Lesser Yellowlegs near Berlin (BB). Also a Buff-breasted Sandpiper recently near Frankfurt.

-Azores: Trinidade Petrel off Pico

-France: Third national record of Northern Waterthrush near Marseille (ringed)
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Old Wednesday 28th April 2010, 12:26   #2
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in northern France : Trumpeter Finch in Dunkerque today (found by Quentin Dupriez and Christophe Capelle) and Snowy owl near the Baie de Somme (where there were a bonaparte's gull and a white pelican last weekend!
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Old Wednesday 28th April 2010, 13:45   #3
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in northern France : Trumpeter Finch in Dunkerque today (found by Quentin Dupriez and Christophe Capelle) and Snowy owl near the Baie de Somme (where there were a bonaparte's gull and a white pelican last weekend!
Poo! I was in Dunkerque a couple of days ago!
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Is there a website with details on it for directions to european rarities?
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Hi,

www.netfugl.dk has one of the best WP Rarities sections, with links where available to more information on a particular sighting.

www.club300.de (German Rare Bird Site) has a good collection of rarity links for most European countries (Links/WP Alerts).

A few links
Iceland: http://www3.hi.is/~yannk/birdnews.html
Azores: http://azores.seawatching.net/index.php?page=recent
Sweden: http://svalan.artdata.slu.se/birds/todays.asp
Spain: http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm
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Old Wednesday 28th April 2010, 22:24   #6
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Nice and insular there UK...way to go... ;0)
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I was 'avin' a go at a wind up...UK being a part of Europe despite what you lot think (there I go again)...
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I was 'avin' a go at a wind up...UK being a part of Europe despite what you lot think (there I go again)...
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In hindsight I should have titled this thread:

"Rare Birds observed in European Countries excluding England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Rep. of Ireland"

-Trumpeter Finch in NE France (http://observado.org/waarneming/view/47653500)
-Iberian Chiffchaff in northern Switzerland (present since mid-April)
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Some Dutch stuff yesterday: http://waarneming.nl/waarnemingen_v7...-30&z=4&prov=0 and http://waarneming.nl/waarnemingen_v7...tum=2010-04-30
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Griffon Vulture Lorraine France this week.
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Old Sunday 2nd May 2010, 08:19   #13
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Hi peppershrike
To add to your useful list of websites (sorry I'm comp illiterate old fart so no link) there is Birds.cz - the new version of birdlife.cz. It shows what looks like a greater black headed gull (I'd be glad of an expert opinion because I haven't heard of one in the area before) on a fishpond not far from my village on the 29.4.2010. Its about an hours drive south of prague - therefore west of vienna and a fair way from home. To see photo go to birds.cz, click pozorovani and scroll to 29.04 - neurcen means unidentified - observer Roman pond Metelsky, about page 6 at the moment. The good news is the website has linked sat and map so birds can easily be found, bad news is it covers the whole of czecho so I need to know the regions eg mine is ST for strakonice.
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it looks like a Great black-headed Gull to me
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Thanks Den.

Continuing the trend of American waders in Germany:

-Long-billed Dowitcher near Hamburg

Also:
-Naumann's Thrush in Finland (29/4)
-Fulvous Whistling Duck in Spain. Would be a good European record if wild
-Desert Wheatear in Southern France
-Various orange-billed Terns at the Ile de Noirmoutier, also France

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-the snowy owl which was in Baie de Somme is now in Dunkerque!
-a white-headed duck and an iberian chiff in Belgium
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There's a white-throated sparrow in Cornwall, England, UK, Europe!
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Thanks James for confirmation - summer grt black hd gull seems obvious but I didn't know if there were any lookalikes and it's rare here.
Other cz ponds show that wood sands are building up, 45 on one pond alone, so lets hope for a SE airstream.
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Slender-billed Gull briefly in Pontarlier, Franche-Comté. A (the Swiss?) Dalmatian Pelican has been seen in the Jura and Alsace.

I saw none of these of course!
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Some very good ones in Italy lately:

- Pallas's Warbler ringed on the island of Ventotene last week

- Spotted Sandpiper in Cuneo province, NW Italy, yesterday

- and best of all, Bulwer's Petrel near Rome yesterday, watched for over two hours by the finder, Brendan Doe, and successfully twitched by several Roman birders!
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Slender-billed Gull briefly in Pontarlier, Franche-Comté. A (the Swiss?) Dalmatian Pelican has been seen in the Jura and Alsace.

I saw none of these of course!
Probably the Swiss (German, Austrian) bird. It was seen flying west from Klingnauer Stausee to Basel.

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Old Monday 3rd May 2010, 21:12   #22
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I use this one for France. It seems the best:

http://www.ornithomedia.com/view/observ_tbweek.php

There is the opportunity to mark other countries rarities but people rarely do. Rarities are obviously reletive but add to favorites and check out the findings in October when it comes around but they are mega.

For those living in England the names of birds are also in English....
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White-cheeked Tern reported at Roscoff (Brittany) this morning.

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Poo! I was in Dunkerque a couple of days ago!
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And a Cape Petrel reported in the North Sea today (in a Norwegian oil field). Maybe I should do some seawatching in the coming days.
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