October 2012 – vol. 105, issue 10, pp 556–625 This is the 54th annual report of the to submit any well-documented older records British Birds Rarities Committee. The year 2011 was an exceptional one for rare birds, perhaps surpassed only by 2008 for the range of taxa recorded. A number of potential ‘firsts’ from 2011 are still under consideration, including White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi, Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisag... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.