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Rare & Scarce Birds Seen in Britain & Ireland 2008 (All Regions)

By: Steve Evans(Editor)
3 discs, runtime: 164 min, rating: E
Manufacturer: Isabelline Films
Rare & Scarce Birds Seen in Britain & Ireland 2008 (All Regions)
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A personal account of the rare and scarce birds seen in Britain and Ireland in 2008. Birds featured include: Little Blue & Green Heron, Alder Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager, Greater Sandplover, Steppe Grey & Brown Shrike, Audouin's Gull, White-crowned Sparrow, Pacific Diver, Dark-eyed Junco, Little Crake, Snowy Owl, Ross's Gull and more (see the species list under the table of contents tab for a detailed listing).

Please note that this disc does not feature narration.

Follow the links below for low-resolution samples (.mpg format)
- 2008 trailer
- Two-barred Crossbill
- Lesser Grey Shrike
- White-crowned Sparrow


Please note, one asterisk indicates a mega rarity; two asterisks indicate birds that are escapees, of unknown origins, or part of a re-introduction scheme; three asterisks indicate a eurotwitch

Disc 1
White-crowned Sparrow* - Cley, Norfolk - January
Snow Buntings - Salthouse, Norfolk - January
Pacific Diver* - Llys-y-Fran Reservoir, Pembrokes - January
Spotted Sandpiper - Lisvane Res, Glamorgan - January
Wallcreeper*** - Bolougne, France - January
Waxwing - Allestree, Derbyshire - March
Hawfinch - Cromford, Derbyshire - March
Black-bellied Dipper - Watton, East Yorkshire - March
Night Heron - Mere Sands Wood LWT, Lancashire - March
Green-winged Teal - Marshside, Lancashire - March
Black Duck - Marloes Mere, Pembrokeshire - March
Rose-coloured Starling - Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - March
Red-necked Grebe - Cheddar Reservoir, Somerset - April
Dark-eyed Junco* - Dungeness, Kent - April
Little Crake* - Exminster Marshes RSPB, Devon - April
Ring-billed Gull - Lamby Lake, Glamorgan - April
Great -grey Shrike - Half moon Plantation, Gloucestershire - April
Ross's Gull - Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire - April
Whiskered Tern - Kenfig Pools, Glamorgan - May
King Eider - Girvan, Ayrshire - May
Snowy Owl - Sollas, North Uist - May
Wood Warbler - Loch en Eilein, Highlands - May
Black-throated Diver - Lochindorb, Highlands - May
Slavonian Grebe - Loch Ruthven, Highlands - May
Whinchat - Boat of Garten, Highlands - May
Red-throated Diver - Loch Ruthven, Highlands - May

Disc 2
Red-footed Falcon - Ingleby, Derbyshire - May
American Golden Plover - Pegwell Bay, Kent - June
Common Rosefinch - Tyndrum, Forth - June
Terek Sandpiper - Saltholme Pools, Cleveland - July
Red-backed Shrike - Sea Palling, Norfolk - July
Lesser-grey Shrike - Wareham, Dorset - August  
Hooded Merganser** - Weymouth, Dorset  - August
Black Stork - Greenside, Co.Durham - August
Audouin's Gull* - Chapel St. Leonard, Lincolnshire - August
Rose-coloured Starling - St Agnes, Cornwall - August
Semi-palmated Sandpiper - Dawlish Warren, Devon - August
Tawny Pipit - Portland bill, Dorset - September
Grey Phalarope - Shustoke Reservoir, Warwickshire - September
Greater Sand Plover* - Ythan Estuary, Aberdeen - September
Pectoral Sandpiper -Cresswell Ponds NWT, Northumberland - September
Stilt Sandpiper* - Campfield Marsh RSPB, Cumbria - September
Brown Shrike* - Flamborough, East Yorkshire - September
Lesser-grey Shrike - Weybourne, Norfolk - September
Little Blue Heron* - Letterfrack, Galway - October
Scarlet Tanager* - Garinish Point, Cork - October
Alder Flycatcher* - Nanjizal Valley, Cornwall - October
Red-eyed Vireo - Trevilley Farm, Cornwall - October
Sociable Plover* - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly - October

Disc 3
Olive-backed Pipit - St.Agnes, Isles of Scilly - October
Green Heron* - West Hythe, Kent - October
Serin - Rainham Marsh RSPB, London - October
Steppe Grey Shrike* - Grainthorpe Have, Lincolnshire - November
Desert Wheatear - Saltfleet, Lincolnshire - November
Two-barred Crossbill - Bilsdale, North Yorkshire - November
Dark-eyed Junco* - East Coker, Somerset - November
Cattle Egret - Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire - December
Spotted Sandpiper - Tittesworth Reservoir, Staffordshire - December
Waxwings - Belvide & Codsall, Staffordshire - December
Snowy Owl - Zennor, Cornwall - December
Ring-billed Gull - Helston, Cornwall - December

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By: Steve Evans(Editor)
3 discs, runtime: 164 min, rating: E
Manufacturer: Isabelline Films
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