This summary of unchecked reports covers early April to early May 2017.

Headlines The star turn in this period was undoubtedly the female Red-winged Blackbird in Orkney, a potential first for Britain, although a Ruby-crowned Kinglet on Cape Clear would have attracted a large audience had it lingered. A good supporting cast included Hermit Thrush in Shetland, Rock Thrush in Scilly, a displaying mal


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