Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Original title!

Early present in the form of Northern Harrier split...

The BOURC Taxonomic Sub-Committee (TSC) has, in this issue of Ibis, published its latest recommendations relating to the British List (Sangster et al. 2016. Ibis 158: 202-205). It is formally noted here that all recommendations therein are adopted with immediate effect. As a result of these changes, Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius is added to Category A of the British List as a separate species from Hen Harrier C. cyaneus. The species is a rarity and all records must be assessed by BBRC (indicated by ‘†’ below). Northern Harrier should be listed after Hen Harrier.

  1. Isles of Scilly, Oct 1982 – Jun 1983
  2. Orkney, Sep–Oct 2008
  3. Co Durham, Feb 2009
  4. Norfolk, Oct 2010 – 2011
  5. Cambridgeshire, Oct–Nov 2013
  6. Cornwall, Nov 2013
  7. Dorset, Apr 2014
I saw the Norfolk bird.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and New Year...thanks for taking the time to read my Blog.

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