Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Armchair Tick

Good news. The BOURC’s Taxonomic Sub-Committee have decided to split Pacific Diver from Black-throated Diver based on plumage and DNA evidence. Let's be honest - the amount of birding we're doing at the moment this is the only way any of us are likely to get any UK lifers in the forseeable future. (By the way, that's Tim's pic above of the Llys-y-Fran bird).

1 comment:

Tim Hall said...

Yippee! Or something!

Failed to add Ouzlem Bird (too late)or Famous Grouse (too few) to my meagre year list at well known sites in the Beacons on Friday. No idea when I'll get out next.