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05 february 2011 - wellington

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There had been news throughout the last week or so of a European Roller hanging around just outside Wellington. This was a species still needed for the challenge and, although there were also a few individuals being reported from the Overberg region, this seemed a lot closer to chase. The bird was not terribly difficult to find (in fact, a second one was found too!), so it was a good one to get sorted for the challenge list which only seems to be having vagrants being added to it at the moment with a lot of common species still outstanding...

 
European Roller