An Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe was present on Lundy Island, Devon, on 24th and 25th April 1987. It has been accepted by both the British Birds Rarities Committee and the British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee as the first record of this Nearctic species for Britain & Ireland (and for the Western Palearctic).

ABSTRACT On 25th April 1987, K. J. Mitchell, A. J. Wood and I arrived on


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