Collared Pratincole, Stanpit Marsh,
14th September 1957
As the result of a recent review, the BBRC no longer accept the above record. Below is an excerpt from the announcement. In the present day, there is very little local knowledge of the record, however, the evidence is definitely against it.
"....the plumage description describes a diagonal white wing bar and the bird is described as having settled on water. Enquiries in several countries on the continent where the species is familiar have indicated that it is a bird which has never been seen to settle on the water. It is felt, therefore, that this record can no longer be let to stand."
This adjustment reduces the harbour list to 318 species.
Information kindly supplied by James Lidster
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