This summary of unchecked reports covers the new arrivals in the period from early January to early February 2014.

Headlines In an otherwise quiet spell, a handful of rarities stood out, the most surprising being a Purple Gallinule, found dead in Ireland, and a Red-flanked Bluetail in Gloucestershire. Other noteworthy midwinter records were a Sora on Scilly and a Squacco Heron in Kent. Glossy Ibises were two a penny and crossbills, both Two-barred and Parrot, were popular attractions.

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