Compiled by Barry Nightingale and Anthony McGeehan This summary covers the period from 15th September to 12th October 1997. These are unchecked reports, not authenticated records. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Rostellan (Co. Cork), 9th-12fh October. American Bittern Botaums lentiginosus Land's End (Cornwall), 10th October. Great Snipe Gallinago media Trimingham (Norfolk), 27th September; Fa


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