STOP PRESS Wednesday 4th September comments: Just a quick update tonight, as today brought a significant moment to the Farnes as we recorded our 300th bird species. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen (and heard!) flying off Inner Farne pond before flying low west towards the mainland.
The lack of rain in recent months means our ponds are almost dry and therefore the bird had very little to stick around for. However it didn't stop David Steel, Ciaran Hatsell, Andy Denton and Anne Wilson enjoying what will prove to be the 300th species for the Farnes. It has been long over-due and often predicted but at long last, this annual visitor to Northumberland has been recorded. We'll be celebrating tonight!
Absolutely typical - I wait 30 years for number 300 to turn up, and when it does arrive I am 500 miles away! However, not a mega, it didn't hang around and, most importantly, I can retire happy !!
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