The following Tweet sent earlier today by Martin Collinson of the BOURC is interesting and perhaps a decision on the Christchurch Harbour bird of 2005 will be forthcoming...
"Genetic analysis confirms identification of Elegant Terns breeding in France and Spain - not hybrids. http://tinyurl.com/heg68f7 "
Spoonbill - 2 on Brownsea Lagoon, 4 at Shipstal Point roost yesterday.
Black Tern - 1 Christchurch Harbour.
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Hengistbury Head.