an old record in Dorset in 1881, which has never been generally accepted, the first Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podkeps to be recorded in Britain was observed at Blagdon Lake, Somerset, in December 1963 (Brit. Birds, 58: 305-309). Twenty months later, in August 1965, a Pied-billed Grebe was located at Chew Valley Lake, which is also in Somerset and less than two miles from Blagdon. What is assume...

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