This summary of unchecked reports covers early December 2009 to early January 2010. Headlines A Killdeer in Ireland was a fine Christmas present for the finders, and no fewer than four Gyr Falcons were also seasonal treats. More unexpected records included a photogenic Black Kite in Radnorshire, a Pallid Harrier in Cornwall and a handful of eastern passerines (Black- throated Thrush in Yorkshir...

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