Specials

This page is for interesting species reported out of our regions.

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December
05/11/19 - Snowy Owl - Orkney - male Eday.
02/12/19 - Azores Gull - Cornwall - possible 3w Canary Island Azores Gull, Sennen Cove.

November
30/11/19 - PENDULINE TIT - Kent - female 
25/11/19 - DESERT WHEATEAR - Shetland - Mainland.
24/11/19 - LAUGHING GULL - Co.Cork - 1w Mizen Head.
24/11/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Cornwall - St.Levan S of Raftra Pool.
16/11/19 - WESTERN SANDPIPER - Hants - 1w Pennington Marshes. 
15/11/19 - PADDYFIELD PIPIT - Cornwall - 2w Sennen.
15/11/19 - STELLER'S EIDER - Orkney - 1w drk Papa Westray.
14/11/19 - LITTLE BITTERN - Herts - Amwell NR
14/11/19 - LNY - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Orkney - North Ronaldsay. 
14/11/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Cornwall - near Polgigga in a garden.
13/11/19 - LITTLE BITTERN - Norfolk - Titchwell RSPB - male again from screen at Patsy's Pool late afternoon also Rough-legged Buzzard on dead tree from Patsy's Screen.
13/11/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Suffolk - 1w still on pool N of central path Walberswick NNR 
13/11/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Norfolk - Cley Marshes NWT still on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh. 
12/11/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Norfolk - Cley Marshes NWT - on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh this afternoon. 
12/11/19 - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER - Norfolk - at Holkham Pines c.100m W of cross tracks.
12/11/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Suffolk - Walberswick NNR - 1w on pool N of central path at Corporation Marshes.
12/11/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Norfolk - Halvergate Marshes, probable at Halvergate Island then lost to view.
08/11/19 - PALLID SWIFT - Norfolk - Sidestrand at 0820 but no sign since. 
07/11/19 - PENDULINE TIT - Suffolk - at Wildlife Lookout Minsmere RSPB
07/11/19 - ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK - Scilly - St Mary's. 
07/11/19 - LNY - HUME'S WARBLER - Norfolk - Stiffkey yesterday in a private garden. 
03/11/19 - NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TIT - Norfolk - Upton Broad & Marshes NWT with Long-tailed Tits by viewing platform.
01/11/19 - PADDYFIELD PIPIT - Cornwall - Sennen.

October
31/10/19 - WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - Hants - reported near Southampton. 
30/10/19 - 0743 - SIBERIAN/STEJNEGER'S STONECHAT - Norfolk - Heacham female-type reported this morning also Yellow-browed Warbler. 
30/10/19 - LITTLE BITTERN - Norfolk - Titchwell RSPB - over Patsy's Reedbed in flight from screen.
30/10/19 - DESERT WHEATEAR - Kent - South Swale NR
30/10/19 - STELLER'S EIDER - Orkney - Shapinsay.
30/10/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - E Yorks - Kilnsea.
30/10/19 - TENGMALM'S OWL - Highland - Kilbrace.
29/10/19 - WHITE-BILLED DIVER - Co Durham - Whitburn Coastal Park. 
29/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - Suffolk - Southwold.
29/10/19 - EASTERN STONECHAT - E Yorks - Easington sp. along Peter Lane.
29/10/19 - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL - W Isles - North Unst. 
26/10/19 - TWO-BARRED GREENISH WARBLER - Cork - Dursey Island. 
26/10/19 - AMERICAN WHITE-WINGED SCOTER - Lothian - Musselburgh.
25/10/19 - LESSER SCAUP - Somerset - drk Chew Valley Lake. 
25/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Co Kerry - Cashen Estuary. 
25/10/19 - WHITE-WINGED SCOTER - Lothian - ad/drk Musselburgh Lagoons. 
24/10/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - W Isles - S Unst.
24/10/19 - UPLAND SANDPIPER - Cornwall - reported at The Lizard. 
24/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - Berks - 1w trapped & ringed at Greenham Common.
23/10/19 - LESSER KESTREL - E Yorks - Fraisthorpe Sands juv still by roadside c.800m SW of The Cow Shed Tea Shop this morning then headed NE
22/10/19 - LESSER KESTREL - E Yorks - Fraisthorpe Sands, probable juv photographed by roadside c.800m SW of The Cow Shed Tea Shop.
22/10/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Scilly - Tresco.
22/10/19 - RED-THROATED PIPIT - Scilly - St Agnes. 
21/10/19 - WHITE-BILLED DIVER - N Yorks - past Long Nab, Burniston heading N 
21/10/19 - CITRINE WAGTAIL - Scilly - St Mary's. 
21/10/19 - ARCTIC REDPOLL - Norfolk - 1 with c.300 Linnet at Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh 300yds NW of car park at 1050
20/10/19 - CHESTNUT-EARED BUNTING - Scilly - St Mary's.
20/10/19 - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER - Cornwall - Nanjizal Valley.
20/10/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Devon - Lundy.
19/10/19 - COMMON NIGHTHAWK - London - over Bushy Park early afternoon. 
19/10/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Unst.
19/10/19 - LNY - SUBALPINE WARBLER - Shetland - ad/female yesterday Mainland.
18/10/19 - KENTISH PLOVER - Cleveland - South Gare.
18/10/19 - LESSER GREY SHRIKE - Shetland - 1w Unst.
18/10/19 - SPOTTED SANDPIPER - Scilly - St Agnes.
18/10/19 - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW - Norfolk - Hunstanton Cliffs.
18/10/19 - LNY - HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Shetland - (nominate form hornemanni) Unst at Skaw
17/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - E. Yorks - Spurn Point by gun emplacement S of VTS Tower.
17/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
17/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Ayrs - Tarbolton.
17/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Co. Cork - Ballycotton.
16/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Cornwall - Marazion.
16/10/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
16/10/19 - LNY - YELLOW-THROATED VIREO - Scilly - St Martin's yesterday. 
15/10/19 - SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT - Shetland - Tresta Fetlar male.
15/10/19 - LAUGHING GULL - W. Isles - 1w North Unst.
15/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - E. Yorks - Flamborough Head at Old Fall.
15/10/19 - PECHORA PIPIT - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
15/10/19 - BONELLI'S WARBLER - Dumfr+Galloway - Auchie Glen.
15/10/19 - MYRTLE WARBLER - Co. Galway - Inishmore in Kilronan.
15/10/19 - LANCEOLATED WARBLER - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
15/10/19 - ARCTIC WARBLER - E. Yorks - Kilnsea in Crown & Anchor car park. 
15/10/19 - RED-THROATED PIPIT - Surrey - Hascombe then headed towards New Barn.
15/10/19 - BLACK KITE - Northants - possible over Pitsford Reservoir. 
14/10/19 - BOOTED WARBLER - Kent - Langdon Cliffs NT
14/10/19 - BROWN SHRIKE - Shetland - Mainland.
14/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
13/10/19 - GREAT SNIPE - E. Yorks - Kilnsea on path at N end of Beacon Lane.
13/10/19 - BROWN SHRIKE - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
13/10/19 - TWO-BARRED GREENISH WARBLER - Suffolk - Orford Ness.
13/10/19 - ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK - Scilly - St. Martin's. 
12/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - E. Yorks - Easington.
12/10/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Co. Cork - Mizen Head.
12/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - Co. Cork - Cape Clear.
12/10/19 - MYRTLE WARBLER - Co. Galway - Inishmore at Kilmurvey House.
12/10/19 - HOODED MERGANSER - Norfolk - drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this morning.
11/10/19 - RUSTIC BUNTING - Scilly - Tresco.
11/10/19 - HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL - Cornwall - (form hudsonicus) Mousehole
11/10/19 - BALTIMORE ORIOLE - Co. Cork - Lehanmore.
11/10/19 - LESSER GREY SHRIKE - Shetland - Unst.
10/10/19 - SWAINSON'S THRUSH - St Mary's - Carreg Dhu Gardens.
10/10/19 - GREENISH WARBLER - Northumberland - Holy Island.
10/10/19 - LNY - WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - at sea on cruise ship off Land's End.
09/10/19 - BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - Co. Mayo - juv The Mullet at Cross Beach.
09/10/19 - LANCEOLATED WARBLER - Shetland - Whalsey. 
09/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Co. Cork - Lissagriffin also juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS. 
09/10/19 - BLACK-WINGED STILT - Shetland - Fair Isle.
09/10/19 - BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - Co. Mayo - Roonagh Lough.
09/10/19 - AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT - Scilly - St Martin's.
08/10/19 - CHIMNEY SWIFT - Co. Wicklow - The Behive Inn. 
08/10/19 - EASTERN STONECHAT - Shetland - sp. Unst at Westing.
07/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - E. Yorks - Grimston for 2nd day.
07/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Norfolk - Warham Greens - Garden Drove.
07/10/19 - LNY - COMMON NIGHTHAWK - Co. Antrim - along River Maine near Galgorm yesterday. 
06/10/19 - RUFOUS-TAILED ROBIN - Shetland - Fetlar at Houbie. 
06/10/19 - SUBALPINE WARBLER SP. - Norfolk - Wells next the Sea.
06/10/19 - BALTIMORE ORIOLE - Mayo Keem - Achill Island.
06/10/19 - COMMON NIGHTHAWK - Scilly - St Mary's possible over The Garrison campsite this morning. 
05/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Orkney - Sanday at North Loch at Neuks.
05/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Cleveland - South Gare. 
04/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Fife - Isle of May.
04/10/19 - COUE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Shetland - (form exilipes) Mainland.
03/10/19 - MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER - Dorset - Charmouth is a Red-breasted Flycatcher. 
03/10/19 - MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER - Dorset - Charmouth possible 1w/male photographed on wires at Hogchester Farm NR
03/10/19 - LNY - BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER - Scilly - St Martin's at vineyard.
02/10/19 - GULL-BILLED TERN - Dorset - at Lodmoor RSPB.
02/10/19 - YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - Scilly - St Mary's at Porth Mellon.
02/10/19 - RED-THROATED PIPIT - Cornwall - Kenidjack Valley.
02/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - Cornwall - The Lizard.
02/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Shetland - Unst at Haroldswick.
01/10/19 - BOOTED WARBLER - E. Yorks - Spurn in Corner Field.
01/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Shetland - Unst at Norwick at Valyie.
01/10/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - Ayrs - Capringstone Flash.
01/10/19 - GREENISH WARBLER - Northumberland - Holy Island in Vicar's Garden.
01/10/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - Somerset - Steart WWT on Otterhampton Marsh.
01/10/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - Scilly - St Mary's.

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