Several Red-necked Grebes Podiceps ruficollis were seen inland in London, Essex, Berkshire and Huntingdon in January-February and some notable concentrations off Northumberland included peaks of 43 at Budle on 28th January and 23 at Bamburgh on 17th-! 8th February. Bitterns Botaurus stellaris away from their reedbed breeding areas were reported from Kent, Sussex, Hertford, Bedford, Norfolk, Nottin...

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